BOISE, Idaho - SUMMIT FastNews - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 29th Annual Auto Parts N Stuff Ignitor listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run: Left Lane: Dan ...
BOISE, Idaho - SUMMIT FastNews - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the 29th Annual Auto Parts N Stuff Ignitor listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run: Left Lane: Dan McGlone Runs 8.324/100.72, Now #2 Right Lane: Hank Coolidge Runs 6.807/207.42, Now #1 McGlone headed towards the centerline as soon as he pressed down the loud pedal. He got out of the throttle early, then watched Coolidge pedal a couple of times in the middle of the track. Left Lane: Steve Sommer Runs 6.082/207.70, Now #1 Right Lane: Dave Hix Runs 6.648/209.10, Now #2 Sommer was on a great pass until he lost the blower belt at the top end of the track. No oil or blown burst panels, maybe the belt was just a little too old.... Left Lane: Jett Field Runs 7.059/165.22, Now #5 Right Lane: Mike Giuliani Runs 6.184/222.05, Now #2 Giuliani staged the car way over to the right, and it cost him. He went left, then right, then left again, all over the track till getting into high gear. Field pedaled several times, trying to hook up. Left Lane: Kerry Moreira Runs 6.338/229.00, Now #4 Right Lane: Russ Parker Runs 6.071/231.83, Now #1 By nine thousandths of a second Parker takes the top spot from Steve Sommer in the Got Milk, Say Cheese machine. They must be running the "big wing" as the car was glued to the track all the way to the finish line. Left Lane: John Hyland Runs 6.103/230.94, Now #3 Right Lane: Roger Bateman Runs 6.400/226.47, Now #6 Papa John Hyland is a beaming Grandpa again, he talked at length about his new Grandson this morning. He's also sporting quite a black eye this weekend, a trophy from a shop incident recently.
Roger seemed to have trouble getting the RPM's where he wanted at the starting line, and the car bounced all over the track from the 330-foot mark to the top end of the track. Papa John must have spun the tires at the starting line, he recorded a .996 60 foot time.
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