Brainerd: Jerry Toliver final notes

Tire Spin Slows ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota There are many ways to lose Sunday elimination rounds in NHRA Funny Car competition. Sunday it was tire spin that ended Jerry Toliver's day in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International ...

Tire Spin Slows ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota

There are many ways to lose Sunday elimination rounds in NHRA Funny Car competition. Sunday it was tire spin that ended Jerry Toliver's day in the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Paired against Tommy Johnson Jr. in the first round, Toliver's ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Solara bolted from the starting line, only to lose traction as it headed for the finish line. Johnson was the winner in 4.858 seconds at 317.64 mph to Toliver's 6.900 at 120.31 mph.

"We continue to make performance improvements," said Toliver. "We qualified well (eighth) and we like what we see, but that result wasn't what we expected."

Toliver returns to competition Friday in the Toyo Tires Nationals, Aug. 17-19, in Reading, Pa.

-credit: jtr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jerry Toliver , Tommy Johnson Jr.