Dallas: Mopar Saturday summary

ENNIS, Texas -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed the final day of qualifying for this weekend's O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals. The following are notes and quotes from today's qualifying activity. GENE WILSON,...

ENNIS, Texas -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed the final day of qualifying for this weekend's O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals.

The following are notes and quotes from today's qualifying activity.

GENE WILSON, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Gene Wilson solidified the eighth-qualifying slot for tomorrow's running of the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals. The 29-year-old Mopar Pro Stock rookie recorded a 6.870-second elapsed time at 201.11 mph; set during last night's second session.

Wilson will face off against fellow Hemi-powered Dodge Neon R/T driver Thomas Lee in the first round.

"It's been a pretty decent weekend thus far," Wilson said."All the guys on this team have worked so hard this weekend. We had a problem in the first run; but figured it out. Our second pass was really for tomorrow."

LARRY MORGAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Larry Morgan and the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T missed the show this weekend. Morgan, of Newark, Ohio, maneuvered his Hemi-powered machine to a weekend best elapsed time of 6.913 seconds and 200.49 mph.

"We figured out our problem from yesterday," Morgan said."But the air wasn't really good enough to take advantage of it today. We made some progress this weekend and I'm really looking forward to Las Vegas."

DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

The Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T of Darrell Alderman failed to crack the top 16. The 52-year-old Pro Stock legend managed a 6.931-second lap at 200.26 mph.

"We shook and didn't make a good run last night, when we could have gotten in," Alderman said."We made some good runs today. The car felt pretty good, but we couldn't overcome the heat."

-mopar.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Darrell Alderman , Larry Morgan , Gene Wilson