Denver: Dave Connolly Friday summary

SKULL Gear Chevy Turns in Best of 7.709 Seconds MORRISON, Colo., July 14, 2006 -- When Dave Connolly and the SKULL Gear Pro Stock team arrived for the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in this town not far from Denver, they knew Friday night's...

SKULL Gear Chevy Turns in Best of 7.709 Seconds

MORRISON, Colo., July 14, 2006 -- When Dave Connolly and the SKULL Gear Pro Stock team arrived for the Mopar Mile-High Nationals in this town not far from Denver, they knew Friday night's qualifying session would be the one most likely to produce the quickest elapsed times for Sunday's race. And they were right, so far.

As predicted, times dropped and speeds increased as the temperatures dropped from a high of 100 degrees to the low 90s. Connolly improved from 7.130 seconds at 194.16 mph to 7.709 at 194.88 to claim third place going into Saturday's final two sessions.

"That was about what we thought we'd run," said Connolly. "It was definitely a good start to the weekend. Nothing stupid happened and we're in the show. Now we'll just work on Sunday's tune-up on Saturday's runs."

Connolly was second after the first attempt. He was runner-up here last year.

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