GENE WILSON SCOTT GEOFFRION TRIBUTE MOPAR DODGE STRATUS R/T Pro Stock driver Gene Wilson, in a one-time effort driving under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella, missed qualifying the Scott Geoffrion Tribute Mopar Dodge Stratus R/T car this...
SCOTT GEOFFRION TRIBUTE MOPAR DODGE STRATUS R/T
Pro Stock driver Gene Wilson, in a one-time effort driving under the Don Schumacher Racing umbrella, missed qualifying the Scott Geoffrion Tribute Mopar Dodge Stratus R/T car this weekend at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals His 7.153-second elapsed time pass at 192.33 mph placed him in the No. 17 spot, just one position from making the ultra-competitive 16-car NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series field.
"This was quite an occasion running the Geoffrion tribute car. I feel like we made pretty good runs this weekend, and we were out here to have a really fun time. I believe we performed fairly well, but this is a tough track to figure out. You really have to have your combination together," said Wilson, the NHRA Pro Stock Rookie of the Year in 2002.
Wilson will make a silent pass during tomorrow's opening ceremonies at Bandimere Speedway in honor of the late Mopar driver.
TEAM SCHUMACHER DODGE STRATUS R/T
Pro Stock driver Erica Enders, in her first race under the DSR banner, qualified No. 13 for Sunday's eliminations with a qualifying pass of 7.127 seconds at 192.96 mph.
"I'm getting more used to the car. My first pass was on Friday, and it's taken my a little time to get used to it. I told the guys to just bear with me for a little while, and they've been great," she said.
"I feel like getting into the show is hard enough in itself. This class is so competitive. I'm happy to be in the show, and tomorrow is going to be tough in the heat."
Enders faces Ron Krisher in first round of eliminations on Sunday.