After two full qualifying sessions under their belts the "factory hot rod" class took to the track for the second day of qualifying. A total of 24 drivers battled to be among the quick sixteen. Jeg was in the first pair of cars to roll on to...
After two full qualifying sessions under their belts the "factory hot rod" class took to the track for the second day of qualifying. A total of 24 drivers battled to be among the quick sixteen.
Jeg was in the first pair of cars to roll on to the track during the third session. The car rocketed down the middle of the groove of the left lane. Jeg did not improve his qualifying time. He ran a 7.393 at 186.10 mph and was the third quickest of the session. Jeg remained in the No. 9 slot.
"We were looking to make a big jump forward in the running order during the third session," explained Jeg. "We are learning a lot about what it will be like on raceday when it counts the most."
Troy was the last car to go down the track. The car moved around a little down track. He ran a 7.474 at 185.33 mph and stayed in the No. 6 spot after the third session.
"We made some changes to the car to get down the right lane better," noted Troy. "We are learning more about the tricky right lane each time we go down it."
During the final qualifying session Jeg took on the right lane. Jeg improved his qualifying time and marched up to the No. 5 spot. He ran a 7.357 at 185.95 mph.
"The run that we made during the final session was more what we had in mind," commented Jeg. "Our goal was to go out and make a solid run and get down the track. We went the right direction on the set up and we are ready for raceday."
Troy rolled into the left lane for his final chance to improve before raceday. Troy also improved during the final session. He ran a 7.360 at 186.43 mph and landed in the No. 8 position.
"We were looking for a little more out of the left lane," explained Troy. "We needed to get as much data as we could going into raceday. We could have been a little more aggressive, but we will step it up when it counts the most!"
In the first round Jeg will face off against Tom Martino. The NHRA Winston Pro Stock points leader will work toward defending his win last year on the mountain. Troy will go head-to-head against Allen Johnson. The two JEG'S Mail Order cars are on the same side of the ladder and have a chance to meet in the semifinals.