Englishtown: Bob Vandergriff Saturday summary

VANDERGRIFF JUMPS to No. 2 AT E-TOWN Old Bridge, N.J., (June 17, 2006)- Although Bob Vandergriff Jr. will be spending Fathers Day without his three favorite women, his lovely wife Johnnie and daughters Ashley and Sydney, he was happy for...

VANDERGRIFF JUMPS to No. 2 AT E-TOWN

Old Bridge, N.J., (June 17, 2006)- Although Bob Vandergriff Jr. will be spending Fathers Day without his three favorite women, his lovely wife Johnnie and daughters Ashley and Sydney, he was happy for the early gift as his UPS Top Fuel dragster jumped into the No. 2 position on his first pass Saturday afternoon. Vandergriff began day two of qualifying at the K&N Filters Supernationals with a 4.546 second blast that proved to be the classes quickest run of the day. He later ran a 4.598 in the heat of the day.

"It was pretty awesome going from outside the field and jumping into 2nd," Vandergriff said sporting a huge smile. "We had a mechanical failure that hindered us on both of Friday's runs. The guys did a great job staying out here on Friday night finding the problem and then correcting it. It was obvious in our performance today. We then backed it up (the morning run) in the afternoon. We just wanted to go down the track to be ready for Sunday. I ended up shutting it off a little early because it was spinning the tires and we ran a 4.59."

With that huge smile still in place, Vandergriff said "I think the guys have given me a good hot rod for tomorrow. We're excited about it."

Vandergriff will meet Hilary Will in the first round.

-www.VandergriffMotorsports.com

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