Houston: Martino Friday notes

Tom Martino made one of the quickest passes in Friday's nighttime qualifying session for the Matco Tools SuperNationals. With his 6.950-second, 197.16 mph pass placing the CENTURY 21 Firebird 6th, Martino looked to use Saturday's two time...

Tom Martino made one of the quickest passes in Friday's nighttime qualifying session for the Matco Tools SuperNationals. With his 6.950-second, 197.16 mph pass placing the CENTURY 21 Firebird 6th, Martino looked to use Saturday's two time trials to not only fine-tune his set-up, but also to work at improving his position.

"We made a great run in the Century 21 Firebird tonight. The only thing holding us back from doing even better is that we're a tick off on our engine tune-up, resulting in our being slightly off on our down-track power. We'll make a few changes to the manifold and the carburetor and see what it does. I hope a .95 will keep us in, but I'm not going to bet on it - we're going to do what we can to improve our standing tomorrow."

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Tom Martino