Indianapolis: Martino final qualifying report

Martino Moments Final Qualifying Results from the U.S. Nationals Martino's assault on a U.S. Nationals title starts from 12th Date: Sunday, September 2, 2001 Location: Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN On the strength of a 6.905...

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Final Qualifying Results from the U.S. Nationals

Martino's assault on a U.S. Nationals title starts from 12th

Date: Sunday, September 2, 2001
Location: Indianapolis Raceway Park, Clermont, IN

On the strength of a 6.905 second, 199.32 mph run posted during Saturday's afternoon qualifying session, Tom Martino placed his CENTURY 21 Pro Stock Grand Am in the 12th position on Monday's final elminations ladder of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals. Martino will face No. 5 qualifier Jim Yates in the first round. Although disappointed at not improving his time during either of his final attempts on Sunday, Martino was satisfied that he and his team had a good handle on their race car for Monday.

"I'm not pleased that our set-up was slightly off during the best qualifying session, especially in light of the great runs we had made on Saturday. However, I think we have enough of a baseline to be able to put a winning set-up in our CENTURY 21 Grand Am for tomorrow. We'll set the car up tonight with the exception of the gear ratios, which we'll put in tomorrow morning after checking the track and the weather. We have a tough customer in Jim Yates, but I believe we'll be more than ready for him."

-ER-

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