Indianapolis: Whit Bazemore early Saturday notes

Bazemore take No. 6 spot after three qualifying rounds at U.S. Nationals INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4, 2004) - Whit Bazemore qualified No. 6 after three of five Funny Car qualifying rounds for the U.S. Nationals, with his best run of 4.860 seconds at...

Bazemore take No. 6 spot after three qualifying rounds at U.S. Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 4, 2004) - Whit Bazemore qualified No. 6 after three of five Funny Car qualifying rounds for the U.S. Nationals, with his best run of 4.860 seconds at 295.92 mph recorded last night in the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus while slowing at the top end.

In today's second session in heat and humidity, he posted another incomplete run of 4.958/296.44, and tonight he hazed the tires for a 5.902/158.30 pass.

"Tonight we were going for low E.T. and we were on a tremendous run, by far the best run we've made in a long, long time. The Matco Tools Dodge was doing perfectly, with the front end up really nicely and charging hard until half-track when it spun the tires," he said.

"We're still trying to get a handle with this new tire. John Force did an outstanding job tonight with a 4.749 for the pole. I haven't looked at the incremental numbers yet to see how we stacked up in the early numbers against him. It was certainly our best run in a while. We were a little over-clutched right there.

"If we could do it again tonight it would be a different story, but we can't."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Whit Bazemore , John Force