Indy ORP: Jerry Toliver Sunday notes

Ninth-place Start for Toliver at U.S. Nationals ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs Best of 4.797 Seconds INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2007 -- Jerry Toliver's solid qualifying run of 4.797 seconds Friday night was his quickest of five sessions and puts...

Ninth-place Start for Toliver at U.S. Nationals
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs Best of 4.797 Seconds

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2, 2007 -- Jerry Toliver's solid qualifying run of 4.797 seconds Friday night was his quickest of five sessions and puts him ninth in the Funny Car starting order for Monday's Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park.

"It's wonderful two be in the show at the U.S. Nationals," said Toliver, of Temecula, Calif. "We saw Sunday how competitive the Funny Car field is because (14-time champion) John Force did not qualify. Obviously, it's a big deal just to qualify. I think it's anybody's game on race day."

Toliver's first-round foe is Tony Pedregon (No. 8, 4.786 at 321.04 mph).

"I have a good feeling about the race," added Toliver. "If we get by the first round, I think we will be in the battle to win it. The people at ROCKSTAR have been great to work with. We are excited to be moving forward with them."

-credit: jtr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , John Force , Jerry Toliver