Indy ORP: Rod Fuller final report

HOT ROD FULLER FALLS IN ROUND ONE AT INDY CLERMONT, Ind. (Aug. 6, 2010) - "Hot Rod" Fuller fell in the opening round of eliminations behind the wheel of his Abu Dhabi/Yas Marina Circuit dragster Monday at the 56th running of the prestigious ...

HOT ROD FULLER FALLS IN ROUND ONE AT INDY

CLERMONT, Ind. (Aug. 6, 2010) - "Hot Rod" Fuller fell in the opening round of eliminations behind the wheel of his Abu Dhabi/Yas Marina Circuit dragster Monday at the 56th running of the prestigious U.S. Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis.

A day after making the quickest run on the final day of qualifying for the U.S. Nationals (3.864-seconds), Fuller raced out of the No. 9 qualifying position and was matched up against No. 8 qualifier Steve Torrence. The former NHRA Top Alcohol dragster champion used a starting line advantage to race his black dragster to the narrow win. Fuller's Abu Dhabi/Yas Marina Circuit car posted a quicker, but losing pass of 3.846 seconds at 312.50 mph as Torrence carded the win light with a lap of 3.855 at 316.30. The seven-time Top Fuel champion now has a mark of 2-3 in three races this season.

"There's not much to say," Fuller said. "I had a brain freeze. The foot and brain weren't in sync. That falls on me. I didn't do my job. Lee (Beard) and the guys gave me a great race car and we should have been one of the cars to win this race today. We'll go to Charlotte in two weeks and try and do better."

The next NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series event is the third annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Carolinas Nationals, Sept. 16-19, at zMax Dragway at Concord.

-source: dsr

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