Las Vegas II: Mopar eliminations summary

LAS VEGAS -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's NHRA national event at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The following are notes and quotes from today's activity. GENE ...

LAS VEGAS -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's NHRA national event at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The following are notes and quotes from today's activity.

GENE WILSON, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Fellow Hemi-powered Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T driver Greg Stanfield ended Gene Wilson's day in the second round. Wilson, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T, ran a 6.972-second elapsed time at 198.15 mph. Stanfield ripped off a 6.947-second lap at 198.20 mph.

"We made a good pass for that right lane," Wilson said. "It was a little slick and I think it meant the difference. This season has gone by so fast. We've only got one more to go. I'd sure like to close out the season with a victory."

Wilson moved to the second round with a victory over Mike Edward's. The NHRA Pro Stock rookie's .432 of a second reaction time and 6.960-second elapsed time at 198.38 mph was good enough to outdistance Edwards.

-Mopar.com-

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Drivers Gene Wilson , Greg Stanfield