Madison: Darrell Alderman finals summary

MADISON, Ill. -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals at Gateway International Raceway. DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T Darrell...

MADISON, Ill. -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's Sears Craftsman Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.

DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Darrell Alderman made a bid for his third-straight holeshot victory over George Marnell. Alderman, a three-time POWERade Pro Stock World Champion, again took a decisive starting line advantage (.463-.480) on Marnell in round two, but his 6.975-second elapsed time at 198.73 mph wasn't enough to hold off Marnell's 6.949-second run at 198.96 mph.

"We made a decent overall run out there," Alderman said."But, we spun the tires in 60 foot and it didn't run the way we wanted it too. We ran pretty well this weekend, especially with having 40 cars in the field. The track conditions were awfully hard to figure out as well."

Alderman advanced to the second round with a victory over Arturo Delgado in round one. The 28-time NHRA national event winner clicked off a 6.985-second lap at 198.70 mph.

-Mopar.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Darrell Alderman , George Marnell , Arturo Delgado