Madison: Larry Morgan Saturday summary

Larry Morgan Qualifies Fifth at Gateway MADISON, ILL. (June 26, 2004) - Driving the Team Mopar Dodge Stratus, Larry Morgan qualified a strong fifth in Pro Stock after four qualifying sessions were completed for Sunday's 12th round of the 2004...

Larry Morgan Qualifies Fifth at Gateway

MADISON, ILL. (June 26, 2004) - Driving the Team Mopar Dodge Stratus, Larry Morgan qualified a strong fifth in Pro Stock after four qualifying sessions were completed for Sunday's 12th round of the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

Today's two rounds included a 6.768/203.34 pass and a 6.763/203.03 lap. With Steve Johns posting a 206.07-mph run tonight, Morgan was disappointed with the speed his car was producing, but not the qualifying position he earned.

"It wasn't as good as we thought. We're not running any speed," he said. "Every engine we've got for some reason is running slow on speed. We'll find out what's wrong with it. It's something in the car. We've tried three different motors. They all run decent, they just don't run any speed.

"Everything we got out here that we rent (to customers) runs a mile an hour more than we do."

Morgan will face Rickie Smith in the first round of final eliminations tomorrow, which begin at 4:30 p.m.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Morgan , Rickie Smith , Steve J