Memphis Bob Weickgenannt Friday Qualifying Notes

B & B TEAM NOT QUALIFIED AFTER FIRST DAY MEMPHIS, TN - The fuel Funny Car team of Bob Weickgenannt and B & B Racing is not qualified after the first day of racing at the Pennzoil Nationals in Memphis, TN. The best the team ...

B & B TEAM NOT QUALIFIED AFTER FIRST DAY MEMPHIS, TN - The fuel Funny Car team of Bob Weickgenannt and B & B Racing is not qualified after the first day of racing at the Pennzoil Nationals in Memphis, TN. The best the team could muster was a tire smoking 6.317 second elapsed time at only 171 MPH. The first pass of the day netted the team a mid ten second elapsed time when the tires lost traction and Weickgenannt got off the throttle. In the evening session, the car went up in smoke at nearly the same point on the track, but the driver was able to get lift and get back on the throttle not once, but twice, to complete the pass. "After the first session, we tried to anticipate the track conditions for the night run. The conditions changed and we had a tune-up in the car that didn't get us down the track," said Weickgenannt.

The team will have it's work cut out for them with two remaining qualifying sessions on Saturday. The Memphis race is an opportunity for the Variform, Velux and Tenneco sponsored entry to make it four events in a row for which the team has qualified. The team wants to continue their string of qualifying efforts and will be ready on Saturday to make a competitive pass down the track. Saturday's qualifying sessions are scheduled for 11am and 3pm.

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