Memphis: Doug Herbert eliminations summary

Herbert loses in opening round at Memphis MEMPHIS, Sept. 21, 2003 - Doug Herbert had a quick day at the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Sunday, losing to Kenny Bernstein in the first round at Memphis Motorsports Park. Just a few minutes later,...

Herbert loses in opening round at Memphis

MEMPHIS, Sept. 21, 2003 - Doug Herbert had a quick day at the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals Sunday, losing to Kenny Bernstein in the first round at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Just a few minutes later, rain began falling, eventually forcing NHRA officials to postpone completion of the event until 11 a.m. Monday.

Herbert's Snap-on Racing Top Fuel dragster left the starting line first (.056-.066) but Bernstein passed him by mid-track and won with at 4.590 seconds, 321.90 mph to 4.687 at 286.74.

"We're still having mechanical problems," Herbert said. "We hope to get this all figured out before we leave here. We'll still have to be cautious for the first couple of runs when we get to our next race."

Herbert and the crew won't have to wait long. The CarQuest Nationals begins Friday at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Kenny Bernstein