Norwalk: Doug Herbert Saturday notes

Herbert Qualifies in Top Half of Field NORWALK, Ohio (June 28, 2008) Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, qualified in the No. 5 position for the NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. Friday's...

Herbert Qualifies in Top Half of Field

NORWALK, Ohio (June 28, 2008) Doug Herbert, owner and driver of the SnaponFranchise.com Top Fuel dragster, qualified in the No. 5 position for the NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.

Friday's qualifying sessions were cancelled after water from excessive amounts of rain over the last few days seeped through to the track surface, leaving teams only two opportunities on Saturday to make their qualifying passes.

Herbert and the SnaponFranchise.com team took advantage of those opportunities and made it down the track on both passes while other teams struggled to read the track. Herbert's fastest pass came during the second session when he piloted his 8,000 horsepower machine to a quick 4.647 second pass at 307.30 mph.

"It's unfortunate we only got to make two runs," said Herbert, "but we were able to take advantage of them.

"We've won here before, and we are ready to go. It's time for this team to win."

Herbert will face Troy Buff in the opening round of eliminations.

-credit: dhr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Troy Buff