Pomona II: David Baca Saturday summary

POMONA, Calif. (November 13, 2004) -- With the tuning expertise of Rick Henkelman, David Baca placed his D. Baca & Family Racing Top Fuel Dragster in the No. 3 position on the final qualify ladder for the 40th annual NHRA Automobile Club of...

POMONA, Calif. (November 13, 2004) -- With the tuning expertise of Rick Henkelman, David Baca placed his D. Baca & Family Racing Top Fuel Dragster in the No. 3 position on the final qualify ladder for the 40th annual NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals.

Baca ran a career best elapsed time of 4.487 seconds down the Pomona Raceway quarter-mile in the opening round on Thursday to earn the third spot.

"This hot rod is running good," said Baca. "I think we'll surprise a few people tomorrow. There are no 'give me" in this game, ever round is hard, so we have to ready. I'm already looking forward to next year."

Although he has run a limited schedule this year, entering the Automobile Club of Southern California Finals at Pomona Raceway, Baca is lucky No. 13 with 587 points.

Baca's quest for the Top Fuel title starts on Sunday with eliminations for all classes getting underway at 11 a.m. He will face Doug Herbert in the first round. Herbert qualified 14th with an elapsed time of 4.606 seconds. Time is local Pomona time (PST) and subject to change at anytime.

Qualifying highlights for the NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals can be seen on ESPN2 on Saturday (Nov. 13) from 10 p.m. until midnight. ESPN2 will also air same-day television coverage of eliminations from 6 until 9 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 14). ESPN2 will repeat the elimination show from 3-5 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 19). Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , David Baca