Pomona II: Johnny Gray Saturday summary

Gray squeaks Wonder Wagon into Pomona field POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2004) - Johnny Gray squeaked Don Schumacher's Wonder Wagon Dodge into the 14th spot in the final round of qualifying today with a 4.837-second elapsed time at 324.05 mph and...

Gray squeaks Wonder Wagon into Pomona field

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2004) - Johnny Gray squeaked Don Schumacher's Wonder Wagon Dodge into the 14th spot in the final round of qualifying today with a 4.837-second elapsed time at 324.05 mph and will face his teammate Gary Scelzi's nemesis Del Worsham in the first round of eliminations.

"Phew! That's all I've got to say," he said following the less-than-perfect pass that put him into the field after sitting outside of it.

"Dan Olson (crew chief) stepped the car up a little bit, but it still was a little soft. It shook pretty hard. I was really amazed that it drove through it. But it got down and ran hard on the top and got us in. We're kind of sneaking up on the thing. We know where we're at. I think we can step it up for tomorrow.

"Worsham's going to have some problems facing us tomorrow," he smiled. "We're going after to him and see if we can put him away and help Gary out for second in the championship."

Scelzi needs to go more rounds than Worsham to take second place in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car championship.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Gary Scelzi , Johnny Gray , Don Schumacher