Pomona II: Rod Fuller Saturday summary

"Hot" Rod Fuller qualifies seventh at Pomona Finals POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2006) -- Three-time NHRA winner "Hot" Rod Fuller raced his David Powers-owned Top Fuel dragster to the No. 7 qualifying position Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

"Hot" Rod Fuller qualifies seventh at Pomona Finals

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2006) -- Three-time NHRA winner "Hot" Rod Fuller raced his David Powers-owned Top Fuel dragster to the No. 7 qualifying position Saturday at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. He finished with a qualifying-best run of 4.509 seconds.

Fuller's 4.509-second pass came on his second qualifying effort of the weekend on Friday afternoon. On Saturday's first pass, the Valvoline dragster dropped a cylinder and slowed to a run of 4.780 seconds at 250.97 mph, and on his final qualifying attempt, the Las Vegas resident raced his Lee Beard-tuned rail to a consistent 4.534 at 324.20.

"We were going for it on the final run," Fuller said. "The early numbers were really good, but it just didn't hold. It wasn't a bad pass. Our car likes to perform on Sunday's and I like that."

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Powers , Rod Fuller