Pomona: Team Koretsky Friday qualifying notes

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2001) - Future Team Mopar driver Rickie Smith wielded his Team Koretsky NHRA Pro Stock entry to the 14th-qualifying position during the second round for the AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway. Smith, a resident of...

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2001) - Future Team Mopar driver Rickie Smith wielded his Team Koretsky NHRA Pro Stock entry to the 14th-qualifying position during the second round for the AutoZone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway.

Smith, a resident of King, N.C., drove through the Southern California quarter mile at 6.893-seconds at 200.38 mph.

"We need to get a little better on our 60-foot times," Smith said. "We'll figure out this clutch thing."

Team owner and driver Kenny Koretsky missed the top 16. The Pennsylvania resident ran to 6.918-second lap at 194.27 mph. Koretsky managed the 21st qualifying spot.

"We know we have the power, but were still struggling with the clutch," Koretsky explained. "I would like to think we'll get in the show tomorrow."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Kenny Koretsky , Rickie Smith