Reading: Angele Savoie Friday summary

Angelle bounces back on Friday night to slot 2nd in Reading. Racers are a very superstitious lot, and with qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals opening on Friday the 13th, Angelle Savoie and the Mohegan Sun Racing team might have felt ...

Angelle bounces back on Friday night to slot 2nd in Reading.

Racers are a very superstitious lot, and with qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals opening on Friday the 13th, Angelle Savoie and the Mohegan Sun Racing team might have felt things were working against them in the first round when a very unusual equipment problem forced Angelle to abort her initial attempt.

However, any such thoughts quickly disappeared in the evening session, when Angelle rocketed down the Maple Grove quarter-mile in 7.220 seconds with a top speed of 182.67 mph, placing the Mohegan Sun Suzuki 2nd entering Saturday's final two qualifying rounds.

"We unveiled our new Mohegan Sun colors today, and everything looks absolutely awesome," detailed Angelle. "However, my new helmet was not properly sized before the first session, so it moved on my head when I tried to make my run, blocking my vision. I tried different ways to get back in place, but it didn't work, and when I started getting close to the wall, I clicked it off.

"Although that left us without any tuning data for the evening session, George (Star Racing team owner Bryce) has an incredible amount of data to fall back on, and we came back tonight to make a good run. We're second now, but tomorrow morning's session should also be good, so we're going to everything we can to put our Mohegan Sun Suzuki on top where it belongs."

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