Reading: Dave Connolly Friday notes

Hot, Humid Conditions Contribute to 6.735-second Best READING, Pa., August 17, 2007 -- Another hot humid qualifying day at Maple Grove Raceway slowed Dave Connolly and the rest of the Pro Stock field Friday on the opening day of qualifying for...

Hot, Humid Conditions Contribute to 6.735-second Best

READING, Pa., August 17, 2007 -- Another hot humid qualifying day at Maple Grove Raceway slowed Dave Connolly and the rest of the Pro Stock field Friday on the opening day of qualifying for Sunday's Toyo Tires Nationals. Connolly's best of 6.735 seconds put him 14th, but the driver of Evan Knoll's Torco Racing Fuels Chevy Cobalt wasn't worried.

"We were gliding down the track on both runs with not much clutch in it," said Connolly, "so it was no big deal. Saturday is going to be cooler and we'll be able to stick it deeper into the starting line-up."

Connolly's other run was 6.747 at 204.88 mph.

Two runs are on tap Saturday to set the 16-car field for eliminations.

-credit: ekr

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