Sears Point: Mopar Friday round one ontes

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2000) - The following is a summary of quotes from Dodge Motorsports and Team Mopar drivers after the first round of qualifying for the Autolite NHRA Nationals at Sears Point Raceway.=20 (Numbers denote elapsed time, ...

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 4, 2000) - The following is a summary of quotes from Dodge Motorsports and Team Mopar drivers after the first round of qualifying for the Autolite NHRA Nationals at Sears Point Raceway.=20

(Numbers denote elapsed time, speed, qualifying position and qualifying lane)

(LARRY MORGAN, driver of the Dodge Motorsports Pro Stock Avenger)
(12.88 - 67.53 - 26th - Right)

"We definitely have some work to do. I shook out of the box and then shut it down. I think we need to take a look at the clutch, which is new since Seattle. We should be okay when the night session comes around."

(SCOTT GEOFFRION, driver of the Team Mopar Pro Stock Dodge Avenger)
(7.068- 197.22 - 15th - Right)

"It was a good run considering the conditions. The right lane is a little weak. The car shook the tire out of third and moved to the right. I'm optimistic about the next round. The left lane will be a lot better for us."

(DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Team Mopar Pro Stock Dodge Avenger)
(13.230 - 65.27 - 27th - Left)

"The car shook real hard and I had to lift off or break something. We did have the second best 60-foot time of the session and were on our way to a good run. The next session should tell us a lot about where we are. The track is pretty bad right now."

(DEAN SKUZA, driver of the Matco Tools/Mopar Parts Dodge Avenger Nitro Funny Car)
(6.232 - 159.02 - sixth - Right)

"We just did what everyone else did - spin the tires. It got a bit loose half-track, but I was able to pedal the thing into the field. It won't hold up, but we're in the show so far. I think the car can get below 5.00 in tonight's session."

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