Seattle: Dean Skuza eliminations summary

Skuza to the Semifinals. KENT, Wash. -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways. NOTABLE-- Dean Skuza and the Mopar Parts Dodge ...

Skuza to the Semifinals.

KENT, Wash. -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed eliminations for this weekend's Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

NOTABLE-- Dean Skuza and the Mopar Parts Dodge Stratus R/T Nitro Funny Car completed rain-delayed eliminations for the Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals at Pacific Raceways today.

DEAN SKUZA, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Stratus R/T

Dean Skuza drove his Mopar Parts Dodge Stratus R/T to the semifinals for the second-straight weekend. And for the second straight race, Tony Pedregon knocked Skuza out with a quicker 4.911-second elapsed time at 303.50 mph. Skuza clocked a 5.062-second lap at 296.44 mph.

"The Western swing can make or break your whole year," said Skuza, who moved into the top 10 in points for the first time this season."A team can make up a lot of points in these three races. It's a real survival of the fittest. We're looking for more out of this car though. I'll still think we're underachieving, but we're taking steps in the right direction with this car. We're in the middle of our recovery here."

"We must of put a hole out because it was pretty weak against Tony," Skuza added.

Skuza moved into the semifinal by defeating Cruz Pedregon in round two. The Brecksville, Ohio, resident blew the car up crossing the finish line, but not before laying down a 5.009-second elapsed time at 300.73 mph.

-Mopar.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Dean Skuza , Cruz Pedregon