Sonoma: Rod Fuller Saturday notes

FULLER RACES PETERSON CAT DRAGSTER TO NO. 7 POSTION AT INFINEON RACEWAY SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2008) -- Hot Rod Fuller powered his David Powers-owned Caterpillar dragster, which has backing from local Caterpillar dealer Peterson Holding Co.,...

FULLER RACES PETERSON CAT DRAGSTER TO NO. 7 POSTION AT INFINEON RACEWAY

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2008) -- Hot Rod Fuller powered his David Powers-owned Caterpillar dragster, which has backing from local Caterpillar dealer Peterson Holding Co., to the No. 7 qualifying position Saturday afternoon at Infineon Raceway. The seven-time Top Fuel winner used a run of 3.860-seconds to finish seventh in the 16-car order.

Fuller posted his best run of the weekend in the Peterson Cat dragster on Friday evening under the lights at the multi-purpose racing facility when he used a tune-up from crew chief Rob Flynn to blast the Caterpillar car to a run of 3.860 seconds at 311.20 mph. The Las Vegas racer's yellow-and-black car overpowered on hot Infineon Raceway strip on Saturday's first qualifying attempt as Fuller coasted to a pass of 6.632 at 86.68. On his final qualifying pass of the weekend, Fuller clocked the fourth quickest pass of the session. The Peterson car posted a lap of 3.962 at 303.37 to remain seventh in the Top Fuel field. Fuller qualified in the top half of the field for the ninth time this season. He has 19 round wins this season.

"We're happy with that final run," Fuller said. "We ran right with the best cars in the class and that's a good sign. Rob (Flynn) has a good handle on things and we're excited about race day and to go rounds for the Peterson folks."

Fuller will match-up against No. 10 qualifier Morgan Lucas in the first round of Top Fuel eliminations at 11 a.m. (PT) on Sunday at Infineon Raceway. Fuller is 3-1 against Lucas this season.

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Morgan Lucas , Rod Fuller