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'Dougzilla' roars into the show
The weather was ideal for drag racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the first round of Top Fuel qualifying began Friday afternoon. Herbert continued the consistent qualifying pace that the Snap-on Tools team established in
Day two of qualifying at 'The Strip' featured picture perfect weather for the final pair of professional sessions. Herbert made another good lap on his third qualifying run in the Snap-on Tools dragster, recording a 4.647 at 317.12 mph to hold on to the No. 5 spot with one qualifying session remaining. 'Dougzilla' overpowered the race track on his final run as the team prepared their tune up for race day. With qualifying over, the 16-car field was set with Herbert in the No. 6 spot going into eliminations.
"The Snap-on Tools car is running well," said Herbert. "We're trying out some new stuff. Wayne (Dupuy) has the clutch changed around a little and the car seems to be very smooth. I think we've gotten rid of the shake problem that we developed with the new tires. I think we have a race car that can be very competitive tomorrow during eliminations."
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