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Stevens Jr. reaches quarterfinals
Stevens' Vegas luck then ran out, as the Team Mopar/Valspar Dodge Stratus R/T shook hard in second gear, leading to a 6.912/201 lap and a loss to Yates' 6.869/201.25, despite Stevens' stellar reaction time of .022 (.000 is perfect) to Yates' .046.
"The car shook really bad in second gear," he said, "and I shifted a little late because of it. I was trying to settle it down, and in that situation it seems you either go too early or too late, so you're damned if you do and damned if you don't.
"The track was pretty good today, so we didn't have to make too many adjustments to the car. We added a little bit of clutch, and that was it."
The first round win is encouraging to the
"We're trying to get rid of this losing on Sunday deal, and we got a round win today, which is a good step for us. I wish we could have gotten a couple more rounds, but maybe we have some momentum going into
Stevens fell to 12th in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock point standings.
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