Weis bumped in qualifying
Las Vegas, Saturday: Scott Weis was content sitting on the bump spot after Friday's qualifying session at the NHRA Summitracing.com Nationals at "The Strip" at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas,. Weis posted a best run of 4.736 seconds at 311.34 mph to move into the No. 16 position. Saturday arrived and Weis' luck ran out. During the first session on Saturday, Weis ran a 4.838 second pass and did damage to the blower at the end of the run. Unfortunately, Weis and his Barrett Enterprises/Council of Carpenters Top Fuel dragster overpowered the racetrack during the final qualifying attempt and were bumped out of the show.
"We will go back to our Ashland, VA., shop and reorganize," said Weis. "We need to get better control of our clutch management. We will be looking to see positive results when we run at Bristol (Tenn.) in a couple of weeks."
The next stop for the Weis Family/Barrett Enterprises race team will be the O'Rielly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., April 28-30, 2006.
Leaving Las Vegas, Weis sits in 17th position in the 23-race NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
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