Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals
Fuller continues to post round wins
After qualifying third for Sunday's Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals, Fuller tripped the quarter-mile timers at 4.504 seconds at 329.26 mph, bettering Millican's 4.554 seconds at 318.99 mph and advancing to the quarterfinal round of eliminations.
"I really didn't know how I was going to feel once I got strapped into the car," Fuller said. "I checked myself into the hospital last night with a severe case of food poisoning. The doctor's gave me some medication and fluids and wanted me to stay overnight but I couldn't let our fans and crew down.
"Once I started feeling a little better, I caught a couple of hours of sleep and headed to the track. My brother Tony gave me a hand with my duties in the pit and that helped but I still wasn't up to par. We got the win though and that certainly helped the way I felt."
Due to a four-hour rain delay, NHRA officials asked team's that advanced to shorten the turnaround time between elimination rounds from 75 to 65 minutes. Fuller's Valvoline/David Powers Motorsports team bettered that request by five minutes, ready to meet second-round challenger Larry Dixon.
Although Fuller had a better green-light reaction time, .058 seconds to Dixon's .062, the Goodyear slicks began to shake 30-feet from the starting line.
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