Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
Coughlin shrugs off heat, advances to top half spot
"We improved today and thatís always encouraging," Coughlin said. "We still need to optimize the set-up just a bit and this car will pick up three or four hundredths. If we can get into the 6.6s, we'll be very happy with where we are heading into eliminations. Certainly this race team is capable of figuring out the perfect tune-up."
The weatherman might help Coughlin and crew achieve their performance goals as weekend temperatures are expected to cool slightly, which will help the naturally-aspirated Pro Stock engines.
"Cool weather equals horsepower," Coughlin said. "Plus, it helps the racing surface tighten up. It's really coming around as far as the amount of rubber goes. I'd expect Saturday's early session will be the one to that basically sets the field. We'll need to be prepared for it."
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