ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals
Baca disappointed with outing
Las Vegas, Sunday: Apparently a push rod ended the day for David Baca, who drives the D. Baca & Family Top Fuel Dragster, at the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals.
Against Andrew Cowin in the opening round, Baca crossed the finish line in 4.850 seconds, over three-tenths of a second behind his qualifying time of 4.526 seconds and over 15-hundredth of a second behind Cowin’s winning time. Cowin, who qualified in the 13th spot, covered the quarter-mile in an elapsed time of 4.694 seconds.
“This is a humbling sport,” said Baca, after the loss. “Last night after our last qualifying pass we were on top of the heap. Today, we have a part that probably doesn’t cost $50 break. Last night was great. We know we can play in this game. A lot of good teams went out in that opening round. It’s disappointing. I thought today was our day.”
Baca moved up one spot and is now No. 13 in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings with 587 points.
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