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Connolly advances to semifinals; maintains hold on third place
Until then, Connolly said his Torco Racing Fuels/Slammers Ultimate Milk Chevy Cobalt had been running well. He qualified second – behind Coughlin – and eliminated Larry Morgan (6.767 seconds to 6.820) in the first round and Warren Johnson (6.750 to 6.802) in the quarterfinals before encountering Greg Anderson.
Both drivers were ready. Connolly had a .012-second reaction to
“Greg is driving well. I thought we had the horsepower to beat him,” Connolly said. “We made six awesome runs in a row,” including his final two qualifying attempts. “Overall, we had another semifinal finish (his third in five races). We are looking forward to going
Connolly remained third in NHRA POWERade Series points with 329, but he’s only 26 out of third place.
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