Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
After two qualifying rounds, Bazemore is No. 12
Pomona, Friday: After posting a decent 4.829-second pass at 305.63 mph to place him No. 8 after one qualifying session yesterday, Whit Bazemore, driving the Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car, lost traction in today's second session, resulting in a 11.045/74.94 pass, which dropped him to No. 12.
"We just shook the tires today, so it's kind of frustrating," said the two-time U.S. Nationals champion who is looking to finish this season with a win here at the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. "That's how it goes. The guys are working hard and the Matco Tools Dodge just didn't respond.
"We were obviously trying to run a good solid 4.70 (-second elapsed time), but it didn't happen. Tomorrow will be a different day and we'll go out and try to make it happen then."
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