Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals
First-round loss disappoints Todd
"That was disappointing," said Todd. "We went out and qualified well and then we stumbled like that on race day."
He qualified fifth (4.577 seconds) to McClenathan's 12th (4.629) and had a brief advantage off the starting line -- .069-seconds to .090-seconds. But the tire smoke began and he fell back, coasting to the finish line in 8.040 seconds at 104.91 mph. Meanwhile, McClenathan lit the win light in 4.618 seconds at 314.97 mph.
"I thought we'd do well today," added Todd. "It's tough because we wanted to win this race for (team sponsor) Evan Knoll (owner of Torco Racing Fuels). We have been qualifying well and stumbling in the first round lately."
Todd will have an opportunity to run for a $100,000 payday at
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