CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
Koretsky earns 13th starting spot
Ironically, it was his first run -- 6.704 seconds at 206.32 mph -- that was his best attempt. And it was good enough to guarantee the competitive berth.
"We made three good runs," the driver of the Nitro Fish Chevy Cobalt said Saturday after final two sessions. "I am proud of my guys. I felt good in the car all weekend. We are happy to be in the starting lineup." He races Warren Johnson (6.652 at 208.59) in the first round.
Crew chief Eddie Guarnaccia's tuning mojo was responsible for two more good runs in ideal weather conditions -- 6.746 and 6.777 seconds -- following a bad qualifying outing at
"We had a horrible test session," Guarnaccia said. "It was pathetic and frustrating. We had issues with the car and the motor. We worked on the car during the first day and didn't even make a run. On the next day we didn't run because it rained."
But Koretsky opted to use a motor from fellow racer Tommy Hammonds for the Winternationals and "it was pretty good," added Guarnaccia. "It saved us. The tune-up was pretty good from Kenny's first hit (of the throttle). We were happy to make it."
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