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Troxel 11th after first day
While final qualifying berths won’t be decided until Saturday’s two runs, Troxel was relieved to register a solid, 4.935-second elapsed time at 319.90 mph. “I don’t care where we qualify as long we are in the show,” said the first-year Funny Car driver.
“That run felt good. This Gotham City Racing team has been through a lot in the first four races, but we never lost faith in ourselves. It was a relief to get a good run in early in the weekend. We have a good baseline to work with now. I’m happy we were able to do that because the Simayofs were here watching.
“As a driver, it was the first time for me in a Funny Car that I made a big (steering) correction and it felt good. And the car responded to what I was trying to get it to do.”
Traction trouble on her first run forced Troxel to abort it early and she coasted in at 7.547 seconds, 152.66 mph.
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