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Koretsky reaches quarterfinals
Las Vegas, Sunday: One of Kenny Koretsky's best competitive NHRA Pro Stock weekends came to an end two rounds earlier than preferred Sunday, but the veteran driver was happy nonetheless at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Koretsky began the weekend by capturing the first low qualifier award of his long career with a run of 6.724 seconds and the positive performance continued when he defeated Matt Hartford in the first round of the SummitRacing.com Nationals.
In the quarterfinals, however, Koretsky's .055-second reaction -- the same light he had in the first round -- wound up 14-thousandths of a second short of victory. Greg Stanfield left in .031-seconds and held the advantage throughout the 1320 feet, getting the win light in 6.839 seconds at 203.43 mph to Koretsky's quicker 6.813 at 202.88.
"He had a little bit better light ... and there's nothing else to say. We got beat," Koretsky said. "But it was still a great weekend. We got our first No. 1 qualifying position and won a round. We got that out of the way. Now we can go to
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