NHRA Carolinas Nationals
Worsham's No. 3 holds in the heat
Worsham's 4.140 during Saturday's first session was a clean and solid lap, but it also helped set the benchmark for what was out there. In the end, the bump ended up at 4.134, and notables such John Force, Tommy Johnson, Jerry Toliver, and Tony Bartone missed the cut, while reigning POWERade Champ Tony Pedregon could only hold onto the 16th spot.
Worsham will enter the fray from the lofty No. 3 spot on Sunday, when weather conditions are predicted to mimic Saturday's, if it's not actually hotter. He will face Gary Scelzi in round one.
"It was brutal out there, for us and the fans, but they all screamed and yelled and had a great time," Worsham said. "I'm not sure I've ever raced in front of this many people, but I know for a fact I've never raced in a place this nice, or this big. It was like being on the field at an NFL game, out there. The crowd just went straight up, on both sides, and seemed to go on forever. It's also a credit to the actual track itself that people were out there running 4.14s, and a few laps even better than that. There aren't too many tracks I've ever seen that could hold these cars in this kind of heat.
"Now, we need to take all of this momentum, and all of the positive vibes we've been getting, and just have a big day. I've been racing
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