NHRA Carolinas Nationals
Hawley out in opening round
Tony Pedregon took advantage of Hawley's misfortune and won with a 4.173 at 301.07 mph.
A disappointed Aaron Brooks, the team crew chief, said a clutch disc didn't work properly. "It was too aggressive and pulled the tires loose," he said. "We had a blower-snout problem yesterday and that led to the clutch situation.
"The No. 1 (qualifying position) was nice but it's frustrating because we weren't going down the track. The crew didn't do anything stupid . . . the gremlins just got us. We'll just live and learn."
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