Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
Connolly No. 1 after opening run
Connolly and the Lucas Oil/Charter Communications Chevy Cobalt team got off to a great start by grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying berth in Thursday's first of four runs to set the field for Sunday's Auto Club Finals. He toured the 1320 feet in 6.660 seconds at 207.75 mph.
"We hadn't even made a run at this track this year until that run, so it was a good way to hit
Connolly is in fourth place in a three-way squabble for the runner-up position, trailing second place by 20 points and third place by five points.
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