Nitro Fish/Indicom Electric GXP
Five-thousandths of a second separate Koretsky from Sunday
Houston, Saturday: Simply put, Kenny Koretsky made his best run of the qualifying weekend Saturday afternoon at Houston Raceway Park, but it didn't do him any good.
That was crew chief Eddie Guarnaccia's description following Koretsky's final attempt, a 6.772-second, 204.23-mph effort that was five-thousandths of a second shy of making the O'Reilly Spring Nationals 16-car field.
The warmest weather of the early season and changing track conditions put pressure on all the crew chiefs.
"We didn't make the show here last years, either," said Koretsky. "We're disappointed, but we're going to do everything we can to make sure it doesn't happen at Las Vegas next weekend.
"Eddie's been working on a new clutch system and it just takes time and runs to make it work."
"We totally destroyed the clutch in Saturday's first run," added Guarnaccia. "The transition from an eight-inch to a six-inch clutch is tough. There's a stiff learning curve. Obviously we're still learning, but it's no different from any other team out here. We got behind this weekend and we didn't catch up."
The Nitro Fish Wear team resumes NHRA POWERade Series competition Friday at SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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