NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals
Budweiser/Lucas Oil team steps up performance at Las Vegas
For the second consecutive national event, Bernstein faced off again Scott Kalitta in Sunday morning’s first round match. The Budweiser/Lucas team took the win with low elapsed time of the round, 4.584/326.87 vs. Kalitta's tire smoking 6.129/151.54.
"The team has really worked hard this week,” said Bernstein. “That was a great round.”
In the second round battle of the beers, Bernstein, who had the best reaction time of the round, was ahead of Larry Dixon and was pulling away when the Budweiser/Lucas Oil dragster began to spin its tires and
“Even though we lost in the second round, the net result of the weekend was big progress,” said Bernstein. “In our last qualifying pass we were quickest of the round and we made good numbers in the heat so we thought we might have a good combination for Sunday. Then we ran low E.T. of the first round.
“The team has been putting in a lot of hours and a lot of late nights and their hard work is starting to pay off. As a driver, we had a good weekend, and we’re starting to take our performance to the next level.”
Bernstein qualified seventh for the SummitRacing.com Nationals with a 4.600-second elapsed time at 329.75 mph.
He maintains ninth position in POWERade Top Fuel point standings.
The team will remain in Las Vegas to make some test runs in preparation for the O’Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, Tenn., April 29-May 1.
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