Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals
Wilkerson holds on to the No. 2 spot
Wilkerson took advantage of his strong position to use today's runs to try some different tune-ups on his beautiful hot rod. To Wilk's dismay, nothing seemed to work today, and he smoked the tires on both passes.
"Unfortunately, the things we were trying to do didn't cooperate," Wilkerson explained. "We had a brand new blower we thought we'd try and we had some brand new clutch discs we tried on the second run, but they didn't work to our advantage. I sat and thought about it yesterday and figured out something to make it go and then I changed it a lot for today, and it threw a curve ball at us. The car is as aggressive as all get up, which is the exact opposite of how it's been all year long. All year we've been dreaming of wheel speed and now we have wheel speed and the thing still acts the same way. So, all that dreaming we were doing is killing us now.
"I'm optimistic that we'll get it together for tomorrow. I'm not even thinking about racing tomorrow, I'm just thinking about going down the track. If we can make it down the track, then winning will come."
Wilkerson will face the No. 15 qualifier, Bob Gilbertson in the first round of eliminations. The last time the two met was in
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