Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
Arend’s single shot places him eighth after second round
Arend optioned not to sent his flopper down the track for the first round of qualifying.
The second round of qualifying had Arend as the second pair to the line. He was on an excellent run stopping the clock at 4.854 at 317.49 mph and holds down the eighth position at the conclusion of Friday action.
“We decided not to run our VF Trucking/Craftsman Funny Car in the first round of qualifying because of we wanted to save it for the evening session,” explained Arend. “The objective for the second pass was to get the car from point A to point B, keep all the candles lit and not smoke to tires. Our hot rod was pretty strong throughout the entire run and it still had a little more in it. I knew Crew Chief Paul Smith would have good tune-up for our evening run and it would lay down a good number. Tomorrow we will try a few things that will keep our
“I want to thank Vincent from VF Trucking and ‘Go San Francisco Card’ this weekend for their financial support. Without all of our generous supporters we would not be racing this weekend.”
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