Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
Troxel rolls a three
Troxel clocked a 4.590-second elapsed time at 328.14 mph in the first qualifying round, then bettered that with a 4.521/328.78 pass in the second under near-perfect Friday evening conditions at The Strip at
The following two rounds on Saturday, however, produced tire-smoking laps of 6.727/118.55 and 10.335/78.50.
"I'm not sure exactly what happened in the final pass. Richard (Hogan, crew chief) is checking that out. It shook really hard. In the first pass today we tried something and obviously that didn't work.
"We still have yesterday's setups to go back to, so we still feel very confident going into race day.
"It's still a huge improvement over where we were a couple of races ago (before
"We would have liked have stepped up into No. 1 in that last session, but we're still in the top four and that's great and we're feeling good about heading into Sunday."
Troxel faces IHRA regular Doug Foley in first round of eliminations. "There are definitely no gimmees out there," she said. "This is a great facility. Anybody can come out and pull a great number out of the hat, so we're going to have to be on our A-game tomorrow and that's what we plan on doing."
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