Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A few Phoenix notes...

Hello Everyone: I'm going to post a few stats during the NHRA season. I'm starting with this about Phoenix.

Phoenix saw it's first 4 second run in the second round of the 1989 race, when Darrell Gwynn defeated Gary Ormsby. But the 1989 race was Shirley Muldowney's. She qualified #1, set top speed of the meet, set low reaction time and beat Gwynn on a holeshot in the final.

While Al Hofmann ran the first 4's in Funny Car at the 1998 event, Chuck (first in 4's) Etchells set low e.t. and top speed at the event and went on to win the event. Chuck ran two 4's at the event, one in the second round over Whit Bazemore and one over an up-in-smoke Ron Capps in the final. Ron and Cruz Pedregon also recorded 4's during the first round of the event as well.

Warren Johnson and Jim Yates were the first in the 6's at Phoenix in 1997. WJ qualified #1, set low et and top speed, but Yates won the event defeating WJ with a 6.995 in the final.

I was thinking to myself Saturday night why I was watching the qualifying.
It wasn't Marty Reid's continual gaffes or Mike Dunn setting him straight again or Dave Reif walking down the return road. It wasn't watching fuel cars shut off and abort runs.
Actually, I wanted to see the new sponsors and paint schemes and see if Erica Enders had become any cuter...

Have a great day.


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