Saturday, March 11, 2006

Gainesville...first 4's and 6's

Gainesville saw it's first 4 second runs in 1990, when Darrell Gwynn and Lori Johns ran 4's in qualifying. Lori lost to Gary Ormsby in the 2nd round and Darrell went on to win the event, record low e.t. and low reaction time.

The first four second run showed up in 1996. John Force ran a 4.999 in defeating Chuck Etchells in the final. John also set low reaction time of the event as well. Al Hofmann qualified #1.

1996 was memorable for the Pro Stock cars as well, when Warren Johnson broke the six second barrier during qualifying...but Warren lost in the first round on a hole shot to Mike Edwards, who lost on a holeshot in the 2nd round to Mark Osborne (got that?). Jim Yates won the event.

2005 saw the first six second bike run by Andrew would think this was Andrew's race, as he set low et, top speed, low reaction time and was #1 qualifier...unfortunately he redlit in the second round against Steve Johnson. Steve went on to win the event.


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