Alan Johnson, who had been more hands on with the dragster than the Funny Car in recent history, stepped in to help crew chief Dickie Venables get a handle on the Johnson-manufactured clutch. Head, who sat out of Chicago and added this event to his schedule to give his team an extra week to catch its breath while longtime wrench Johnny Davis fronthalved the chassis, was happy with his performance. Dale Creasy made an unscheduled visit due to sponsor Beaver Shredding stepping up to pay for his travel expenses.
41st annual NHRA SuperNationals, June 10-13, Englishtown FUNNY CAR Bob Tasca III — with wife Therase and children Bob IV, Austin, and Cameron — celebrated a huge victory that was earned using a Ford Boss 500 engine in front of family and friends. Matt Hagan has started the four- race swing better than any other Funny Car driver with a win and a semifinal finish on Jeff Arend had one of his more consistent performances from beginning to end in the his scorecard. DHL entry and ran a career-best 4.075 to qualify No. 3. NOTEBOOK my head screwed on straight. The clutch program is different than what I worked After watching a tire-smoke-plagued first round of Top Fuel, Hight and John with in the past, and I was going down the Force, in the respective third and fourth The hit-or-miss efforts of the Del wrong road with the setup before he shed pairs, led the way by opting out of the Worsham-driven Al-Anabi Funny Car a lot of light on it.” preferred left lane and choosing the right, appear to be in the rearview mirror. a choice that every team behind them Worsham got down the track on both No. 1 qualifier Robert Hight except Ron Capps’ followed. “The rubber Saturday qualifiers and in all four implemented Countdown strategy by was thinner in the right lane, and the eliminations rounds. Alan Johnson, who setting aside all of his clutch components rubber in the left was thicker than it had been more hands on with the to use during the playoffs. “Jimmy Prock needed to be,” said John Force Racing dragster than the Funny Car in recent realized that we wouldn’t have enough of track specialist Lanny Miglizzi. “The history, stepped in to help crew chief the same clutch parts to last through the asphalt is better in the left, so the teams Dickie Venables get a handle on the end of the year if we kept running them,” had to decide which they were more Johnson-manufactured clutch. “Alan’s said Hight. “He knows the characteristics willing to deal with.” been instrumental in getting this car of what we were using so well. There is turned around,” said Venables. “He’s also a possibility that we can run into Cruz Pedregon had his best qualifying always been there when I need him, but something that works better between now effort of the season with his new Danny he really stepped in and helped me get and then that we can decide to use.” DeGennaro-led Snap-on Tools team. He Jim Head returned from Since equipping the Valvoline/MTS his Topeka incident with a hot rod with a new DSR chassis two car that was rebuilt by races ago, Jack Beckman has the trusty hands of reached the semifinals at both
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