Bob's impressive at Indy

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by raceanoncr, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Bob Vandergriff ran a very impressive 4.51 at 329.91 MPH to put him in the # 3 qualifiying spot for Monday's eliminations at the Mac Tools NHRA US Nationals at O'Reilly Raceway Park (just can't get used to that name!). Bob has a special 100 yr commemoration paint job on his Top Fuel dragster made completely out of aluminum from the first UPS airplane!

    Vandergriff will face a very strong T.J. Zizzo, who ran a career best, 4.57, in the first round.

    Interestingly, one of the 8 in the Countdown to the Championship, Whit Bazemore, did not qualify. That will hurt! John Force, in Funny Car, another surprising DNQ!

    BUT, former UPSer, Max Naylor, qualified #1 in PRO STOCK! I usually ain't too cranked on PS but will be watching this one.

    Congrats to Bob and Max and good luck this afternoon!
  2. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to getting up close with both of them next month in Richmond.
  3. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Well, he may have gone out in second round, but I was impressed by qualifying position and Bob DID move up to #5 in the Powerade points standings. Keep on keepin on.

    Hey, Cach! Where do you go? I meet one of yer drivers at Tipton.