Vandergriff qualifies #10 in Gainseville

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by raceanoncr, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Bob Vandergriff, in the UPS sponsored Top Fuel Dragster, qualified #10 out of 16 in the AC DELCO GATORNATIONALS in Gainseville,FL, Sat, March 17, 2007.

    Watch tape delay final eliminations on ESPN 2 , 5:00 PM (ET) on Sunday March 18, 2007.
     
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Not another champions provisional!!! Oh wait wrong guy.

    Now here is some sponsor money well spent.:thumbup1:
     
  3. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    GOOD!!!! Hopefully he'll go some round's tommorrow!!!
     
  4. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    Wow, Anderson goes 211, and Bernstein finally qualifies in FC...should be a great day tomorrow! Cell phones off, and chips and salsa :thumbup1:
     
  5. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

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    Sure beats the heck out of a Toyota.
     
  6. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    This beat's any Nascar race!!!
     
  7. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Well, never mind! Out in round 1. Went up in smoke against Grubnic. Only pedaled a mid-7.

    Watch it anyway tonight!!!!!!
     
  8. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    At least he raced his way in,not having it handed to him because of any former glory. I`m still gonna go and give him some support at Joliet.
     
  9. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Good call! I agree! On diffrent note, friend of mine won (?) trip to Vegas to watch and meet Jarrett this yr. Said it was diffrent then when other friend went to Daytona a couple yrs ago. This time Jarrett talked with lots o UPS people instead of scurrying out the door after his little PCM.
     
  10. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    After Gainseville, Vandergriff now number 10 in NHRA Top Fuel points standings.

    Let's see...Jarrett in...............
     
  11. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    I think DJ finished somewhere around 33rd again no? :w00t:

    Man, how about Kenny Bernstein stealing Jimmy Walsh away from the JR Todd crew...ouch! And poor Ashley, she'll get it figured out..:thumbup1:
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Unfortunate news about Eric Medlin.

    NHRA.com
     
  13. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Yeah, hope the kid is OK after the procedure. Hate to see that in any kind of racing. His fire in the interviews are approaching John Force quality.

    Message can be sent to GetWellEric@aol.com.

    Was with Alan Reinhart some time back doing top end interviews. Started to rain so we headed to pits. Baze came up and was whining about something. Dixon was almost crying! Medlen acted like an adult! Very positive! On fire! You know what? There wasn't a camera in sight! This kid is for real, on camera and off!

    Pray for him!
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2007
  14. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    I'm wearing my Syntech hat right now! I've met Eric and his dad a few times, they always tries to makes time for the fans. I hope he recovers 100%.

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  15. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    He's 10th in standings. See ya Jarrett and NASCAR-I've given you enough attention. I'm watching something more exciting. NHRA and F1 Racing.
     
  16. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    We left NASCAR about 3 years ago. All it is about now is money. The heck of it is do you notice when you do watch how many empty seats there are at the speedways? NHRA now has fulfill our need for speed. "Bogitty, bogitty, bogitty".
     
  17. The Brown Santa

    The Brown Santa Ping Pong Ball

    Actually, I did notice that. They also used to show alot more shots of the stands to highlight how packed the tracks were. But now, they do their best not to show the stands because of how empty they are! :ohmy:
     
  18. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    Yes I think they need some cardboard cut-outs.
     
  19. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member


    Castrol has opened up another e-mail address for get well wishes. All e-mails will be collected and given to Eric and his family.
    getwelleric@castrol.com
     
  20. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Medlen passes.

    Eric Medlen, injured in testing after Gainseville, passed Friday after never regaining consciousness. The head injury he suffered was too much to overcome even after pressure was relieved on his skull.

    Drag racing has lost one of the best young stars.