Vandergriff struggling in Brainard

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by raceanoncr, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Bob, in the UPS Top Fuel dragster, had to settle for the #13 qualifying spot for Sunday's eliminations in the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainard, MN this weekend.

    He ran a 4.66 ET in the quarter-mile at 319 MPH in the second round of qualifying and could not improve in his next attempts to put him in the bottom half of the 16 car field. He will face a surprising Doug Foley, who ran a 4.58 at 325 MPH, in the first round of eliminations.

    Defending Powerade Champ, Tony Schumacher, is the #1 qualifier again and will be hard to defeat, but at the last event, Vandergriff started #12 and advanced to the final against Schumacher. It could happen again.

    Won't be able to watch the tape delay but will catch all the action tomorrow on, wait...maybe NOT!
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Wow! Second round, Bob takes out Foley! Bob runs his best ET of the weekend, a 4.58! He needs the points to continue to qualify for the Chase to the Championship.

    Schumacher is OUT!!! If Bob does advance to finals again, at least this nemesis is out of the way!