Fire Cracker Nationals
After 2 rounds of qualiying
1. Robert Gallegos 4.3032 @ 165
2. Mike Labbate 4.4106 @ 149
3. Louie Katsaros 4.4355 @ 170
4. Gordy King 4.5573 @ 157
5. Tommy Johanns 4.7458 @ 162
6. Mike Keenan 4.7645 @ 137
7. Clint Satterfield 4.8541 @ 109
8. Mike Garcia 4.8836 @ 142
9. Raphael Dela Rosa 4.9832 @ 144
10 Nick Johanns 4.9834 @ 116
11. Keith Mauldin 5.0016 @ 143
12. Robert Costa 5.0568 @ 135
13. Bob Cordova 5.3658 @ 125
14. James Mosher 5.4666 @ 110
15. Ed Jacquez 6.1287 @ 131
Robert Gallegos 4.3766 @ 165 mph def BYE
The #1 qualifier chooses to go first. Lays down a good number and moves into the 2nd round.
Mike Keenan 4.3755 @ 176 mph def Keith Mauldin 5.5615 @ 134 mph
Keenan has a great light and is just a little quicker than the #1 qualifier ran. Looks like the turbo car is figuring out the track. Mauldin slows from his qualifiying effort.
Labbate 4.3446 @ 170 def Ed Jacquez 5.5615 130 mph
Labbate with low ET of the round so far and big mile per hour. He gets off the line first and never looks back. Jacquez improves from qualifying but it is not enough. Labbate moves on to the 2nd round.
Clint Satterfield 4.1452 @174 mph def Nick Johanns 5.1326 @ 122 mph
The NHRA promod driver lays down a HUGE number. Barely missing the track record. He looks like the car to beat at the moment. Nick Johanns slows a little from his qualifying effort.
James Mosher 4.5363 @ 153 mph def Louie Katsaros 4.5709 @ 152 mph
In the closest race of the round, the #14 qualifier takes out the #3. Mosher Makes a great run and is the only car to win in the left lane so far. Louie is late on tree and can not catch the blower car.
Mike Garcia 4.9021 @ 145 mph def Raphael Dela Rosa 5.3152 @ 138 mph
Nitrous vs Nitrous. The #8 vs #9. Garcia is late on the tree but overcomes it. Running right where he did in qualifying. Dela Rosa slows.
Gordy King 4.6046 @ 154 mph def Bob Cordova 5.2470 @ 140 mph
Gordy has been one of the most consistant cars this year and he continues with it. Cordova is red on the tree so King moves on to the 2nd round.
Tommy Johanns 4.6399 @ 159 mph def Robert Costa NO TIME
Costa is a no show and gives the easy win to Johanns. Johanns improves a little from qualifying. Getting ready to make his move into the 2nd round.
Robert Gallegos 4.6932 @ 142 mph def Mike Garcia 4.8141 @ 143 mph
This is is mouch closer than it looks. .0352 Margin of vicotry for the Procharger car of Gallegos. Garcia left first and runs his best ET of the weekend. Gallegos has trouble and narrowly gets the win.
Clint Satterfield 4.1424 @ 165 mph def Mike Labbate 4.8142 @ 113 mph
Labbate leaves first but Satterfield is on another great pass, duplicates his first round numbers. Looks like he might have hurt the motor. He is off to the semi's
Gordy King 4.5977 @ 155 mph def Tommy Johanns 5.2470 @ 159 mph
King is off the line first and never looks back. He will have lane choice over Gallegos in the semi's. King is very consistent running almost the same as his 1st round effort.
Mike Keenan 4.3279 @ 178 mph James Mosher 4.3754 @ 161 mph.
This is a close on that no one expected. Keenan improves from his 1st round, but so does Mosher. Mosher runs his best time in ABQ but it isn't enough. Keenan with top speed of the event moves to the semi's to face Satterfield.
Unfortunately wather got the best of the weekend. Starts raining and never stops. The 4 remaining cars split the $10,000 to win purse. The biggest payout does not happened as planned.