FRIDAY - FOLEY NO. 1 TOP FUEL QUALIFIER
Haddock, Rowe, Munroe and Mansfield
Also Provisional Top Qualifiers
Doug Foley, Sewell, N.J., earned
the No. 1 spot in Knoll-Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel after the
first round of qualifying Friday at the Spring Nationals presented by Advance
Auto Parts and Castrol. Other No. 1 qualifiers at Rockingham Dragway include
Terry Haddock (Nitro Funny Car), Danny Rowe (Pro Modified), Terry Munroe
(Alcohol Funny Car) and Rob Mansfield (Pro Stock).
Foley clocked a 4.552, 320.74 to take the top position. He won the
“Last Man Standing” as well. Points leader Bruce Litton, Indianapolis, sits in
the second position with a 4.631, followed by Michael Gunderson and Scott Weis
at 4.677. Bobby Lagana Jr. sits on the bump-spot.
“The car moved around quite a
bit,” said Foley. “It was a great run for us. That’s what we needed to come out
and do. Everyone is running so tough this year that every point is going to
Haddock, of Lynnwood, Wash., earned his first career provisional No. 1
qualifier in Knoll-Gas Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Car. He ran a 4.995
pass and locked up the “Last Man Standing.” Dale Creasy Jr., the current points
leader sits second, followed by defending event champion Jack Wyatt and Todd
Simpson. Jon Capps is on the bump-spot. Gastonia, N.C.-resident Bob Gilbertson
is currently not in the field.