Gilbertson Claims Nitro Funny Car No. 1 Qualifier Honors at Mopar Canadian Nationals
Gilbertson gave the standing room only crowd at Grand Bend Motorplex a
thrill. Gilbertson (Gastonia, N.C.) shot to the top of the Knoll Gas
Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Car qualifying sheet when he posted
a 5.011 at 258.91 mph in the Saturday evening qualifying session.
in Canada is pretty cool,” Gilbertson said of the huge Canadian crowd.
“Live Nation does a great job of putting these things on. I hope
everyone who came out today comes back tomorrow. We’re planning on
putting on a great show. We’re either going to blow it up, put it in
the wall or put it in the Winner’s Circle.”
Gilbertson will take on Andy Kelley in the first round while defending event champion Dale Creasy Jr., the No. 2 qualifier, will face Jack Wyatt.