TEAM WILKERSON RACING
LEVI, RAY & SHOUP NHRA Nitro Funny Car
"Notes & Quotes" from Tim Wilkerson, driver of the Levi, Ray & Shoup Shelby Mustang Funny Car, after Saturday's qualifying in Pomona.
WILK TO RUN FROM 11th SPOT
Tim Wilkerson had another one-up-one-down day in Pomona, and it was a near duplication of this Friday effort. In Q3, he slightly improved by putting a 4.011 on the board, but he slipped one spot by the time the session was over. In Q4, the Levi, Ray & Shoup Ford was trucking hard when it went into instant tire smoke at about the eighth-mile mark. He will run from the 11th spot and face Robert Hight in round one on Sunday.
"I guess you have to give us credit for consistency, but now we need to turn around how we've been running on Sunday and do some good out there," Wilk said. "We're messing around with some different parts and different approaches here, and even had a brand new motor in the car for both runs, so it's all about data and figuring some things out.
"We'll try to do a better job of walking the tightrope in round one, tomorrow. I've been saying that my guys have been doing a near perfect job for me, but the tuner hasn't been giving them anything to celebrate on Sunday lately. We'll try to get it to the other end under power, if we get there first that would be a good thing. All we can do is the best we can do."
Funny Car Pairings for Round 1
(1) Ron Capps vs (16) Jeff Arend
(2) Jack Beckman vs (15) Chad Head
(3) Del Worsham vs (14) Tony Pedregon
(4) Matt Hagan vs (13) Paul Lee
(5) Tommy Johnson vs (12) Gary Densham
(6) Robert Hight vs (11) Tim Wilkerson
(7) Cruz Pedregon vs (10) John Force
(8) Alexis DeJoria vs (9) Courtney Force