Driver of the MOPAR Dodge Top Fuel Dragster
Qualified: No. 7 (lane choice)
The Competition: No. 10 Cameron Ferre
Q1: No Time
Q3: 3.968 E.T. at 228.85 MPH
Q4: 3.744 E.T. at 282.42 MPH
"Q3 and Q4 were both planned early shut-offs. Our season-opener in Pomona created quite an extra amount of work, so we were erring on the side of parts attrition. We have to prepare to race as best as possible and that’s what qualifying was for us. The issues we were having, we were experiencing early in the run and other ones were happening later in the run, so we were chipping away at it. We feel really good about going into race day tomorrow here in Phoenix. About 12 of the variables we’ve been fighting, we feel as if we’ve overcome then and we were erring on the safe side in case there was something. We need to save our best parts for race day and get in the field. Not only did we get in the field but we have lane choice.
"It feels good to be back in the MOPAR colors with the MOPAR-power this weekend. I think the fans have taken a great liking to this updated MOPAR livery, and I believe they’ll take a great liking to the competition tomorrow. The track will get better with the more runs that are made, and we feel good. Phoenix has always been really good to us. Just trying to return the favor and make it three wins here in Phoenix."