Driver of the Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak
Qualified: No. 2 (lane choice)
Q1: 16.322 E.T. at 78.96 MPH
Q3: 7.936 E.T. at 172.98 MPH (first official sub-eight second FSXX run)
E1: 7.948 E.T. at 172.70 MPH defeated Allen Johnson 16.672 E.T. at 68.78 MPH
“An incredible day. The momentum continues for the ‘El Bandito’ Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak. It wasn’t a fluke by any means. We’d been so close to breaking into the sevens at a national event, and we did it today.
"First round matchup, you can never take Allen Johnson lightly by any means. We did what we set out to do. If you’re going to call a 94 safe, I guess that’s what that would be. It’s just a testament to the power this Mopar car is making and (crew chief) Kevin Helms and the crew is putting to the track. It’s a little tricky out there just past halftrack on these small tires, but just like anything else, you take it to the finish line. Looking forward to, for the sixth time in a row, going to the second round in this series. Sunday, race day, race day, race day.”