CREASY LEADS NITRO FUNNY CAR
QUALIFYING IN TORONTO; Foley, Pontieri, Patrick and Thomas
Also No. 1
Dale Creasy Jr. raced to the top of
the Knoll Gas – Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Funny Car qualifying Saturday with
a 4.946-second run during the IHRA Canadian Nationals at Toronto Motorsports
Park. Other No. 1 qualifiers include Doug Foley (Top Fuel), Tony Pontieri (Pro
Modified), Robert Patrick (Pro Stock) and Mark Thomas (Alcohol Funny
Creasy Jr. came into this event leading the points in a very tight
chase with Jack Wyatt and Bob Gilbertson. Based on qualifying, he’s gained a
point over Wyatt, who is qualified second, and six points on Gilbertson, in the
7th spot. In addition, the No. 1 spot will grant Creasy Jr. the first round bye,
as the field is set with only seven cars.
For the second night in a row,
Knoll Gas – Torco Racing Fuels Pro Nitro Top Fuel qualifying was cut short. With
four cars yet to go down the track, rain began to fall, showing no signs of
stopping in time for proper drying. The night was called and the portion of Top
Fuel qualifying that was completed was thrown out.
Therefore, the fields are set based
on round one of qualifying. Foley, the current points leader, who has never lost
a round of competition at Toronto Motorsports Park, is No. 1 with a
4.791/318.99. Clay Millican is second with a 4.795, followed by Rick Cooper and
Bobby Lagana Jr.