CHEVROLET RACING IN NATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION
NHRA TOYOTA NATIONALS
THE STRIP AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY (LAS VEGAS, NEVADA)
POST QUALIFYING DRIVER QUOTES
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016
PRO STOCK DRIVER DREW SKILLMAN, SKILLMAN RACING CHEVROLET CAMARO SS IS TOP QUALIFIER FOR PRO STOCK CLASS IN DAY ONE
(6.681 seconds, 204.94 mph)
DOES THE SUCCESS YOU ARE HAVING THE BACK END OF THE SEASON GIVE YOU A GOOD BASELINE GOING INTO THE NEXT YEAR?
“Absolutely. We had a rough start and the KB Racing guys just blew everyone away. But we are getting a good run now and starting to get a good handle on the car. We struggled at the beginning of the Countdown but things are headed in a little better direction now.”
WAS THAT THE NUMBER YOU THOUGHT YOU GUYS COULD RUN TODAY OR IS THERE MORE OUT THERE?
“You know, that was close to where I thought we might be. I thought maybe a .67 might be out there but we ran a .681 and we are happy.”
YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS A BIT OF A SNAFU ON THE STARTING LINE, DID THAT EFFECT THE RUN AT ALL?
“Not really. Just didn’t make me feel super great. I had been trying to do something at staging (inaudible) and it was my fault and not his.”
YOU SAID FROM DALLAS YOU HAD FOUND SOME THINGS THAT HAD PLAGUED YOU, HAS THAT BEEN CONFIRMED BY THE PERFORMANCES THAT WAS WHAT IT WAS?
“Yeah, what we thought we were doing with fuel injection was working and it wasn’t. So that is where we focused things. We had the cars but we got stuck trying to chase the problem. We had pretty runs, but they just didn’t have the E.T. that they should and we knew from that.”