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live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:23 pm

Big crowd on hand, weather almost ideal

jerry savoie leads pro stock motorcycle after round one. 16 bikes took time

Shane Gray on top of pro stock with Erica in second.

Matt Hagan leads funny car with John Force in second. Del Worsham the lone car not to qualify

Tony Schumacher leads top fuel with room to spare

dave connolly confirms he is goig top fuel next year.

drivers say Sunday will be amazing as the cold front will provide ideal conditions

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:51 pm

Jerry Savoie on top after round two He said he came because of the weather forcast. Heis looking at a 67 run come Sunday.

Erica just made a big run and is on top of pro stock. Allen Johnson's struggles continue and he needs the weather to clear out tomorrow

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:35 pm

Erica Enders just made an interesting comment. She is going to shallow stage the remaining runs. It will be big Sunday so she does not red light.

Doug Kalitta and Brittany Force just had a big pass. Brittany blew up at finish line so clean up time

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Cruz Pedregon goes from bottom of field to top of funny car.

Doug Kalitta and Brittany Force had their run and they are now 1 and 2. Dirt tracking Doug Kalitta is number one.

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Doug Kalitta just said that since he is solidly in the field starting tomorrow they are going for the national record. He is looking at 3.69 maybe a 3.67.

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:53 pm

They are calling up top fuel to begin Saturday action. Racing starts at one. It is very overcast and cool records should fall. Cars are rolling into the staging area. How fast and quick can they go.

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:52 pm

Track is really tricky few are getting down. Brittany Force got down and is at top of top fuel with a 3.73. Funny cars are strugglingto get down the track.

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:09 pm

No big changes in funny car. Ron Capps was about the only car to get down the track, moving up several spots. Right lane is tough, left lane fades at 300 feet. Hopefully the sportsman guys get some rubber down.

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:46 pm

Very overcast and chilly, track temp at 75.

no problems for pro stock, Erica tops her top time and has things figured out. Connolly and Greg anderson in bottom half of field.

Bikes are in the high 6.8s so far Angelle really struggling, I am going to talk to her after the round. Eddie just went to the top but Savoie is coming up. Hines is top after round three

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:02 pm

Track really came around for second round of nitro. Tony Schumacher is number one, his seventh at Maple Grove. He becomes the only top fuel driver to have seven number ones at any track. His pass was his career best.

Cruz remains at the top in top fuel. John Force is the only driver on Saturday to go under four seconds. His speed is a new track record.

More to come

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:25 pm

Cruz had agreat qote. He said the track today is chicken and feathers and today John Force got all the chicken. Here comes pro stock

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:15 pm

Erica enders blistered the track at 6.465 to top pro stock. Word from NHRA is that is on hold. They have taken the car to the barn for an inspection.

Hector Arana Jr. Is at the top of pro bike. There was smoke at the finish line but he said it was his brakes not the engine

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:20 pm

Ericas car passes inspection and she is number one

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:57 am

Big shocker in first round Sunday as all three Force funny cars are gone. Matt Hagan is looking a possible point lead.

schumacher, torrence, kalitta, albalooshi force, crampton, todd and massey advance in top fuel

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Re: live from maple grove

Post by RT88 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:37 pm

Advancing on in funny car
c. Pedregon, johnson, arend, wikerson, tasca, dejoria, hagan and beckman

in pro stock it is
Enders, gaines, johnson, nobile, s. Gray, anderson, line and brogdon

In pro bike it is

h. Arana jr, m. Smith, a. Arana, krawiec, hines, kennedy, savoie and pollacheck

as one crew chief said about the track surface - shake, blow up or haul ***.

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