Taylor Fast In His X-DRL Debut
“This EFI from Brandon (Switzer) is going to be something special, that’s for sure,” Laurita said. “I’m surrounded by some really talented crew guys, so they make my job easy.”
Cary Goforth got the rebound he was hoping for in Bristol after a disappointing outing at the X-DRL debut at his home track in Tulsa, going to the No. 1 spot in X-treme Pro Stock in the final qualifying session with a 4.082 at 176.03 mph.
In fact, it was an impressive one-two punch from Goforth Racing on Friday, as Cary’s father, Dean, was only bumped to No. 2 on Cary’s final run after going 4.085 at 176.67 mph.
“Both cars are running well and responding well, and I’m really happy for dad,” Cary Goforth said. “To be No. 1 and No. 2, it’s been a long time, and it’s awesome.
“The cars are responding to the changes we’ve made, but I’m just really happy for dad. He can still drive and do this really well.”
While the Goforths and their Jerry Haas Race Cars GXPs, powered by Sonny’s Racing Engines, put together one solid run after another on Friday, John DeFlorian and his Black Diamond Motorsports 2012 Jerry Haas Race Cars Camaro was the only other car to reach the 4.00s, running 4.094 at 175 mph.
DeFlorian is looking for back-to-back X-DRL wins in Pro Stock, but Cary Goforth hopes to prevent him from doing that.
“We were just a little bit off kilter, but hopefully we’re back to doing what we know how to do,” Cary Goforth said. “This was the type of day we needed, and I finally had a decent light today. I think we had to have a sense of urgency. If we don’t do something quick, we’ll be in trouble.”
In the new Precision Turbo & Engine Pro Turbo class, Todd Moyer got the run he was looking for in his final pass of the day, going 3.913 at 201.01 mph.