began day one with a promising opening round win where
he was able to run within three-thousandths of a second
of his dial-in time. However, his day would come to an
end three rounds later and he would have to settle for
a quarter-final finish. Brian would fare no better, battling
starter issues all day and needing a pre-race thrash to
make repairs before suffering a rare round 1 loss due
to a breakout.
the second day of racing, Brian’s challenging weekend
would continue when he went out in a close round 2 loss.
Fortunately, Matt was able to salvage the weekend on the
strength of consistently quick lights. Matt would use
lights of .018 and 0.17 seconds on two out of his three
round wins and earned the semi-final bye run to advance
to the final. Despite a stout 0.016 second reaction time,
Matt would have to settle for a runner-up finish.
things considered, Matt was relieved to finish the weekend
strong. “After the way the weekend started, we’ll
take a runner-up,” said Matt. “It was a very
tricky event. The wind conditions here make this track
react much differently than any other track so that’s
a big challenge. You’re almost guessing sometimes
when you’re trying to figure out what changes to
make.” What makes matters more difficult for Team
Fischle is the fact that in this field, there are no easy
matchups. “When you have a target on your back like
we do, everyone steps up their game when they line up
against you and racers often have their best lights when
they face us. That was the case today.”
Fischle will be back in action at the NHRA Divisional
at Autoclub Dragway in Fontana on May 18-20. For more
information visit autoclubdragway.com.
Team Fischle would like to thank all of their sponsors
for their continued support including Lucas Oil, Lucas
Oil Racing TV, Protect the Harvest, Canidae Pet Foods,
Alarmco Security, Crest Chevrolet, Madcap Racing Engines
and Mesa Hose.