The Cruzer takes it!

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Jonnie lost traction early in elimination round one, and he had no chance of repairing it.

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But Hight and Capps did good and went on to the semis.

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In the finals we saw The Cruzer beat TJ and John and Courtney Force.
Congratulations Cruz Pedregon on your first win in four years! Good job!

Jonnie 10th. Johan cancelled

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In Q4 Jonnie got a nice and clean pass. 3.960 puts him in the 10th place. In elimination round one he will face the reigning champion Robert Hight, Ron Capps and Dale Creasy.

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Johans Top Alcohol Funny Car behaved strange and unpredictable in both Q1 and Q2. Neither did it respond correctly to Jonnies tuning adjustments. Something had to be wrong... And it was. The chassis is hurt and need more reparing than what we can do at the track. Johan had to cancel any further racing this weekend.

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Final results qualifications Funny Car 4Wide Charlotte 2018
1 Courtney Force            3.873    332.92
2 Ron Capps                    3.886    329.83
3 Tommy Johnson Jr      3.887    328.70
4 J.R. Todd                      3.888    330.96
5 Bob Tasca III                3.907    326.16
6 Cruz Pedregon             3.908    321.42
7 Robert Hight                3.920    323.50
8 John Force                   3.938    328.06
9 Tim Wilkerson               3.949    320.81
10 Jonnie Lindberg        3.960    319.29
11 Matt Hagan                 3.966    320.89
12 Shawn Langdon         3.973    325.45
13 Jack Beckman            3.983    316.08
14 John Smith                 4.082    307.23
15 Dale Creasy                 4.089    315.12
16 Jim Campbell             4.135    307.44
-------------- not qualified ---------------
17 Jeff Diehl                     4.247    296.37

Day 1: Johan and Jonnie in Charlotte

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Team Lindberg Bros on stage! Charlotte is one of a handfull races that Johan will participate in this year. Johan shook hard in both Q1 and Q2. 7.87 sec. gives him spot 13 for now. We got one more chance to improve in the qualifications today, Saturday.

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Our fellow Swede, Ulf Leanders did much better. 5.429 sec. is both career best for Ulf, and lowest ET of the event in TAFC. Way to go Leanders Bros!

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In Charlotte Jonnie races under new colors. Go on green?

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In Q1 Jonnie lost traction after just about 50 meters. In Q2 he was on his way to a really nice pass, but got of the throttle early. 4.062 sec. is good for a thirteenth place. We have two more shots at it today, Saturday.

Results Funny Car after Q2 4Wide Charlotte 2018
1 Courtney Force              3.873    332.92
2 Ron Capps                      3.886    329.83
3 Tommy Johnson Jr         3.887    328.70
4 J.R. Todd                        3.888    330.96
5 Bob Tasca III                   3.907    326.16
6 Cruz Pedregon               3.908    321.42
7 Robert Hight                  3.920    323.50
8 John Force                     3.938    328.06
9 Tim Wilkerson                3.949    320.81
10 Matt Hagan                  3.966    320.89
11 Shawn Langdon           3.973    325.45
12 Jack Beckman              3.983    316.08
13 Jonnie Lindberg        4.062    257.04
14 Dale Creasy                 4.089    315.12
15 John Smith                  4.156    274.05
16 Jim Campbell              8.661    77.26
———————— not qualified ————————
17 Jeff Diehl                      8.756 83.5

Results Top Alcohol Funny Car after Q2 4Wide Charlotte 2018
1 Ulf Leanders                   5.429    268.60
2 Annie Whiteley               5.523    268.44
3 Andy Bohl                       5.527    270.32
4 Brian Hough                   5.527    267.53
5 Dan Pomponio               5.566    261.32
6 DJ Cox Jr.                       5.578    265.33
7 Ray Martin                      5.592    254.95
8 Marie Ferriolo                 5.704    255.29
9 Mike Burns                      5.707    256.31
10 Phil Burkart                   5.710    264.29
11 Tony Bogolo                   5.722    245.54
12 Kris Hool                        7.028    151.10
13 Johan Lindberg           7.827    108.83
14 Steve Griboski               9.105    85.83
15 Bill Naves                       9.754    71.24

JR todd takes it again

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JR Todd takes his second consecutive win. Congratulations!
See you all at Charlotte and the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals this coming weekend!

Lost the quarter final to Hight

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Jonnie had a nice win in elimination round one.

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But the quarter final against the reigning champ and number one qualifier Robert Hight didn't work out well. Even though it was a great side-by-side race.

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At the finish line Jonnies engine gave up with a bang and flames.

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It's important for the driver to get out of the burning car as quick as possible. First of all for his own sake. But also to get the body up as soon as possible to make it easier for the safety safari to put the fires out and save as much of the pieces and parts as possible.

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The fire suit did it's job.

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The 10'000 hp engine is a bit tired. Now we got some job to do.