The track at Sonoma began with a fast straight away which lead into a narrow right handed loop that quickly switched back into a left handed tear drop. Entry speeds were getting close to triple digits and a lot of the cars were relying on their emergency brakes to slow the car down. Due to the popularity of the track there was no practice on Thursday. The only practice was on Friday right before qualifying.
During the first qualifying round, Henry Schelley scored 75 points, placing in the middle of the pack. Henry knew that his score would not hold its position after the second round of qualifying so he had to go all out. His entry style was unique catching the breath of both the fans and the judges. With entry speeds near 90 mph Henry was clutch kicking into initiation using less of his emergency brakes.
Despite barely missing the Top 16, the car and driver were still on display handing out posters and autographs. Next event, the team hopes to debut their new exhaust manifold design using Burns Stainless components and higher compression motor setup. Schelley Racing aims to place a lasting impression for the 2008 season at the last stop in Irwindale, California.
Special Thanks to:
Federal Tires, AEM, Arias pistons, Burns Stainless, Brian Crower, Griffin Radiators, TCSportline, ACT clutch, DG-5, HPS Racing, Baker Precision, Neo Synthetic oil, AIT Racing, DriftSpeed, XXR Wheels, AMSperformance.com, Victor Reyes, Just Drift