Mike Edwards, who was No. 1 after Friday evening’s Pro Stock qualifying with a 6.596, only to be eclipsed by Jeg Coughlin’s 6.580 on Saturday night, came back to reclaim the top spot with a 6.579 on Saturday morning, edging out the trio of 6.580’s by Allen Johnson, Jason Line, and Coughlin.
Making Edwards’ feat even more impressive is the fact that he did it in the less favored right lane, where such renowned racers as Greg Anderson was not able to make it down the track on two passes.
“The right lane is trickier, no doubt,” said Edwards. “You just have to be very careful where you line your car up when you stage. Fortunately for us, my crew has done an excellent job in that department, and they played a big role in helping us move back to No. 1 this morning.”