Rapisarda Autosport International has missed the cut for the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway, Indianapolis.
Driver Wayne Newby said he was disappointed for all the team not to be racing on Monday.
“We struggled all weekend,” he said. “Our first run today (Sunday) was very similar to how we went yesterday. The car left all right and I thought we were going to make it, then we smoked the tyres around the 330 foot mark. The positive was we never damaged any parts. Then on the second run the car went up in smoke on the hit.”
Newby finished in 20th position with a best of 4.387. The news was a little better for fellow Australian Richie Crampton, who has qualified 14th in readiness for his defence of the US Nationals title he won last year.
Image by John Doig.