Switching to new larger 88mm turbos before the race with no test time made it a tough learning curve for the weekend. Erica hauled the Horsepower & Heels Thunderbird from Alabama all the way to Topeka alone, as her normal crew were out testing a Pro Mod in Valdosta, GA.
Dennis Lugo flew in from Orlando to assist Erica over the weekend. The pair sorted through some tough timing issues before qualifying #4 with a 6.88 @ 203mph. That pass provided Erica’s best career 1/8th mile ET of a 4.44, but timing retard stayed on in high gear resulting in a less than average top half.
This paired Erica first round with David Schorr again. Though Erica took the advantage at the tree with a 0.032 to his 0.103 light, she lost traction down track and Schorr went around. Erica did move into the #2 position in the 2006 points championship entering the final race of the season in Ennis, TX.
Photo Credits: Gabe Wittig