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Tim Wilkerson drives his Funny Car to a low E.T. of 4.049 seconds, setting a tra

NHRA Funny Car: Wilkerson vaults from almost last to first

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Tim Wilkerson pulled off one of the most dramatic feats of the day during Friday’s second qualifying run in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

In his first qualifying run, Wilkerson was one place from last as he ran a 4.962 at 156.70 mph, finishing 17th. The Illinois resident and his crew cranked it up several notches in his second qualifying pass as he secured the No. 1 qualifying position with a track-record time of 4.049 seconds at 307.16 mph.

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