>He finished first in the time trials, but Hermie Sadler's >TNA car didn't finish the October 12th race. The car is >completely new and NASCAR people say it's rare that a new >car performs well in it's first race.
Either Wade has no idea what he's talking about or NWA-TNA is BSing people.
Sadler speed rankings Practice 1: #32 Qualifying : #39 Practice 2: #32
According to the results, Sadler retired 76 laps (#29 - moving up because of worse damage to others, which is my personal NASCAR Thunder strategy but that's neither here nor there) because of rear end problems (that sound like an angle in the making!) and not because it was too new.
Sorry to hear about your car CRZ. I lost my trusted friend last May too. It was so nice to not have a car payment for a few years. I wasn't as close with my Cavalier as you were with Colleen obviously, but I can empathize.