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Sat, 17 Sep 2005, 02:53 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Jim Samuel

MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals listing lane, rider name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Neil Jacobs Runs 7.613/167.93, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.591/172.65, Was #25

2:25 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.82 inches, adjusted altitude 1,541 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Jacobs was not in the field and needed to beat the bump time of 7.244 seconds to make it in. Instead, he had his slowest run of the weekend.

Left Lane: Ed Krawiec Runs 14.584/47.73, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.312/182.97, Was #20
Right Lane: Connie Cohen Runs 7.557/173.47, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.529/157.65, Was #23

Krawiec launched and started slowing by the time he got to the 330 foot marker. Cohen was not quick enough to make the field.

Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.579/151.37, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.272/186.20, Was #19
Right Lane: Wesley Wells Runs 7.296/183.84, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.340/182.67, Was #22

Arana launched and drifted toward the centerline at 330 feet. He ran along the centerline the rest of the way down the track. Wells had his quickest run of the weekend but was not quick enough to make the field.

Left Lane: Matt Guidera Runs 7.223/183.99, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.263/181.03, Was #18
Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 7.234/190.73, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.244/184.52, Was #16

Phillips got himself off the bubble with this run. It's a good thing he did because Guidera got himself into the field and would have bumped Phillips. Instead, Tom Bradford got bumped and Paul Gast is on the bump spot at 7.238 seconds.

Left Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.262/183.67, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.249/183.10, Was #18
Right Lane: Tom Bradford Runs 7.229/185.18, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.240/188.33, Was #17

Bradford just got bumped from the field by Guidera and needed to beat the bump time of 7.238 seconds to get back in. Bradford got what he needed and jumped up into the number 13 spot with this run. Gann did not beat the bump time and will not make the show. Geno Scali is on the bump spot at 7.234 seconds.

Left Lane: Paul Gast Runs 7.255/178.35, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.238/183.27, Was #17
Right Lane: Karen Stoffer Runs 9.651/89.55, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.230/184.47, Was #14

Gast just got bumped and was not able to beat the bump time and get back in. Stoffer will stay where she was in the order.

Left Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.307/182.92, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.234/184.17, Was #16
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.238/189.95, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.226/184.70, Was #12

Scali was on the bubble when he staged. He didn't help himself with this run and is still on the bubble.

Left Lane: Chris Rivas Runs 7.375/174.44, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.217/182.85, Was #10
Right Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.266/183.15, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.213/184.50, Was #9

Neither Rivas nor Berry changed their place in the order with these runs.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.230/184.42, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.154/186.41, Was #7
Right Lane: GT Tonglet Runs 7.170/186.90, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.166/190.03, Was #8

Both riders stayed where they were in the qualifying order.

Left Lane: Ryan Schnitz Runs 7.187/185.08, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.147/186.15, Was #6
Right Lane: Angelle Sampey Runs 7.156/191.32, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.128/182.08, Was #4

Another pair of runs that had no effect on the qualifying order.

Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 18.621/38.59, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.146/187.55, Was #5
Right Lane: Matt Smith Runs 8.754/100.95, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.121/186.54, Was #3

Both riders slowed and shut their bikes off early.

Left Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 7.098/189.10, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.104/187.63, Was #2
Right Lane: Chip Ellis Runs 7.101/188.41, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.101/187.60, Was #1

Hines came up with the quickest Pro Stock Bike run of the weekend to take over the top spot in the qualifying order. Ellis also had a nice run that equalled his best ET here but it will put him in the number two spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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