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Sat, 3 Jun 2006, 05:03 PM

Top Fuel Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

GRAND BEND, Ont. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Knoll Gas - Torco Racing Fuels Top Fuel at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol listing lane, driver 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: Bob Leverich Runs 9.821/91.25, Now #8; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Todd Paton Runs 8.746/98.99, Now #7; No Prior Run

4:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.46 inches,adjusted altitude 1,404 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

An unexpected pair of cars, Leverich am A-Fuel car (from just across the bridge) and Paton pulling his Top Fuel car back out when expected sponsorship for his Nitro Funny Car failed to materialize.

Leverich was off the throttle after 300 feet. Paton about the same distance, started smoking the tires, then shut it down. They made legal runs, so the field is filled and the bumping can start.

Left Lane: Mitch King Runs 4.845/281.51, Now #3; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Jack Ostrander Runs 16.102/69.54, Now #11; No Prior Run

Nice, full pass by King to move into the third spot, the header flames out a bit early but no sign of a problem. Ostrander lost traction almost instantly. Now Todd Paton is on the bump spot at 8.746.

Left Lane: Bruce Litton Runs 6.442/133.41, Now #8; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Chris Karamesines Runs 6.030/227.56, Now #7; No Prior Run

Litton was unable to run last night, a broken clutchy pedal keeping him from getting the car in reverse after the burnout, and Karamesines did not make an attempt.

Both drivers lost traction about 200 feet out and both pedled in an attempt to get into the field. Both did so, but Litton's engine let go on the top end and he reailed flames through the lights. He also left an oil trail behind him. However, both drivers managed to get into the field.

Left Lane: Doug Foley Runs 7.505/101.53, Now #10; Best prior run: 10.134/89.80, Was #12
Right Lane: Rick Cooper Runs 4.646/313.04, Now #1; Best prior run: 8.467/93.77, Was #9

Teammates. Foley lost traction before half track and clicked it off. Cooper made a pretty pass to take over the #1 spot.

Left Lane: T.J. Zizzo Runs 7.421/105.05, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.864/154.98, Was #7
Right Lane: Bobby Lagana Jr. Runs 4.753/308.74, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.021/233.52, Was #5

Nice pass by Lagana to move into the top half of the field and he did not appear to hurt it any. Zizzo lost traction before half track and coasted through.

Left Lane: Kevin Jones Runs 9.622/81.16, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.117/233.76, Was #6
Right Lane: Clay Millican Runs 8.440/82.60, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.668/320.97, Was #2

Both cars were up in smoke before going 300 feet, ending the session.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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