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Fri, 21 Sep 2007, 04:58 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Dave Rowe

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22st annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec listing lane, rider name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

3:40 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 2,616 feet, track temperature 131 degrees.

Left Lane: Blaine Hale Runs 7.237/183.82, Now #1
Right Lane: Michael Ray Runs 7.271/181.50, Now #2

3:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 2,616 feet, track temperature 131 degrees.

This is the first run on the bike Hale is riding. A couple of straight runs to start the show.

Left Lane: Jim Randolph Runs 17.885/39.16, Now #4
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.249/186.28, Now #2

Randolph has problems off the line and the bike shuts off. DeSantis makes a decent run for the conditions.

Left Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.308/186.64, Now #5
Right Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.209/183.34, Now #1

Gann moved around right off the starting line but he stayed on the throttle. Berry goes right down the groove to take the early pole.

Left Lane: Tom Bradford Runs 7.161/183.59, Now #1
Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 7.249/189.63, Now #4

Left Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.137/188.25, Now #2
Right Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.097/186.72, Now #1

A couple of solid runs for the conditions and they are 1-2 in the order so far.

Left Lane: Matt Guidera Runs 7.134/183.97, Now #3
Right Lane: Antron Brown Runs 7.126/184.98, Now #2

Left Lane: Chris Rivas Runs 7.175/180.81, Now #7
Right Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.153/186.74, Now #5

Rivas was on a decent pass but lost a little on the top end, not sure why. Johnson makes a decent pass and gets in the fifth spot for now.

Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec Runs 7.105/187.03, Now #3
Right Lane: Karen Stoffer Runs 7.103/188.17, Now #2

These two are tied in the points and really need to do well at this race to stay in contention for the countdown. They are glued together all the way through this run and take the second and third spots for now.

Left Lane: Peggy Llewellyn Runs 7.045/185.61, Now #1
Right Lane: Angelle Sampey Runs 7.089/187.05, Now #2

WOW!!!A tremendous run for Llewellyn, right down the groove to take the top spot for now. Sampey makes a decent pass and falls into the second spot.

Left Lane: Chip Ellis Runs 7.061/188.31, Now #2
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.144/188.94, Now #10

Ellis makes a good run and gets in the second spot for now. Treble makes a decent pass to get in the show.

Left Lane: Matt Smith Runs 7.128/185.89, Now #9
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 7.052/189.73, Now #2

If Hines qualifies for this race he will be guaranteed a spot in the countdown. This run will probably keep him in unless the conditions really improve tonight. Smith makes a decent run but not up to his usual standards.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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