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Sat, 27 Sep 2008, 12:42 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Dave Rowe

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil 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: Angie McBride Runs 7.061/184.02, Now #12; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Redell Harris Runs 7.264/178.00, Now #14; No Prior Run

11:22 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 2,175 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

McBride makes a clean run and gets in the field in the twelfth spot for now. Harris still having problems but he is in the field for now.

Left Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 13.776/53.15, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.071/187.13, Was #13
Right Lane: Angelle Sampey Runs 7.053/184.07, Now #10; No Prior Run

DeSantis has problems early in the run and slows. Sampey goes right down the groove to get in the show for now.

Left Lane: Matt Guidera Runs 7.143/184.12, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: David Hope Runs 25.109/22.52, Now #17; No Prior Run

Hope has problems right off the line and aborts the run. Guidera gets in the show for now.

Left Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.071/185.97, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Junior Pippin Runs 7.083/184.25, Now #16; No Prior Run

Berry and Pippin make decent runs and bump out Guidera and Harris.

Left Lane: GT Tonglet Runs 7.089/185.97, Now #17; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.094/187.65, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.057/187.83, Was #12

Tongelt makes a clean run but can't bump into the field. No improvement for Gann.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 6.996/188.28, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.055/186.85, Was #11
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.019/188.12, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.042/187.03, Was #8

Johnson makes an impressive run for the conditions and moves all the way to the fourth spot. Treble makes his quickest run of the weekend but will stay in the eighth spot.

Left Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 7.015/192.47, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.050/191.19, Was #10
Right Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.045/187.99, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.029/188.25, Was #9

Phillips make a nice run, his quickest this year, and he moves up to the seventh spot. Arana slows a little and drops a notch on the ladder.

Left Lane: Karen Stoffer Runs 7.000/188.33, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.019/188.38, Was #8
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 6.992/189.66, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.005/189.47, Was #6

Hines makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the fourth spot. Stoffer improves and moves into the fourth spot.

Left Lane: Chip Ellis Runs 6.910/191.10, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.982/186.98, Was #2
Right Lane: Matt Smith Runs 7.023/185.61, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.987/187.91, Was #3

Ellis makes a tremendous run and takes the top spot by a bunch. Smith slows a little from his run yesterday and will stay in the third spot.

Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec No Time, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.002/190.19, Was #7
Right Lane: Chris Rivas Runs 6.970/187.50, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.979/187.31, Was #2

Krawiec breaks right off the line and comes to a stop around half track. Rivas makes another good run but can't re-take the pole.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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