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Mon, 3 Sep 2001, 11:22 AM

INDY - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 47th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Todd Patterson      7.499 179.95  Q    9 John Coughlin       7.504 179.28
 *****WINNER***** 0.457  7.570 178.42  E1                  0.400  7.676 176.35
12:02 PM A plane flew overhead a few minutes ago trailing a large banner - "NHRA: Save Pro Stock Truck" No word on who paid for the open message... Patterson had the horsepower to catch Coughlin, and did it early, Coughlin's yellow truck was slow off the start, just 1.141 to the 60-foot timers.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Victor Cagnazzi     7.495 180.26  Q   10 Don Smith           7.509 179.47
 *****WINNER***** 0.503  7.541 179.54  E1                  0.541  7.612 177.67
Smith got over towards the wall and started skating around...

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Randy Daniels       7.492 179.61  Q   11 Greg Stanfield      7.512 179.37
 *****WINNER***** 0.444  7.553 178.83  E1                  0.482  7.589 178.52
Both trucks made a couple of wiggles, then settled down. At the stripe Daniels was leading Stanfield by a truck length.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 John Lingenfelter   7.490 179.83  Q   12 Bart Price          7.515 179.88
 *****WINNER***** 0.528  7.494 179.66  E1                  0.678  7.593 179.44
Price was dead late - and spun the tires. Lingenfelter's Summit Racing Truck was long gone after that.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Jeff Gracia         7.486 180.00  Q   14 Craig Eaton         7.523 179.88
 *****WINNER***** 0.446  7.582 178.47  E1                  0.474  7.635 178.80
Eaton's new truck couldn't get by the Panella powered machine of Jeff Gracia. Gracia will fact Daniels in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Mike Coughlin       7.461 180.62  Q   16 Scott Perin         7.527 178.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.454  7.529 179.59  E1                  0.418  7.598 178.26
Perin will need to chop the tree down to have a chance. The driver did a good job, the motor just didn't have enough horsepower to get past the Jegs machine. Mike will race Patterson next round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Bob Panella Jr      7.480 180.16  Q   15 Joe Pigford         7.523 179.16
 *****WINNER***** 0.450  7.540 179.54  E1                  0.486  7.666 176.79
Panella had the whole package - better light, better performance, he will face Smith in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Taylor Lastor       7.490 180.12  Q   13 Dale Eaton          7.522 179.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.472  7.538 179.61  E1                  0.477  7.684 177.56
The winner will race John Lingenfelter in round two. Margin of victory = 0.151 seconds (approximately 39 feet). 12:12 PM

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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