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Sat, 29 Sep 2001, 10:22 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals 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: Kevin Lawrence Runs 8.795/108.67, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.025/195.65, Was #31
Right Lane: Eric Shelton Runs 6.930/198.29, Now #26; Best prior run: 7.236/194.83, Was #34

Shelton dips into the sixes for the first time in his career.

Left Lane: Bo Nickens Runs 6.871/200.56, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.937/199.08, Was #29
Right Lane: Larry Peternel Runs 7.043/194.86, Now #33; Best prior run: 7.141/192.88, Was #34

Nickens with his career best et and mph pass, but not enough. Peternel with his career best et and mph pass.

Left Lane: Kenny Koretsky Runs 10.392/82.12, Now #29; Best prior run: 6.933/198.15, Was #29
Right Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 7.084/193.29, Now #34; Best prior run: 7.093/193.05, Was #34

Spiess with his best pass of the weekend.

Left Lane: Larry Nance Runs 6.914/198.06, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.907/198.79, Was #25
Right Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 9.946/91.60, Now #28; Best prior run: 6.932/199.08, Was #28

Smith was out of the groove early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.866/200.23, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.898/200.02, Was #23
Right Lane: Ray Franks Runs 6.944/198.76, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.899/198.85, Was #24

Johnson with his season best pass and he is still going home.

Right Lane: Tony Gillig Runs 6.912/198.82, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.891/199.29, Was #23

Gillig goes in the wrong direction.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.862/200.56, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.866/200.35, Was #20
Right Lane: Hurley Blakeney Runs 6.854/200.29, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.863/200.50, Was #18

Jeg with 1.003 60-foot time, but will not make the show for the second race out of the last three. Blakeney with his career best et pass to make the show.

Left Lane: Robert Patrick Runs 6.860/200.35, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.863/200.14, Was #20
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.841/200.77, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.863/200.74, Was #19

Krisher with his quickest pass of the season to get in the show.

Left Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.844/201.49, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.860/201.10, Was #18
Right Lane: Mark Pawuk Runs 6.875/199.55, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.857/200.47, Was #17

Hammonds with his career et and mph pass to get into the quickest Pro Stock field ever.

Left Lane: George Marnell Runs 6.857/201.13, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.842/201.01, Was #15
Right Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.820/201.43, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.841/201.70, Was #13

Martino with the big jump here into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.840/201.01, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.838/201.31, Was #13
Right Lane: Brad Jeter Runs 6.845/200.62, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.835/201.37, Was #12

No help for either of these two.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.808/201.64, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.835/201.82, Was #11
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.883/199.97, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.829/201.22, Was #10

Warren with his career et pass here to jump into the number three spot.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.834/200.86, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.828/201.19, Was #10
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.838/201.07, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.825/201.37, Was #9

No help here

Left Lane: Bruce Allen Runs 7.163/156.63, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.824/201.25, Was #8
Right Lane: Darrell Alderman Runs 6.840/201.13, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.821/202.21, Was #7

Allen with a 0.997 second 60-foot time, but then had problems.

Left Lane: Mark Osborne Runs 6.802/201.85, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.809/202.39, Was #4
Right Lane: Troy Coughlin Runs 6.825/201.31, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.819/201.73, Was #5

Osborne with another career best et to jump into the number two spot.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.808/202.06, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.801/202.70, Was #1
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.849/200.68, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.805/201.37, Was #3

Kurt with a 0.997 second 60-foot time, but can not break into the 6.70 zone. He holds on to the number one spot and will face number 16 Tom Hammonds.

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