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Sat, 29 Sep 2001, 05:25 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Dave Rowe

JOLIET, Ill. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Truck 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: Michael Graves Runs 7.824/171.45, Now #21; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.438/181.72, Now #5; Best prior run: 14.690/56.03, Was #20

11:59 AM Time for the first round of pro qualifying for today. The temp is 62 degrees and the barometer is at 30.40 so we should see some decent times. Stanfield makes a good run and gets in the top half of the field for now. Tidwell is now on the bump with a 7.482.

Left Lane: Lou Ficco Runs 7.473/179.88, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.504/179.33, Was #19
Right Lane: Rick Brown Runs 7.544/179.11, Now #20; Best prior run: 17.775/44.82, Was #22

Ficco runs a career best ET and gets in at the 14th spot for now. Brown runs a career best but still doesn't make it in this record field.

Left Lane: Craig Eaton Runs 7.504/180.36, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.484/180.45, Was #18
Right Lane: Peter Berner Runs 7.575/182.67, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.628/176.74, Was #21

Berner improves from his earlier runs but still doesn't get in. Eaton slows and is still on the outside.

Left Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 7.465/179.88, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.477/179.71, Was #16
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.460/180.40, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.485/180.00, Was #19

Haas makes a good pass, a career best, and gets off the bump. Patterson makes his best run of the weekend and gets in the field. Ficco is on the bump with a 7.473.

Left Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.453/181.06, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.458/180.86, Was #12
Right Lane: Scott Tidwell Runs 7.470/180.69, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.482/179.49, Was #18

Tidwell gets back in the field on the bump spot and probably won't survive this round. Gracia moves up a couple of spots.

Left Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.470/181.08, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.453/181.11, Was #9
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.462/180.04, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.474/179.66, Was #18

Naiser gets back in the show and bumps out Tidwell. Haas is now on the bump with a 7.465.

Left Lane: Taylor Lastor Runs 7.419/180.48, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.443/180.38, Was #7
Right Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.447/181.37, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.464/180.94, Was #15

Lastor improves on his career best by .03 and moves up to the third spot. Whisnant gets in the top half of the field to the eighth spot.

Left Lane: Victor Cagnazzi Runs 7.434/181.50, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.442/180.96, Was #7
Right Lane: Scott Perin Runs 7.471/180.65, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.457/180.50, Was #13

Cagnazzi makes a career best pass and moves up a spot.

Left Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.418/181.20, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.426/180.52, Was #5
Right Lane: Don Smith Runs 7.453/181.35, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.455/180.55, Was #12 guessed it....makes a career best pass and gets in the third spot for now.

Left Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.399/181.54, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.423/181.30, Was #5
Right Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.481/181.30, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.453/181.28, Was #10

Daniels is the first to run in the 7.30's here and takes the pole for now.

Left Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.379/182.65, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.403/182.03, Was #2
Right Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.419/182.08, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.418/181.91, Was #3

Coughlin makes a great run and sets both ends of the national record. His earlier run of 7.403 is enough to back up this run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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