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Sat, 6 Oct 2001, 04:55 PM

READING - Pro Stock Bike Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Bike at the 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning 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: Bruce Dickson Runs 7.794/163.04, Now #25; Best prior run: 8.177/158.80, Was #26
Right Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.311/174.39, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.260/184.35, Was #3

12:30 PM Conditions are quite a bit different for this qualifying session than they were yesterday. The temperature is about 20 degrees cooler at 58 degrees with 67 percent humidity. Dickson came off the line and went hard to the right as he left the line. He managed to keep it straight but this run kept him at the back of the pack.

Left Lane: Dennis Mirante No Time, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.617/176.97, Was #24
Right Lane: Don DeTurck Runs 7.807/169.55, Now #26; Best prior run: 7.861/168.07, Was #26

Mirante could not start at the line. DeTurck smoked the engine at the end of the run.

Left Lane: Brian DeLong Runs 7.452/179.54, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.452/181.79, Was #19
Right Lane: Neil Jacobs Runs 7.447/184.55, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.519/179.64, Was #22

DeLong and Jacobs will get one more chance today to make the field.

Left Lane: Connie Cohen Runs 7.612/168.81, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.523/172.52, Was #23
Right Lane: Reggie Cole Runs 7.416/184.60, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.512/180.96, Was #22

This was a career best run for Reggie Cole but it wasn't enough to get him into the field.

Left Lane: Paul Gast Runs 7.484/175.16, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.387/181.35, Was #14
Right Lane: Chris Reuter Runs 7.394/188.89, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.456/181.50, Was #22

A solid run by Gast kept him at the same place in the field.

Left Lane: Sam Hurwitz Runs 7.395/182.35, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.391/186.30, Was #16
Right Lane: Rob Short Runs 7.338/189.26, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.401/180.62, Was #18

Short's run was good enough to get him into the field.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.301/182.45, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.387/175.14, Was #16
Right Lane: Antron Brown Runs 7.178/188.99, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.251/180.14, Was #2

Brown recorded the quickest run of the weekend so far to put himself into the number one position.

Left Lane: Bill Vose Runs 7.448/181.30, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.366/176.40, Was #14
Right Lane: Ron Ayers Runs 7.332/182.65, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.425/180.74, Was #20

Ayers put himself into the field with this run.

Left Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.462/173.70, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.321/182.38, Was #10
Right Lane: Greg Underdahl Runs 9.586/93.46, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.369/181.45, Was #16

Underdahl bounced his rear tire a couple of times and had to get off the throttle.

Left Lane: Reggie Showers Runs 7.199/182.03, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.290/182.75, Was #6
Right Lane: Thomas Miceli Runs 7.248/183.22, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.361/184.07, Was #14

A good run by Showers put him into the number two spot.

Left Lane: GT Tonglet Runs 7.143/184.40, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.265/188.75, Was #6
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis No Time, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.310/181.06, Was #10

DeSantis shut down just as he left the line. Tonglet staged shallow for a good run at the starting line and recorded the quickest ET so far.

Left Lane: Matt Hines Runs 7.152/186.59, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.278/182.48, Was #7
Right Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.174/191.27, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.346/185.61, Was #14

Scali ran career best ET and speed of his career and the fastest top-end speed of the weekend. Hines was quicker to sneak into second place.

Left Lane: Angelle Savoie Runs 7.372/169.96, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.208/181.76, Was #6
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.201/189.34, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.301/186.46, Was #9

Savoie got out of the groove and hit the rev limiter a couple of times on this run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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