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Fri, Nov 13, 02:45 PM

POMONA - Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session # 1
By Rick Green

Sixes or Go Home, New Track Records

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals, listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, position in order following run:
Left Lane: Harry Scribner Runs 7.020/196.59 Psn # 1
Right Lane: Brad Klein Runs 7.146/195.65 Psn # 2

3:03 PM Here we go with the factory Hot Rods.

Left Lane: Jamie Yates Runs 7.007/196.97 Psn # 1
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 7.018/196.20 Psn # 2

Left Lane: Robert Patrick Runs 7.075/197.10 Psn # 5
Right Lane: Pete Williams Runs 7.024/197.45 Psn # 4

Left Lane: Troy Coughlin Runs 6.992/198.28 Psn # 2
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.989/198.23 Psn # 1

A couple real good runs, straight and true.

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.934/198.54 Psn # 1
Right Lane: Mike Thomas Runs 6.950/199.24 Psn # 2

Stevens jumps to the top of the pack and Thomas takes the track mile per hour record.

Left Lane: John Nobile Runs 7.029/198.06 Psn #10
Right Lane: George Marnell Runs 6.978/198.58 Psn # 3

Nobile was smokin' all the way down the track.

Left Lane: Mark Thomas Runs 7.037/196.93 Psn #12
Right Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.967/198.80 Psn # 3

Martino with a real good run here, getting his power to the track.

Left Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 6.960/197.84 Psn # 3
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.962/199.11 Psn # 4

There is a lot of smoke out of Smith's car as it crosses the finishline.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 7.070/196.72 Psn #16
Right Lane: Mark Pawuk Runs 6.961/198.58 Psn # 4

Morgan is all over his lane, this is last race in a Chevy as he is switching to Team Mopar next year.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.891/201.02 Psn # 1
Right Lane: Arturo Delgado Runs 6.989/198.67 Psn # 9

Pomona gets it's first 200 mile-per-hour run. We don't even notice Delgado as he is in the sixes.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.914/199.55 Psn # 2
Right Lane: Larry Nance Runs 7.019/197.67 Psn #15

Kurt slips right in behind dad. The bump is now Scribner with a 7.020.

Left Lane: Shawn Collins Runs 6.986/197.10 Psn #10
Right Lane: Bruce Allen Runs 7.029/197.10 Psn #20

Collins makes it 13 cars into the sixes.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.927/199.37 Psn # 3
Right Lane: Mark Osborne Runs 6.938/199.42 Psn # 5

The bump is now Jamie Yates, the lone car left in the sevens.

Left Lane: Ray Franks Runs 6.961/197.93 Psn # 9
Right Lane: Steve Schmidt Runs 7.042/197.32 Psn #25

It is now Pomona's first all six-second Pro Stock field.

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.939/198.06 Psn # 6
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.967/198.93 Psn #12

The other Dodge, Johnson, running Eicke power gets the power to the track, dips into the sixes and makes the field.

This is the last pair of the day. Warren reset both ends of the track records.

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