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Fri, Nov 13, 06:08 PM

POMONA - Pro Stock Bike Qualifying Notes, Session # 2
By Larry Sullivan

It's Quick, and Very Fast



POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock Bike at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals, 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: Paul Gast Runs 7.382/183.48 Now # 6, (No prior time)
Right Lane: Ron Ayers Runs 7.433/175.30 Now # 8, (Best prior run: 7.462/180.00 Was # 8)

2:29 PM It's sunny, 75 degrees, 20 percent humidity, 30.13 inches of mercury. Good conditions, good runs.

Left Lane: Angelle Seeling Runs 7.268/187.65 Now # 1, (Best prior run: 7.300/180.00 Was # 1)
Right Lane: Redell Harris Runs 7.565/172.01 Now #13, (Best prior run: 7.487/180.90 Was #13)

Track record ET for Angelle, speed too.

Left Lane: Brian Ayers Runs 7.514/181.59 Now #15, (No prior time)
Right Lane: David Schultz Runs 8.342/110.29 Now # 2, (Best prior run: 7.343/182.70 Was # 2)

Schultz' bike got sideways and shook on the alunch.

Left Lane: Chris Reuter Runs 7.535/179.71 Now #17, (Best prior run: 7.763/164.98 Was #19)
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 12.915/ 60.08 Now #14, (Best prior run: 7.503/180.36 Was #14)

DeSantis broke something early in the run and coasted through.

Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 7.389/184.31 Now # 7, (Best prior run: 7.422/181.19 Was # 7)
Right Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.432/174.72 Now # 5, (Best prior run: 7.377/185.83 Was # 5)

Johnson's run yesterday was a career-best.

Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.502/182.70 Now #14, (Best prior run: 7.543/174.38 Was #18)
Right Lane: John Smith Runs 7.411/182.74 Now # 3, (Best prior run: 7.362/185.33 Was # 3)



Left Lane: Matt Hines Runs 7.338/189.27 Now # 2, (Best prior run: 7.452/177.97 Was # 9)
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.434/173.98 Now #10, (Best prior run: 7.479/180.75 Was #12)

Hines' couldn't match Angelle's ET, but his speed is awesome - the fastest ever.

Left Lane: Greg Underdahl Runs 7.396/184.72 Now # 5, (Best prior run: 7.374/178.28 Was # 5)
Right Lane: Gary Tonglet Runs 7.566/170.39 Now #11, (Best prior run: 7.469/185.22 Was #11)

Tonglet skirted the centerline here.

Left Lane: Fumiki Tanaka Runs 8.810/162.27 Now #20, (Best prior run: 7.784/169.90 Was #20)
Right Lane: Geno Scali No Time Now #19, (Best prior run: 7.552/173.44 Was #19)

Geno stalled it and restarted, then stalled again.

Left Lane: Tony Mullen Runs 7.473/180.21 Now #13, (Best prior run: 14.525/ 38.97 Was #22)
Right Lane: Larry Cook Runs 7.454/173.61 Now #11, (Best prior run: 7.471/177.90 Was #12)



Left Lane: Connie Cohen Runs 8.598/136.21 Now #23, (Best prior run: 19.470/ 37.73 Was #23)
Right Lane: Roger Petterson Runs 7.512/180.46 Now #17, (Best prior run: 7.515/178.99 Was #18)

Connie's Harley was fighting her all the way, trying to go to the left.

Left Lane: Rob Korn Runs 8.092/150.60 Now #23, (No prior time)
Right Lane: Dan Baisley Runs 8.085/157.56 Now #22, (Best prior run: 8.280/159.85 Was #22)

Two Harleys close out the round. We end with Angelle Seeling on the pole at 7.268 seconds, Joe DeSantis on the bubble of this very quick field at 7.503, and Matt Hines with awesome power, but unable to convert it into ET so far.




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