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POMONA - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals:
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Grant Lewis         7.666 176.36  Q   9 David Nickens       7.683 173.94
                  0.456  7.750 174.28 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.433  7.750 173.51

Nickens won the very first truck race, can he bookend them taking the last race of the season? The temperature is 67 degrees, humidity is 36% and the barometer is 30.12 inches.

Nickens is out of the gate first and Lewis makes a move toward the wall and then uses up all of his lane. Nickens holds on to win by .023 seconds.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Tim Freeman         7.664 175.40  Q  10 Todd Patterson      7.686 174.24
 *****WINNER***** 0.440  7.706 174.62 E1                  0.448  7.714 174.75

Freeman with the slight starting line advantage and holds on to win. By winning he will hold on to the number 10 spot in the Winston Championship Point chase.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Mike Coughlin       7.662 173.47  Q  11 Dale Eaton          7.694 173.61
 *****WINNER***** 0.435  7.681 174.65 E1                  0.469  7.703 174.45

Coughlin wins this one on both ends of the track.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Larry Kopp          7.653 175.91  Q  12 Craig Eaton         7.703 174.24
 *****WINNER***** 0.478  7.648 175.71 E1                  0.440  7.720 174.38

Both of these drivers are the only repeat event winners of the inaugural truck season and the Champion takes this one.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Brad Jeter          7.637 175.57  Q  13 Roy Hill            7.799 172.64
 *****WINNER***** 0.531  7.643 175.88 E1                  0.526  7.806 172.51

Jeter takes the win and lane choice in round two against Kopp.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Bob Panella         7.627 176.60  Q  14 Dyno Don Nicholson  7.917 171.23
 *****WINNER***** 0.498  7.649 176.12 E1                  0.491  8.312 136.81

Panella runs the third 7.64 of this round and he wins lanes choice over Coughlin.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Randy Daniels       7.622 176.67  Q  15 Hank Hill           8.069 167.89
                  0.562 (Broke)       E1 *****WINNER***** 0.470  8.137 166.05

Daniels breaks as soon as he lets the clutch out, and this gives Hill the easy win, but he gives up lane choices to Freeman.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 John Lingenfelter   7.617 178.28  Q  16 Mike Mahon          8.172 170.19
 *****WINNER***** 0.564  7.622 178.32 E1                  0.496  8.301 169.71

Lingenfelter the number one qualifier runs the quickest elapsed time in round one and resets his own national mile per hour record.







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