POMONA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 4 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: Antron Brown Runs 7.411/178.89 Now # 5, (Best prior run: 7.355/178.28 Was # 5)
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.493/175.00 Now #13, (Best prior run: 7.434/173.98 Was #13)
Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.554/180.90 Now #17, (Best prior run: 7.502/182.70 Was #17)
Right Lane: Gary Tonglet Runs 7.500/179.24 Now #12, (Best prior run: 7.430/180.28 Was #12)
Geno Scali is on the bubble at 7.491 as the round begins.
Left Lane: Matt Hines Runs 7.259/184.84 Now # 2, (Best prior run: 7.251/182.59 Was # 2)
Right Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.500/177.20 Now #16, (Best prior run: 7.491/180.65 Was #16)
Hines comes up short in his quest to knock Angelle Seeling off the pole position. Scali stays on the bubble and will have to sweat it out.
Left Lane: Greg Underdahl Runs 7.409/180.46 Now # 6, (Best prior run: 7.374/178.28 Was # 6)
Right Lane: Roger Petterson Runs 7.465/180.21 Now #14, (Best prior run: 7.512/180.46 Was #19)
Petterson gets the Swedish bike into the field on a fine effort, bumping Scali and putting Redell Harris on the bubble at 7.487.
Left Lane: Fumiki Tanaka Runs 7.653/172.28 Now #21, (Best prior run: 7.669/171.65 Was #21)
Right Lane: Dan Baisley No Time Now #23, (Best prior run: 8.085/157.56 Was #23)
The screen cleared quickly and I missed Baisley's numbers - but they were not even close.
Left Lane: Tony Mullen Runs 7.399/183.39 Now #11, (Best prior run: 7.405/176.67 Was #11)
Right Lane: Ron Ayers Runs 7.471/175.95 Now # 8, (Best prior run: 7.377/184.16 Was # 8)
Now there are eleven bikes under 7.40, a very quick field.
Left Lane: Connie Cohen Runs 8.915/138.22 Now #24, (Best prior run: 8.598/136.21 Was #24)
Right Lane: Redell Harris Runs 7.560/174.45 Now #16, (Best prior run: 7.487/180.90 Was #16)
Left Lane: Rob Korn Runs 7.981/157.92 Now #22, (Best prior run: 7.985/159.74 Was #22)
Right Lane: David Schultz Runs 7.434/176.88 Now # 3, (Best prior run: 7.339/184.95 Was # 3)
Korn makes it two runs in the sevens here, a good showing for the Harley contingent.
Left Lane: Paul Gast Runs 7.451/182.44 Now # 9, (Best prior run: 7.382/183.48 Was # 9)
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.569/171.23 Now #19, (Best prior run: 7.503/180.36 Was #19)
Left Lane: Angelle Seeling Runs 7.295/182.88 Now # 1, (Best prior run: 7.250/184.61 Was # 1)
Right Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.527/175.37 Now # 7, (Best prior run: 7.377/185.83 Was # 7)
Left Lane: Brian Ayers Runs 16.556/ 44.27 Now #15, (Best prior run: 7.472/174.82 Was #15)
Right Lane: John Smith Runs 7.573/146.36 Now # 4, (Best prior run: 7.349/187.38 Was # 4)
Left Lane: Chris Reuter Runs 7.658/178.78 Now #20, (Best prior run: 7.535/179.71 Was #20)
And that concludes qualifying, with Seeling on the pole and Harris on the bump spot.
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