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Sun, 10 Oct 1999, 04:08 PM

MEMPHIS - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

A Couple of Upsets



MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 12th annual AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Todd Patterson      7.607 176.93  Q    8 Larry Kopp          7.607 177.51
 *****WINNER***** 0.441  7.686 174.03  E1                  0.477  7.715 162.29
2:49 PM These two had the same qualifying time, Kopp with the lane choice by virtue of his faster speed. Patterson gets the holeshot, then Kopp gets out of the groove and gets loose. The margin of victory = 0.065 seconds (approximately 15 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Mark Osborne        7.609 176.63  Q    7 Brian Self          7.602 177.56
                  0.588  7.617 176.10  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.503  7.646 175.57
The upsets continue. Self gets the holeshot and Osborne can't make it up.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 John Lingenfelte    7.599 178.73  Q   11 Jerry Haas          7.623 176.77
 *****WINNER***** 0.450  7.681 176.79  E1                  0.444  9.466 103.45
These two are almost even off the line, then something mechanical goes wrong with Hass's truck.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Brad Jeter          7.585 177.77  Q   12 Scott Tidwell       7.623 176.72
 *****WINNER***** 0.420  7.638 176.17  E1                  0.458  9.465 100.26
Tidwell comes off the line, veers toward the centerline then finally aborts the run. The margin of victory = 1.865 seconds (more than 100 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Greg Stanfield      7.584 178.14  Q   13 Bart Price          7.626 176.60
                  0.544  7.615 176.10  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.444  7.623 176.24
Price gets the big holeshot and gets the win. He will have lane choice over Jeter.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Mike Coughlin       7.575 177.95  Q   14 Jeff Lukovich       7.632 176.40
 *****WINNER***** 0.445  7.614 176.26  E1                  0.097  7.667 175.02
Lukovich leaves almost before the tree is activated. Coughlin will have lane choice over Lingenfelter in the next round.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Bob Panella Jr      7.549 178.80  Q   16 Craig Eaton         7.635 175.48
 *****WINNER***** 0.498  7.593 176.93  E1                  0.449  7.660 175.30
Panella makes the best run of the round and will have lane choice over Patterson in the next round.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Randy Daniels       7.570 177.14  Q   15 Scott Perin         7.634 176.65
 *****WINNER***** 0.471  7.613 176.74  E1                  0.437  7.714 174.71
Daniels goes left, then back to the right and finally gets it straightened out. He will have lane choice over Self in round two.




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