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Sat, 23 Oct 1999, 12:48 PM

DALLAS - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

It's Quick Out There Today



ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 14th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 John Coughlin       7.598 176.60  Q    9 Tim Freeman         7.609 177.16
                  0.469  7.563 176.95  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.434  7.585 177.13
11:09 AM We're racing under sunny skies and relatively cool temperatures, in the sixties. And we open with a big holeshot win by Freeman - the margin of victory = 0.013 seconds (approximately 3 feet) over an ET that would have put Coughlin on the pole yesterday.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Bob Panella Jr      7.594 177.02  Q   10 Mark Whisnant       7.628 176.19
 *****WINNER***** 0.428  7.543 177.83  E1                  0.454  7.585 176.95
And the margin of victory = 0.068 seconds (approximately 18 feet) for this pair, Panella keeping his championship hopes alive.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Greg Stanfield      7.591 177.13  Q   11 Larry Perkins       7.632 175.71
 *****WINNER***** 0.475  7.539 177.54  E1                  0.486  7.574 177.33
Stanfield resets low ET of the weekend for the win here, by a margin of victory = 0.046 seconds (approximately 12 feet)
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Mike Coughlin       7.591 177.37  Q   12 Larry Kopp          7.633 176.71
 *****WINNER***** 0.416  7.539 177.79  E1                  0.421  7.614 177.27
Coughlin ties low ET of the round for the win here, sending the #1 plate home in round 1. The margin of victory = 0.080 seconds (approximately 21 feet).
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Vinny Barone        7.588 177.09  Q   13 Craig Eaton         7.635 175.98
 *****WINNER***** 0.444  7.537 177.54  E1                  0.471  7.691 173.44
Barone uses a great reaction time and low ET of the round to send the only Dodge in the field home early. Barone will have lane choice over Mike Coughlin in round two - by 0.002 seconds.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Brad Jeter          7.584 178.39  Q   14 Brian Self          7.637 174.28
 *****WINNER***** 0.425  7.544 178.25  E1                  0.441  7.563 176.99
Jeter keeps his championship hope alive with a great reaction time and a good run, the margin of victory = 0.035 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Jeter loses lane choice to Stanfield in round two.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Mark Osborne        7.574 177.86  Q   16 Scott Tidwell       7.644 175.91
 *****WINNER***** 0.449  7.524 178.32  E1                  0.419  7.597 176.88
Tidwell got the holeshot but Osborne reset the low ET of the meet to win by a margin of victory = 0.043 seconds (approximately 11 feet) and earn lane choice against Freeman in the next round.
  
 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Randy Daniels       7.575 178.14  Q   15 Steve Johns         7.638 177.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.417  7.532 178.53  E1                  0.443  7.648 177.58
Daniels takes both ends of this one, resetting the track speed record and earning lane choice against Panella in round two.

That's it for round one, all three championship hopefuls (Panella, Osborne, and Jeter) advancing to round two




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