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Sun, 4 Jun 2000, 12:32 PM

GRAND BEND - Sunoco Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Sunoco Pro Stock at the Inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Jason Collins       6.676 208.81  Q    8 Bob Holzer          6.673 206.42
 *****WINNER***** 0.495  7.294 195.14  E1                  0.530  7.268 154.29
12:08 PM It's Mountain Motor time! This was wild! Collins was in trouble off the starting line, his car trying to cross the centerline - several times. Holzer had a huge lead, then his car got loose at half track and he had to slow, allowing Collins to go by for a margin of victory = 0.009 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Floyd Cheek         6.683 206.94  Q    7 Jon Yoak            6.673 208.57
                  0.481  6.721 206.23  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.475  6.680 207.37
This was a good drag race, the cars right together until the top part of the track, where Yoak pulled away for a margin of victory = 0.047 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  11 Carl Baker          6.687 206.42  Q    6 John Montecalvo     6.657 208.28
                  0.469  6.730 205.05  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.482  6.676 207.61
Baker got a small holeshot and Montecalvo drove by on the top end for a margin of victory = 0.041 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 John Konigshofer    6.690 207.03  Q    5 Steve Spiess        6.657 208.52
                  0.482  6.738 206.46  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.526  6.687 207.13
Konigshofer got a big holeshot, but Spiess stormed by on the top end for a margin of victory = 0.007 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 Gene Wilson         6.693 207.94  Q    4 Jerry Yeoman        6.647 207.56
 *****WINNER***** 0.490  6.715 205.80  E1                  0.553  6.696 206.99
Rockingham winner Yeoman gave Wilson too much of a head start and won't make it two in a row. Margin of victory = 0.044 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Wilson loses lane choice to Spiess next round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  14 Angelo Alesci       6.753 205.33  Q    3 Dwayne Rice         6.633 207.70
                  0.527  8.212 108.08  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.404  6.743 206.42
Rice's car veered toward the centerline, but he drove out of it for an easy win when Alesci slowed on the top end. Rice loses lane choice to Montecalvo next round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  15 Tim Nabors          6.766 204.45  Q    2 Tom Lee             6.626 209.74
                  0.452  6.790 203.98  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.488  6.648 208.47
Nabors got a small holeshot, but needed a big one to outrun Lee. Margin of victory = 0.106 seconds (approximately 32 feet). Lee has lane choice against Yoak in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  16 Wally Stroupe       6.771 204.63  Q    1 Ron Miller          6.625 208.42
                  0.451 12.807  79.61  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.497  6.674 202.97
As it did on most of his qualifying attempts, Stroupe's car got very sideways on the launch and he had to give it up. Miller earns lane choice over Collins in the quarterfinals.




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