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Fri, 16 Jun 2000, 01:56 PM

CORDOVA - Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

CORDOVA, Ill. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Funny Car at the 21st annual Amalie Motor Oil Summer Nationals listing lane, driver 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: Dale Brand Runs 5.950/234.98, Now #2; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Andy Kelley Runs 6.231/223.69, Now #13; No Prior Run

Brand recovers from his problems from yesterday with a greatly looking pass.

Left Lane: Santo Volpe Runs 6.105/232.87, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.195/137.82, Was #16
Right Lane: Dan Crownhart Runs 6.343/221.85, Now #15; No Prior Run

Volpe got real close the wall in the lights, but jumped into the top half of show for now.

Left Lane: Chris Hunt Runs 6.070/228.73, Now #7; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Jim Lape Runs 13.154/71.65, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.022/235.47, Was #5

Lape had problems right off the starting line and gave up. Hunt jumped into the top half of the show with his first pass of the weekend.

Left Lane: Tony Bogolo Runs 6.436/224.25, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.471/140.24, Was #19
Right Lane: Scott Weney Runs 6.349/233.76, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.144/229.82, Was #9

Weney launched into big time tire shake, but stayed with it. Bogolo made a big move in the right direction, but not big enough.

Left Lane: Mark Thomas Runs 6.047/22.34, Now #6; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Kevin Newburgh No Time, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.001/200.08, Was #18

Newburgh had problems on the burnout and drove in off the top end. Thomas with a good looking pass to get into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Raymond Drew Runs 6.290/220.01, Now #17; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Rob Atchison Runs 6.056/228.58, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.144/228.77, Was #11

Drew the owner of Great Lakes Dragway did a long burnout, putting on a great show for the fans. Atchison jumped into the top half of the show with that straight as a string run.

Left Lane: Billy Gibson Runs 6.218/234.66, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.013/234.57, Was #4
Right Lane: Terry Munroe Runs 6.110/232.47, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.219/221.45, Was #14

No help for Gibson here. Munroe made a move in the right direction.

Left Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 6.538/224.47, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.225/224.17, Was #15
Right Lane: Steve Ruda Runs 18.325/71.77, Now #22; No Prior Run

Ruda spun the tires right of the starting line and then went into tire shake, finally clicked it off. McMillen launched into tire shake, and pedaled it one time to drive into the show.

Left Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 9.888/87.66, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.064/233.92, Was #8

Butler launched hard, but clicked it off by 200 feet.

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