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Sat, 30 Sep 2000, 10:12 AM

TOPEKA - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Bob Orme

TOPEKA, Kan. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock Truck at the 12th annual Advance Auto Parts 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: Douglas Harris Runs 7.845/171.86, Now #27; Best prior run: 7.885/170.99, Was #28

5:50 PM Harris improves here, but not by much.

Left Lane: Lou Ficco Runs 7.723/174.66, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.805/173.45, Was #26
Right Lane: Ruben Celedon Runs 7.657/174.89, Now #8; Best prior run: 9.488/98.75, Was #32

Celedon moves up the ladder quite a bit with this pass.

Left Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.675/174.82, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.759/173.85, Was #27
Right Lane: Steven Farr Runs 7.882/169.10, Now #30; Best prior run: 8.287/123.37, Was #32

Eaton helps himself on this pass, Farr remains out.

Left Lane: Jim Kennedy Runs 7.668/174.37, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.753/173.78, Was #27
Right Lane: Chip Ippolito Runs 7.828/172.17, Now #28; Best prior run: 8.154/136.98, Was #32

Kennedy moves into the field for now.

Left Lane: Craig Eaton Runs 7.731/173.21, Now #26; Best prior run: 7.714/173.21, Was #26
Right Lane: Charles Greco Runs 9.703/97.62, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.971/173.41, Was #32

Greco was off the throttle at half track.

Left Lane: Scott Perin Runs 11.018/80.50, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.709/174.35, Was #25
Right Lane: Joe Pigford Runs 7.755/174.14, Now #28; Best prior run: 7.857/171.90, Was #30

Perin headed for the wall almost immediately and had to lift.

Left Lane: John Coughlin Runs 7.635/175.18, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.706/175.07, Was #24
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.638/175.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.705/174.03, Was #23

Both drivers improve quite a bit here.

Left Lane: Larry Kopp Runs 7.627/176.14, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.704/176.07, Was #24
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.637/175.59, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.700/174.41, Was #23

....and another pair move way up the ladder.

Left Lane: Rick Jones Runs 7.657/174.98, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.693/174.93, Was #24
Right Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.623/175.84, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.681/174.48, Was #22

Whisnant improves greatly, and with the way things are going, Jones' thirteenth position isn't exactly safe.

Left Lane: Kim Smith Runs 7.661/175.39, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.689/175.18, Was #24
Right Lane: David Spitzer Runs 7.670/175.02, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.670/175.27, Was #19

Smith moves onto the bump spot.

Left Lane: Steve Johns Runs 7.625/176.79, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.680/176.05, Was #24
Right Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.621/176.84, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.665/176.05, Was #17

Coughlin puts the Chevy truck into the number two spot for now.

Left Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.619/176.67, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.677/176.60, Was #24
Right Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.599/176.93, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.660/174.89, Was #17

Price was out of shape early and was still able to lay down a very good pass.

Left Lane: Larry Seay Runs 7.694/174.73, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.672/174.48, Was #23
Right Lane: Don Smith Runs 7.651/0.00, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.653/175.43, Was #15

Left Lane: Taylor Lastor Runs 7.641/175.41, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.670/175.48, Was #21
Right Lane: Brian Self Runs 7.658/174.87, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.644/175.16, Was #13

Lastor moves into the field for now.

Left Lane: Rob Slavinski Runs 13.296/63.98, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.656/175.96, Was #17
Right Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.606/176.97, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.630/175.84, Was #9

Slavinski was off the throttle at 200 feet out.

Left Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.678/175.64, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.649/175.64, Was #15
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.596/176.72, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.596/176.86, Was #1

Stanfield duplicates his first round elapsed time.

Left Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.585/176.95, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.622/176.77, Was #6

Panella moves into the top spot on a solo pass to end the round. Don Smith is on the bump in the sixteenth position with a 7.651 second elapsed time.

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