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Sun, 21 Oct 2001, 12:58 PM

DALLAS - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 16th 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 Taylor Lastor       7.485 180.32  Q    9 Jeff Gracia         7.486 180.90
                  0.494  7.483 180.43  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.424  7.543 179.46
11:43 AM Gracia nails Lastor to the tree for the holeshot victory. Margin of victory = 0.010 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Mike Coughlin       7.484 179.96  Q   10 Todd Patterson      7.487 180.10
 *****WINNER***** 0.437  7.470 181.12  E1                  0.458  7.478 180.46
COughlin runs his quickest pass of the weekend and takes the win. Margin of victory = 0.029 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Victor Cagnazzi     7.477 181.52  Q   11 Bart Price          7.488 180.97
 *****WINNER***** 0.505  7.478 181.67  E1                  0.445  8.524 124.67
Price gets out of the groove early and veers toward the wall. He gets back in the groove, back out again and finally gives up on the run.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Greg Stanfield      7.471 181.45  Q   12 John Coughlin       7.488 179.89
 *****WINNER***** 0.446  7.453 181.89  E1                  0.462  7.482 181.01


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Scott Tidwell       7.468 181.12  Q   14 Mark Whisnant       7.504 179.92
 *****WINNER***** 0.433  7.471 180.86  E1                  0.460  7.508 180.39
Tidwell gets the holeshot and extends his lead at every incremental. Margin of victory = 0.064 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Bob Panella Jr      7.470 180.57  Q   13 Randy Daniels       7.492 180.07
 *****WINNER***** 0.419  7.467 181.19  E1                  0.413  7.491 180.61
Good reaction times for both drivers but Panella pulled away at halftrack and never looked back.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Don Smith           7.467 181.41  Q   15 Jeff Naiser         7.507 179.67
 *****WINNER***** 0.458  7.491 180.90  E1                  0.447  7.535 178.81
Naiser got the slight holeshot but Smith caught him by half-track and drove away. He loses lane choice to Coughlin in round two. Margin of victory = 0.033 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 John Lingenfelter   7.458 181.15  Q   16 Lou Ficco           7.513 179.56
 *****WINNER***** 0.495  7.447 181.12  E1                  0.419  7.610 178.11
Lingenfelter runs his best time of the weekend and takes the win. He will have lane choice over Gracia in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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