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Fri, 7 Jun 2002, 07:31 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

GRAND BEND, Ont. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock at the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, 3rd annual Mopar Performance Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol 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: Frank Gugliotta Runs 6.690/203.98, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Bartunek Runs 6.638/207.94, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.631/208.09, Was #9

6:08 PM Gugliotta made a very slow pass in the first round and bypassed the scales. Nice run here to get in the field, but that time probably won't hold up. Bartunek is consistent, another "63"

Left Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 9.654/92.99, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.662/207.80, Was #13
Right Lane: Doug Kirk Runs 6.593/210.28, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.586/210.52, Was #2

The bump is now a 6.706, Larry O'Brien. No help in either lane, Spiess' car got very out of shape at the tree and he had to lift.

Left Lane: Wally Stroupe Runs 6.665/207.32, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.682/206.80, Was #14
Right Lane: Brian Gahm Runs 6.599/210.62, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.565/211.61, Was #1

Stroupe steps up a bit, but stays 14th. Gahm fails to improve on a pretty good run.

Left Lane: Chuck DeMory Runs 6.777/204.77, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.299/180.97, Was #18
Right Lane: Anthony Paone Runs 7.078/205.43, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.738/204.73, Was #17

DeMory's car did a sidestep on the launch. Paone left early and then spun the tires, posting a 1.388 60-foot time.

Left Lane: Larry O'Brien Runs 7.741/127.55, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.706/206.65, Was #16
Right Lane: Tim Nabors Runs 6.612/202.61, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.640/207.13, Was #11

Good run by Nabors, a 1.012 60-foot time among the quickest so far this round. O'Brien's 1.07 short time led to an off-pace 330-foot time and a slow run. He remained on the bubble.

Left Lane: Billy Huff Runs 6.727/183.18, Now #17; Best prior run: 9.517/88.67, Was #20
Right Lane: Ron Miller Runs 6.604/209.15, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.632/208.67, Was #11

Huff was close to 1,000 feet, then lost a bunch of ground. Nice run by Miller to step into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: Chris Holbrook Runs 6.594/210.18, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.596/209.59, Was #5
Right Lane: Rick Jones Runs 6.643/209.01, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.647/207.56, Was #12

Both drivers almost match their first runs...

Left Lane: Dwayne Rice Runs 6.630/209.49, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.596/209.39, Was #6
Right Lane: Elijah Morton Runs 7.017/198.06, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.605/210.08, Was #8

The rear of Rice's car danced left and right for the first 400 feet. Morton was slow off the line and never did pick it back up.

Left Lane: Carl Baker Runs 17.937/42.91, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.617/209.54, Was #10
Right Lane: Charlie Peppers Runs 9.287/93.53, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.591/209.83, Was #3

Shake in both lanes, Peppers getting very out of shape before he lifted.

Left Lane: John Montecalvo Runs 6.586/209.93, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.592/208.42, Was #4
Right Lane: Jeff Dobbins Runs 6.640/209.98, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.927/115.13, Was #20

It's 78 degrees, 45 percent relative humidity. Finally a pair of improvements, Dobbins bumping O'Brien and Montecalvo moving one rung closer to the top of the ladder.

Right Lane: Jason Collins Runs 6.669/209.93, Now #16; No Prior Run

Collins gets down the track this time, replacing Gugliotta on the bubble.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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