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Sun, 12 Nov 2000, 04:00 PM

POMONA-2 - Pro Stock Truck Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Truck at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Mike Coughlin       7.523 179.09  Q    9 John Coughlin       7.524 178.64
 *****WINNER***** 0.435  7.529 178.87  E1                  0.426  7.554 178.61
12:38 PM By the luck of the ladder, the two yellow and black S-10s end up racing each other in round one for the family bragging rights. John gets the better light, but Mike runs him down and takes a small lead on the top end, the margin of victory = 0.016 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Bob Panella Jr      7.518 179.04  Q   10 Steven Farr         7.525 179.21
 *****WINNER***** 0.436  7.509 178.76  E1                  0.447  7.546 179.30
Panella led this one all the way, slowly pulling away to win by a margin of victory = 0.048 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Larry Seay          7.514 178.14  Q   11 Dale Eaton          7.530 178.78
 *****WINNER***** 0.452  7.495 178.83  E1                  0.481  7.530 178.66
This one was all Seay, away first and running away to win by a margin of victory = 0.064 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Steve Johns         7.488 179.68  Q   16 Mark Whisnant       7.559 178.19
 *****WINNER***** 0.461  7.515 177.67  E1                  0.463  7.546 178.87
Another close race, the two leaving together and Johns slowly edging ahead to win by a Margin of victory = 0.033 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Johns also will have lane choice over Mike Coughlin in round two - by 0.014 seconds.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Scott Perin         7.514 178.95  Q   12 John Lingenfelter   7.544 178.47
 *****WINNER***** 0.444  7.530 178.83  E1                  0.473  7.571 178.50
Perin left first, but got out of the groove and had to do a job of driving to hold off Lingenfelter and win by a margin of victory = 0.070 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Jeff Gracia         7.509 178.66  Q   13 David Spitzer       7.545 178.12
 *****WINNER***** 0.470  7.511 178.57  E1                  0.450  7.604 174.77
Spitzer got the better light, but got out of the groove on the top end and fell off the pace a bit. Gracia gets the win light and lane choice over Perin next round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Randy Daniels       7.490 180.38  Q   15 Rick Jones          7.556 177.81
 *****WINNER***** 0.538  7.511 179.33  E1                  0.503  7.596 177.91
Neither driver will be writing home about these reaction times, Daniels winning by a Margin of victory = 0.050 seconds (approximately 13 feet), losing lane choice to Panella by 0.002 seconds.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Greg Stanfield      7.508 180.09  Q   14 Charles Greco       7.545 177.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.449  7.486 180.09  E1                  0.472  7.587 178.14
Wow! Stanfield got a good light and low ET of the weekend to win by a margin of victory = 0.124 seconds (approximately 32 feet). That gives him lane choice against Seay next round, by just 0.009 seconds, the two quickest ETs of round one paired off in round two.




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