POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Bike at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals listing lane, rider 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: Lori Francis Runs 7.829/155.31, Now #24; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Reggie Showers Runs 7.402/180.72, Now #9; Best prior run: 22.375/28.00, Was #23
10:30 AM Based on the just-completed truck session, the bikes and cars should step up a few hundredths this session. Showers had two troubled runs before this session, not even getting past the 1-2 shift under power. Whatever the problem, he appears to have it fixed, a pretty run, the bike drifting a bit to the left during the run.
Left Lane: Clarence Markham Runs 7.426/178.61, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.719/174.03, Was #21
Right Lane: Kevin Smith Runs 7.645/167.99, Now #22; Best prior run: 7.736/165.76, Was #22
Markham gets in, but that time may not hold up this session. Both bikes went lean on the top end, leaving a trail of aluminum smoke in the lights.
Left Lane: Hector Arana Runs 7.442/174.12, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.517/172.89, Was #20
Right Lane: Larry Cook Runs 7.470/175.78, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.465/175.48, Was #18
Left Lane: David Feazell Runs 7.719/168.77, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.784/166.85, Was #23
Right Lane: Brian DeLong Runs 8.113/121.87, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.530/175.80, Was #21
The field is changing so fast that these two stand out by not moving up the ladder.
Left Lane: Fred Camarena Runs 7.614/179.04, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.486/173.72, Was #20
Right Lane: Greg Underdahl Runs 7.421/176.72, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.445/173.96, Was #17
Left Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 7.372/180.81, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.435/172.65, Was #15
Right Lane: Brian Ayers Runs 7.420/176.93, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.446/177.93, Was #18
Left Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.260/177.56, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.422/173.72, Was #14
Right Lane: Blaine Hale Runs 7.363/181.01, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.439/177.56, Was #17
Hale gets the Kawasaki back into the middle of the field.
Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.329/177.53, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.412/176.93, Was #13
Right Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.346/180.48, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.433/177.60, Was #17
Left Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.581/178.05, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.401/174.91, Was #13
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.307/180.55, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.353/180.69, Was #10
Left Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.275/179.47, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.339/180.38, Was #8
Right Lane: Tony Mullen Runs 7.255/180.40, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.352/182.01, Was #10
Lots of very good runs this session, too many to single them out...
Left Lane: Antron Brown Runs 7.212/181.01, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.256/181.25, Was #4
Right Lane: John Smith Runs 7.452/182.45, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.309/179.21, Was #8
Brown posted a 1.10 60-foot time (good for these bikes) and jumped to the top of the heap - for now.
Left Lane: Matt Hines Runs 8.303/112.84, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.245/183.22, Was #2
Right Lane: Angelle Seeling Runs 7.181/185.31, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.248/180.57, Was #3
The current #1 and next-year's #1 close the session. Hines' bike faltered on the launch, a slow 60-foot time, but Angelle was quick off the line with a 1.085 and took over the top spot handily.
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