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Fri, 10 Nov 2000, 05:28 PM

POMONA-2 - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock Truck at the 36th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals 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: Craig Eaton Runs 7.586/176.53, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.628/176.10, Was #13
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.594/177.28, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.655/174.46, Was #20

1:56 PM The second session opens with Rick Jones holding down the bump spot at 7.64. Naiser all the way to the top half.

Left Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.662/176.97, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.662/176.97, Was #23
Right Lane: Rick Jones Runs 7.588/177.53, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.640/176.24, Was #17

Jones gets back into the field in a big way.

Left Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.639/175.14, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.656/175.66, Was #21
Right Lane: Lou Ficco No Time, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.649/175.34, Was #20

Ficco is pushed away from the starting line after the burnout. Patterson does not get in.

Left Lane: John Coughlin Runs 7.562/177.39, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.633/176.79, Was #17
Right Lane: Larry Seay Runs 7.530/177.98, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.615/176.40, Was #13

Seay moves right to the top of the field. That will put this year's champ, Bob Panella, on the bump spot for the moment. I can see that his truck is just a couple of pairs away.

Left Lane: Bob Yonke Runs 7.685/174.98, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.805/168.83, Was #27
Right Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.575/177.86, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.628/177.21, Was #16

Panella moves way off the bump spot on a very pretty pass. Yonke still has work to do.

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.542/178.47, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.619/177.46, Was #16
Right Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.542/178.80, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.577/176.64, Was #5

This pair was just about identical all the way down. Eaton takes the #2 spot on speed.

Left Lane: Steve Johns Runs 7.533/178.31, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.601/177.53, Was #12
Right Lane: Rob Slavinski Runs 7.581/178.85, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.645/177.32, Was #20

John just misses taking over the top spot in the field. Slavinski bumps Whisnant.

Left Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.556/177.49, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.644/176.21, Was #20
Right Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.621/177.44, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.591/176.56, Was #11

Coughlin goes from way outside the field to the top half. Lingenfelter gets no help. Perin is out and Spitzer is on the bump.

Left Lane: Larry Kopp Runs 7.624/176.88, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.803/169.98, Was #27
Right Lane: Steven Farr Runs 7.596/177.81, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.674/176.30, Was #24

Kopp will need another round to get in but Farr bumps Spitzer. That puts Celedon on the bump.

Left Lane: David Spitzer Runs 7.564/177.00, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.606/176.60, Was #17
Right Lane: Brian Self Runs 11.316/79.44, Now #28; Best prior run: 8.576/117.46, Was #28

Spitzer gets off the bubble and into the top half of the field. That's two broken runs for Self as the truck turned left at the hit.

Left Lane: Scott Perin Runs 7.544/177.98, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.607/176.97, Was #18
Right Lane: Jim Kennedy Runs 7.633/176.21, Now #22; Best prior run: 7.657/175.52, Was #24

Perin goes from outside to the to half as well. Kennedy moves all over the lane and shuts off. Price is out and Farr is on the bubble.

Left Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.574/177.51, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.600/177.74, Was #17
Right Lane: Charles Greco Runs 7.630/177.65, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.633/177.09, Was #21

Price is all over the left lane but manages to get back into the show. Greco will have to wait for the next session.

Left Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.543/178.40, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.557/178.80, Was #7
Right Lane: Ruben Celedon Runs 7.591/176.88, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.601/176.60, Was #18

Naiser is on the bump spot. Daniels is all over the left lane but moves up two spots. Celedon makes the bottom of the field.

Left Lane: Don Smith Runs 7.658/176.14, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.706/175.55, Was #27
Right Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.592/177.58, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.610/176.47, Was #19

No help for either driver in this final pair of the session.




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