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Sat, 11 Jun 2005, 03:51 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Mopar 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: Kenny Lang Runs 6.495/215.41, Now #17; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Roy Wasko Runs 6.425/220.26, Now #14; No Prior Run

3:28 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.36 inches, adjusted altitude 2,984 feet, track temperature 132 degrees.

These two broke before they staged their cars last night, Lang's car with a broken starter mount and Wasko breaking on the burnout. David Roemer is on the bump spot at 6.734.

Lang beat the bump time, but so did Wasko and Wasko bumped Lang back out of the field. Steve Bareman is on the bump spot at 6.451.


Left Lane: Dennis Radford Runs 6.418/218.90, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Carl Spiering Runs 6.415/226.32, Now #13; Best prior run: 10.575/87.27, Was #22

Shuffle the deck again, both bumped into the field, putting Bareman and Quain Stott on the outside. That put Roy Wasko on the bump spot at 6.425.

Left Lane: Al Billes Runs 10.228/87.03, Now #23; Best prior run: 9.074/112.14, Was #23
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 9.000/99.68, Now #22; Best prior run: 9.057/103.24, Was #22

Both cars had lots of tire spin and both drivers find themselves facing a one-shot qualifying situation tonight.

Left Lane: Steve Bareman Runs 6.466/218.97, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.451/217.25, Was #18
Right Lane: Carl Bullock Runs 7.635/115.26, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.924/158.82, Was #21

Bareman had a bit of tire spin on the launch, but it was Bullock who had the wild ride, his car swerving back and forth across the groove, sending the trackside observers scrambling to get away from the wall. He reined it in enough to put the chutes out and save the car without hitting anything. Meanwhile, Baremen came up short.

Left Lane: Quain Stott Runs 6.388/225.22, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.426/223.91, Was #17
Right Lane: David Roemer Runs 13.899/66.27, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.734/184.62, Was #20

Roemer's car bounced violently, but Stott put together the best run of the round so far to get back in, bumping Wasko. Dennis Radford is on the bump spot at 6.418.

Left Lane: Mike Lockwood Runs 10.046/102.29, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.415/218.05, Was #15
Right Lane: Charles Carpenter Runs 6.433/220.40, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.407/219.61, Was #13

Lockwood's car started dancing around and he lifted. Carpenter made a nice looking run, smooth and straight after a slightly loose first 200 feet.

Left Lane: Mike Janis Runs 6.388/223.95, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.342/226.39, Was #8
Right Lane: Rick DiStefano Runs 6.417/223.06, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.377/220.87, Was #11

The remaining cars already should be in the field, so no more bumping this round. Janis spun the tires, slid around, and got completely out of the throttle, so his time was a big surprise. DiStefano made a much better looking run, but the numbers don't show it.

Right Lane: Eddie Ware Runs 6.382/220.94, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.370/216.06, Was #10

Nice pass by Ware, right down the groove with the wheels up for the first 100 feet of the run.

Left Lane: Burton Auxier Runs 6.324/220.91, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.339/220.48, Was #7
Right Lane: Tony Pontieri No Time, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.354/223.06, Was #9

Pontieri's car did not fire, so Auxier made a solo pass. A nice, smooth, quick solo pass, quickest of the round so far.

Left Lane: Keith Baker Runs 6.557/218.41, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.328/221.49, Was #6
Right Lane: Ed Hoover Runs 6.321/225.48, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.332/224.47, Was #7

Both cars were moving around a bit, but Hoover was solidly down the right lane for low elapsed time of the round, while Baker had some tire spin in the left, pedaling it quickly to get the tires hooked back up.

Left Lane: Harold Martin Runs 6.408/222.69, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.293/224.73, Was #3
Right Lane: Jim Halsey Runs 6.365/222.77, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.326/223.17, Was #6

Martin's car appeared to backfire on the top end. Nice run by Halsey, right down the groove.

Left Lane: Billy Harper Runs 6.564/177.25, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.277/222.69, Was #2
Right Lane: Shannon Jenkins Runs 6.217/226.01, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.191/227.11, Was #1

There was a puff of smoke from Harper's headers about 1,000 feet down the strip and he slowed. No problems for Jenkins, running low ET of the round by over a tenth of a second.

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