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Fri, 24 Jun 2005, 07:35 PM

Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Larry Sullivan

EDMONTON, Alb. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Funny Car at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Race Fuels listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Kevin Therres Runs 6.432/214.89, Now #1
Right Lane: Scott McVey Runs 7.445/143.84, Now #2

5:09 p.m. A pair of Canadian drivers opened the round.

Left Lane: Rob Atchison Runs 5.869/240.29, Now #1
Right Lane: John Evanchuk Runs 6.245/232.47, Now #2

Atchison erased the track speed record on this run, strong and straight.

Left Lane: Nathan Sitko Runs 6.301/224.02, Now #4
Right Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 6.265/230.17, Now #3

McMillan's car made a move to the right early in the run.

Left Lane: Thomas Carter Runs 6.107/234.98, Now #2
Right Lane: Ken Kraus Runs 6.132/227.61, Now #3

Two clean runs, no wiggles or waggles.

Left Lane: Trevor Lebsack No Time, Now #10
Right Lane: Mark Thomas Runs 6.791/153.18, Now #8

Lebsack's car had the wheels up and went to the right, crossing the centerline, taking out the half-track reflectors and forcing Thomas to slow to avoid him.

Left Lane: Jim Sickles Runs 5.946/238.60, Now #2

Sickles showed how it's done with a smooth, straight run.

Right Lane: Alan Tarapaski Runs 8.075/165.36, Now #11

Tarapaski went through the clutch on the launch to close the round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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