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Fri, 24 Jun 2005, 11:45 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 13.097/63.59, Now #19; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Billy Harper Runs 6.566/181.57, Now #15; No Prior Run

9:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 27.64 inches, adjusted altitude 3,407 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Harper had an oil line come loose in the first session - no damage, other than a 15-point penalty.

Stoken had the front end way up and the rear tires shaking, then he lifted. Harper made a full pass, getting in, but just barely. Tim Vogt is on the bump spot at 6.570.


Left Lane: Eddie Ware Runs 9.451/113.83, Now #19; Best prior run: 9.709/114.84, Was #18
Right Lane: Vern Mills Runs 6.401/217.11, Now #13; No Prior Run

Mills made a nice run to bump Vogt. That put Billy Harper on the bump spot at 6.566. Ware shook and slowed.

Left Lane: Joe Delehay Runs 6.512/217.35, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.576/215.65, Was #18
Right Lane: Dennis Radford Runs 6.315/219.94, Now #9; Best prior run: 16.800/49.02, Was #21

Bye-bye Harper and Kenny Lang. Two good runs, but Delehay ended up on the bubble, Radford should be safe.

Right Lane: Tim Vogt No Time, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.570/213.23, Was #19

Lang was the last with a chance to bump Delehay. His car swerved to the left, paused, then went left again, clipping the 330-foot timing reflector. The run was DQ'ed, but it wasn't quick enough to make the cut anyway.

Left Lane: Lee Smith Runs 6.351/224.51, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.376/224.14, Was #12
Right Lane: Kenny Lang Runs 6.461/217.77, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.558/218.48, Was #17

Oops, Lang still had a shot at dislodging Delehay. He did just that on a nice effort. Smith improved slightly, stayed put on the ladder. Ross Hogenson is on the bump spot at 6.482.

Left Lane: Carl Spiering Runs 6.513/227.65, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.348/226.32, Was #11
Right Lane: Ross Hogenson Runs 6.602/181.30, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.482/218.19, Was #16

Hogenson's is a former Ed Hoover nitrous car. He had to jerk it away from the centerline beyond half track, the car steadily drifting left all the way. No help for either driver.

Left Lane: Ed Hoover Runs 6.314/225.63, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.321/226.58, Was #10
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 6.302/226.77, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.401/225.63, Was #13

Two nice runs, two nice improvements in performance, Hoover staying put on the ladder.

Left Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 6.232/227.50, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.303/226.77, Was #8
Right Lane: Burton Auxier No Time, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.310/223.32, Was #9

Auxier burned a piston in the first round and was unable to answer the call. Pretty run by Castellana, right down the groove.

Left Lane: Shannon Jenkins Runs 6.253/225.45, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.301/224.28, Was #7
Right Lane: Harold Martin Runs 6.255/226.51, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.280/226.43, Was #6

And the hits just keep on coming...two more nice runs. The top of the field is getting very tight!

Left Lane: Rick DiStefano Runs 6.224/227.88, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.244/223.62, Was #4
Right Lane: Mike Janis Runs 12.605/72.26, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.266/228.23, Was #7

Janis' car got up on the tires and started fishtailing, so he lifted. Nice run by DiStefano with an improved speed.

Left Lane: Jim Halsey Runs 6.932/149.33, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.204/225.33, Was #1
Right Lane: Al Billes Runs 6.150/234.53, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.221/232.27, Was #2

Billes reset both ends of the track record on a string-straight run, bringing this Canadian crowd to their feet. Halsey launched hard and ran well to half track, then slowed.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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