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Fri, 30 Sep 2005, 09:03 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Dave Rowe

JOLIET, Ill. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual Ameriquest Mortgage Route 66 NHRA Nationals 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: Larry Peternel Runs 18.437/43.15, Now #30; Best prior run: 9.889/88.41, Was #30

7:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.71 inches, adjusted altitude 470 feet, track temperature 75 degrees.

Left Lane: Jerry Hemmingson Runs 6.860/201.70, Now #26; Best prior run: 6.872/202.42, Was #26
Right Lane: Max Naylor Runs 20.735/51.53, Now #31; No Prior Run

Naylor had problems right off the line and gave up on the run. Hemmingson runs a career best ET but doesn't move up.

Left Lane: Tony Rizzo Runs 6.809/202.94, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.822/203.65, Was #25
Right Lane: Pat Herold Runs 6.879/201.70, Now #27; Best prior run: 9.384/93.41, Was #29

Left Lane: Mike Trumble Jr Runs 9.305/100.07, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.796/203.58, Was #24
Right Lane: Barry Grant Runs 6.737/204.01, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.351/148.49, Was #29

Grant makes a big improvement but still isn't in the show.

Left Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.733/205.26, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.795/203.80, Was #24
Right Lane: Bill Shorts Runs 7.015/188.36, Now #29; Best prior run: 7.020/195.19, Was #29

Benza makes the quickest and fastest run of his career but it doesn't get him in the show. No help for Shorts.

Left Lane: Mark Pawuk Runs 6.721/205.91, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.791/205.26, Was #24
Right Lane: Kevin Lawrence Runs 6.776/204.42, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.770/204.08, Was #23

Pawuk equals his quickest run ever but doesn't get in the field. No help for Lawrence.

Left Lane: Bruce Allen Runs 6.717/204.66, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.742/204.54, Was #23
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.699/206.07, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.726/205.66, Was #20

Stanfield makes a big move and gets in the top half of the field for now. Allen moves up but not enough.

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.688/206.07, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.717/205.69, Was #16
Right Lane: Ben Watson Runs 6.708/205.01, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.721/204.94, Was #21

and the hits continue. Connolly makes a big move to the second spot. Watson gets in the show for now in the 13th spot. We are now three cars away from the quickest field ever.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.691/205.63, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.712/205.85, Was #15
Right Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 6.708/206.16, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.718/205.51, Was #20

A big improvement for both drivers, both move up.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.680/205.47, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.708/205.22, Was #14
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.676/206.48, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.717/205.16, Was #19

Gaines runs a career best here and moves into the top spot for now. Johnson makes a big improvement and moves into third.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.684/206.99, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.707/206.67, Was #14
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.684/206.35, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.713/205.82, Was #19

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.670/206.48, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.705/206.26, Was #15
Right Lane: Kenny Koretsky Runs 6.736/205.91, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.712/205.38, Was #19

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.668/206.67, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.701/206.70, Was #14
Right Lane: Dave Howard Runs 6.707/206.07, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.709/205.29, Was #18

Morgan improves and takes his turn in the top spot. Howard gets in on the bump.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.695/205.47, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.699/205.63, Was #14
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.687/207.30, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.704/207.11, Was #15

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.717/206.45, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.694/206.61, Was #12
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.669/206.32, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.694/206.32, Was #13

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.646/207.27, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.678/206.99, Was #5
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.663/208.17, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.690/207.27, Was #11

Anderson started out the round on the pole and he regains that position here. Line runs a career best speed, a track record, and gets into the second spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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