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Sat, 24 Jun 2006, 10:21 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

EDMONTON, Alb. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Knoll Gas - Torco Pro Modified at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, CARS RV & Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Racing 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: Joe Delehay No Time, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.389/225.63, Was #23
Right Lane: Billy Harper Runs 8.569/103.57, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.570/180.04, Was #25

7:54 p.m. Pat Stoken is on the bump spot at 6.249.

Delehay fired the engine, the crew spotted something they didn't like, and he shut it off. Harper's car backfired on the launch, then hooked up for 100 feet or so, then the engine sputtered and he shut it down.

Right Lane: Vern Mills Runs 6.436/215.82, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.463/214.31, Was #24

Mills ran a pair of 6.46 second elapsed times, but he needed a couple tenths and a little more to have a shot at the field.

Nope, he made his best run of the event, but just could not run the number needed to run in eliminations tomorrow.

Left Lane: Alan Pittman Runs 6.304/224.85, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.323/222.88, Was #21
Right Lane: Ross Hogenson Runs 6.393/218.02, Now #22; Best prior run: 6.382/219.61, Was #22

Pittman's Bel Air has shown the performance needed to make the field, but not so far this weekend.

Pittman made a good, straight run, but his engine started letting him down before half track and he was unable to improve enough to make the cut. Hogenson failed to improve and will be a spectator for eliminations.

Left Lane: Trevor Lowe Runs 6.359/223.69, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.323/223.36, Was #21
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 6.238/228.92, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.260/221.27, Was #18

Castellana got off to a slow start, with a 1.031 60-foot time, but had the muscle on the top end to bump into the field. That put Burton Auxier on the bump spot at 6.242 and Castellana isn't safe yet.

Left Lane: Steve Vick Runs 10.290/93.80, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.262/223.36, Was #19
Right Lane: Dennis Radford Runs 6.266/223.32, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.255/223.25, Was #18

Vick chattered the tires and drifted out toward the wall, then he lifted. Radford went right down the groove, just wasn't quick enough.

Left Lane: Steve Bareman Runs 6.264/232.55, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.233/232.67, Was #12
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 12.917/65.22, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.249/211.93, Was #17

Stoken was the last driver with a chance to bump Auxier. His car launched into tire shake and he had to shut it down early, so the field is set and the remaining cars will be racing for ladder pairings.

Left Lane: Harold Martin Runs 6.254/225.30, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.198/226.24, Was #8
Right Lane: Burton Auxier Runs 6.257/223.36, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.242/217.74, Was #16

No help for either driver, these two could meet again in round one.

Left Lane: Mike Janis Runs 6.855/231.48, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.198/230.29, Was #7
Right Lane: Glen Kerunsky Runs 6.265/227.19, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.238/228.00, Was #15

Same thing here, if neither driver improves, they will probably face each other in the first round.

Janis rolled the beams. Kerunsky failed to improve. Next!

Left Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 6.210/230.13, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.175/231.40, Was #6
Right Lane: Dan Rowe Runs 6.185/228.69, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.237/229.20, Was #13

There's a big shuffle on the ladder, Rowe moving into the top half, pushing Janis to eighth, Martin to ninth and positions 9 through 12 down a notch on the bottom half.

Left Lane: Carl Spiering Runs 6.225/230.61, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.168/231.12, Was #5
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 6.204/231.08, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.211/232.15, Was #12

Stott did some shuffling of his own, moving up a couple spots, but still in the bottom half.

Left Lane: Ed Hoover Runs 13.655/69.15, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.154/229.27, Was #4
Right Lane: Shannon Jenkins Runs 6.624/163.43, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.206/222.80, Was #12

Hoover shook immediately, the RPM s way up, and he shut it off. Jenkins started hard, then slowed and made a rather leisurely pass to stay right where he was on the ladder.

Left Lane: Scott Cannon Runs 6.119/235.84, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.144/233.28, Was #2
Right Lane: Kenny Lang Runs 6.223/229.74, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.206/228.58, Was #11

Lang was the last bottom-half driver to make his run in this session. He failed to improve, but Cannob rewrote both ends of the track record with a stunning run. Scott Cannon's incremental times: 60ft-1.028 sec., 330ft-2.698, 660ft-4.027/185.87mph, 1,000ft-5.164.

Left Lane: Rick Distefano Runs 6.160/233.68, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.134/228.42, Was #2
Right Lane: Jim Halsey Runs 6.185/226.92, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.145/227.88, Was #3

Distefano had a bit of tire spin on the launch, carding a 1.031 60-foot time, and failed to improve. Halsey posted a one-flat 60-foot time, also failed to improve.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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