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Fri, 27 Oct 2006, 09:57 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual ACDelco Las Vegas 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: Richie Stevens Runs 6.792/202.88, Now #7; No Prior Run

Stevens was leaking brake fluid in the first round. THis should be an indication on how good the track and air conditions are tonight. Nice pass for Stevens to get into the top half of the show and he bumped out Yates.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 12.053/98.65, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.801/132.78, Was #23
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.759/204.01, Now #2; No Prior Run

Carbery was real loose on the launch and clicked it off. Anderson with a great pass after getting timed out during the first session.

Left Lane: Tony Rizzo No Time, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.952/197.57, Was #23
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.806/203.52, Now #13; No Prior Run

Rizzo got real loose and clipped the half track cone and then the top end mph cone. Coughlin had his throttle cable fall off during the first round. Coughlin straight down the groove to get into the show, and that bumped out WJ.

Left Lane: Jose Maldonado Runs 6.874/200.20, Now #22; Best prior run: 6.907/200.26, Was #23
Right Lane: Max Naylor Runs 15.658/51.87, Now #27; Best prior run: 18.081/42.26, Was #27

Maldonado was real loose and then got it to hook. On the top end the chutes were real late deploying and finally they came out, but he couldn't get it to stop before he ended up in the sand. Naylor had problems right off the starting line.

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.775/202.58, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.824/201.25, Was #19
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.778/203.77, Now #7; Best prior run: 12.593/93.97, Was #26

Gaines gets into the show with a nice pass, and Yates is just a few ticks ahead of him. They bump out Kurt Johnson and Northrop.

Left Lane: Tommy Brown Runs 6.831/202.88, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.821/202.79, Was #20
Right Lane: Ben Watson Runs 6.827/200.65, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.886/199.43, Was #24

No help here for Brown. Watson with his best pass, but still comes up short for today.

Left Lane: Dave Northrop Runs 6.773/203.46, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.811/202.39, Was #18
Right Lane: Bob Panella Runs 6.815/202.94, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.841/202.33, Was #23

Northrop with a real nice pass to get into the top half of the show, and that bumps out Krisher. Panella moves up the ladder, but not enough.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.760/203.71, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.809/202.85, Was #18
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.816/202.48, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.832/201.82, Was #23

Johnson with a real nice pass to go to the number three spot. He will bump out Jeg Coughlin.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.768/203.34, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.805/202.61, Was #16
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.803/203.09, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.818/202.61, Was #21

Morgan gets off the bubble and into the top half of the show. WJ improves, but will not get into the show on day one.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 7.377/141.25, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.800/202.42, Was #16
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.769/203.28, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.806/202.24, Was #19

Enders with problems around half track and pushed in the clutch. Krisher with a really good pass to get into the top half of the show and that will bump out Enders.

Left Lane: Kenny Koretsky Runs 6.753/203.77, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.798/202.94, Was #16
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.753/204.17, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.796/202.94, Was #15

This was a great side by side drag race with Stanfield going to number one and Koretsky number two. Kenny Koretsky's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.814, 660ft-4.335/161.54mph, 1,000ft-5.647
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.814, 660ft-4.337/161.63mph, 1,000ft-5.649

Left Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.744/204.11, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.787/203.65, Was #15
Right Lane: Tommy Lee Runs 6.751/204.17, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.784/203.49, Was #14

Another great looking side by side drag race. Tom Martino's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.813, 660ft-4.332/161.96mph, 1,000ft-5.641
Tommy Lee's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.821, 660ft-4.341/161.98mph, 1,000ft-5.648

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.727/204.20, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.770/203.40, Was #11
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.757/204.48, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.774/203.61, Was #13

Connolly goes to the number one spot with the track E.T. record.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.720/204.94, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.756/204.26, Was #6
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.742/203.89, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.764/203.03, Was #10

Line launched hard and blast on down the quarter mile with the track E.T. and mph records. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.804, 660ft-4.317/162.67mph, 1,000ft-5.622 Johnson with a nice pass too.

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