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Sat, 1 Sep 2001, 04:40 PM

INDY - Pro Stock Bike Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Bob Orme

CLERMONT, Ind. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Bike at the 47th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals listing lane, rider 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: Shawn Gann Runs 7.258/184.80, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.248/178.66, Was #5
Right Lane: Antron Brown Runs 7.334/180.55, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.189/186.12, Was #2

It looked like Brown was running quicker than he did.

Left Lane: Bruce Dickson Runs 8.039/163.43, Now #26; Best prior run: 7.820/170.79, Was #26

Dickson on a solo pass can't find the horsepower.

Left Lane: Dennis Mirante Runs 7.836/171.99, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.771/162.78, Was #25

Mirante had a hard time keeping the bike off the retaining wall almost all the way down the track.

Left Lane: Geno Scali Runs 7.442/177.16, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.478/168.66, Was #21
Right Lane: Blaine Hale Runs 7.454/174.17, Now #21; No Prior Run

No apparent problems for either rider.

Left Lane: Connie Cohen No Time, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.451/177.56, Was #20
Right Lane: Neil Jacobs Runs 7.738/144.43, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.610/163.85, Was #24

Cohen's engine went silent right after the hit, the bike coasting to a stop at 800 feet.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.370/183.44, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.442/174.93, Was #19
Right Lane: Sam Hurwitz Runs 7.433/173.94, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.523/174.50, Was #23

Johnson helps himself quite a bit with this pass.

Left Lane: Chris Bostick Runs 7.341/182.62, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.431/179.66, Was #18
Right Lane: Reggie Cole Runs 7.543/171.49, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.474/173.03, Was #23

Cole was very soft on the launch.

Left Lane: Rob Short Runs 7.420/180.79, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.423/183.07, Was #18
Right Lane: Greg Underdahl Runs 7.465/177.32, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.414/177.04, Was #17

No help for either rider.

Left Lane: Ron Ayers Runs 20.697/22.74, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.395/181.59, Was #15
Right Lane: C.J. Smith Runs 7.478/173.92, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.410/176.65, Was #16

Ayers missed the shift into second gear .

Left Lane: Brian DeLong Runs 7.445/177.81, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.382/181.28, Was #13
Right Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.643/154.16, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.351/181.86, Was #11

Berry had a hard time keeping the bike off of the centerline.

Left Lane: Todd Doege Runs 7.333/183.54, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.268/188.54, Was #7
Right Lane: Chris Reuter Runs 7.496/171.88, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.387/174.75, Was #14

No improvement for either rider.

Left Lane: Matt Hines Runs 7.288/179.40, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.262/179.61, Was #6
Right Lane: Reggie Showers Runs 7.446/179.06, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.332/183.72, Was #9

A cloud just covered the sun, but conditions aren't cooling quick enough to help.

Left Lane: GT Tonglet Runs 7.300/185.82, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.238/184.22, Was #4
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.344/176.72, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.317/177.37, Was #8

Left Lane: Angelle Savoie Runs 7.197/183.72, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.127/189.87, Was #1
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 7.318/180.33, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.200/184.72, Was #3

The round ends with Savoie posting the lowest ET of this session. She remains on the pole and C.J. Smith is on the bump with a 7.410-second ET.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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