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Fri, 21 Sep 2001, 03:04 PM

MEMPHIS - Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the 14th annual AutoZone NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Greg Thomas Runs 8.273/120.76, Now #2
Right Lane: Jim Cunningham Runs 7.238/190.92, Now #1

Greg Thomas making his first pass in a Pro Stock since 1996, he his driving Morgan's Avenger. He got out around half track and got loose then lifted.

Left Lane: David Strouse Jr. Runs 6.978/196.93, Now #1
Right Lane: Ray Franks Runs 7.067/195.59, Now #2

Strouse with a good straight pass.

Left Lane: Barry Grant Runs 6.996/196.64, Now #2
Right Lane: Danny Coffman Runs 7.242/191.84, Now #5

Coffman made a move toward the centerline and reeled it back in just pass half track. Grant with a little wiggle around 800 feet.

Left Lane: Mike Weinle Runs 7.246/193.38, Now #6
Right Lane: Tony Gillig Runs 7.747/197.36, Now #7

Gillig got out of the groove. Weinle made a move toward the wall and then back into the groove.

Left Lane: Brad Klein Runs 7.085/194.13, Now #5
Right Lane: Kenny Koretsky Runs 7.083/195.51, Now #4

Stevens with a quick move toward the centerline and then back to the center of his lane.

Left Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.973/198.41, Now #1
Right Lane: Mike Thomas Runs 11.579/75.19, Now #12

Thomas with a lot of tire shake right off the starting line and he clicked it off. Hammonds with a good looking pass.

Left Lane: Robert Patrick Runs 7.128/196.33, Now #8
Right Lane: John Nobile Runs 7.050/197.05, Now #4

Patrick with a lot of tire shake right off the starting line.

Left Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 7.021/196.99, Now #5
Right Lane: Troy Coughlin Runs 6.987/197.74, Now #3

Smith driving Yates' second car was all over his lane, but stayed with it. Coughlin with their new engine program and a good looking run.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 7.001/197.22, Now #6
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.949/198.61, Now #1

Morgan with great looking pass.

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 7.417/185.46, Now #17
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 7.006/191.43, Now #7

Stevens chattered the tires right off the starting line.

Left Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.968/197.97, Now #3
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.947/198.82, Now #1

Anderson with an American flag painted on the roof. Both cars with good looking passes here.

Left Lane: George Marnell Runs 6.924/198.73, Now #1
Right Lane: Darrell Alderman Runs 6.961/199.40, Now #4

Marnell straight down Broadway for the number one spot for now.

Left Lane: Brad Jeter Runs 6.957/198.26, Now #5
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.955/198.52, Now #4

A good side by side drag race here.

Left Lane: Mark Pawuk Runs 6.965/197.59, Now #8
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.944/198.32, Now #2

Krisher with a good pass, but only good enough for second place.

Left Lane: Mark Osborne Runs 6.954/198.96, Now #6
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.948/198.00, Now #4

Looks like Jeg has recovered from the DNQ with a pass straight down the groove.

Left Lane: Bruce Allen Runs 6.948/197.86, Now #5
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 14.173/58.21, Now #32

Edwards was real loose around the 330-foot mark and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.894/198.85, Now #1
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 7.008/198.90, Now #20

Yates with the quickest 60-foot time (1.016) and he turned that it to the number one spot. That wraps up round one of qualifying.

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