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Sat, 22 Sep 2001, 04:25 PM

MEMPHIS - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Dave Rowe

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Truck at the 14th annual AutoZone NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil 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:

Right Lane: Don Smith Runs 7.529/179.42, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.515/179.85, Was #13

11:05 AM Smith makes a decent pass but he doesn't improve from his earlier run in the first session yesterday.

Left Lane: Larry Seay Runs 7.610/176.79, Now #22; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 7.637/177.14, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.654/176.24, Was #23

Seay gets a little out of shape off the line but gets it straightened out quickly.

Left Lane: Samuel Tompkins Runs 7.738/174.44, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.704/174.93, Was #25
Right Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.525/179.73, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.557/179.42, Was #18

Whisnant makes a move and gets in the field at the 14th spot. No help for Tompkins.

Left Lane: Craig Eaton Runs 7.898/139.16, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.594/177.93, Was #20
Right Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 7.546/178.78, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.566/178.50, Was #19

Left Lane: Larry Kopp Runs 12.947/65.30, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.640/176.30, Was #24
Right Lane: Lou Ficco Runs 7.508/179.33, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.549/178.52, Was #19

Kopp makes a move toward the wall right off the line and has to abort the run. Ficco runs a career best ET and gets in the field.

Left Lane: Rick Brown No Time, Now #21; Best prior run: 7.599/176.84, Was #21
Right Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.920/142.46, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.533/180.00, Was #18

Brown takes too long to stage and gets no time on this run. Eaton had problems right from the start, a slow 1.10 sixty foot time, and he doesn't get in the field.

Left Lane: Scott Perin Runs 7.561/178.35, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.527/179.37, Was #16
Right Lane: John Coughlin Runs 7.480/179.83, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.531/178.92, Was #17

Coughlin makes a big move, going from 17th to 4th and running the quickest ET of the round so far.

Left Lane: Taylor Lastor Runs 7.467/180.04, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.501/179.56, Was #12
Right Lane: Scott Tidwell Runs 7.491/179.37, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.504/178.52, Was #13

The times are starting to improve now, Lastor makes a big move to the second spot for now and Tidwell moves up four spots to 9th.

Left Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.475/180.16, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.501/180.26, Was #13
Right Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.466/181.15, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.500/179.61, Was #12

Price makes his quickest pass of the year and gets in the top half of the field. Panella makes a big jump to the second spot. The bump is now Whisnant with a 7.525.

Left Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.536/179.59, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.484/180.38, Was #9
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.505/178.61, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.499/178.42, Was #13

Gracia veers toward the centerline right off the line, gets it back in the groove but can't improve.

Left Lane: Victor Cagnazzi Runs 19.209/39.87, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.483/180.31, Was #8
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.487/180.31, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.498/180.02, Was #12

Cagnazzi comes off the line, gets to the sixty foot mark and the track noses over. Stanfield improves and jumps up two spots.

Left Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.496/179.66, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.476/180.07, Was #6
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.473/179.83, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.490/179.83, Was #11

The movement continues, Patterson making a clean pass and getting into the top half of the field. Daniels slows from his earlier run and drops a spot.

Left Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.489/179.95, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.476/180.12, Was #6
Right Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.422/181.81, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.458/179.88, Was #1

This run ends this session of Pro Stock Truck with Coughlin on the pole and Whisnant on the bump with a 7.525.

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