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Sat, 22 Sep 2001, 04:19 AM

MEMPHIS - Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock 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:

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.949/198.20, Now #8; Best prior run: 14.173/58.21, Was #34
Right Lane: Greg Thomas Runs 7.007/196.59, Now #21; Best prior run: 8.273/120.76, Was #32

Edwards figured out the problems from the earlier round as he jumps into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: Mike Thomas Runs 6.955/197.08, Now #11; Best prior run: 11.579/75.19, Was #34
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 7.030/195.05, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.417/185.46, Was #32

Thomas with a 1.027 seconds 60-foot time and into the show for now, but that probably won't hold.

Left Lane: Tony Gillig Runs 6.963/196.93, Now #14; Best prior run: 7.747/197.36, Was #34
Right Lane: Mike Weinle Runs 7.205/192.85, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.246/193.38, Was #33

Gillig with a little wiggle around the 330-foot mark.

Left Lane: Danny Coffman Runs 7.051/194.74, Now #29; Best prior run: 7.242/191.84, Was #34
Right Lane: Robert Patrick Runs 6.925/197.86, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.128/196.33, Was #31

Patrick straight down the groove to jump into the number three spot. Coffman was loose right off the starting line.

Left Lane: Jim Cunningham Runs 7.276/190.62, Now #34; Best prior run: 7.238/190.92, Was #34
Right Lane: Brad Klein Runs 7.053/194.46, Now #30; Best prior run: 7.085/194.13, Was #32

Both cars labored off the starting line.

Left Lane: Kenny Koretsky Runs 9.353/99.19, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.083/195.51, Was #32
Right Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 6.964/197.36, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.021/196.99, Was #26

Koretsky was real loose off the starting line making a move toward the wall. Smith got into the field for now.

Left Lane: Ray Franks Runs 6.948/197.36, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.067/195.59, Was #31
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.966/197.42, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.001/197.22, Was #23

Franks with a good looking pass here to get into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.991/197.80, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.050/197.05, Was #29
Right Lane: Barry Grant Runs 6.982/196.33, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.996/196.64, Was #24

Both cars make moves in the right direction, but not near enough.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.920/198.99, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.008/198.90, Was #28
Right Lane: David Strouse Jr. Runs 8.347/117.80, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.978/196.93, Was #22

Strouse got real loose around half track and had to lift. WJ found the problems from round one and jumps right behind Yates.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 9.042/104.82, Now #27; Best prior run: 7.006/191.43, Was #27
Right Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.927/198.70, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.973/198.41, Was #22

Hammonds with a good looking pass.

Left Lane: Troy Coughlin Runs 6.993/197.45, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.987/197.74, Was #25
Right Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.952/198.15, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.968/197.97, Was #22

Coughlin with a little wiggle right off the starting line. Martino in the show for now.

Left Lane: Darrell Alderman Runs 6.984/198.32, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.961/199.40, Was #18
Right Lane: Mark Pawuk Runs 6.932/198.44, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.965/197.59, Was #21

A pair of 1.03 60-foot times and Pawuk stretches it into a number six position, and no help for Alderman.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.940/198.61, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.955/198.52, Was #16
Right Lane: Brad Jeter Runs 6.951/198.41, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.957/198.26, Was #18

Johnson made a big jump here up into the top half of the show. Jeter gets into the show for now.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 7.735/137.32, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.949/198.61, Was #13
Right Lane: Mark Osborne Runs 6.926/199.23, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.954/198.96, Was #17

Morgan was all over his lane and real close to the centerline. Osborne goes from the outside to the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.920/198.32, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.948/198.00, Was #11
Right Lane: Bruce Allen Runs 6.965/197.83, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.948/197.86, Was #12

Jeg with a good pass to get into the top half of the show. No help for Allen.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.955/198.12, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.947/198.82, Was #11
Right Lane: George Marnell Runs 6.938/199.02, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.924/198.73, Was #4

Marnell racing teammates and no help for either driver.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.978/198.20, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.944/198.32, Was #10
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.900/199.29, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.894/198.85, Was #1

Yates with the quickest pass of the session, but can not improve on his time from this afternoon. No help for Krisher.

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