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Fri, 21 Sep 2001, 05:58 PM

MEMPHIS - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Dave Rowe

MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 2 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:

Left Lane: Scott Tidwell Runs 7.504/178.52, Now #6; No Prior Run

6:38 PM The sun is going down quick here and we should see some good times. Tidwell starts off the session and makes his quickest pass ever.

Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 7.654/176.24, Now #19; Best prior run: 8.381/124.41, Was #24

A big improvement for McGaha but it's still not enough to make the field.

Left Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 7.566/178.50, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.678/177.23, Was #21
Right Lane: Rick Brown Runs 7.599/176.84, Now #19; Best prior run: 8.323/125.25, Was #24

Haas improves and just gets in on the bump. No help for Brown.

Left Lane: Lou Ficco Runs 7.549/178.52, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.611/177.91, Was #20
Right Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.501/180.26, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.710/179.47, Was #24

Big improvement for Price as he moves all the way to the third spot. Ficco gets in and bumps out Lingenfelter.

Left Lane: John Coughlin Runs 7.531/178.92, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.558/178.95, Was #16
Right Lane: Samuel Tompkins Runs 9.434/100.76, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.704/174.93, Was #24

Tompkins gets out of shape, heads for the centerline and has to back off the throttle. Coughlin improves and gets off the bump.

Left Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.533/180.00, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.557/179.40, Was #16
Right Lane: Larry Kopp Runs 7.640/176.30, Now #22; Best prior run: 7.663/176.53, Was #23

Eaton moves off the bump into the 13th spot. Kopp was moving around all the way down the track and can't improve enough to get in.

Left Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.570/179.23, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.557/179.42, Was #16
Right Lane: Craig Eaton Runs 9.067/109.02, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.594/177.93, Was #20

Whisnant gets in on the bump. Eaton has problems and has to abort the run.

Left Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.490/179.83, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.537/178.83, Was #14
Right Lane: Scott Perin Runs 7.527/179.37, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.581/178.47, Was #19

Patterson makes a big move and gets in the second spot for now. Perin gets in the show and bumps out Whisnant.

Left Lane: Don Smith Runs 18.976/41.18, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.515/179.85, Was #12
Right Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.476/180.12, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.559/178.90, Was #18

Lingenfelter gets in with a great pass and moves all the way to number one. Smith gets out of shape right off the line and has to shut down.

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.498/180.02, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.514/179.52, Was #12
Right Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.484/180.38, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.505/179.68, Was #10

Left Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.500/179.61, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.506/180.24, Was #12
Right Lane: Victor Cagnazzi Runs 7.483/180.31, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.503/180.28, Was #10

Left Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.499/178.42, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.501/178.92, Was #11
Right Lane: Taylor Lastor Runs 7.520/179.40, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.501/179.56, Was #10

Naiser improves and moves into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.458/179.88, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.500/179.90, Was #8
Right Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.476/180.07, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.480/179.73, Was #2

Coughlin makes his best pass of the year and takes the pole for now. Daniels improves but still drops a spot.

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