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Thu, 15 Jun 2000, 06:28 PM

CORDOVA - Funny Car Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

CORDOVA, Ill. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Funny Car at the 21st annual Amalie Motor Oil Summer Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:

Left Lane: Dan Crownhart No Time, Now #1
Right Lane: Dale Brand No Time, Now #2

Crownhart broke on the burnout around the 330-foot mark, so they had to shut Brand off he will get another chance later in the field.

Left Lane: Rob Atchison Runs 6.144/228.77, Now #1
Right Lane: Santo Volpe Runs 7.195/137.82, Now #2

Valope got out of shape just pass half track and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Jim Lape Runs 6.022/235.47, Now #2
Right Lane: Von Smith Runs 5.948/236.05, Now #1

Smith launched hard with the front tires hike up until about the 200-foot mark.

Left Lane: Rich Krohn Runs 6.193/231.56, Now #5
Right Lane: Billy Gibson Runs 6.013/234.57, Now #2

Krohn got out of the groove around half track, but reeled it back in.

Left Lane: Terry Munroe No Time, Now #0
Right Lane: Mark Thomas No Time, Now #0

Left Lane: Terry Munroe Runs 0.000/0.00, Now #5
Right Lane: Mark Thomas Runs 0.000/0.00, Now #4

Thomas knocked out the timing blocks on the top end, disqualifying his pass. Munroe will get a rerun, because of Thomas knocking the timing block into his lane.

Left Lane: Scott Weney Runs 6.144/229.82, Now #6
Right Lane: Tony Bogolo Runs 7.471/140.24, Now #10

Weney was skating around before half track, but stayed with it. Bogolo had a lot of smoke coming out of it on the top end.

Left Lane: Kevin Newburgh Runs 7.001/200.08, Now #10
Right Lane: Terry McMillen Runs 6.225/224.17, Now #9

Newburgh had tire shake right off the starting line.

Left Lane: Paul Girot Runs 7.088/152.57, Now #12
Right Lane: Jimmy Rector Runs 5.977/235.19, Now #2

Girot got out of the groove and off the throttle. Rector with a good looking pass and only the second driver to break into the 5-second zone.

Left Lane: Paul Athey Runs 6.188/227.11, Now #10
Right Lane: Wayne Butler Runs 6.064/233.92, Now #6

Both cars were bouncing and dancing all the wat down the track.

Right Lane: Dale Brand No Time, Now #18

Brand with his chance at the quarter mile now. He launched hard, but then got out of the groove and collected the 330-foot mark cone. He did a great job of then keeping it off the wall.

Left Lane: Terry Munroe Runs 6.219/221.45, Now #11

This Munroe's rerun after Thomas knocked the cones out during his first pass.

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