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Sat, 30 Sep 2000, 12:32 PM

TOPEKA - Pro Stock Truck Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Bob Orme

TOPEKA, Kan. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Truck at the 12th annual Advance Auto Parts Nationals 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: Rob Slavinski No Time, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.656/175.96, Was #17

10:56 AM Slavinski was looking for another shot to make the field, but he broke on the burnout and had to be pushed off the track.

Left Lane: Scott Perin Runs 7.644/174.50, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.709/174.35, Was #25
Right Lane: Bob Yonke Runs 7.744/172.52, Now #28; Best prior run: 9.633/99.14, Was #33

Perin bumps his way into the field for now.

Left Lane: Douglas Harris Runs 7.871/169.89, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.845/171.86, Was #31
Right Lane: Steven Farr Runs 7.652/174.87, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.882/169.10, Was #32

Farr improves, but it's not quite enough.

Left Lane: Craig Eaton Runs 7.774/170.56, Now #27; Best prior run: 7.714/173.21, Was #27
Right Lane: Chip Ippolito Runs 7.790/172.85, Now #31; Best prior run: 7.828/172.17, Was #31

No help for either driver here.

Left Lane: Lou Ficco Runs 7.754/173.36, Now #28; Best prior run: 7.723/174.66, Was #28
Right Lane: Joe Pigford Runs 7.761/173.01, Now #30; Best prior run: 7.755/174.14, Was #30

Neither driver is able to move up.

Left Lane: Larry Seay Runs 7.700/174.17, Now #25; Best prior run: 7.672/174.48, Was #25
Right Lane: David Spitzer Runs 7.609/175.52, Now #5; Best prior run: 7.670/175.27, Was #24

Spitzer makes a huge leap into the top half of the field.

Left Lane: John Lingenfelter Runs 7.610/175.21, Now #6; Best prior run: 7.649/175.64, Was #17
Right Lane: Brian Self Runs 7.632/175.32, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.644/175.16, Was #15

Both drivers improve on this pass. Cloudy conditions have made the track surface better for these trucks.

Left Lane: Dale Eaton Runs 7.718/174.17, Now #26; Best prior run: 7.675/174.82, Was #26
Right Lane: Ruben Celedon Runs 7.650/175.43, Now #18; Best prior run: 7.657/174.89, Was #22

Both drivers remain unqualified.

Left Lane: Jim Kennedy Runs 16.204/49.84, Now #24; Best prior run: 7.668/174.37, Was #24
Right Lane: Don Smith Runs 7.628/175.59, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.651/0.00, Was #19

Kennedy headed for the retaining wall almost immediately and had to lift.

Left Lane: Kim Smith Runs 8.021/145.61, Now #23; Best prior run: 7.661/175.39, Was #23
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 7.695/174.77, Now #16; Best prior run: 7.638/175.05, Was #16

Smith was out of the groove early.

Left Lane: Rick Jones Runs 7.663/174.46, Now #22; Best prior run: 7.657/174.98, Was #22
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.621/17.53, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.637/175.59, Was #15

Patterson puts some distance between himself and the bump spot.

Left Lane: Taylor Lastor Runs 7.693/174.37, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.641/175.41, Was #17
Right Lane: Mark Whisnant Runs 7.644/175.02, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.623/175.84, Was #10

Lastor drifted toward the wall at about 200', but was able to straighten it out.

Left Lane: John Coughlin Runs 7.637/175.50, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.635/175.18, Was #15
Right Lane: Mike Coughlin Runs 7.639/176.53, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.621/176.84, Was #8

Neither of the Coughlin brothers are able to improve here.

Left Lane: Larry Kopp Runs 7.636/176.33, Now #12; Best prior run: 7.627/176.14, Was #12
Right Lane: Jeff Gracia Runs 7.615/176.14, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.606/176.97, Was #4

No help for either driver here.

Left Lane: Steve Johns Runs 7.593/176.65, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.625/176.79, Was #11
Right Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 7.614/176.55, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.599/176.93, Was #3

Johns moves up the ladder, into the number two position.

Left Lane: Bart Price Runs 7.617/176.26, Now #8; Best prior run: 7.619/176.67, Was #8
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 7.616/176.51, Now #3; Best prior run: 7.596/176.86, Was #3

Both drivers stay in the same qualifying positions.

Left Lane: Bob Panella Jr Runs 7.588/176.70, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.585/176.95, Was #1

Panella has a solo pass to end this session, and he's still on the pole. Jeff Naiser is on the bump with a 7.638 elapsed time.

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