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Sat, 8 Jun 2002, 09:17 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

GRAND BEND, Ont. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Mopar Parts Pro Modified at the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third annual Mopar Performance Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol 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: Harold Martin Runs 10.270/84.12, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.314/221.51, Was #5
Right Lane: Carl Spiering Runs 6.486/217.65, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.301/225.00, Was #3

Martin with problems right off the starting line. Spiering with no help and will stay third for now.

Left Lane: Mark Nielsen Runs 6.504/215.62, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.428/219.61, Was #13
Right Lane: Gary Irving Runs 6.584/212.51, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.569/211.76, Was #19

Irving will go home and no help for Nielsen either.

Left Lane: Alan Pittman Runs 6.410/217.33, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.373/217.91, Was #8
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 6.409/219.40, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.340/223.10, Was #6

This was a good drag race, but neither of these guys improve. I t doesn't look like we will see much changing here tonight.

Left Lane: Larry Sinke Runs 6.657/207.70, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.621/206.65, Was #21
Right Lane: Roy Wasko Runs 6.417/218.23, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.419/219.13, Was #11

Sinke made a move toward the guardrail, but stayed with it. Wasko with his best pass of the weekend, but will not move up the ladder.

Left Lane: Ed Hoover Runs 6.321/220.64, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.346/220.75, Was #7
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 6.582/214.79, Now #20; Best prior run: 13.263/64.17, Was #23

Hoover with his quickest pass of the weekend and the quickest pass of the session, so far. Castellana will not make the show.

Left Lane: Troy Critchley Runs 6.444/215.82, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.397/217.33, Was #10
Right Lane: Al Billes Runs 13.303/92.16, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.421/215.51, Was #12

Billes had violent tire shake right off the starting line, and has only had one good pass this weekend. Critchley was straight down the groove.

Left Lane: Shannon Jenkins Runs 17.472/58.16, Now #24; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Fred Hahn Runs 8.209/104.28, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.302/224.43, Was #4

Jenkins' car went silent right off the starting line and he won't make the show for the first time in over a year. Hahn shook the tires around 400 feet and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Brian Daniels Runs 6.511/215.77, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.522/216.60, Was #16
Right Lane: Mike Lockwood Runs 12.260/81.51, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.449/220.04, Was #14

Lockwood shook hard. Daniels with his best pass of the weekend, but will stay on the bubble.

Left Lane: Steve Vick Runs 6.560/216.71, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.388/218.87, Was #9
Right Lane: Mike Janis Runs 6.287/223.04, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.282/225.56, Was #2

Vick was real loose, but reeled it back in. Janis with another 6.28 and the quick pass of the session.

Left Lane: Thomas Patterson Runs 6.342/220.58, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.504/209.83, Was #15
Right Lane: Mitch Stott Runs 6.305/223.60, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.225/227.21, Was #1

Patterson with his best pass of the weekend and jumped into the top half of the show. Stott with a good pass, but not good enough to take home the "Lend America Home Run" money.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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