PRO STOCK ROOKIE GRABS TOP QUALIFYING POSITION

JOLIETT, Illinois - Shawn Gann is now three races into his first season of Pro Stock motorcycle competition in the AMA/Prostar series.

Rolling into this event, class heavy hitters were the favorite. With '97 champion Paul Gast and NHRA legend Dave Schultz all in attendance, who would have thought that the twenty year old could possibly capture the top spot.

Gann, from Stoneville, North Carolina, captured the number one spot by running almost one tenth-second ahead of the pack.

In the Top Fuel class, Cocoa, Florida's Tony Lang was the top qualifier with an oustanding 6.440-second, 224.73 MPH blast.

Other top qualifiers include Tony Sabino in Pro Modified, Gary Clark in Funnybike, Team Kawasaki-rider Rickey Gadson in both the Pro Superbike and Modified Streetbike Shootout, Jack Miller in Super Gas, Terrance Roycraft in Super Comp, Ron Legault in Top Gas, Keith Dennis in the Unlimited Streetbike Shootout and the 600 Supersport, and Dave Stewart in the Stock Streetbike Shootout class.

Qualifying results after 4 round(s) of qualifying at the Inagural AMA/Prostar Street Fighter Nationals, held at Route 66 Raceway, shown with position, name, hometown, make, elapsed time and speed in mph:

TOP FUEL                      
1, Tony Lang, Cocoa, FL, Puma/Suzuki,  6.440, 224.73 - 2, Larry McBride,
Poquoson, VA, Suzuki,  6.481, 199.23 - 3, Chris Hand, Nauvoo, AL, MCU,
6.716, 170.58 - 4, Ron Webb, Ankorage, AK, MCU,  6.813, 201.73 - 5, Darrell
Eakle, Fairdale, KY, Kawasaki,  7.042, 163.57 - 6, Shawn Garrigan,
Springfield, OH, SGR,  9.690, 123.79 - 
FUNNY BIKE                    
1, Gary Clark, Des Moines, IA, Kawasaki,  6.783, 197.86 - 2, Tom Perry,
Clearwater, FL, Suzuki,  6.938, 184.67 - 3, Bill Vose, Swedeland, PA,
Suzuki,  7.001, 186.15 - 4, Steve Rice, Costa Mesa, CA, Kawasaki,  7.049,
190.51 - 5, Keith Lynn, Wabash, IN, Kawasaki,  7.153, 183.47 - 6, Geoff
Pollard, London, ONT, Kawasaki,  7.170, 180.31 - 7, Steve Suter, Madison,
WI, Kawasaki,  7.186, 185.61 - 8, Jerry Graves, Holland, MI, Kawasaki,
7.262, 185.69 - 9, Tim Cullinan, Rivergrove, IL, Kawasaki,  7.345, 186.43 -
10, Steven Miceli, Greenbay, WI, Suzuki,  7.431, 178.35 - 11, Tim Thomssen,
Lincoln, NE, Kawasaki,  7.464, 181.59 - 12, Tommy Smith, Alabaster, AL,
Kawasaki,  7.599, 166.87 - 13, Tim McCray, Evanston, IL, Kawasaki,  7.599,
122.19 - 14, Randy McClain, Ossran, IN, Kawasaki,  7.709, 173.58 - 15, Mark
Angelos, Bloomington, IL, H-D,  8.958, 144.07 - 16, Terry Kizer, Humble,
TX, Kawasaki,  9.734,  88.47 - 
PRO MODIFIED                  
1, Tony Sabino, Washingtonville, NY, Suzuki,  6.992, 194.21 - 2, Dave
Lombardi, Bradenton, FL, Suzuki,  7.022, 180.24 - 3, Rick Bunting,
Northunmberland, PA, Suzuki,  7.036, 190.00 - 4, Rick Perry, Clearwater,
FL, Suzuki,  7.058, 188.89 - 5, Tim Goff, Selinsgrove, PA, Kawasaki,
7.098, 181.69 - 6, Steve Drake, Xenia, OH, Suzuki,  7.122, 178.05 - 7, Ed
Osenkowski, W. Warwick, RI, Suzuki,  7.154, 188.41 - 8, Nathan Murray,
Luling, LA, Suzuki,  7.185, 183.59 - 9, Tony Manning, Spencerville, IN,
Suzuki,  7.216, 182.75 - 10, Louie Grist, Bruce, MS, Kawasaki,  7.241,
174.80 - 11, Ray Scheffer, Memphis, TN, Kawasaki,  7.246, 184.07 - 12,
Bruce Van Sant, Pella, IA, Suzuki,  7.262, 180.67 - 13, Scott Valetti,
Amelia, OH, Suzuki,  7.276, 178.92 - 14, Mike Kruger, Lowell, IN, Kawasaki,
 7.453, 174.93 - 15, Jay Riddle, Morton, IL, Suzuki,  7.456, 182.85 - 16,
Samuel Draffen, Franklin, TN, Kawasaki,  7.530, 174.93 - 
PRO STOCK                     
1, Shawn Gann, Stoneville, NC, Suzuki,  7.414, 176.95 - 2, David Schultz,
Ft. Meyers, FL, Suzuki,  7.497, 178.17 - 3, Antron Brown, Trenton, NJ,
Suzuki,  7.508, 178.07 - 4, Paul Gast, Grand Island, NY, Suzuki,  7.519,
173.03 - 5, Jason Revis, Stafford, VA, Suzuki,  7.535, 171.90 - 6, Rickey
Gadson, Sickerville, NJ, Suzuki,  7.552, 173.14 - 7, Dave Lang, Quakertown,
PA, Suzuki,  7.600, 170.60 - 8, Tom Miceli, Brooklyn, NY, Suzuki,  7.601,
172.85 - 9, Butch Avon, Miramar, FL, Suzuki,  7.616, 179.21 - 10, Doug
Kline, Wescosville, PA, Suzuki,  7.621, 174.93 - 11, Curt Woodward,
Kenosha, WI, Kawasaki,  7.673, 173.41 - 12, Sam Hurwitz, Newton, MA,
Suzuki,  7.693, 179.44 - 13, Jack Osborn, Webster City, IA, Suzuki,  8.148,
149.46 - 14, John Cracolici, Clearwater, FL, Suzuki,  8.709, 163.69 - 

750 SUPERBIKE 1, Rickey Gadson, Sickerville, NJ, Kawasaki, 9.604, 138.12 - 2, David Mayo, Conyers, GA, Kawasaki, 9.703, 137.33 - 3, Revilo Tucker, Atlanta, GA, Kawasaki, 9.867, 131.55 - 4, Michael Hartness, Statesville, NC, Suzuki, 9.968, 129.82 - 5, Traci Farr, Tulsa, OK, Kawasaki, 10.914, 126.95 -

600 SUPER SPORT 1, Keith Dennis, Memphis, TN, Kawasaki, 10.379, 129.21 - 2, Rickey Gadson, Sicklerville, NJ, Kawasaki, 10.470, 120.85 - 3, Chip Ellis, Columbia, SC, Kawasaki, 10.584, 126.22 - 4, Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge, LA, Kawasaki, 10.611, 125.69 - 5, Brock Davidson, Beaver Creek, OH, Suzuki, 10.612, 126.38 - 6, Traci Farr, Tulsa, OK, Suzuki, 10.629, 127.52 - 7, Steve Knecum, Edgewater Park, NJ, Suzuki, 10.720, 125.17 - 8, Chris Williams, Ocoee, FL, Kawasaki, 10.729, 126.33 - 9, Phil Stoll, Chicago, IL, Kawasaki, 10.737, 124.41 - 10, Marty Ladwig, San Antonio, TX, Suzuki, 10.807, 120.91 - 11, David Gushiniere, Chicago, IL, Kawasaki, 10.980, 121.44 - 12, Mantez Thompson, Decatur, AL, Kawasaki, 11.051, 123.35 - 13, Reg Falardeau, St. Catherine, Ont/CAN, Kawasaki, 11.102, 122.03 - 14, Derrick Holloway, Baton Rouge, LA, Kawasaki, 11.161, 119.45 - 15, Michael Hartness, Statesville, NC, Suzuki, 11.528, 112.99 -

TOP GAS                       
1, Ron Legault, Cranston, RI, Suzuki,  8.201 - 2, Jerry Hurley, Plain City,
OH, Suzuki,  8.203 - 3, Mike Konopacki, Oshawa, Ontario, Suzuki,  8.205 -
4, John Schroeck, Grove City, OH, Suzuki,  8.205 - 5, Ryan Schnitz,
Decatur, IN, Suzuki,  8.207 - 6, Joe Koenig, Lincolnwood, IL, Suzuki,
8.209 - 7, Kenny Dermanelian, Dundee, MI, Suzuki,  8.214 - 8, Reg
Falardeau, St. Catherines, Ont/CAN, Kawasaki,  8.216 - 9, Benny Baldwin,
Columbus, OH, Kawasaki,  8.218 - 10, Javonzio Coffey, Mineral Springs, NC,
Suzuki,  8.221 - 11, David Taylor, Muncie, IN, Kawasaki,  8.228 - 12, Ricky
Cook, Indianapolis, IN, Suzuki,  8.231 - 13, Mike Moore Jr., Bradenton, FL,
Kawasaki,  8.231 - 14, Mirion Ford, Hampstead, MD, Suzuki,  8.244 - 15,
James Teasley, Jr., Columbus, OH, Suzuki,  8.251 - 16, Dave Page, Norwood,
OH, Suzuki,  8.253 - 17, Roger Franke, Festus, MO, Suzuki,  8.259 - 18, Bob
Pellegrino, Tampa, FL, Suzuki,  8.260 - 19, Darian Guillory, Edwardsville,
IL, Kawasaki,  8.261 - 20, Michael Phillips, Baton Rouge, LA, Kawasaki,
8.266 - 21, Jack Young, Cincinnati, OH, Suzuki,  8.273 - 22, Daniel
Howarth, Warrenville, IL, Suzuki,  8.277 - 23, Perry Hollie, Farmington
Hills, MI, Suzuki,  8.287 - 24, Sal Goastella, Amawalk, NY, Suzuki,  8.289
- 25, Marvin Ford, Randallstown, MD, Suzuki,  8.291 - 26, Ed McClanahan,
Richlandton, PA, Suzuki,  8.294 - 27, John Fine, Oskosh, WI, Kawasaki,
8.297 - 28, Tony Gilliam, Pataskala, OH, Suzuki,  8.304 - 29, Larry
Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, TX, Kawasaki,  8.306 - 30, Jeff Schilder, S.
Milwaukee, WI, Kawasaki,  8.313 - 31, Dean Rain, Greensburg, PA, Kawasaki,
8.316 - 32, Lowry Callahan, Timmonsville, SC, Kawasaki,  8.322 - 

SUPER COMP

1, Terrance Roycraft, Oshkosh, KY, Suzuki, 8.900 - 2, Dean Frantz, Medina, OH, Kawasaki, 8.903 - 3, Mike Van Sant, Sully, IA, Suzuki, 8.905 - 4, Ron Tornow, Pittsburgh, PA, Kawasaki, 8.910 - 5, Kevin Blackmore, Woodstock, ONT, Suzuki, 8.910 - 6, James Todd, Evanstown, IL, Kawasaki, 8.912 - 7, Juan Cintron, Pinellas Park, FL, Kawasaki, 8.912 - 8, Paul Cooksey, Sandusky, OH, Suzuki, 8.914 - 9, William Thorpe, N. Kingston, RI, Suzuki, 8.916 - 10, Jeff Waller, Cincinnati, OH, Suzuki, 8.917 - 11, Kenny Dermanelium, Dundee, MI, Suzuki, 8.919 - 12, Dan Krier, Itascu, IL, Suzuki, 8.926 - 13, Robin Redman, Tomah, WI, Kawasaki, 8.944 - 14, Steve Streatch, Woodstock, ONT, Suzuki, 8.947 - 15, Ryan Sohn, Lemars, IA, Suzuki, 8.949 - 16, Lindsay Hodge, Shepherdsville, KY, Kawasaki, 8.950 - 17, Mike Konopacki, Oshawa, Ontario, Kawasaki, 8.953 - 18, James Teasley Jr., Columbus, OH, Kawasaki, 8.962 - 19, Robert McCraw, Sykesville, MD, Kawasaki, 8.972 - 20, Eric Williams, Salem, IN, Kawasaki, 8.988 - 21, Tom Atkins, Louisville, KY, Kawasaki, 9.005 - 22, Jim Carroll, Mechanicsville, VA, Kawasaki, 9.007 - 23, Bobby Clem, Logansport, IN, Kawasaki, 9.007 - 24, Ricky Stillwell, Port Salerno, FL, Suzuki, 9.019 - 25, Jerry Hurley, Plain City, OH, Suzuki, 9.019 - 26, John Fong, Bronx, NY, Suzuki, 9.024 - 27, Ronald Hampton, Douglasville, PA, Kawasaki, 9.039 - 28, Alvin Sanders, Ft. Wayne, IN, Suzuki, 9.047 - 29, Todd Meyer, Milwaukee, WI, Kawasaki, 9.087 - 30, Jim Deimerly, Jewell, IA, Kawasaki, 9.104 - 31, Steve Young, Morton, IL, Kawasaki, 9.016 - 32, Rick Waller, Erlanger, KY, Kawasaki, 9.112 -

SUPER GAS 1, Jack Miller, Johnstown, OH, Kawasaki, 9.905 - 2, Doug Emge, Guntersville, AL, Suzuki, 9.906 - 3, Bill Walter, Lake Park, FL, Kawasaki, 9.909 - 4, Curtis Spracklin, Omaha, NE, Kawasaki, 9.909 - 5, John Sharp, Aylette, VA, Suzuki, 9.910 - 6, Daniel Lawrence, Aurora, IL, Kawasaki, 9.910 - 7, Kenny Cornell, Springfield, VA, Kawasaki, 9.913 - 8, Scott Pitus, Chartley, MA, Kawasaki, 9.916 - 9, Tony Gilliam, Pataskala, OH, Kawasaki, 9.921 - 10, Shawn Rainey, Baltic, CT, Kawasaki, 9.922 - 11, Robin Ray, Decatur, IN, Kawasaki, 9.923 - 12, Doug Peterson, W. Babylon, NY, Suzuki, 9.924 - 13, Bruce Sauer, Reynoldsburg, OH, Kawasaki, 9.934 - 14, Richard Shockley, Columbus, OH, Kawasaki, 9.934 - 15, John Cracolici, Clearwater, FL, Kawasaki, 9.934 - 16, Rob Schenz, Pataskala, OH, Kawasaki, 9.935 - 17, Mark Freeland, Pleasantville, OH, Kawasaki, 9.939 - 18, Brad Prono, Cambridge, ONT, Suzuki, 9.939 - 19, Bill Sauer, Lancaster, OH, Kawasaki, 9.941 - 20, Brian Ireland, Dublin, OH, Kawasaki, 9.947 - 21, Harold Jackson, Pekin, IN, Kawasaki, 9.949 - 22, Richard Gibbs, Pearland, TX, Suzuki, 9.954 - 23, Jeff Cato, Edwardsville, IL, Kawasaki, 9.955 - 24, Scott Vander Yahct, Zeeland, MI, Suzuki, 9.958 - 25, John Niles, Sandwich, IL, Kawasaki, 9.958 - 26, Harry Alexander, Harrisburg, PA, Kawasaki, 9.960 - 27, James Tomsik, Wellington, OH, Kawasaki, 9.963 - 28, Roman Cosner, Reynoldsburg, OH, Kawasaki, 9.963 - 29, Jeff Steley, Midhurst, ONT, Suzuki, 9.993 - 30, Phillip Morgan, Huntsville, AL, Suzuki, 9.997 - 31, Olin Gould III, Vineland, NJ, Kawasaki, 10.004 - 32, Daniel Joyce, Pfaffton, NC, Kawasaki, 10.011 -

STREETBIKE SHOOTOUT/STOCK 1, Dave Stewart, Moorseville, NC, Suzuki, 8.859, 157.43 - 2, James Lauer, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 9.183, 147.70 - 3, Phil Stoll, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 9.198, 151.87 - 4, Mark Gardner, Hilliard, OH, Suzuki, 9.220, 150.21 - 5, Richard Botello, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 9.373, 148.99 - 6, Terry Reed, Mansfield, OH, Suzuki, 9.408, 154.90 - 7, David Gushiniere, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 9.821, 150.45 - 8, Chris Williams, Ocoee, FL, Kawasaki, 10.729, 126.33 -

STREETBIKE SHOOTOUT/MODIFIED

1, Rickey Gadson, Sicklerville, NJ, Suzuki, 8.539, 161.23 - 2, Keith Dennis, Columbus, OH, Suzuki, 8.710, 156.90 - 3, James Lauer, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 8.970, 156.23 - 4, Chip Ellis, Columbia, SC, Suzuki, 9.140, 147.28 - 5, Rafael Andrade, Leyden, IL, Suzuki, 10.138, 139.39 -

STREETBIKE SHOOTOUT/UNLIMITED 1, Keith Dennis, Columbus, OH, Suzuki, 8.190, 173.43 - 2, Rickey Gadson, Sicklerville, NJ, Suzuki, 8.238, 168.70 - 3, Kent Stotz, Hanover Park, IL, Suzuki, 8.243, 174.84 - 4, Brock Davidson, Dayton, OH, Suzuki, 8.396, 168.39 - 5, Gary Wardowski, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 8.479, 155.36 - 6, Tom Micelli, Brooklyn, NY, Suzuki, 8.635, 166.60 - 7, Lewis Jolly, Vernon, CT, Suzuki, 8.671, 151.73 - 8, T.J. Hofmeister, Yorkville, IL, Suzuki, 8.763, 161.50 - 9, Dick Speed, Oaklawn, IL, Suzuki, 8.840, 162.31 - 10, Brian Cramer, Birmingham, AL, Suzuki, 8.944, 159.95 - 11, Mario Montello, Norwalk, CT, Suzuki, 8.947, 152.16 - 12, Chris Johnson, Chicago, IL, Suzuki, 8.984, 158.54 - 13, Erin Schmidt, Celina, OH, Kawasaki, 9.002, 166.17 - 14, Michael Brown, Myrtle Beach, SC, Suzuki, 9.224, 152.69 - 15, Mark Brown, Streamwood, IL, Suzuki, 9.231, 162.31 - 16, Todd Erickson, Minnetuno, MN, Kawasaki, 10.815, 138.14 - 17, Glenn Floyd, Niles, MI, Kawasaki, 22.272, 54.12 -