Rockingham Spring Nationals Friday qualifying

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Pro qualifiers after Friday's first qualifying session in the 35th annual IHRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, second race in the 2005 IHRA Hooters Drag Racing Series: PRO STOCK 1. Robert Patrick,...

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Pro qualifiers after Friday's first qualifying session in the 35th annual IHRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway, second race in the 2005 IHRA Hooters Drag Racing Series:

PRO STOCK

1. Robert Patrick, Fredericksburg, Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 6.464, 213.16 mph
2. John Nobile, Melville, N.Y., 2003 Ford Escort, 6.480, 213.77 mph
3. John Montecalvo, Center Moriches, N.Y., 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.490, 212.46 mph
4. Pete Berner, Crete, Ill., 2003 Ford Mustang, 6.494, 213.84 mph
5. Brian Gahm, Lucasville, Ohio, 2003 Ford Mustang, 6.526, 213.16 mph
6. Frank Gugliotta, Mt. Airy, Md., 2004 Ford Escort, 6.528, 212.43 mph
7. Doug Kirk, Lenore, West Va., 2004 Ford Mustang, 6.550, 210.11 mph
8. Tommy Franklin, Fredericksburg, Va., 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, 6.587, 210.83 mph
9. Richard Penland, Gastonia, N.C., 2004 Ford Mustang, 6.589, 209.79 mph
10. Chuck Demory, Glen Ellyn, Ill., 2004 Ford Escort ZX2, 6.602, 210.47 mph
11. Dwayne Rice, Grove City, Ohio, 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, 6.636, 209.56 mph
12. Rob Mansfield, Winter Park, Fla., 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, 6.640, 207.78 mph
13. Kenny Benso, Raytown, Mo., 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, 6.860, 206.76 mph
14. Ed Mahacek, Atkins, Iowa, 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, 6.916, 205.07 mph
15. Michael Bruno, Frankfort, Ill., 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier, 6.946, 200.98 mph
16. Larry O'Brien, Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada, 2005 Dodge Stratus, 7.880, 175.37 mph.

FUNNY CAR

1. Rob Atchison, London, Ontario, Canada, Pontiac Firebird, 5.837, 238.98 mph; 2. Jim Sickles, Caledonia, N.Y., Dodge Avenger, 5.864, 238.30 mph
3. Mark Thomas, Louisville, Ohio, Dodge Avenger, 5.872, 237.96 mph
4. Terry Munroe, Beaver, Pa., Pontiac Firebird, 5.877, 238.90 mph
5. John Sullivan, Pike Road City, Ala., Pontiac Firebird, 5.900, 235.56 mph
6. Chris Foster, Davenport, Iowa, Dodge Avenger, 5.966, 232.15 mph
7. Melinda Green, Norfolk, Va., Dodge Avenger, 5.970, 232.47 mph
8. Tony Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, Ford Mustang, 6.026, 233.64 mph.

Note:

Weather forecasts call for about four hours or more of rain tonight, ending by 10 a.m. Saturday. The rest of the weekend is expected to be partly cloudy or better.

Since the Funny Car session started, it will be completed as soon as the track is ready for racing tomorrow.

The first qualifying session for Pro Modified and Top Fuel competitors has been cancelled and will not be made up. For the second event in a row, racers in those eliminators will only have two opportunities to make the field for eliminations.

-ihra-

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Series Drag
Drivers Mark Thomas , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Dwayne Rice , John Montecalvo , Jim Sickles , Frank Gugliotta