Richmond Chevy Pro Stock Truck 2nd Round Note

CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES PENNZOIL NATIONALS VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK DINWIDDIE, VA NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES MONDAY, MAY 3, 1999 FINAL ELIMINATIONS PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10 FINAL ELIMINATIONS -- SECOND ROUND TIM FREEMAN, ...

CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES PENNZOIL NATIONALS VIRGINIA MOTORSPORTS PARK DINWIDDIE, VA NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES MONDAY, MAY 3, 1999

FINAL ELIMINATIONS

PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10

FINAL ELIMINATIONS -- SECOND ROUND

TIM FREEMAN, BLUEGRASS TRANSPORTATION CHEVY S-10, was defeated by LARRY KOPP, SPEEDCO TRUCK LUBE CHEVY S-10, on a holeshot advantage: 7.568/176.60 for Freeman, 7.594/176.17 for Kopp, reaction times, .498 for Freeman, .435 by Kopp. Kopp was in the left lane.

FREEMAN: "I think the right lane is better, because there's a bump in fourth gear in the left lane. I think there's two hundredths (seconds difference) between the lanes. My teammate's (Mark Osborne's) 7.56 in that lane was a real nice run, however. My run wasn't all that bad. To go a .56, and the quickest truck ran a .55, wasn't too bad. Kopp made a nice run in the left lane. I didn't think he would have a .430 reaction time. I outran him and the reaction tim was the difference in the race. My .56 loses to his .59. I just haven't been driving real good lately. I don't know if I need to have my eyes checked, but I definitely have a problem. I don't know if my S-10 is reacting good enough. Maybe my truck has a problem or maybe I have a problem. We will definitely have to find out before we go to Atlanta."

RANDY DANIELS, DANIELS MOTORSPORTS CHEVY S-10, was also ousted in the second round, by Mark Osborne (7.563/176.26 for Osborne, 7.604/175.68 for Daniels).

DANIELS: "We needed to run this one yesterday. We had the advantage yesterday. The NHRA has made the left lane better today. We just missed the setup, we slowed down, we were 2 mph slower than we have been all weekend. We just missed the jetting, the air changed enough on us. We needed to make a change and we didn't. In two weeks we will try again."

JEFF LUKOVICH, LUKOVICH MOTORSPORTS CHEVY S-10, after eliminating No. 1 qualifier Jerry Haas in the first round, lost to BOB PANELLA JR., PANELLA MOTORSPORTS CHEVY S-10, in the second round, after pushing away from the starting line with an oil leak.

LUKOVICH: "The problem was so simple that it was OK to make the pass. It burped some oil out the overflow of the dry sump tank. It just dripped a little, only about five or six drops." HOW DISAPPOINTED ARE YOU? "The roller coaster ride is still going. But I'm learning. I am now going to re-design that system and make one that will not do that. My advantage over everyone else is that I have a machine shop and full engine shop and I can re-design and improve it and make it better, and it wil be my design, only for me." ON DEFEATING NO. 1 QUALIFIER JERRY HAAS IN THE FIRST ROUND: "I wasn't out there to defeat him, but to defeat any truck I was facing. It was incredible. Once I let the clutch out I looked over and I knew I had him. What was exciting was at half track I was able to look over, that's when you have a little bit of time, and he was one vehicle behind me; I knew I had it then. I said to myself 'stay back there, stay back there, he's catching up.' It was like David and Goliath, cat and mouse. I actually got more enjoyment listening to my little sister on the radio (Ali, married to Larry Dixon). If anyone has a scanner they would have had a hoot listening to her."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Jerry Haas