Chicago: Pro Stock Truck Dominator Preview

JOLIET, Ill. -- No. 1 seed Bob Panella will lead a special eight-truck field in pursuit of bonus cash during the second annual Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel for Pro Stock Trucks, June 3, at the third annual Prestone Route 66 Nationals at...

JOLIET, Ill. -- No. 1 seed Bob Panella will lead a special eight-truck field in pursuit of bonus cash during the second annual Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel for Pro Stock Trucks, June 3, at the third annual Prestone Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway near Chicago. A purse of $41,000 is available for the eight drivers competing in the Duel. The winner of the Duel will earn $20,000. The runner-up will earn $5,000. The two semi-finalists will earn $3,000 each and the four first round finishers $2,500 apiece. Panella, from Stockton, Calif., qualified No. 1 at nine of the 14 NHRA national events that drivers could earn Duel points. Panella qualified in the top five at 13 of 14 Duel series events. The $62,000 Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel showcases the eight best Pro Stock Truck qualifiers during a 14-race span between the 1999 Prestone Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway and the 2000 Advance Auto Parts NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, Ga. In addition to the $41,000 available in the Duel, $21,000 in bonuses were awarded to quick Pro Stock Truck qualifiers throughout the Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel series. A $1,500 bonus was awarded to the No. 1 qualifier at each race in the series. Panella drove his Chevy S-10 to victory in the 1999 Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel for Pro Stock Trucks. Panella earned the $20,000 victory by defeating final round opponent Jerry Haas. Holley Pro Stock Dominator Duel rounds for Pro Stock Truck are scheduled for noon, 3:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. June 3.

<pre> 2000 HOLLEY PRO STOCK TRUCK DOMINATOR DUEL FINAL STANDINGS 1. Bob Panella, Stockon, Calif., Panella Trucking Chevy S-10 2,355 2. Randy Daniels, Grantsboro, N.C., Bailey Trucking S-10 1,905 3. Greg Stanfield, Bossier City, La., BDP Enterprises S-10 1,675 4. Brad Jeter, Greenville, S.C., Jeter Racing S-10 1,505 * 5. John Coughlin, Columbus, Ohio, Jeg's Mail Order S-10 1,495 6. John Lingenfelter, Decatur, Ind., Summit Racing GMC Sonoma 1,470 7. Brian Self, Houston, Naiser & Self S-10 1,460 8. Mike Coughlin, Columbus, Ohio, Jeg's Mail Order S-10 1,375

* Brad Jeter now competes in Pro Stock and he will not be eligible for Pro Stock Truck competition for this event should he choose to drive a Pro Stock entry. Alternates scheduled to replace Jeter in the position include Mark Osborne and Steve Johns.

2000 HOLLEY PRO STOCK DOMINATOR DUEL ROUND PAIRINGS FIRST ROUND (noon): Panella vs. M. Coughlin; Daniels vs. Self; Stanfield vs. Lingenfelter; Jeter vs. J. Coughlin. SEMI-FINALS (3:50 p.m.): Panella-M.Coughlin winner vs. Jeter-J.Coughlin winner; Daniels-Self winner vs. Stanfield-Lingenfelter winner. FINAL (5:30 p.m.)

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Panella , Brad Jeter , Randy Daniels , Mike Coughlin , John Lingenfelter , Greg Stanfield , Brian Self , Jerry Haas , Steve J