Englishtow Day One Summary

Jerry Haas Leads Pro Stock Truck Qualifying After Day One By Rick Green ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Jerry Haas drove his Chevy S-10 to the number one spot today during the first day of Pro Stock Truck qualifying at the 29th annual Mopar Parts...

Jerry Haas Leads Pro Stock Truck Qualifying After Day One

By Rick Green

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Jerry Haas drove his Chevy S-10 to the number one spot today during the first day of Pro Stock Truck qualifying at the 29th annual Mopar Parts Nationals. The Fenton, Missouri chassis builder ran a track record 7.694 second elapsed time at 176.70 mile per hour, also a track record, during the first session of qualifying.

This is the first time Haas has been qualified number one, and he explained "everybody is trying to get this track figured out, but we all have to race on the same track." On the second pass today Haas said he "got a little loose, but it was more their set-up than it was the track." He stated "tomorrow night's final session should be really quick as it will be cooler."

John Lingenfelter ran 7.698 seconds at 175.21 miles per hour during the second session to vault his Chevy S-10 into the number two position. David Nickens driving his Dodge Dakota and Scott Tidwell in an S-10 round out the top four.

Qualifying for the Pro Stock Trucks will conclude Friday with two sessions scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m..

Federal-Mogul Funny Car and Dragster each got one shot at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park quarter-mile today.

Shawn Bowen had no problems negotiating his Federal-Mogul Dragster down the track while many of the competitors had trouble getting traction. Bowen from Montrose, Michigan qualified number one with an elapsed time of 5.615 at 240.90 miles per hour. Ken Zeal driving the JCIT sponsored entry rounded out the top sixteen.

Frank Manzo continues to dominate the Federal-Mogul Funny Car category, as he is currently qualified number one. The Morganville, New Jersey driver ran a 5.730 elapsed time at 251.11 miles per hour. Only twelve Federal-Mogul Funny Cars made qualifying attempts today.

In Competition Eliminator Allyn Armstrong from Kingston, Nova Scotia drove his 1972 Opel K/Altered to the number one spot with a 0.646 second under-the-index pass.

John Armstrong ran a 9.386 elapsed time on a 10.50 index to capture the number one slot in Super Stock. Seventy cars made qualifying passes today.

Arthur Leong lead the 125 Stock contestants with his 1.300 second under the index pass. Stock Class eliminations will follow first rounds of Super Gas and Super Comp eliminations Friday morning.

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Lingenfelter , Frank Manzo , Jerry Haas