Joliet: Whisnant to meet Stanfield in round 1

JOLIET, Ill. (Saturday June 2) - Mark Whisnant, driver of the PiranaZ Chevrolet S-10, will enter the 4th Annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals holding the 13th position on the Pro Stock Truck eliminations ladder. The second session of ...

JOLIET, Ill. (Saturday June 2) - Mark Whisnant, driver of the PiranaZ Chevrolet S-10, will enter the 4th Annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals holding the 13th position on the Pro Stock Truck eliminations ladder.

The second session of qualifying Whisnant ran a 7.494 / 179.88 mph to take the 13th spot. He will meet Greg Stanfield in Round 1.

"I feel pretty good going into tomorrows race," said Whisnant of Stockbridge, Ga. "I have Greg the first round. He is a tough competitor, but I think he's there for the taking.

"Right now this PiranaZ Chevy S-10 is running very consistent. We are taking small steps with the tune-up. We don't want to try anything too drastic, because we can't afford to go backwards. We are working in the right direction, and making gains every run.

"This race has really surprised us. We thought coming here that it would be hot and greasy. The rain and the cold weather we have had here today has made qualifying quicker than anyone would have thought, but all that could change tomorrow.

"The weather reports are calling for it to be partly cloudy and a lot warmer. If the sun comes out and we get some heat in the racetrack, race day will be a whole different ball game.

"Right now we are taking a wait-and-see approach to race day. When we unload in the morning we will have to take a look at the conditions and tune the truck accordingly. After that we will have to take it round by round. That is all we can do."

Eliminations at the 4th Annual Lucas Oil Products NHRA Nationals will take place on Sunday June 3 at 11:00 AM CST.

-RWP

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Stanfield , Mark Whisnant