Pomona: Dodge Motorsports Thursday qualifying notes

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2001) - Todd Patterson took his Dodge Motorsports Dakota R/T Pro Stock Truck to the ninth position in the first round of qualifying for the Auto Zone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway. It also marked the season opener for...

POMONA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2001) - Todd Patterson took his Dodge Motorsports Dakota R/T Pro Stock Truck to the ninth position in the first round of qualifying for the Auto Zone Winternationals at Pomona Raceway. It also marked the season opener for the 2001 NHRA Winston Drag Racing season.

Patterson managed a 7.537-second run at 179.06 mph.

"That was a nice top speed," Patterson said. "We shook a little bit, but we're in good shape. I know there is more speed in the truck. We will find it."

Larry Morgan drove his Dodge Motorsports R/T to the 17th-qualifying position with a 6.918-second effort at 19.23 mph. It wasn't the start the veteran Pro Stock driver was looking for.

"We just had way too much clutch in it," Morgan said. "We blew the tires off of it. I know we could have run a 6.87 on that pass. The tires spun.

"The car has the power though." Morgan added.

Craig Eaton missed the show in his Dodge Motorsports Dakota R/T. The Pro Stock Truck veteran posted a 7.652/177.35 outing.

"My main switch kicked off in that run," Eaton commented. "We run through the clutch and the shift lights didn't even come on. It was just a bad outing."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Morgan , Todd Patterson