CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES PROLONG SUPER LUBRICANTS NORTHWEST NATIONALS NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1998 PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10 SECOND ROUND NOTES: JOHN LINGENFELTER, SUMMIT...
CHEVROLET NOTES AND QUOTES PROLONG SUPER LUBRICANTS NORTHWEST NATIONALS NHRA WINSTON DRAG RACING SERIES SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1998
PRO STOCK TRUCK -- CHEVY S-10
SECOND ROUND NOTES:
JOHN LINGENFELTER, SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT CHEVY S-10, winner of the Pro Stock Truck title in Sonoma last weekend, was ousted by Bob Panella, Jr. (Chevy S-10) in the second round of eliminations today, 7.686/174.82 to 7.698/175.84. This is Panella's first time in the Pro Stock Truck semifinals. He'll face Jerry Haas' Chevy S-10 in the semis.
LINGENFELTER: "He (Panella) made a good run. We were a little later at the light, we were a little slower, and he beat us at both ends. He did a good job. I'm glad to see him run good, but I wish it wasn't me he beat. It's what I said before, the competition is getting tighter, Craig Eaton is running pretty good, he's picked up. It's pretty impressive. Most people are picking up power, the combinations are getting better."
ON THE ENGINES COMPETING IN PRO STOCK TRUCK: (Of the 11 Chevy S-10s competing here, approximately half are running splayed-valve 358 cu. in. Chevy V8 engines. Lingenfelter and Jerry Haas run Lingenfelter-built engines, which are non-splayed-valve. Title winners Larry Kopp and Tim Freeman run Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins-built splayed-valve engines.)
LINGENFELTER: "We still think the splayed-valve engine has more potential. Grumpy had the most development time with it."
Craig Eaton (Dodge) defeated Brad Jeter (Chevy S-10) in the semis, and Jerry Haas (Chevy S-10) beat Bob Panella, Jr. in the semis. It'll be Haas vs. Eaton in the final.
* This is Haas' second final round appearance, Panella's first.
* The four title winners so far this year have been: David Nickens (1), Larry Kopp (3), Tim Freeman (1), John Lingenfelter (1).