Topeka: GMC Sonoma notes and quotes

TOPEKA, Kan. (September 29, 2000) - Pro Stock Truck qualifying got underway today for the 12th annual Advance Auto Parts Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Bob Panella took the No. 1 qualifying spot in an S-10 with an elapsed time of 7.585 ...

TOPEKA, Kan. (September 29, 2000) - Pro Stock Truck qualifying got underway today for the 12th annual Advance Auto Parts Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka. Bob Panella took the No. 1 qualifying spot in an S-10 with an elapsed time of 7.585 seconds at 176.95 mph. Greg Stanfield was second with an elapsed time of 7.596 seconds at 176.86 mph. Randy Daniels is qualified third, Jeff Garcia is fourth and Burt Price is fifth. John Lingenfelter qualified his Summit Racing Sonoma GMC in the 15th spot. Rick Jones and his Country Motor Trailer Sales GMC Sonoma qualified 18th, and David Spitzer qualified 22nd in his Sunnen/Dynagear GMC Sonoma.

The 12th annual Advance Auto Parts Nationals is the 11th race on the 14-event NHRA Winston Pro Stock Truck schedule. Television coverage of final eliminations can be seen on TNN on Sunday, October 1, starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

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Rick Jones (Country Motors Trailer Sales GMC Sonoma) - "I don't know what the problem is. During the summer break we changed some things and obviously it's not helping us. We just can't get it to go faster anywhere we go. We keep trying different things and nothing seems to be working for us. We are going to keep trying and hope something comes together for us. We're trying to hang on and stay in the top ten with the Country Motors Trailer Sales GMC Sonoma, but we're definitely struggling right now." No. 18 qualifier - 7.657ET/174.98mph

David Spitzer (Sunnen/Dynagear GMC Sonoma) - "That run actually didn't feel as good as it was. I was surprised at the numbers so we're happy with this Sunnen/Dynagear GMC Sonoma. We changed the truck around to how we had it set up earlier in the year, and looking at the run it really wasn't that pretty, so I know it can do better. But we are staying cautiously optimistic. My confidence is staying pretty high. We want to be able to get into the top-half of the field, so we're continuing to work hard while keeping our spirits high." No. 22 qualifier - 7.670ET/175.27mph

John Lingenfelter (Summit Racing GMC Sonoma) - "We just didn't look as good as we thought we should. We spun more at the starting line than we felt we should. We were 14th at 60-foot and should've been fourth or fifth at the worst. It looks like the left lane is better then the right and we'll be in the right lane in the next run. We're going to make some changes on the Summit Racing GMC Sonoma to improve at the 60-foot and hopefully we will gain more." No. 15 qualifier - 7.649ET/175.64mph

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Panella , John Lingenfelter , Greg Stanfield