Nazareth qualifing results

Nazareth, Pa. - Results Friday afternoon (May 4) from qualifications for the May 5 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Nazareth Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and speed: Brian...

Nazareth, Pa. - Results Friday afternoon (May 4) from qualifications for the May 5 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Nazareth Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and speed:

Brian Tyler of Parma, Mich. captured his initial USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series pole position Friday afternoon at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway and will lead the 30-car field to the green flag at 3:40 pm (ET) Saturday on the 1-mile paved oval. Tyler qualified his Kroger/Pringles/Folgers/Sunny Delight machine at 136.425 mph to edge out Eric Gordon of Indianapolis, Ind for the $500 cash Oliver Trucking "Pole Award." Gordon averaged 136.374 mph and will start alongside Tyler on the front row Saturday. "The first lap was good," Tyler admitted. "I overdrove the second lap and got loose on both ends. I felt we were struggling a bit but we made some changes after the practice sessions and the car was good for qualifying. Tomorrow is a long race (100 miles) but I feel good about it. The key here is to soft pedal off the corners and save the tires." A 15-mile "qualifying race" at 8 am will precede Saturday's 100-mile race, the third round of the 2001 series. Paul White and Russ Gamester, winners of rounds one and two, met with different fates. Gamester will start eighth in the 100-miler, while White starts alongside Derek Davidson on the front row of the "qualifying race" and must finish in the "top-six" to make the feature.

<pre> 1. (69) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 136.425 mph. 2. (41) Eric Gordon, Indianapolis, Ind., 136.374. 3. (67) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash., 136.317. 4. (2) Tyler Walker, Charlotte, N.C., 135.797. 5. (99) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 135.659. 6. (66) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 135.618. 7. (47) Billy Whittaker, Central Square, N.Y., 135.567. 8. (51) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 135.424. 9. (92) Aaron Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 135.384. 10. (19) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 135.353. 11. (35) Jerry Coons, Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 135.252. 12. (11) Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, Ind., 135.160. 13. (62) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 135.038. 14. (40) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 134.927. 15. (93) A.J. Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 134.639. 16. (20) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 134.589. 17. (111) Mike Bliss, Milwaukie, Ore., 134.559. 18. (110) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 134.463. 19. (44) Bud Kaeding, Campbell, Calif., 134.318. 20. (37) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 134.308. 21. (59) Brad Armstrong, New Palestine, Ind., 134.273. 22. (26) Bobby McMahan, Rio Linda, Calif., 134.213. 23. (56) Dave Darland, Lincoln, Ind., 134.208. 24. (4) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 133.923 25. Qualifying race winner. 26. 2nd in Qualifying race. 27. 3rd in Qualifying race. 28. 4th in Qualifying race. 29. 5th in Qualifying race. 30. 6th in Qualifying race.

-USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Mike Bliss , Aaron Fike , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Brad Noffsinger , A.J. Fike , Russ Gamester , Eric Gordon , Paul White , Tyler Walker , Brad Armstrong , Jason McCord , Jerry Coons , Gary Hieber , Ed Carpenter , Bobby McMahan