Phoenix qualifying

Phoenix, Ariz. - Results Saturday afternoon (March 17) from qualifications for the March 18 24th Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway, with starting position, car number in...

Phoenix, Ariz. - Results Saturday afternoon (March 17) from qualifications for the March 18 24th Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200 Coors Light Silver Bullet Series Race at Phoenix International Raceway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, hometown and speed:

Dave Steele of Tampa, Fla. earned the sixth pole position of his USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet career Saturday afternoon at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway. His speed of 140.225 mph was the fastest among 60 entrants for Sunday's Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200, the opening race of the 2001 season. "It's nerve racking to pull the early pill," said Steele, who was the first driver to qualify. "But I think the track was in our favor. It was a little cooler. Tomorrow we'll be concerned with tires and fuel, since we're running 100 miles this year instead of 50." Indy Racing League veteran Davey Hamilton shares the front row for Sunday's 100-mile race, averaging 139.513 mph. Kasey Kahne, the 2000 USAC National Midget Car Champion and last year's Silver Bullet "Rookie of the Year," will start third. Tyler Walker captured Saturday's 10-mile "qualifying race."

<pre> 1. (19) Dave Steele, Tampa, Fla., 140.225 mph. 2. (04) Davey Hamilton, Las Vegas, Nev., 139.513. 3. (67) Kasey Kahne, Enumclaw, Wash., 139.146. 4. (10) Paul White, Temple, Texas, 138.921. 5. (37) Tracy Hines, New Castle, Ind., 138.797. 6. (85) Michael Lewis, Noblesville, Ind., 138.616. 7. (35) Jerry Coons, Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 138.429. 8. (4) Jason McCord, Anderson, Ind., 138.403. 9. (69) Brian Tyler, Parma, Mich., 138.190. 10. (51) Russ Gamester, Peru, Ind., 138.174. 11. (56) Dave Darland, Lincoln, Ind., 138.036. 12. (111) J.J. Yeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 137.952 13. (11) Ed Carpenter, Indianapolis, Ind., 137.857. 14. (40) Brad Noffsinger, Concord, N.C., 137.683. 15. (44) Bud Kaeding, Campbell, Calif., 137.137. 16. (27) Dane Carter, Brownsburg, Ind., 137.038. 17. (192) Aaron Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 136.923. 18. (20) Tony Elliott, Kokomo, Ind., 136.877. 19. (110) John Heydenreich, Bloomsburg, Pa., 136.871. 20. (66) Gary Hieber, Langhorne, Pa., 136.632. 21. (78) Jim Childers, Gibsonton, Fla., 136.467. 22. (73) Billy Puterbaugh, Jr., Brownsburg, Ind., 135.675. 23. (93) A.J. Fike, Galesburg, Ill., 135.526. 24. (22) Brian Paulus, Mechanicsburg, Pa., 135.297. 25. (2) Tyler Walker, Charlotte, N.C., 1st-in Qualifying race. 26. (25) Derek Davidson, Lafayette, Ind., 2nd in-Qualifying race. 27. (62) Jay Drake, Val Verde, Calif., 3rd in-Qualifying race. 28. (29) Bentley Warren, South Daytona, Fla., 4th in-Qualifying race. 29. (80) Carl Edwards, Columbia, Mo., 5th in-Qualifying race. 30. (77) Chet Fillip, San Angelo, Texas, 6th in-Qualifying race.

-USAC

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Series USAC
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Kasey Kahne , Michael Lewis , Dave Darland , J.J. Yeley , Tracy Hines , Dave Steele , Brian Tyler , Bud Kaeding , Tony Elliott , Aaron Fike , Carl Edwards , Jay Drake , John Heydenreich , Bentley Warren , Chet Fillip , Dane Carter , Brad Noffsinger , A.J. Fike , Russ Gamester , Paul White , Tyler Walker , Jason McCord , Jerry Coons , Brian Paulus , Gary Hieber , Ed Carpenter