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Chuck Samuel, the '05 Pro champ, stole the number-one qualifying spot from John Gullett with a 6.50 to Gullett's 6.51 effort. As Bells, Texas, resident Doug Mangrum could not make lane call due to an injured engine, Samuel got a bye run in the first and second rounds. In the final, he was quick on the Tree with an 0.027 light, and quick to the stripe as well with a 6.49 run at 224 mph. The race was over at the start, though, as Gullett went 0.074 red on the Tree.