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Sat, 29 Sep 2007, 04:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Bob Orme





HEBRON, Ohio - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Third annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed this round, amount over/under index this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time, speed & over/under Index, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Scott Talarowski Runs 6.875/196.67/-0.345, Now #20; A/ED Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 10.268/86.48/3.048, Was #26
Right Lane: Bob Book Runs 6.396/211.63/-0.644, Now #3; A/D Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 7.266/130.35/0.226, Was #23

3:57 p.m. Book drove through some early tire shake to run a great number.

Left Lane: David Billingsley Runs 12.727/34.48/4.827, Now #13; C/AA Index: 7.90, Prior Best: 7.377/56.17/-0.523, Was #13
Right Lane: Mike Graves Runs 8.055/169.64/-0.305, Now #18; D/A Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.939/172.61/-0.421, Was #18

Billingsley's chute deployed at about 100 feet.

Left Lane: Rick Brown Runs 11.390/68.87/2.460, Now #27; B/TA Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 13.527/76.78/4.597, Was #27
Right Lane: Jerry Arnold Runs 8.048/163.51/-0.612, Now #5; G/ED Index: 8.66, Prior Best: 8.046/162.51/-0.614, Was #5

Brown was very sluggish off the line.

Left Lane: Jeff Taylor Runs 8.633/137.47/-0.527, Now #2; I/SMA Index: 9.16, Prior Best: 8.508/157.50/-0.652, Was #2
Right Lane: Jesse Plant Runs 7.448/179.33/-0.542, Now #6; D/ED Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.389/178.57/-0.601, Was #6

No visible problems in either lane.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 7.291/180.89/-0.579, Now #9; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.380/176.07/-0.490, Was #15
Right Lane: Mike Hazlett Runs 12.133/72.21/4.463, Now #17; B/A Index: 7.67, Prior Best: 7.204/189.10/-0.466, Was #17

Hazlett made a move to the right shortly after the launch. A good looking pass for Kamplain.

Left Lane: Scott Chamness Runs 6.557/207.50/-0.483, Now #16; A/D Index: 7.04, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 12.482/71.14/4.432, Now #29; DD/AT Index: 8.05, No Prior Run

Massel was very sluggish off the line.

Left Lane: Jeff Wright Runs 7.152/193.29/-0.498, Now #15; B/AA Index: 7.65, Prior Best: 7.951/133.39/0.301, Was #27
Right Lane: Ray Vierheller Runs 7.446/176.05/-0.544, Now #12; D/ED Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.463/174.62/-0.527, Was #13

A good looking pass for both drivers.

Left Lane: Sal Biondo Runs 8.258/161.36/-0.592, Now #8; I/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.317/155.60/-0.533, Was #13
Right Lane: Jim Browder Runs 8.129/158.41/-0.271, Now #24; J/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 8.194/157.06/-0.206, Was #25

Browder was moving around his lane early in the run.

Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.098/163.75/-0.592, Now #8; F/D Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.092/163.35/-0.598, Was #7
Right Lane: Doug Doll Jr. Runs 8.301/150.13/-0.599, Now #7; F/ED Index: 8.90, Prior Best: 8.407/137.05/-0.493, Was #16

Smooth and straight in both lanes.

Left Lane: Mauri Rose Runs 7.124/185.79/-0.416, Now #21; C/D Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 7.265/184.09/-0.275, Was #23
Right Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.183/182.70/-0.637, Now #5; D/D Index: 7.82, Prior Best: 7.240/181.52/-0.580, Was #10

A little early tire chatter for Browell.

Left Lane: Chris Bozic Runs 7.295/187.60/-0.245, Now #22; C/D Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 7.147/187.65/-0.393, Was #22
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.257/181.25/-0.643, Now #4; A/EA Index: 7.90, Prior Best: 7.324/166.17/-0.576, Was #12

Rampy improves while Bozic goes in the opposite direction.

Left Lane: Brian Stufflebeam No Time, Now #27; B/AA Index: 7.65, Prior Best: 7.877/130.18/0.227, Was #27
Right Lane: John Peto Runs 8.248/158.69/-0.152, Now #26; J/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 8.259/157.95/-0.141, Was #26

Stufflebeam broke at the end of his burnout.

Left Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.900/161.77/-0.500, Now #16; J/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 7.928/161.61/-0.472, Was #18
Right Lane: Bo Butner Runs 8.032/124.93/0.322, Now #13; AA/SM Index: 7.71, Prior Best: 7.163/177.21/-0.547, Was #13

Butner was slowing well before the finish.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 8.920/114.38/1.250, Now #1; B/A Index: 7.67, Prior Best: 6.998/197.36/-0.672, Was #1
Right Lane: John Berberich Jr Runs 7.704/170.90/-0.206, Now #26; C/ED Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.704/170.91/-0.206, Was #30

Both drivers had a hard time keeping their cars in the groove.

Left Lane: John Frech Runs 8.386/152.45/-0.304, Now #24; G/EA Index: 8.69, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.920/166.60/-0.610, Now #5; B/SR Index: 8.53, Prior Best: 7.890/166.76/-0.640, Was #5



Right Lane: John Staley Runs 7.898/174.05/-0.102, Now #29; CC/AT Index: 8.00, No Prior Run

Staley was to the left of the groove from about 60 feet through 300 feet.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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