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Sat, 13 Sep 2008, 11:46 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.877/202.45, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.937/199.17, Now #14; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.39 inches, adjusted altitude 3,624 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.



Left Lane: Rob Mansfield Runs 6.697/207.50, Now #4; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Jim Cunningham Runs 6.857/200.71, Now #14; No Prior Run

Mansfield with a great looking pass to move into the number four spot...Rob Mansfield's incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.317/164.17mph, 1,000ft-5.609

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.717/205.54, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 7.993/132.41, Now #18; No Prior Run

Krisher with problems right off the starting line and he will not get into the show with this run. Jones gets into the show for now...Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.809, 660ft-4.319/163.65mph, 1,000ft-5.621

Left Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.738/204.94, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Max Naylor Runs 6.747/205.44, Now #16; No Prior Run

These two get into the Nos. 15 and 16 spots...Tom Hammonds' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.819, 660ft-4.332/163.02mph, 1,000ft-5.638
Max Naylor's incremental times: 60ft-1.018 sec., 330ft-2.835, 660ft-4.345/163.43mph, 1,000ft-5.649

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.685/206.54, Now #3; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.723/205.85, Now #16; No Prior Run

Stevens with a great looking pass, the quickest of the round and he goes to the number three spot...Richie Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.297/164.13mph, 1,000ft-5.594 Morgan just gets into the show at the number 16 spot...Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.824, 660ft-4.329/164.23mph, 1,000ft-5.628

Left Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.717/206.57, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.696/206.29, Now #5; No Prior Run

Johnson launched hard and got it to stay hooked up all the way down the quarter mile to go to the number five spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.305/164.11mph, 1,000ft-5.604 Nobile gets in on the bubble...John Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.821, 660ft-4.326/164.15mph, 1,000ft-5.624

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.697/206.70, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.698/207.02, Was #8
Right Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 6.710/205.85, Now #12; No Prior Run

connolly improves by just a tick, but will stay No. 8. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.309/164.17mph, 1,000ft-5.606 spiess gets back into the show with a real nice pass...Steve Spiess' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.810, 660ft-4.317/163.81mph, 1,000ft-5.616

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.718/205.22, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.714/205.51, Was #15
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.718/205.72, Now #19; No Prior Run

They run the same E.T. and that is not good for Gray as he will not get into the show. Stanfield will not improve and stay No. 15.

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.724/205.41, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.712/205.16, Was #14
Right Lane: Vinnie Deceglie Runs 10.927/71.07, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.715/205.69, Was #16

Deceglie broke right off the starting line. Yates will not improve and will stay No. 14.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.715/205.51, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.711/205.82, Was #13
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.704/206.57, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.697/207.11, Was #7

No help for either of these two.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.706/206.89, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.708/206.51, Was #11
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.712/206.26, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.700/205.63, Was #9

Line with a slight improvement, but will stay No. 11...Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.815, 660ft-4.319/164.45mph, 1,000ft-5.615

Left Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.726/205.47, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.703/206.57, Was #10
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.694/208.01, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.694/207.72, Was #4

WJ matches his time from yesterday with a great looking pass and the fastest pass of the weekend. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.318/164.95mph, 1,000ft-5.609 No help for Humphreys.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.695/206.26, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.680/206.42, Was #1
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 14.046/61.55, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.684/206.26, Was #2

Johnson will stay No. 1, but didn't improve here...Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.800, 660ft-4.305/164.09mph, 1,000ft-5.603 Coughlin was real loose as soon as he let the clutch out and did a great job reeling it in.

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