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Fri, 19 Sep 2008, 12:12 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals 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: Doug Warren Runs 6.676/202.61/-0.464, Now #12; A/DA Index: 7.14, Prior Best: 6.678/197.74/-0.462, Was #12
Right Lane: Brad Klein Runs 7.451/182.87/-0.429, Now #17; B/AP Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.473/182.40/-0.407, Was #17

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,261 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Klein gets a little out of shape off the line but improves from his run yesterday.


Left Lane: Sean Dodd Runs 7.089/193.99/-0.551, Now #8; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.197/193.71/-0.443, Was #14
Right Lane: Mike Trumble Runs 8.061/166.95/-0.499, Now #11; A/SMA Index: 8.56, No Prior Run

Trumble makes his first pass of the weekend and gets in the show in the 11th spot. Dodd goes right down the groove and moves up to the 8th spot.

Left Lane: Stephen Rosen Runs 8.577/120.83/-0.053, Now #5; G/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.042/163.29/-0.588, Was #5
Right Lane: Dick Maris Runs 7.359/176.26/-0.271, Now #23; C/D Index: 7.63, Prior Best: 7.389/182.13/-0.241, Was #23

Rosen has problems late in the run and clicks it off early. Maris improves a little but doesn't move up in the order.

Left Lane: Cordis Johnson Runs 8.724/156.84/-0.306, Now #20; E/SMA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.644/156.43/-0.386, Was #19
Right Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.799/166.48/-0.581, Now #6; K/AA Index: 8.38, No Prior Run

Martin makes his first pass of the weekend and gets in the sixth spot for now. No help for Johnson.

Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 8.200/166.70/-0.480, Now #15; B/SM Index: 8.68, Prior Best: 15.776/50.87/7.096, Was #30
Right Lane: Shane Gray Runs 7.040/195.76/-0.600, Now #2; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.020/194.86/-0.620, Was #2

Gray slows a little but stays in the second spot. Smiley makes a full pass and moves up to the 15th spot.

Left Lane: Bradley Waddle Runs 9.715/92.06/2.605, Now #31; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 28.343/22.17/21.233, Was #32
Right Lane: Michael Johnson Runs 12.076/94.65/2.846, Now #14; H/AA Index: 9.23, Prior Best: 8.748/151.87/-0.482, Was #14

Waddle rattles the tires, makes a move to the right, then backs off the throttle about 300 feet out. Johnson has problems late in the run and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 11.422/103.23/3.782, Now #8; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.070/194.80/-0.570, Was #8
Right Lane: Kevin Self Runs 8.049/164.01/-0.641, Now #1; F/EA Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.042/161.30/-0.648, Was #1

Carbery has problems late and clicks it off about 1000 feet out. Self makes another good run and stays in the top spot.

Left Lane: Dean Howerton Runs 7.060/191.05/-0.440, Now #19; C/D Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.120/190.83/-0.380, Was #22
Right Lane: David Cook Runs 8.987/148.27/-0.373, Now #23; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 8.987/148.80/-0.373, Was #23



Left Lane: Jason Richey Runs 8.247/159.10/-0.443, Now #18; F/EA Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.250/159.49/-0.440, Was #18
Right Lane: Jody Holland Runs 9.565/138.91/0.015, Now #28; L/AA Index: 9.55, Prior Best: 10.017/131.28/0.467, Was #29



Left Lane: Brian Self Runs 7.691/176.58/-0.289, Now #24; C/A Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.704/177.21/-0.276, Was #24
Right Lane: Bub Miller Runs 13.365/68.54/3.625, Now #26; I/SMA Index: 9.74, Prior Best: 9.516/144.18/-0.224, Was #26

Miller rattles the tires off the line and aborts the run. Self makes his best pass so far but doesn't move up in the order.

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 7.146/186.30/-0.314, Now #24; A/ND Index: 7.46, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.846/150.61/-0.514, Now #12; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 8.863/150.75/-0.497, Was #13



Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.262/180.57/-0.608, Now #3; A/EA Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.269/180.36/-0.601, Was #4
Right Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 8.177/164.87/-0.463, Now #17; F/AA Index: 8.64, Prior Best: 8.203/161.71/-0.437, Was #20

Rampy improves and moves up a notch to the third spot.

Left Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.562/154.44/-0.578, Now #7; E/SM Index: 9.14, Prior Best: 8.612/155.90/-0.528, Was #11
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 8.483/157.76/-0.527, Now #11; D/SM Index: 9.01, Prior Best: 8.478/158.20/-0.532, Was #10

Benham makes a big improvement and gets in the seventh spot for now.

Left Lane: Tom Schmidt Runs 8.390/161.65/-0.550, Now #8; C/T Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.364/161.85/-0.576, Was #8
Right Lane: Bill Kent Runs 7.045/193.16/-0.455, Now #18; C/D Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.052/193.27/-0.448, Was #18



Left Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 7.214/149.07/-0.356, Now #4; B/ND Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 6.968/185.66/-0.602, Was #4
Right Lane: Chase Williams Runs 14.540/92.99/6.530, Now #33; PST Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 18.846/85.50/10.836, Was #33

Williams has problems off the line and clicks it off early.

Right Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 6.952/198.09/-0.188, Now #28; A/DA Index: 7.14, Prior Best: 7.168/197.80/0.028, Was #30



Right Lane: Greg Porter Runs 9.054/150.08/-0.306, Now #25; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 9.273/148.67/-0.087, Was #29


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