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Fri, 19 Sep 2008, 03:22 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Notes from final, round 3 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: David Cook Runs 8.990/149.38/-0.370, Now #23; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 8.987/148.80/-0.373, Was #23
Right Lane: Johnny Shook Runs 8.066/165.17/-0.214, Now #29; D/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 10.230/92.49/1.950, Was #31

1:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.51 inches, adjusted altitude 2,530 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.



Left Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.915/150.75/-0.445, Now #12; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 8.846/150.61/-0.514, Was #12
Right Lane: Jason Richey Runs 8.319/159.16/-0.371, Now #19; F/EA Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.247/159.10/-0.443, Was #19



Left Lane: Greg Porter Runs 10.806/86.82/1.446, Now #25; G/SMA Index: 9.36, Prior Best: 9.054/150.08/-0.306, Was #25
Right Lane: Cordis Johnson Runs 8.640/153.98/-0.390, Now #22; E/SMA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.644/156.43/-0.386, Was #22

Porter clicked it off about 1000 feet out. Johnson makes his quickest pass of the weekend but doesn't move up in the order.

Left Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 8.157/164.93/-0.483, Now #14; F/AA Index: 8.64, Prior Best: 8.177/164.87/-0.463, Was #17
Right Lane: Bradley Waddle Runs 6.642/208.75/-0.468, Now #17; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 9.715/92.06/2.605, Was #32

Mawhee makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up a few notches to 14th. Waddle makes his first full pass of the weekend and moves to the 17th spot.

Left Lane: Michael Johnson Runs 8.765/151.68/-0.465, Now #15; H/AA Index: 9.23, Prior Best: 8.748/151.87/-0.482, Was #15
Right Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 7.067/195.17/-0.573, Now #9; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.070/194.80/-0.570, Was #9



Left Lane: Jody Holland Runs 9.489/139.56/-0.061, Now #32; L/AA Index: 9.55, Prior Best: 9.565/138.91/0.015, Was #32
Right Lane: Doug Warren Runs 24.009/33.62/16.869, Now #18; A/DA Index: 7.14, Prior Best: 6.676/202.61/-0.464, Was #18

Warren had problems as soon as he hit the throttle and eased down the track.Holland makes his quickest pass of the weekend but doesn't get off the bump.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 8.426/159.55/-0.584, Now #6; D/SM Index: 9.01, Prior Best: 8.478/158.20/-0.532, Was #11
Right Lane: Stephen Rosen Runs 8.171/140.71/-0.459, Now #5; G/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.042/163.29/-0.588, Was #5

Brogdon goes right down the groove with his best pass of the weekend to move into the sixth spot. No help for Rosen.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 7.049/195.48/-0.591, Now #2; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.020/194.86/-0.620, Was #2
Right Lane: Sean Dodd Runs 7.090/195.14/-0.550, Now #11; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.089/193.99/-0.551, Was #11



Left Lane: Mike Trumble Runs 8.068/167.09/-0.492, Now #13; A/SMA Index: 8.56, Prior Best: 8.061/166.95/-0.499, Was #13
Right Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 8.182/166.87/-0.498, Now #14; B/SM Index: 8.68, Prior Best: 8.200/166.70/-0.480, Was #16

Smiley improves a little and moves up a couple of notches. No help for Trumble.

Left Lane: Chase Williams Runs 7.693/173.99/-0.317, Now #25; PST Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 14.540/93.00/6.530, Was #33
Right Lane: Tom Schmidt Runs 8.369/161.88/-0.571, Now #9; C/T Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.364/161.85/-0.576, Was #9

Williams makes his first full pass of the weekend and gets in the show, bumping out Holland in the process. Schmidt makes another good run but doesn't improve.

Left Lane: Bub Miller Runs 10.653/87.00/0.913, Now #30; I/SMA Index: 9.74, Prior Best: 9.516/144.18/-0.224, Was #30
Right Lane: Dean Howerton Runs 7.082/190.48/-0.418, Now #21; C/D Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.060/191.05/-0.440, Was #21

Miller clicks it off about 1000 feet out. No improvement for Howerton.

Left Lane: Kevin Self Runs 8.027/162.80/-0.663, Now #1; F/EA Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.042/161.30/-0.648, Was #1
Right Lane: Brian Self Runs 7.796/173.74/-0.184, Now #28; C/A Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.691/176.58/-0.289, Was #28

Self makes a great pass and improves on his top qualifying time. No help for Self.

Left Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 6.793/199.08/-0.347, Now #25; A/DA Index: 7.14, Prior Best: 6.952/198.09/-0.188, Was #32
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.379/158.30/-0.491, Now #3; A/EA Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.262/180.57/-0.608, Was #3

Smiley improves and gets off the bump spot. Rampy clicks it off early.

Left Lane: Brad Klein Runs 15.437/40.96/7.557, Now #22; B/AP Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.451/182.87/-0.429, Was #22
Right Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.585/156.73/-0.555, Now #8; E/SM Index: 9.14, Prior Best: 8.562/154.44/-0.578, Was #8

Klein gets about 300 feet out and his chutes deploy. Benham makes a decent pass but doesn't improve.

Left Lane: Bill Kent Runs 6.994/193.24/-0.506, Now #13; C/D Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.045/193.16/-0.455, Was #19
Right Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 7.752/126.08/0.182, Now #4; B/ND Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 6.968/185.66/-0.602, Was #4



Left Lane: Dick Maris Runs 9.156/71.31/1.526, Now #30; C/D Index: 7.63, Prior Best: 7.359/176.26/-0.271, Was #30


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