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Fri, 19 Sep 2008, 04:56 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock 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, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Mark Buehring Runs 8.482/108.86, Now #2
Right Lane: Lamar Swindoll Jr Runs 6.829/200.20, Now #1

Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.48 inches, adjusted altitude 3,062 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Buehring was loose right off the starting line, and coasted on through the 1320.

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.731/204.98, Now #2
Right Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.720/205.41, Now #1

Stevens is running Nickens power this weekend in the Dodge car that Humphreys' drove earlier this year. Richie Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.821, 660ft-4.328/163.73mph, 1,000ft-5.633
John Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.322/164.01mph, 1,000ft-5.624

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.664/206.76, Now #1
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.691/205.85, Now #2

Jones with a real nice pass...Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.279/164.59mph, 1,000ft-5.575

Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.792, 660ft-4.295/164.03mph, 1,000ft-5.596

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.693/205.82, Now #3
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.699/205.82, Now #4

Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.301/164.11mph, 1,000ft-5.601
Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.303/163.73mph, 1,000ft-5.604

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.677/207.72, Now #2
Right Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.703/206.64, Now #6

Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.008 sec., 330ft-2.806, 660ft-4.301/165.09mph, 1,000ft-5.593
Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.809, 660ft-4.312/164.25mph, 1,000ft-5.611

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.698/205.51, Now #6
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.683/206.13, Now #3

Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.796, 660ft-4.302/163.75mph, 1,000ft-5.603
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.788, 660ft-4.288/164.27mph, 1,000ft-5.588

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.667/206.86, Now #3
Right Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.659/207.24, Now #1

Connolly with a nice pass to go to the number one spot...Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.785, 660ft-4.279/165.11mph, 1,000ft-5.572 Edwards was just a couple ticks behind...Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.285/164.85mph, 1,000ft-5.579

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.638/207.11, Now #1
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.673/206.42, Now #5

Johnson with a great looking pass to go to the number one spot...Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.258/165.11mph, 1,000ft-5.551 Gaines with a good pass to start the weekend...V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.282/164.15mph, 1,000ft-5.580

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.662/207.43, Now #4
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.631/207.56, Now #1

Coughlin with the quickest 60-foot time of the session and he parlays that into the number one spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.256/165.29mph, 1,000ft-5.546 nice pass for Line to start the weekend...Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.792, 660ft-4.285/169.83mph, 1,000ft-5.576

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.662/206.92, Now #6
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.659/207.34, Now #3

Number one and two in the points to finish up round one of qualifying...a couple nice passes to start the weekend for these two. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.279/165.03mph, 1,000ft-5.573
Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.785, 660ft-4.280/165.07mph, 1,000ft-5.573

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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