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Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 12:58 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 3 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Mark Buehring Runs 17.051/46.68, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Lamar Swindoll Jr Runs 6.792/202.97, Now #13; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,607 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Buehring with problems right off the starting line and he coast on through the 1320.

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.732/205.88, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.689/205.85, Now #13; No Prior Run

Stevens made a quick move toward the centerline, but reeled it in and drove Dodge on through the 1320. Stanfield goes to the No. 13 spot for now...Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.797, 660ft-4.296/164.41mph, 1,000ft-5.594

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.708/205.88, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.701/206.29, Now #14; No Prior Run

Neither Krisher or Nobile go quicker than Stanfield, but get in the show for now. Nobile will stay in as there are only two guys left to run that are not in the show. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.811, 660ft-4.314/163.83mph, 1,000ft-5.614
John Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.811, 660ft-4.311/164.17mph, 1,000ft-5.608

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.677/206.35, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.687/205.72, Now #14; No Prior Run

Yates is the quickest of those that weren't qualified coming into today...Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.788, 660ft-4.288/164.17mph, 1,000ft-5.586 Humphreys gets into the show and these two bump out Krisher and Stevens. Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.290/163.99mph, 1,000ft-5.592

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.671/206.51, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.638/207.11, Was #4
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.673/206.61, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.661/206.48, Was #12

Johnson with the quickest pass of the day...Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.785, 660ft-4.284/164.39mph, 1,000ft-5.580 Neither driver improves so they stay Nos. 4 and 12.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.649/207.56, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.655/208.26, Was #10
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.678/206.13, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.658/206.26, Was #11

WJ with a good short time and he improves on his time from yesterday to go to the number nine spot...Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.275/165.07mph, 1,000ft-5.566 No help here for Gray.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.665/206.61, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.646/206.95, Was #8
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.672/206.32, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.653/206.32, Was #10

No help here for either driver...Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.280/164.79mph, 1,000ft-5.575
V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.282/164.33mph, 1,000ft-5.580

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.648/206.89, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.642/207.30, Was #6
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.658/207.02, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.646/207.72, Was #7

Jones with a nice pass, just a tick off yesterday's time...Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.773, 660ft-4.267/164.73mph, 1,000ft-5.560 Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.778, 660ft-4.274/164.85mph, 1,000ft-5.568

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.648/207.66, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.638/208.07, Was #3
Right Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.673/207.78, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.640/207.46, Was #5

Anderson ties Jones for the quickest pass of the day...Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.274/165.42mph, 1,000ft-5.564 Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.800, 660ft-4.295/164.93mph, 1,000ft-5.588

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.649/207.37, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.632/207.91, Was #2
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.652/206.70, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.631/207.56, Was #1

Line just a tick slower than his teammate and he ties WJ for the second quickest pass of the day...Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.274/165.52mph, 1,000ft-5.564

Coughlin with another good looking pass...Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.778, 660ft-4.270/164.93mph, 1,000ft-5.563

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