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Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 04:24 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from final, round 4 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: Lamar Swindoll Jr Runs 6.834/201.85, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.792/202.97, Was #19

Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 3,098 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

No help here for Swindoll.

Left Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.709/206.16, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.701/206.29, Was #16
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.703/205.10, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.732/205.88, Was #18

Nobile doesn't improve here, but holds on to the bump spot as Stevens just misses by 0.002 seconds. Richie Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.300/163.73mph, 1,000ft-5.605

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.711/204.94, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.689/205.85, Was #15
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.697/206.01, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.708/205.88, Was #18

No help here for Stanfield and he will start tomorrow from the 15th position. Krisher down to his last shot and he does as he gets into the show and that bumps out Nobile. Krisher will start tomorrow from the number 16 spot. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.801, 660ft-4.305/163.87mph, 1,000ft-5.605

Left Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.670/206.61, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.687/205.72, Was #14
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.684/206.57, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.677/206.35, Was #13

Humphreys with the quickest pass of the session and he move in front of Yates. Yates with a good pass here in the heat of the day. Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.283/164.65mph, 1,000ft-5.579
Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.793, 660ft-4.294/164.23mph, 1,000ft-5.592

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.673/204.85, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.661/206.48, Was #12
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.648/208.20, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.649/207.56, Was #9

Morgan with the third quickest pass of the session, but will not improve and stays number 12. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.781, 660ft-4.279/164.51mph, 1,000ft-5.577 WJ with his quickest of the weekend and the quickest of the session. He will stay in the number nine position. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.277/165.56mph, 1,000ft-5.566

Left Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.689/205.13, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.658/206.26, Was #11
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.680/206.64, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.646/206.95, Was #8

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.680/205.91, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.653/206.32, Was #10
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.664/206.86, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.642/207.30, Was #6

Jones with another good looking pass and he will stay number six. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.785, 660ft-4.279/164.77mph, 1,000ft-5.574

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.656/206.80, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.646/207.72, Was #7
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.671/206.39, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.638/207.11, Was #4

K. Johnson just a couple ticks closer than his pass earlier today. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.273/164.83mph, 1,000ft-5.567 A. Johnson matches his time from earlier today...Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.282/164.37mph, 1,000ft-5.580

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.649/207.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.640/207.46, Was #5
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.671/207.05, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.638/208.07, Was #3

Connolly with a great pass, the second second quickest of the session. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.270/164.89mph, 1,000ft-5.563 Anderson with a nice pass...Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.289/164.91mph, 1,000ft-5.582

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.641/206.76, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.631/207.56, Was #1
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.663/206.86, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.632/207.91, Was #2

Good pass for Line...Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.281/164.73mph, 1,000ft-5.574 Coughlin with a great pass as he runs low E.T. of the session. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.769, 660ft-4.261/165.07mph, 1,000ft-5.553 Coughlin holds on to the number one spot, and is the number one qualifier for the 14th time in his career.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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