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Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 07:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA, Fourth annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals 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: Mike Hazlett Runs 7.132/188.94/-0.508, Now #17; B/A Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 11.080/80.64/3.440, Was #33
Right Lane: Jeff Wright Runs 7.228/177.91/-0.412, Now #18; B/AA Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.158/192.91/-0.482, Was #17

6:32 p.m. Nice pass by Hazlett to get into the field. . John Berberich Jr is on the bump spot at -0.020.

Left Lane: Sal Biondo Runs 8.649/172.81/0.369, Now #21; D/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.530/156.06/-0.750, Was #20
Right Lane: Mauri Rose Runs 7.236/184.27/-0.264, Now #29; C/D Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.166/184.93/-0.334, Was #28



Left Lane: John Peto Runs 8.298/158.00/-0.102, Now #30; J/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 8.298/158.00/-0.102, Was #31
Right Lane: Rick Brown Runs 8.281/161.50/-0.599, Now #4; B/TA Index: 8.88, Prior Best: 8.281/161.50/-0.599, Was #5

Peto improved, stayed put on the list. Brown moved up one spot, to the top four.

Left Lane: Richard Barga Runs 7.297/189.60/-0.523, Now #14; CC/AT Index: 7.82, Prior Best: 7.604/169.51/-0.216, Was #28
Right Lane: Mike Graves Runs 7.917/170.92/-0.443, Now #21; D/A Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.919/170.82/-0.441, Was #20



Left Lane: Nick Morgan Runs 7.337/188.20/-0.543, Now #11; B/AP Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.353/188.07/-0.527, Was #12
Right Lane: Terry Smith Runs 8.499/124.20/0.509, Now #30; D/ED Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.885/153.60/-0.105, Was #30



Left Lane: John Berberich Jr Runs 7.853/166.85/-0.017, Now #32; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.850/167.07/-0.020, Was #32
Right Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.856/165.11/-0.544, Now #11; J/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 7.874/165.25/-0.526, Was #13

Berberich failed to improve and may have a problem because John Frech is still outside the field and has not made a run yet in this session.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 7.963/123.94/0.413, Now #3; CC/A Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 6.942/200.77/-0.608, Was #3
Right Lane: Scott Chamness Runs 6.637/204.76/-0.403, Now #25; A/D Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 6.636/203.12/-0.404, Was #25

Butner was off the throttle very early. Chamness almost matches his earlier run today.

Left Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.224/183.34/-0.596, Now #5; D/D Index: 7.82, Prior Best: 7.223/183.37/-0.597, Was #5
Right Lane: Robert Bailey Runs 6.639/203.65/-0.581, Now #7; A/ED Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.633/203.37/-0.587, Was #7

Bailey has run 6.64, 6.63.and another 6.63. Nice, quick consistency. Browell isn't doing bade either, two runs today within a thousandth of each other.

Left Lane: Jason Coan Runs 30.697/53.37/21.817, Now #1; G/EA Index: 8.88, Prior Best: 8.266/155.44/-0.614, Was #1
Right Lane: Gerry Russo Runs 8.501/160.75/-0.359, Now #16; C/SMA Index: 8.86, Prior Best: 8.351/161.25/-0.509, Was #16

Coan launched and slowed almost immediately, the engine silent. Russo was off the throttle well before the line.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 7.103/185.77/-0.527, Now #13; C/DA Index: 7.63, Prior Best: 7.090/186.74/-0.540, Was #13
Right Lane: Lee Zane Runs 9.278/115.26/-0.272, Now #27; L/AA Index: 9.55, Prior Best: 9.178/131.54/-0.372, Was #27

No improvement for either driver.

Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.093/162.92/-0.557, Now #9; F/D Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.136/153.14/-0.514, Was #15
Right Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 9.640/94.47/1.360, Now #26; C/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.902/172.30/-0.378, Was #26

Affronti slowed past half track. Nice pass by Ackerman to move up several spots.

Left Lane: Steve Messina No Time, Now #28; C/AA Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 7.656/176.93/-0.364, Was #28
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.809/174.59/-0.551, Now #2; E/A Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.751/176.26/-0.609, Was #2

Messina's car broke on the burnout.

Left Lane: Bill Yates Runs 18.398/61.42/11.178, Now #19; A/ED Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.718/202.48/-0.502, Was #19
Right Lane: Don Winget Runs 8.343/163.91/-0.357, Now #23; B/SMA Index: 8.70, Prior Best: 8.280/164.83/-0.420, Was #23

Yates spun the tires hard and coasted through. No improvement for Winget.

Left Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.488/159.32/-0.512, Now #10; D/SMA Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.451/160.38/-0.549, Was #10
Right Lane: Jeff Taylor Runs 8.992/153.88/-0.568, Now #8; H/SMA Index: 9.56, Prior Best: 8.977/154.35/-0.583, Was #8

Two good runs, no improvement.

Left Lane: Doug Doll Jr. Runs 8.407/155.54/-0.423, Now #23; F/ED Index: 8.83, Prior Best: 8.413/155.45/-0.417, Was #24

Doll ran the RPMs up so far the valves floated around half track, picked up just six thousandths and one rung on the ladder.

Left Lane: Frank Aragona Jr. Runs 8.413/132.83/-0.467, Now #6; G/EA Index: 8.88, Prior Best: 8.292/156.10/-0.588, Was #6


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