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Sat, 27 Sep 2008, 01:10 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil 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 Hogan Runs 7.131/195.05, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Nobile Runs 17.297/43.26, Now #14; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 2,194 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Nobile with a lot of tire shake and clicked it off. Hogan with a little tire chatter on the starting line, but he drove through it and then runs his career best E.T. and mph. Mark Hogan's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-2.998, 660ft-4.602/153.95mph, 1,000ft-5.977


Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.673/205.66, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.691/206.35, Now #14; No Prior Run

Not sure this is what these two were looking for, but they get into the show for now.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.675/206.32, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.653/207.02, Now #13; No Prior Run

Gaines gets into the show in the number 13 spot with the quickest pass of the day so far...V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.277/165.17mph, 1,000ft-5.565 Krisher gets into the show...Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.797, 660ft-4.293/164.55mph, 1,000ft-5.585

Left Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 6.646/206.35, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.639/207.40, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.639/207.46, Was #11

Spiess with his career best E.T. and moved into the show, and that bumped out Stevens. Steve Spiess' incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.269/164.95mph, 1,000ft-5.557 Humphreys matched his time from yesterday. Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.775, 660ft-4.265/165.44mph, 1,000ft-5.552

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.656/206.95, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.666/206.35, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.632/207.18, Was #9

Stanfield was real loose right off the starting line, but reeled it in to get into the show and that bumped out Krisher and put Jones on the bump. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.279/164.79mph, 1,000ft-5.568 No help here for Gray.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.644/206.64, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.642/207.72, Was #12
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.635/207.53, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.631/207.59, Was #8

No help for either driver as they are both slower than yesterday's times. Coughlin still the quickest pass of the day...Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.773, 660ft-4.263/165.21mph, 1,000ft-5.550

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.660/206.76, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.633/207.21, Was #10
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.636/207.30, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.629/207.78, Was #7

Yates with a little tire chatter right off the starting line and he will not improve from his time yesterday. No help here for Edwards...he is the second quickest pass of the session.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.625/207.15, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.618/207.69, Was #5
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.661/205.66, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.625/206.92, Was #6

Johnson with the quickest pass of the session, didn't improve on yesterday's time. He will stay in the number five spot...Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.764, 660ft-4.253/165.66mph, 1,000ft-5.538 Morgan will not improve on yesterday's time.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.626/208.36, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.610/208.88, Was #3
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.640/207.91, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.610/208.68, Was #4

Neither driver improves, but WJ with the second quickest pass of the session...Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.262/165.60mph, 1,000ft-5.545

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.615/207.75, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.591/208.52, Was #1
Right Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.617/208.01, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.599/208.65, Was #2

This was a great drag race to wrap this session of qualifying. Johnson with the quickest 60-foot time of the session and parlays that into the quickest pass of the session. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.760, 660ft-4.247/165.58mph, 1,000ft-5.532 Connolly was right there with him with the second quickest pass of the session...Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.252/165.86mph, 1,000ft-5.534

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