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Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 06:44 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals 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: Larry Morgan Runs 6.628/208.42, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.980/203.92, Was #20

3:12 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.96 inches, adjusted altitude 2,584 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Warren Johnson is on the bump spot at 6.610. Last chance to qualify for 2010.

Nice improvement for Morgan, but not enough to make the field.

Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.261/165.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.546.


Left Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 6.693/206.20, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.675/207.11, Was #20
Right Lane: Gordie Rivera Runs 6.844/203.58, Now #21; Best prior run: 22.958/33.61, Was #21

Rivera finally gets a full pass, but it's not enough.

Haas slows too.

Jerry Haas' incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.303/163.37 mph, 1,000ft-5.600.
Gordie Rivera's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.858, 660ft-4.413/159.87 mph, 1,000ft-5.735.

Left Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.623/209.36, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.616/208.84, Was #17
Right Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.651/208.49, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.666/207.05, Was #19

A little spin off the line and Gray won't make the field.

Enders finds a couple of thousandths and stays #19.

Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.267/166.03 mph, 1,000ft-5.545.
Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.284/165.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.568.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.602/209.88, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.610/210.14, Was #16
Right Lane: Bob Yonke Runs 6.629/209.30, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.608/209.39, Was #15

Warren Johnson is on the bump spot at 6.610 and can't be pushed out. He improves this time and switches places with Yonke on the ladder.

Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.255/166.39 mph, 1,000ft-5.529.
Bob Yonke's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.269/165.82 mph, 1,000ft-5.550.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.579/210.08, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.582/210.54, Was #13
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 14.072/79.05, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.596/209.95, Was #14

Coughlin car moves right at the hit and still picks up a little to stay #13.

Johnson spins hard and slows.

Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.233/166.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.506.

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 8.168/116.17, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.573/210.87, Was #11
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.580/210.44, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.574/210.24, Was #12

Connolly has a good leave and then slows before mid-track.

Edwards can't improve.

Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.237/167.14 mph, 1,000ft-5.508.

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.581/209.95, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.567/210.05, Was #7
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.561/210.60, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.572/210.50, Was #10

Great leave and a super pass for Brogdon to move his GXP all the way up to the new #4 spot.

Stanfield is just a little slower and gets bumped down a spot to #8, still in the top half of the field.

Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.232/166.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.506.
Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.220/167.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.490.

Left Lane: Vinnie Deceglie Runs 6.587/210.41, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.564/210.47, Was #7
Right Lane: Ronnie Humphrey Runs 6.586/210.77, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.570/211.26, Was #10

Almost a dead even leave and similar incrementals to the finish line.

They run within 0.001 of each other and stay in the same place on the ladder.

Vinnie Deceglie's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.240/166.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.514.
Ronnie Humphrey's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.767, 660ft-4.243/166.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.515.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.554/211.39, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.563/211.20, Was #5
Right Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.578/211.26, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.569/210.60, Was #9

A great looking pass moves Anderson back into the current #4 position. Logically, he will be the 2010 Pro Stock champion at the end of this session.

Krisher makes a good pass too, but stays #9.

Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.751, 660ft-4.221/167.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.488.
Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.762, 660ft-4.239/166.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.509.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.551/211.43, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.553/211.39, Was #2
Right Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.603/209.59, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.563/209.88, Was #6

WOW! Johnson steals away the number one spot by running a better MPH! A 0.977 sixty foot time takes the cake.

Gray is just a little slower to stay #6.

Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.217/167.36 mph, 1,000ft-5.484.
Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.249/166.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.526.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.565/210.50, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.551/210.83, Was #2
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.674/210.21, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.553/210.90, Was #3

Line is all over the track at the green and can't improve.

Gaines won't get his first #1 qualifier glory, as the Avenger slows from his best.

V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.749, 660ft-4.225/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.495.
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.823, 660ft-4.319/165.52 mph, 1,000ft-5.599.

3:36 p.m. Alen Johnson is number one at 6.551 and Bob Yonke is on the bump spot at 6.608.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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