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Sat, 05 May 2012, 22:08 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Jason Murray

BOISE, Idaho - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway 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: Tom Kirkman Runs 15.374/51.00/6.244, Now #7; E/EA Index: 9.13, Prior Best: 9.652/139.81/0.522, Was #7
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.680/207.51/-0.570, Now #4; A/AA Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 6.931/201.16/-0.319, Was #5

8:00 pm. The sun is starting to set as we go into this final session of Comp qualifying. Ellis pulls the wheels up on the starting line and he goes straight down the groove and he goes to the top half of the field. Kirkmna still having a few problems with his car.

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.274/159.94 mph, 1,000ft-5.572.

Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 8.789/168.22/0.779, Now #8; A/EA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 14.996/87.49/6.986, Was #8

Paepeghem has the car setup to leave soft and then he starts to drift towards the centerline as he makes a full pull.

Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.841/151.74/-0.639, Now #2; F/SM Index: 9.48, Prior Best: 8.969/150.82/-0.511, Was #5

Warter makes a huge a run to move all the way to the 2nd spot.

Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.226 sec., 330ft-3.610, 660ft-5.622/122.13 mph, 1,000ft-7.364.

Right Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.171/166.48/-0.609, Now #3; F/A Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.195/165.53/-0.585, Was #3

Strong makes a good run and he will stay on the #3 spot.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.171 sec., 330ft-3.362, 660ft-5.216/132.52 mph, 1,000ft-6.820.

Right Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.068/195.56/-0.632, Now #3; B/AA Index: 7.70, Prior Best: 7.123/195.05/-0.577, Was #4

Giroux makes his best run of the event and will move up a spot.

Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.048 sec., 330ft-2.957, 660ft-4.549/155.01 mph, 1,000ft-5.915.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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