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Fri, 25 May 2012, 20:00 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Jason Murray

MISSION, B.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, LORDCO Auto Parts BC Nationals at Mission 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: Grant Klohn Runs 7.320/186.68/-0.190, Now #12; B/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 7.294/186.21/-0.216, Was #12
Right Lane: Bruce Perkin Runs 7.899/171.26/-0.361, Now #9; E/A Index: 8.26, Prior Best: 7.895/170.81/-0.365, Was #9

4:19 pm. The clouds are starting to roll in giving us a nice overcast. Klohn spins the hard off the line. Perrkin makes a nice run.

Grant Klohn's incremental times: 60ft-1.082 sec., 330ft-3.046, 660ft-4.694/149.37 mph, 1,000ft-6.117.
Bruce Perkin's incremental times: 60ft-1.121 sec., 330ft-3.254, 660ft-5.045/137.32 mph, 1,000ft-6.589.

Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 10.847/82.10/3.307, Now #3; B/AA Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.986/199.11/-0.554, Was #3
Right Lane: Craig Donaldson Runs 6.777/203.61/-0.283, Now #12; A/A Index: 7.06, Prior Best: 23.547/31.93/16.487, Was #16

Giroux lifts early. Donaldson makes a nice run as he gain some data going into tomorrow.

Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.064 sec., 330ft-3.158, 660ft-5.608/090.18 mph, 1,000ft-8.244.
Craig Donaldson's incremental times: 60ft-1.018 sec., 330ft-2.843, 660ft-4.362/162.39 mph, 1,000ft-5.671.

Left Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.721/154.77/-0.529, Now #4; F/SM Index: 9.25, Prior Best: 8.778/154.74/-0.472, Was #8
Right Lane: Dino Kost Runs 7.765/169.77/0.215, Now #14; C/DA Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 8.359/152.74/0.809, Was #14

Kost is making his debut in Comp this weekend. Warter makes an even quicker run.

Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.238 sec., 330ft-3.587, 660ft-5.562/124.30 mph, 1,000ft-7.272.
Dino Kost's incremental times: 60ft-1.083 sec., 330ft-3.158, 660ft-4.918/139.72 mph, 1,000ft-6.448.

Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.147/150.07/-0.433, Now #9; F/A Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.249/144.27/-0.331, Was #10
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 8.395/170.87/0.555, Now #15; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 12.596/79.61/4.756, Was #15

Van Paepeghem spins the tires hard and he has to pedal the car. Strong makes another good run.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.162 sec., 330ft-3.334, 660ft-5.159/134.87 mph, 1,000ft-6.738.
Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-1.154 sec., 330ft-3.709, 660ft-5.563/135.86 mph, 1,000ft-7.099.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 10.919/59.47/3.809, Now #7; A/AA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.619/206.89/-0.491, Was #7
Right Lane: Pat Byron Runs 9.127/97.75/1.767, Now #11; C/D Index: 7.36, Prior Best: 7.038/198.41/-0.322, Was #11

After a small rain shower we get back into racing. Both cars lift early as they were headed to the centerline.

Left Lane: Rob Harrison Runs 8.247/128.81/0.007, Now #8; J/A Index: 8.24, Prior Best: 7.750/152.38/-0.490, Was #8
Right Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.091/169.26/-0.529, Now #5; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.111/174.58/-0.509, Was #6

Harrison is way out of the groove at half track and has to lift. Bowdish makes a nice run to improve a little from earlier.

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.169 sec., 330ft-3.363, 660ft-5.188/136.63 mph, 1,000ft-6.762.

Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.031/168.63/-0.589, Now #2; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 14.244/59.56/5.624, Was #16

Lane makes a great run to move into the #2 spot.

Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.132 sec., 330ft-3.310, 660ft-5.123/138.52 mph, 1,000ft-6.697.

Left Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.275/188.12/-0.655, Now #1; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.239/188.40/-0.691, Was #1
Right Lane: Terry Spargo Runs 6.619/210.82/-0.551, Now #5; A/AP Index: 7.17, Prior Best: 6.660/210.62/-0.510, Was #7

Huhtala makes a huge run and will stay #1 with an even quicker run. Spargo goes to the #5 spot.

Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.041 sec., 330ft-3.005, 660ft-4.658/148.78 mph, 1,000ft-6.079.
Terry Spargo's incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.803, 660ft-4.280/166.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.549.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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