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Fri, 25 May 2012, 20:26 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 6.850/195.28/-0.450, Now #1 I/D Index: 7.30
Right Lane: John Kennedy Runs 8.253/164.01/0.833, Now #2 A/ND Index: 7.42

7:50 p.m. - Niemczyk's dragster is powered by a turbocharged Mitsubishi four-cylinder engine.

Left Lane: Todd Logan Runs 7.567/174.30/-0.273, Now #3 A/EA Index: 7.84
Right Lane: Paul Talarowski Runs 6.781/204.14/-0.279, Now #2 A/DA Index: 7.06



Left Lane: Allyn Armstrong Runs 8.875/135.33/-0.495, Now #1 L/A Index: 9.37
Right Lane: Michael Hanratty Runs 8.090/163.22/-0.270, Now #5 A/AA Index: 8.36



Left Lane: Steve Levine Runs 7.839/173.03/0.829, Now #6 AA/AM Index: 7.01
Right Lane: Fred Gallo Runs 9.311/102.73/2.201, Now #8 A/AA Index: 7.11

Levine's car moved to the right and almost crossed the center line. Gallo backed off the throttle at about the same time and place. It was not clear if he had problems too or saw Levine getting close.

Left Lane: Ronnie Boyd Runs 7.055/191.48/-0.105, Now #7 A/ED Index: 7.16
Right Lane: Kevin McCurdy Runs 7.691/140.49/-0.759, Now #1 F/EA Index: 8.45



Left Lane: Greg Mannix Runs 7.076/189.84/-0.404, Now #4 B/ED Index: 7.48
Right Lane: Carl Miller Runs 8.357/162.24/-0.223, Now #8 F/A Index: 8.58



Left Lane: Ken Voight Runs 16.322/60.32/7.042, Now #14 G/SM Index: 9.28
Right Lane: Merv Moyer Jr. Runs 7.617/178.47/-0.313, Now #5 C/A Index: 7.93



Left Lane: Darrin Bauder Runs 7.602/180.40/-0.328, Now #6 C/A Index: 7.93
Right Lane: Gary Guarriello Runs 7.343/179.66/-0.517, Now #2 C/ED Index: 7.86



Left Lane: Mark Hopkins Runs 7.937/172.61/-0.293, Now #9 D/A Index: 8.23
Right Lane: Dave Hughes Runs 6.743/212.46/-0.317, Now #7 A/A Index: 7.06



Left Lane: Rich LoCicero Runs 8.610/158.73/-0.330, Now #7 D/SM Index: 8.94
Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 9.077/149.48/-0.503, Now #3 I/SM Index: 9.58



Left Lane: Elio Mannino Runs 7.093/192.03/-0.447, Now #7 B/AA Index: 7.54
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.292/167.49/-0.548, Now #2 A/EA Index: 7.84



Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.296/161.69/-0.304, Now #13 F/D Index: 8.60
Right Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 10.126/91.42/0.786, Now #20 H/EA Index: 9.34

Cultrera took more than four seconds to get started, so something may have been wrong with his car.

Left Lane: Sal Biondo Runs 8.289/160.00/-0.491, Now #6 D/EA Index: 8.78
Right Lane: Eddie Plybon Runs 7.963/167.55/-0.347, Now #10 B/EA Index: 8.31



Left Lane: Dan Fletcher Runs 8.915/113.63/0.605, Now #23 B/EA Index: 8.31
Right Lane: Don Eckel III Runs 7.113/187.47/-0.437, Now #9 C/DA Index: 7.55



Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.308/141.22/-0.472, Now #8 G/EA Index: 8.78
Right Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.197/164.27/-0.503, Now #5 I/AA Index: 8.70



Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.296/137.54/-0.414, Now #12 F/ED Index: 8.71
Right Lane: Pete Hanratty Runs 6.739/203.77/-0.321, Now #17 A/DA Index: 7.06



Left Lane: Chip Ippolito Runs 7.756/172.41/7.756, Now #34 PSTA Index: 0.00
Right Lane: Gary Wisecarver Runs 9.103/143.70/-0.407, Now #13 H/SM Index: 9.51



Left Lane: Charlie Greco Runs 8.897/135.21/-0.443, Now #11 L/AA Index: 9.34


Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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