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Sat, 26 May 2012, 14:40 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Jason Murray

MISSION, B.C. - Notes from round 3 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: Ryan Warter Runs 8.740/154.95/-0.510, Now #6; F/SM Index: 9.25, Prior Best: 8.721/154.77/-0.529, Was #6
Right Lane: Terry Spargo Runs 12.146/76.69/4.976, Now #5; A/AP Index: 7.17, Prior Best: 6.619/210.82/-0.551, Was #5

11:26 am. Today has turned out to be beautiful. Spargo spins hard off the line and he lifts. Warter makes a nice run to gain even more data for tomorrow.

Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.258 sec., 330ft-3.615, 660ft-5.586/124.73 mph, 1,000ft-7.293.

Left Lane: Grant Klohn Runs 7.329/185.82/-0.181, Now #14; B/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 7.294/186.21/-0.216, Was #14
Right Lane: Dino Kost Runs 7.816/169.74/0.266, Now #15; C/DA Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 7.765/169.77/0.215, Was #15

Neither drive improve on these runs.

Grant Klohn's incremental times: 60ft-1.062 sec., 330ft-3.038, 660ft-4.692/148.99 mph, 1,000ft-6.120.
Dino Kost's incremental times: 60ft-1.151 sec., 330ft-3.216, 660ft-4.971/139.95 mph, 1,000ft-6.499.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.603/211.23/-0.507, Now #8; A/AA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.619/206.89/-0.491, Was #8
Right Lane: Bruce Perkin Runs 7.924/170.97/-0.336, Now #11; E/A Index: 8.26, Prior Best: 7.895/170.81/-0.365, Was #11

Ellis makes a nice run to improve a little from earlier, but Perkin does not improve on his time.

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.026 sec., 330ft-2.796, 660ft-4.252/172.81 mph, 1,000ft-5.519.
Bruce Perkin's incremental times: 60ft-1.124 sec., 330ft-3.271, 660ft-5.066/137.20 mph, 1,000ft-6.612.

Left Lane: Rob Harrison Runs 7.631/161.23/-0.609, Now #2; J/A Index: 8.24, Prior Best: 7.750/152.38/-0.490, Was #9
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.383/121.98/-0.237, Now #3; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.031/168.63/-0.589, Was #2

Harrison with a huge improvement and he will go to the #2 spot.

Rob Harrison's incremental times: 60ft-1.051 sec., 330ft-3.086, 660ft-4.807/142.61 mph, 1,000ft-6.298.
Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.120 sec., 330ft-3.273, 660ft-5.073/138.60 mph, 1,000ft-6.701.

Left Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.265/188.33/-0.665, Now #1; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.239/188.40/-0.691, Was #1
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.367/176.79/-0.473, Now #10; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 8.395/170.87/0.555, Was #16

Huhtala makes a great run. Van Paepeghem makes his best run of the weekend.

Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.040 sec., 330ft-3.000, 660ft-4.652/149.23 mph, 1,000ft-6.070.
Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-99.999 sec., 330ft-99.999, 660ft-99.999/000.00 mph, 1,000ft-99.999.

Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.119/197.28/-0.421, Now #5; B/AA Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.986/199.11/-0.554, Was #5
Right Lane: Pat Byron Runs 6.841/199.20/-0.519, Now #9; C/D Index: 7.36, Prior Best: 7.038/198.41/-0.322, Was #13

Byron moves up a couple of spot with that great run. Giroux a little slower than yesterday.

Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.090 sec., 330ft-3.028, 660ft-4.618/155.01 mph, 1,000ft-5.978.
Pat Byron's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.855, 660ft-4.391/160.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.716.

Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.104/168.11/-0.476, Now #11; F/A Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.147/150.07/-0.433, Was #12
Right Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.059/168.35/-0.561, Now #5; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.091/169.26/-0.529, Was #8

Bowdish with a little tire spin off the line. Both of these drivers improve on their times.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.176 sec., 330ft-3.344, 660ft-5.175/134.31 mph, 1,000ft-6.763.
Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.154 sec., 330ft-3.339, 660ft-5.154/136.69 mph, 1,000ft-6.727.

Left Lane: Bob Marshall Runs 6.954/197.39/-0.586, Now #4; B/AA Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.977/196.76/-0.563, Was #4

Marshall improves on his time and will go into the final session in the #4 spot.

Bob Marshall's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.911, 660ft-4.467/156.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.816.

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