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Sat, 26 May 2012, 18:12 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Jason Murray





MISSION, B.C. - Notes from final, round 4 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: Jeff Lane Runs 8.130/149.20/-0.490, Now #3; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.031/168.63/-0.589, Was #3
Right Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.023/197.71/-0.517, Now #6; B/AA Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.986/199.11/-0.554, Was #6

2:57 pm. We go into the final session with scattered clouds and a slight head wind. No improvement on these runs.

Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.153 sec., 330ft-3.308, 660ft-5.129/136.33 mph, 1,000ft-6.712.
Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.071 sec., 330ft-2.965, 660ft-4.535/156.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.885.


Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.425/176.84/-0.415, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.367/176.79/-0.473, Was #12
Right Lane: Grant Klohn Runs 7.381/185.05/-0.129, Now #15; B/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 7.294/186.21/-0.216, Was #15

Both drivers make nice runs but no improvements.

Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-1.042 sec., 330ft-3.017, 660ft-4.699/145.16 mph, 1,000ft-6.164.
Grant Klohn's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-3.068, 660ft-4.730/148.05 mph, 1,000ft-6.166.


Left Lane: Dino Kost Runs 7.776/167.45/0.226, Now #16; C/DA Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 7.765/169.77/0.215, Was #16
Right Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.350/138.10/-0.230, Now #11; F/A Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.104/168.11/-0.476, Was #11

Dino Kost's incremental times: 60ft-1.121 sec., 330ft-3.159, 660ft-4.915/139.46 mph, 1,000ft-6.450.
Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.192 sec., 330ft-3.382, 660ft-5.219/133.58 mph, 1,000ft-6.828.

Left Lane: Bruce Perkin Runs 7.936/170.28/-0.324, Now #13; E/A Index: 8.26, Prior Best: 7.895/170.81/-0.365, Was #13
Right Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.271/187.91/-0.659, Now #1; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.239/188.40/-0.691, Was #1

Huhtala with another great run.

Bruce Perkin's incremental times: 60ft-1.137 sec., 330ft-3.275, 660ft-5.071/136.79 mph, 1,000ft-6.621.
Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.048 sec., 330ft-3.005, 660ft-4.653/149.40 mph, 1,000ft-6.073.


Left Lane: Pat Byron Runs 8.587/106.18/1.227, Now #9; C/D Index: 7.36, Prior Best: 6.841/199.20/-0.519, Was #9
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 8.922/97.62/1.812, Now #10; A/AA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.603/211.23/-0.507, Was #10

Both drivers lift at half track.

Pat Byron's incremental times: 60ft-1.034 sec., 330ft-2.902, 660ft-4.656/124.98 mph, 1,000ft-6.601.
Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.158 sec., 330ft-3.135, 660ft-4.886/127.23 mph, 1,000ft-6.820.


Left Lane: Terry Spargo Runs 6.743/209.33/-0.427, Now #7; A/AP Index: 7.17, Prior Best: 6.619/210.82/-0.551, Was #7
Right Lane: Rob Harrison Runs 7.735/154.67/-0.505, Now #2; J/A Index: 8.24, Prior Best: 7.631/161.23/-0.609, Was #2

No improvement on either car.

Terry Spargo's incremental times: 60ft-1.094 sec., 330ft-2.905, 660ft-4.392/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.669.
Rob Harrison's incremental times: 60ft-1.061 sec., 330ft-3.108, 660ft-4.842/141.47 mph, 1,000ft-6.346.


Left Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.326/146.83/-0.294, Now #5; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.059/168.35/-0.561, Was #5
Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 10.878/85.62/1.628, Now #8; F/SM Index: 9.25, Prior Best: 8.721/154.77/-0.529, Was #8

That is all for Comp qualifying.

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.224 sec., 330ft-3.452, 660ft-5.288/137.40 mph, 1,000ft-6.881.
Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.261 sec., 330ft-3.655, 660ft-5.910/096.51 mph, 1,000ft-8.406.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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