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Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 18:23 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout at Royal Purple 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: Ray Goodman Runs 8.145/127.92/0.315, Now #18; A/EA Index: 7.83, Prior Best: 7.621/171.27/-0.209, Was #18
Right Lane: Don Thomas Runs 7.318/181.11/-0.542, Now #4; C/ED Index: 7.86, Prior Best: 7.289/181.74/-0.571, Was #4

4:59 p.m. No help for either driver, Goodman way off his first-session pace.

Left Lane: Barry Forrester Runs 8.047/156.05/-0.263, Now #18; A/A Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.681/170.82/-0.629, Was #19
Right Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.523/159.63/-0.547, Now #6; E/SM Index: 9.07, Prior Best: 8.513/158.82/-0.557, Was #6

Forrester got to the stripe under power on this run, but he left a lot of time back at the starting line. Hall ran within a hundredth of his first run.

Left Lane: Jody Holland Runs 9.088/139.69/-0.252, Now #16; L/AA Index: 9.34, Prior Best: 9.064/145.74/-0.276, Was #16
Right Lane: Mitch Withers Runs 6.822/206.04/-0.238, Now #17; A/A Index: 7.06, Prior Best: 6.792/207.66/-0.268, Was #17

Left Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 13.136/61.87/5.776, Now #2; C/D Index: 7.36, Prior Best: 6.753/197.19/-0.607, Was #2
Right Lane: Charles Watson Runs 8.309/166.52/-0.451, Now #11; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.306/163.75/-0.454, Was #11

Tanksley got just past the tree and slowed. Watson ran within thousandths of his first pass today.

Left Lane: Kevin Duet Runs 6.990/191.43/-0.430, Now #13; A/ND Index: 7.42, Prior Best: 7.046/189.68/-0.374, Was #14
Right Lane: Clint Neff No Time, Now #1; K/A Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.645/170.90/-0.715, Was #1

Neff's 23-T Altered made a huge run in the first session, but broke on the launch this time out, the front wheels askew when he stopped at about 1,000 feet.

Left Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.692/171.29/-0.618, Now #2; K/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.822/170.82/-0.488, Was #9
Right Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.437/161.46/-0.503, Now #9; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.472/161.19/-0.468, Was #10

Nice run by Martin to jump way up near the top of the list.

Left Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.293/187.83/-0.637, Now #2; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.341/183.64/-0.589, Was #4
Right Lane: Chase Williams Runs 7.717/176.93/-0.543, Now #8; E/A Index: 8.26, No Prior Run

GXPs, a pair. Two good runs, Robison taking the #2 spot away from Martin.

Left Lane: Dick Maris Runs 6.982/192.28/-0.568, Now #6; C/DA Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 6.988/191.76/-0.562, Was #6
Right Lane: Mike Trumble Runs 7.963/173.14/-0.517, Now #9; A/SMA Index: 8.48, No Prior Run

Two more nice runs.

Left Lane: Steven Kent Runs 13.308/66.28/5.048, Now #22; E/A Index: 8.26, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.573/154.37/-0.007, Now #17; B/SMA Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.293/161.02/-0.287, Was #17

Kent's car went right, left, and he slowed. Benham had the front wheels way in the air, got them back down with no apparent damage.

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 6.890/195.96/-0.530, Now #9; A/ND Index: 7.42, Prior Best: 6.923/193.82/-0.497, Was #12
Right Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 8.480/110.91/1.120, Now #11; B/DA Index: 7.36, Prior Best: 6.855/198.03/-0.505, Was #10

Bourgeois slowed before half track.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 8.914/108.82/1.404, Now #22; B/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 13.169/92.45/5.659, Was #23

Carbery also slowed before half track.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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