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Sat, 02 Mar 2013, 18:38 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, Showdown at Sundown 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: Duane Robison Runs 7.225/187.18/-0.705, Now #1; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.211/189.02/-0.719, Was #1
Right Lane: Stephen Rosen Runs 8.593/155.38/0.123, Now #16; G/ED Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 8.593/155.39/0.123, Was #16

5:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 30.18 inches, adjusted altitude 282 feet, track temperature 73 degrees.

Robison made another good run, but not quite as good as his first. Rosen's first pass of the weekend was off-pace - and his tech card isn't in the timing computer yet, so his class may be incorrect.

Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.274/183.92/-0.716, Now #2; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.326/169.53/-0.664, Was #2
Right Lane: Charlie Stewart Runs 7.760/160.08/-0.490, Now #5; J/D Index: 8.25, Prior Best: 7.659/169.91/-0.591, Was #5

Smiley made his second good run of the event, came up three thousandths short of the #1 spot. Stewart lost a tenth from yesterday, but did not have any obvious problems.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 9.710/107.92/2.140, Now #13; B/A Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 8.083/124.61/0.513, Was #13
Right Lane: Del Segura Runs 8.553/154.02/-0.047, Now #10; F/D Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.183/162.02/-0.417, Was #10

Carbery continues to have problems, off the throttle on the top end. Segura made a good pass, a big improvement over yesterday's run.

Left Lane: Chris Benham Runs 9.534/98.91/0.914, Now #15; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 14.290/82.35/5.670, Was #16
Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 7.326/190.97/-0.274, Now #12; C/DA Index: 7.60, Prior Best: 16.879/40.62/9.279, Was #17

Benham's problems continue. Kimbrough made a big improvement, but is still off the competitive pace.

Left Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.843/121.70/-0.107, Now #4; D/SMA Index: 8.95, Prior Best: 8.301/162.22/-0.649, Was #4
Right Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 8.248/109.15/0.838, Now #15; C/D Index: 7.41, No Prior Run

Tanksley got down the track today, but didn't make it much past half track under power.

Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.206/181.91/-0.664, Now #3; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.211/181.52/-0.659, Was #3
Right Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 6.885/197.68/-0.505, Now #8; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 21.659/56.83/14.269, Was #19

Left Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.066/163.47/-0.684, Now #3; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 10.439/87.69/1.689, Was #18
Right Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 9.508/129.48/1.178, Now #8; K/AA Index: 8.33, Prior Best: 7.824/167.86/-0.506, Was #7

Very nice run by Benham. Martin made a good run to half track, then slowed on the top end.

Left Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.452/159.42/-0.538, Now #7; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.509/157.65/-0.481, Was #10
Right Lane: Adam White Runs 17.506/45.11/10.076, Now #8; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 6.900/190.30/-0.530, Was #7

White broke on the launch, coasted across the line. Hall made a full pass, improved slightly over yesterday.

Left Lane: Adam Hickey Runs 8.337/165.76/-0.403, Now #11; C/SMA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.281/150.48/-0.459, Was #11

Hickey got the front end up, backpedaled, then continued.

Right Lane: Richard Brady Runs 7.680/177.77/0.120, Now #13; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.252/181.62/-0.308, Was #13

Brady made a pretty good run yesterday, but that was a licensing pass and did not count toward qualifying. This was his final licensing pass and does count. This time the car chattered the tires. He backpedaled, got the tires hooked up and finished the run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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