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Sat, 09 Mar 2013, 17:46 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

CECIL, Ga. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division, event at South Georgia Motorsports Park 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: David Eaton Runs 6.778/201.19/-0.442, Now #13; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.965/198.00/-0.255, Was #16
Right Lane: Pat Williams Runs 6.955/200.23/-0.265, Now #15; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.875/204.26/-0.345, Was #14

Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 29.89 inches, adjusted altitude 925 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Eaton improves and moves up three spots. No help here for Williams.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 17.908/41.79/10.388, Now #5; B/ED Index: 7.52, Prior Best: 6.874/179.16/-0.646, Was #5
Right Lane: Terry Smith Runs 7.331/178.21/-0.609, Now #6; D/DA Index: 7.94, Prior Best: 7.381/177.70/-0.559, Was #8

Smith launched with the wheels in the air and makes a good move in the right direction. Kamplain with problems right off the starting line and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Rob Carpenter Runs 8.748/154.71/-0.432, Now #14; F/SMA Index: 9.18, Prior Best: 8.749/153.25/-0.431, Was #14
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 7.879/166.72/-0.591, Now #8; G/ED Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 8.012/151.77/-0.458, Was #11

No help here for Carpenter...Treadwell with a nice pass to move up the ladder three spots.

Right Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.245/162.41/-0.705, Now #1; D/SMA Index: 8.95, Prior Best: 8.262/162.76/-0.688, Was #1

Sharp launched hard and keep it hooked up to improve on his number one qualifying spot.

Left Lane: Jeff Adkinson No Time, Now #9; H/AA Index: 8.95, Prior Best: 8.364/145.02/-0.586, Was #9
Right Lane: Danny Holt Runs 8.100/166.17/-0.550, Now #10; C/EA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.144/165.33/-0.506, Was #11

Adkins breaks...Holt with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder one spot.

Left Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 8.668/145.02/-0.622, Now #2; H/A Index: 9.29, Prior Best: 8.606/161.48/-0.684, Was #2
Right Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.982/166.52/-0.408, Now #15; J/AA Index: 8.39, Prior Best: 8.559/119.13/0.169, Was #17

No help here for Houghtaling, but is still in the number two spot. Ambrose with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder two spots.

Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.153/159.29/-0.607, Now #7; G/EA Index: 8.76, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 10.468/91.37/2.868, Now #4; C/DA Index: 7.60, Prior Best: 6.935/194.02/-0.665, Was #4

Szupka with his first pass of the weekend...Kimbrough with problems early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 19.505/40.66/11.665, Now #9; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.236/182.60/-0.604, Was #8
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.005/163.37/-0.655, Now #5; F/ED Index: 8.66, Prior Best: 8.212/138.88/-0.448, Was #13

Rampy shakes early and clicks it off. Aragona with a great looking pass to go to the number five spot.

Left Lane: Michael Hardee Runs 8.697/131.70/-0.293, Now #3; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.308/163.83/-0.682, Was #3

Hardee was on a good pass and then clicked it off early...

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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