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Fri, 05 Apr 2013, 18:34 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: JR Carr Runs 18.606/22.56, Now #1

Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.70 inches, adjusted altitude 4,841 feet, track temperature 124 degrees.

Carr made a quick move toward the wall and pushed in the clutch.


Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 15.445/48.24, Now #2
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 12.831/68.26, Now #1

Jones made a quick move toward the centerline and pushed the clutch in, and Morgan spun early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 12.555/75.94, Now #2
Right Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.792/203.80, Now #1

Kramer shook hard and made a move toward the centerline before he pushed in the clutch. Kent with the first full pull of the weekend.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.770/205.38, Now #1
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.806/204.85, Now #3

Johnson with a little wiggle right at the hit, but gets it to stick and goes to the top of the list for now. Hartford with a full pass.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.721/205.69, Now #1
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.831/204.35, Now #5

Brogdon is straight down the groove to go to the top of the list. MaGaha with a full pass.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 19.940/27.31, Now #11
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.770/203.83, Now #3

Gray shook hard right at the his and clicked it off. Stanfield with a clean pass.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.697/207.27, Now #1
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.704/206.42, Now #2

Anderson with a little wiggle down low, but still goes to the number one spot. Line is right there with him. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.318/164.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.610.
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.812, 660ft-4.317/164.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.613.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.702/206.64, Now #2
Right Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.710/206.23, Now #4

Gaines with a good pass to go to the number two spot. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.022 sec., 330ft-2.822, 660ft-4.321/164.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.613. Enders-Stevens to the number four spot. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.818, 660ft-4.322/163.87 mph, 1,000ft-5.617.

Left Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.697/206.42, Now #3
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.691/206.73, Now #1

Johnson with a new car and it made a move to the right, but he reeled it in and goes to the top of the list. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.807, 660ft-4.310/163.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.602. Nobile with a real nice pass to go to the number three spot. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.807, 660ft-4.311/163.61 mph, 1,000ft-5.605.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.676/207.18, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.655/207.69, Now #1

This was a great drag race to wrap up round one of Pro Stock qualifying. These two go to the top of the list as Edwards is the quickest of the session as he has been doing often this year. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.299/164.11 mph, 1,000ft-5.589.
Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.283/164.91 mph, 1,000ft-5.571.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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