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Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 16:56 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Second annual Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.635/170.69/-0.655, Now #1 K/AA Index: 8.29
Right Lane: Chris Benham No Time, Now #2 B/SMA Index: 0.00

2:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 29.61 inches, adjusted altitude 812 feet.

Benham broke on the hit and he rolled to a stop about 80 feet out.

Raymond Martin's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-3.088, 660ft-4.811/141.89 mph, 1,000ft-6.329.

Left Lane: Clint Neff Runs 8.251/154.00/-0.029, Now #2 K/A Index: 8.28
Right Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 10.688/87.02/3.288, Now #3 BB/AM Index: 7.40

Neff couldn't keep his car in the groove. Smiley was off the throttle around half track.

Left Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 10.314/90.50/2.144, Now #4 D/AA Index: 8.17
Right Lane: Richard Brady Runs 7.264/183.92/-0.296, Now #2 B/ND Index: 7.56

Mawhee was skating around quite a bit.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 8.391/138.56/0.821, Now #5 B/AA Index: 7.57
Right Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.442/166.03/-0.548, Now #2 D/SM Index: 8.99

Traction troubles in the left lane.

Keith Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.224 sec., 330ft-3.496, 660ft-5.408/126.21 mph, 1,000ft-7.049.

Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.654/180.96/-0.336, Now #3 BB/A Index: 7.99
Right Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 12.290/74.71/4.880, Now #9 C/D Index: 7.41

Tanksley was off the throttle before half track.

Left Lane: Matt Harris Runs 7.702/176.12/-0.578, Now #2 D/A Index: 8.28
Right Lane: Scott Benham Runs 23.222/29.81/14.472, Now #11 B/T Index: 8.75

Benham crept off the line and he never got up to full power.

Left Lane: Richard Freeman Runs 8.878/104.95/1.838, Now #9 C/SMA Index: 7.04
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.623/204.20/-0.527, Now #4 A/AA Index: 7.15

Freeman was out-of-shape early and he almost crossed the centerline.

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.779, 660ft-4.247/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.

Left Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.349/185.95/-0.581, Now #3 C/A Index: 7.93
Right Lane: Kevin Self Runs 7.856/166.42/-0.614, Now #2 F/EA Index: 8.47

Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-3.025, 660ft-4.693/146.96 mph, 1,000ft-6.137.
Kevin Self's incremental times: 60ft-1.096 sec., 330ft-3.173, 660ft-4.949/137.53 mph, 1,000ft-6.511.

Left Lane: Matt Harris Runs 8.311/163.59/0.031, Now #11 E/A Index: 8.28
Right Lane: Bill Kent Runs 6.818/199.17/-0.452, Now #7 B/D Index: 7.27

Left Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 6.764/200.98/-0.346, Now #9 A/DA Index: 7.11
Right Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.440/143.31/-0.430, Now #8 C/ED Index: 7.87

Left Lane: Ray Goodman Runs 7.514/175.02/-0.326, Now #12 A/EA Index: 7.84
Right Lane: Lloyd Wofford Runs 8.139/167.95/-0.481, Now #7 B/SMA Index: 8.62

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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