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Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 20:18 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Bob Orme

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 2 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 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: Joey Tanksley Runs 13.954/53.54/6.684, Now #19; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 12.290/74.72/5.020, Was #19
Right Lane: Richard Freeman Runs 7.790/177.39/0.750, Now #15; AA/AT Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 8.878/104.95/1.838, Was #16

6:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 29.53 inches, adjusted altitude 1,211 feet.

Both drivers were wiggling around for the first two hundred feet.

Left Lane: Richard Brady Runs 7.244/183.10/-0.316, Now #14; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.264/183.92/-0.296, Was #13
Right Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 7.769/176.58/-0.511, Now #8; D/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 10.314/90.50/2.034, Was #17

Brady was a little to the right of the groove on the top end of the track.

Keith Mawhee's incremental times: 60ft-1.106 sec., 330ft-3.213, 660ft-4.970/139.95 mph, 1,000ft-6.491.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.468/207.75/-0.682, Now #1; A/AA Index: 7.15, Prior Best: 6.623/204.20/-0.527, Was #7
Right Lane: Matt Harris Runs 7.644/177.16/-0.636, Now #4; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.702/176.12/-0.578, Was #5

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.702, 660ft-4.138/170.45 mph, 1,000ft-5.394.
Matt Harris' incremental times: 60ft-1.069 sec., 330ft-3.129, 660ft-4.868/140.94 mph, 1,000ft-6.374.

Left Lane: Bill Kent Runs 14.544/53.02/7.274, Now #10; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 6.818/199.17/-0.452, Was #9
Right Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.334/186.98/-0.656, Now #3; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.654/180.96/-0.336, Was #12

Kent made a move to the left on the launch and he lifted.

Clark Smiley's incremental times: 60ft-1.073 sec., 330ft-3.042, 660ft-4.696/148.59 mph, 1,000ft-6.126.

Left Lane: Don Alexander Runs 7.484/175.43/-0.306, Now #15; D/D Index: 7.79, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.281/186.87/-0.649, Now #5; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.349/185.95/-0.581, Was #7

Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.031 sec., 330ft-2.997, 660ft-4.649/148.74 mph, 1,000ft-6.078.

Left Lane: Kevin Self Runs 21.566/33.88/13.096, Now #6; F/EA Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.856/166.42/-0.614, Was #6
Right Lane: Ray Goodman Runs 7.514/170.71/-0.326, Now #13; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.514/175.02/-0.326, Was #13

Self made a hard move toward the wall on the launch and he had to lift.

Left Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 7.973/188.67/0.573, Now #16; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 10.688/87.02/3.288, Was #18
Right Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 8.439/142.46/0.869, Now #18; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 8.391/138.56/0.821, Was #17

Carbery as well to the left of the groove for most of this pass.

Left Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.422/161.54/-0.568, Now #8; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.442/166.03/-0.548, Was #8
Right Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.631/170.84/-0.659, Now #3; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.635/170.69/-0.655, Was #4

Keith Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.196 sec., 330ft-3.454, 660ft-5.366/128.26 mph, 1,000ft-7.022.
Raymond Martin's incremental times: 60ft-1.070 sec., 330ft-3.088, 660ft-4.809/141.86 mph, 1,000ft-6.325.

Left Lane: Chris Benham Runs 8.313/166.68/-0.307, Now #15; B/SM Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 28.000/0.00/19.380, Was #23
Right Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 6.654/204.05/-0.456, Now #10; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.764/200.98/-0.346, Was #12

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 14.617/48.57/7.187, Now #21; A/ND Index: 7.43, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Travis Gusso Runs 8.282/163.87/-0.708, Now #1; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.311/163.59/-0.679, Was #2

White was off the throttle before half track.

Travis Gusso's incremental times: 60ft-1.222 sec., 330ft-3.421, 660ft-5.290/131.18 mph, 1,000ft-6.911.

Left Lane: Lloyd Wofford Runs 12.086/96.10/3.466, Now #20; B/SMA Index: 8.62, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 8.056/127.67/-0.234, Now #16; K/A Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 8.251/154.00/-0.039, Was #16

Wofford made a move to the right on the launch and he lifted.

Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.161/182.82/-0.709, Now #1; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.440/143.31/-0.430, Was #12

Donald Thomas' incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.884, 660ft-4.512/150.26 mph, 1,000ft-5.938.

Left Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.108/166.03/-0.642, Now #6; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 23.222/29.81/14.472, Was #25

Scott Benham's incremental times: 60ft-1.140 sec., 330ft-3.303, 660ft-5.145/132.92 mph, 1,000ft-6.752.

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