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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 17:18 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.648/209.49, Now #2
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.620/211.46, Now #1

Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 30.11 inches, adjusted altitude 2,015 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Jones with a nice pass, straight down the groove. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.021 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.281/167.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.552. Kent was straight down the groove.


Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.625/210.28, Now #2
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.627/209.92, Now #3

These two are side-by-side all the way down the track. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.790, 660ft-4.274/166.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.551.
Chris McGaha's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.272/166.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.551.

Left Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.679/209.23, Now #6
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.631/208.97, Now #4

Stanfield with a nice pass. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.781, 660ft-4.268/166.13 mph, 1,000ft-5.551. Hartford is just a few ticks behind him. Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-1.023 sec., 330ft-2.823, 660ft-4.315/165.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.600.
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.781, 660ft-4.268/166.13 mph, 1,000ft-5.551.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.623/209.85, Now #3
Right Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.570/211.59, Now #1

This was a real close drag race with a Gray going to the number one spot. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.237/168.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.504. Brogdon with a clean pass. Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.790, 660ft-4.271/166.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.548.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.594/211.13, Now #2
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.602/210.57, Now #3

This was a side-by-side drag race. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.259/167.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.
V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.256/167.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.529. Anderson with a lot of engine smoke as he crossed the finish line.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.599/211.79, Now #3
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.614/209.98, Now #5

Line foes to the number there. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.796, 660ft-4.268/168.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.535. Nobile was right there wihhim Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.265/166.85 mph, 1,000ft-5.540.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.604/210.57, Now #6
Right Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.595/210.80, Now #3

Acouple good passes...Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.260/167.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.532.
Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.248/166.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.523.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.580/211.49, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 7.507/137.33, Now #16

Edwards shook early in the rund and clicks it off. Johnson goes to the number two spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.247/167.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.513.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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