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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 19:13 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Jason Murray

BOISE, Idaho - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway 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:
Right Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.846/117.01/0.026, Now #2; B/SMA Index: 8.82, Prior Best: 8.217/161.72/-0.603, Was #2

5:02 pm. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent, barometer 27.36 inches, adjusted altitude 4,076 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Bowdish lifts early and coasts through the big end.

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.152 sec., 330ft-3.376, 660ft-5.250/022.80 mph, 1,000ft-7.043.

Left Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 9.023/149.60/-0.497, Now #4; H/A Index: 9.52, Prior Best: 9.053/150.15/-0.467, Was #4
Right Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 9.108/111.20/0.148, Now #3; B/T Index: 8.96, Prior Best: 8.408/160.57/-0.552, Was #3

Warter with a small improvement and Strong makes a 1000ft pass.

Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.295 sec., 330ft-3.718, 660ft-5.758/120.57 mph, 1,000ft-7.525.
Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.189 sec., 330ft-3.444, 660ft-5.358/021.62 mph, 1,000ft-7.215.

Left Lane: Mike McKeigue No Time, Now #6; C/AA Index: 8.08, Prior Best: 7.634/180.07/-0.446, Was #5
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.521/176.15/-0.489, Now #5; A/EA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 7.643/175.16/-0.367, Was #6

McKeigue starts drifting towards the centerline at around 500ft, he gets really close to the centerline and then he goes to the wall and hits it with the rear of the car. Word from the top end that the driver is out of the car and is ok.

Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-1.028 sec., 330ft-3.052, 660ft-4.764/030.26 mph, 1,000ft-6.250.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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