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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 19:31 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 2 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.572/212.09, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.507/137.33, Was #16
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.641/210.01, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.679/209.23, Was #15

Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 67 percent, barometer 30.07 inches, adjusted altitude 2,076 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Edwards launched hard and was straight down the groove to go to the number two spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.243/168.22 mph, 1,000ft-5.508. Hartford improves, but stays in the No. 15 spot. Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.803, 660ft-4.287/166.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.567.

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.620/209.17, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.631/208.97, Was #14
Right Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.656/209.14, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.648/209.49, Was #16

Stanfield moves ito the field...Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.260/165.90 mph, 1,000ft-5.542. No help here for Kent and he will start over tomorrow.

Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.630/209.49, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.627/209.92, Was #14
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.621/209.95, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.625/210.28, Was #13

No help here for McGaha and he will start tomorrow with not time. Morgan improves and in gets in the show. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.268/166.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.546.

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.602/210.80, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.620/211.46, Was #10
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.600/210.41, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.623/209.85, Was #13

Jones with a real nice pass to move up the ladder two spots. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.788, 660ft-4.262/167.43 mph, 1,000ft-5.532. Brogdon with a great pass to move up to the number seven spot. Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.251/166.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.

Left Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.631/209.46, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.614/209.98, Was #11
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.569/211.20, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.604/210.57, Was #10

No help here for Nobile. Coughlin with a great pass to go to the number one spot, but then the chutes never blossom and he is on the brakes hard. He gets it stopped right before the sand trap. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.760, 660ft-4.231/167.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.500.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.604/210.87, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.602/210.57, Was #10
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.572/212.03, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.599/211.79, Was #7

No help here for Gaines here, but another great pass. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.785, 660ft-4.262/167.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.533. Line with real nice pass to go to the number four spot. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.770, 660ft-4.239/168.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.506.

Left Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.574/210.73, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.595/210.80, Was #7
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.579/211.16, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.594/211.13, Was #6

This was a great side-by-side drag race... Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.758, 660ft-4.231/167.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.503.
Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.770, 660ft-4.242/168.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.511.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.573/211.43, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.570/211.59, Was #2
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.580/210.67, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.580/211.49, Was #7

Gray with another great looking pass, but will not improve on his time from earlier today. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.767, 660ft-4.238/167.82 mph, 1,000ft-5.505. Johnson matches his time from earlier today and he will stay in the number seven spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.766, 660ft-4.239/167.55 mph, 1,000ft-5.510.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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