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Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 16:25 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe





CLERMONT, Ind. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, Spring Spectacle of Speed 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: Tony Pontillo Runs 6.865/193.74/-0.525, Now #18; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 6.847/193.99/-0.543, Was #18
Right Lane: Chad Voges Runs 7.777/168.16/-0.513, Now #12; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.697/0.00/-0.593, Was #12

4:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 65 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 1,242 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.



Left Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.399/159.48/-0.581, Now #6; E/SMA Index: 8.98, Prior Best: 8.363/159.97/-0.617, Was #6
Right Lane: Jeremy Bailey Runs 6.908/200.11/-0.482, Now #22; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 6.938/197.19/-0.452, Was #22

Bailey improves but stays in the 22nd spot. No help for Skillman.

Left Lane: Mike Graves Runs 7.712/176.51/-0.568, Now #16; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.700/176.88/-0.580, Was #16
Right Lane: Rick Brown Runs 8.194/163.65/-0.596, Now #8; B/TA Index: 8.79, Prior Best: 8.181/164.17/-0.609, Was #8



Left Lane: Robert Bailey Runs 6.614/203.09/-0.596, Now #11; A/ED Index: 7.21, Prior Best: 6.654/202.73/-0.556, Was #17
Right Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.324/154.51/-0.466, Now #3; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.127/186.10/-0.663, Was #3

Bailey improves and moves up to the 11th spot for now. Browell had the chutes out just past the 1000' mark.

Left Lane: Todd Frantz Runs 8.467/159.29/-0.473, Now #21; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.437/157.85/-0.503, Was #21
Right Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.740/167.28/-0.610, Now #8; J/AA Index: 8.35, Prior Best: 7.766/167.66/-0.584, Was #16

Ambrose picks up a little and moves up to the eighth spot. Frantz slows and stays in the 21st spot.

Left Lane: Mike Farrell Runs 7.292/180.91/-0.548, Now #13; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.247/181.91/-0.593, Was #13
Right Lane: Jim Primozic Runs 8.618/153.65/-0.322, Now #23; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.734/129.50/-0.206, Was #24

Primozic makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up a spot to 23rd. No help for Farrell.

Left Lane: John Frech Runs 8.097/162.35/-0.503, Now #20; F/D Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.079/162.80/-0.521, Was #19
Right Lane: Frank Cervelli Runs 6.803/195.08/-0.587, Now #17; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 7.159/194.16/-0.231, Was #24

Cervelli makes a big improvement and moves up to the 17th spot. No help for Frech.

Left Lane: Tom Rhoda Runs 9.575/137.13/-0.035, Now #25; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.478/137.05/-0.132, Was #25
Right Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.351/185.26/-0.559, Now #16; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.322/185.74/-0.588, Was #16



Left Lane: Terry Smith Runs 7.530/178.66/-0.390, Now #15; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.327/0.00/-0.593, Was #15
Right Lane: David Billingsley Runs 8.742/150.83/-0.598, Now #7; L/AA Index: 9.34, Prior Best: 8.725/151.51/-0.615, Was #7

Billingsley makes a move to the left off the line, gets it back in the groove but can't improve.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 9.455/94.52/1.985, Now #11; B/ED Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 6.861/190.62/-0.609, Was #11
Right Lane: Bob Book Runs 11.909/69.56/4.879, Now #28; A/D Index: 7.03, Prior Best: 7.282/146.35/0.252, Was #28

Book rattles the tires early and backs off the throttle.Kamplain has prblems and has to give up on the run early.

Left Lane: Jason Coan Runs 8.205/140.18/-0.555, Now #5; G/EA Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.129/158.65/-0.631, Was #5
Right Lane: Jerry Arnold Runs 9.600/135.48/-0.010, Now #26; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.601/136.69/-0.009, Was #26



Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 8.569/140.15/-0.431, Now #2; D/SM Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.324/161.71/-0.676, Was #2
Right Lane: Danny Holt Runs 8.169/164.21/-0.481, Now #21; C/EA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.131/164.39/-0.519, Was #21



Left Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 29.797/24.37/21.497, Now #1; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.614/176.01/-0.686, Was #1
Right Lane: Tom Stalba Runs 8.758/153.25/-0.582, Now #10; L/AA Index: 9.34, Prior Best: 8.731/142.48/-0.609, Was #10

Martel left before the third amber and backed off the throttle quickly. No help for Stalba.

Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 9.025/115.07/0.035, Now #4; C/SR Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.359/157.41/-0.631, Was #4

Allen makes a 1000' pass and backs off the throttle.

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