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Fri, 10 May 2013, 17:28 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

COMMERCE, Ga. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals 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:
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.616/209.82, Now #5; Best prior run: 9.845/85.94, Was #19

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.25 inches, adjusted altitude 2,984 feet.

Gaines with a great pass to get in the top half of the show. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.268/167.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.542.

Left Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.672/207.21, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.713/206.73, Was #17
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 7.246/157.96, Now #18; Best prior run: 8.401/127.97, Was #19

Gaines just bumped out Kent and he can't get back into the show. Kent with his quickest pass of the race, but not quick enough.

Left Lane: JR Carr Runs 6.722/203.61, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.665/206.61, Was #16
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.656/208.17, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.339/205.79, Was #19

WJ gets into the show and that bumps out Carr.

Left Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.632/208.49, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.640/208.71, Was #12
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.640/207.56, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.660/206.89, Was #16

Enders-Stevens moves up the ladder one spot. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.270/165.92 mph, 1,000ft-5.551. Johnson moves up the ladder three spots. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.267/165.90 mph, 1,000ft-5.554.

Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 7.671/133.67, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.635/209.07, Was #12
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.632/207.85, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.643/208.01, Was #15

McGaha is out of the groove and got close to the wall before he clicked it off. Stanfield made a move in the right direction to the number 12 spot. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.261/166.15 mph, 1,000ft-5.547.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.609/209.69, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.628/209.23, Was #9
Right Lane: Larry Morgan No Time, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.641/208.97, Was #15

Morgan with problems on the burnout and is pushed off the starting line. Line launched hard and keep it hooked up to go the number four spot. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.257/166.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.534.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.608/209.56, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.626/209.23, Was #9
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.623/208.91, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.628/209.17, Was #10

Nobile improves, but stays in the number ten spot. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.268/166.87 mph, 1,000ft-5.545. Gray with a real nice pass to get in the top half of the show. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.778, 660ft-4.257/166.87 mph, 1,000ft-5.532.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.600/209.79, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.616/208.91, Was #8
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 21.174/34.50, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.619/209.10, Was #9

Brogdon shook right at the hit and clicked it off. Anderson launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number three spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.771, 660ft-4.249/166.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.524.

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.603/209.46, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.596/210.11, Was #2
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.590/209.75, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.610/209.39, Was #7

coughlin with a great pass to go to the number two spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.244/167.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.517. Jones with another good pass, but gets bumped back one spot. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.253/166.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.583/210.57, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.590/210.57, Was #1
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.601/209.52, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.605/209.98, Was #5

This is a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up qualifying. Edwards improves on his number one qualifying time from earlier today. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.770, 660ft-4.243/167.45 mph, 1,000ft-5.513. Edwards qualifies No. 1 for the sixth time this season and the 47th time in his career. Johnson improves, but will stay in the number five spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.254/167.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.

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