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Fri, 05 Jul 2013, 15:49 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





NORWALK, Ohio - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals 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: Jeremy Bailey Runs 6.878/198.20/-0.512, Now #18; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 6.897/198.32/-0.493, Was #18
Right Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.050/166.72/-0.540, Now #13; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.121/163.93/-0.469, Was #20

This is the final qualifying session for Competition Eliminator and Leo Taugher is in the house for his first National appearance this year and he is on the mic for this session.

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 3,244 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

Baley improves, but stays in the number 18 spot. Ackerman made a good move to the number 13 spot.


Left Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.796/174.19/-0.484, Now #20; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.825/173.49/-0.455, Was #22
Right Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.232/163.75/-0.528, Now #8; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.196/163.97/-0.564, Was #8

No help here for Haubiel. Ross moves up the ladder two spots.

Left Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.478/157.30/-0.552, Now #10; C/TA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.471/157.61/-0.559, Was #10
Right Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.809/173.49/-0.491, Now #20; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 8.710/118.36/0.410, Was #29

Affroni with a nice move up to the number 20 spot.

Left Lane: Donny Algieri Runs 8.269/160.35/-0.361, Now #27; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.369/158.28/-0.261, Was #28
Right Lane: Tom Stalba Runs 8.941/140.52/-0.369, Now #26; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 9.006/149.66/-0.304, Was #27

both guys move up one spot on the ladder.

Left Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.831/167.38/-0.519, Now #17; J/AA Index: 8.35, Prior Best: 7.841/166.54/-0.509, Was #19
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.349/156.88/-0.591, Now #2; E/EA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.297/143.95/-0.643, Was #2

No help here for Tread well and Ambrose moves up to the number 17 spot.

Left Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.249/184.40/-0.541, Now #14; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 8.065/126.60/0.275, Was #29
Right Lane: John Frech Runs 8.016/163.75/-0.574, Now #7; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 9.680/96.96/1.090, Was #31

Browell with a good pass to move into the top half of the show. Frech with a great pass to move up to the number seven spot.

Left Lane: Rick Brown Runs 8.794/131.41/0.004, Now #13; B/TA Index: 8.79, Prior Best: 8.242/162.92/-0.548, Was #13
Right Lane: Rick Hord Runs 7.087/156.59/-0.453, Now #8; CC/A Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.969/211.13/-0.571, Was #8

Brown with problems and he clicked it off early. No help here for Hord.

Right Lane: Michael Wentzel Runs 7.436/178.21/-0.404, Now #28; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.520/176.86/-0.320, Was #30

Wentzel moves up the ladder two spots.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.341/180.28/-0.499, Now #18; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.309/180.67/-0.531, Was #18
Right Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.452/158.84/-0.528, Now #16; E/SMA Index: 8.98, Prior Best: 8.443/158.93/-0.537, Was #16

No help for either driver here.

Left Lane: Robert Bailey No Time, Now #17; A/ED Index: 7.21, Prior Best: 6.675/202.64/-0.535, Was #17
Right Lane: Larry Pritchett Runs 8.081/168.49/-0.519, Now #20; B/SM Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.135/167.24/-0.465, Was #25

Bailey broke before staging and is getting towed down the retun road. Pritchett improves and moves up the ladder five spots.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 6.891/193.10/-0.579, Now #6; B/ED Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 6.895/190.59/-0.575, Was #6
Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 8.520/154.74/-0.470, Now #26; C/SR Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.579/154.58/-0.411, Was #27

Kamplain improves, but stays in the number six spot. Allen moves up the ladder one spot.

Left Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.775/173.29/-0.525, Now #12; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.741/173.52/-0.559, Was #12
Right Lane: Sal Biondo Runs 8.516/130.81/-0.294, Now #1; D/EA Index: 8.81, Prior Best: 8.143/164.37/-0.667, Was #1

Biondo clicks it off early and Martel doesn't improve.

Left Lane: Terry Smith Runs 7.491/175.52/-0.429, Now #25; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.442/177.07/-0.478, Was #25
Right Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.350/184.67/-0.560, Now #10; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.347/184.52/-0.563, Was #10

No help here for either driver...

Left Lane: Michael Lyons Runs 7.687/128.70/0.217, Now #31; B/ED Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 7.950/122.44/0.480, Was #31
Right Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 8.150/123.64/0.530, Now #21; DD/AT Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 7.103/194.07/-0.517, Was #21

No help here for Lyons. Massel clicks it off early.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 7.341/170.41/-0.389, Now #3; CC/AT Index: 7.73, Prior Best: 7.095/194.86/-0.635, Was #3
Right Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 9.127/125.65/-0.483, Now #4; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.008/144.75/-0.602, Was #4

Butner clicks it off early. No help here Cultera.

Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 9.198/152.28/-0.472, Now #26; I/SMA Index: 9.67, Prior Best: 9.233/137.37/-0.437, Was #27

Carnasciale moves up the ladder one spot to wrap up Comp qualifying.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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