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Fri, 12 Jul 2013, 15:20 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jason Murray





WOODBURN, Ore. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, Les Schwab Challenge at Woodburn Dragstrip listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 19.373/35.03/11.803, Now #2 B/AA Index: 7.57
Right Lane: Steve Graham Runs 7.399/184.80/-0.521, Now #1 C/A Index: 7.92

12:03 pm. Giroux has something go wrong right off the line and he clicks it early. Graham makes a really nice run to open his weekend.

Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-3.051, 660ft-4.730/146.62 mph, 1,000ft-6.179.


Left Lane: Pat Byron Runs 6.983/195.60/-0.427, Now #2 C/D Index: 7.41
Right Lane: Bruce Perkin Runs 7.921/170.55/-0.359, Now #3 E/A Index: 8.28

Perkin makes a move to the centerline off the launch and he brings it back into the center of the lane to make a clean pass. Byron with a little tire shake off the line.

Pat Byron's incremental times: 60ft-1.077 sec., 330ft-2.936, 660ft-4.485/158.31 mph, 1,000ft-5.835.
Bruce Perkin's incremental times: 60ft-1.128 sec., 330ft-3.256, 660ft-5.053/136.84 mph, 1,000ft-6.604.


Left Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.077/169.45/-0.513, Now #3 B/SMA Index: 8.59
Right Lane: Todd Miller Runs 6.361/222.99/-0.609, Now #1 AA/AM Index: 6.97

Miller runs really close to the record and he will go all the way to the top spot. Bowdish with a nice run to get his weekend off to a good start.

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.212 sec., 330ft-3.380, 660ft-5.197/133.63 mph, 1,000ft-6.752.
Todd Miller's incremental times: 60ft-1.100 sec., 330ft-2.797, 660ft-4.169/179.49 mph, 1,000ft-5.355.


Left Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.657/156.11/-0.603, Now #2 F/SM Index: 9.26
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.384/180.72/-0.456, Now #5 A/EA Index: 7.84

Warter makes a great pass and he goes quicker than the record.

Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.230 sec., 330ft-3.562, 660ft-5.519/125.80 mph, 1,000ft-7.217.
Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-1.103 sec., 330ft-3.061, 660ft-4.711/148.98 mph, 1,000ft-6.148.


Left Lane: Terry Spargo Runs 7.167/203.61/-0.053, Now #9 A/AP Index: 7.22
Right Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.248/189.59/-0.672, Now #1 C/A Index: 7.92

Huhtala makes a great pass and he will take the number one spot for now.

Terry Spargo's incremental times: 60ft-1.020 sec., 330ft-3.060, 660ft-4.704/153.60 mph, 1,000ft-6.054.
Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.045 sec., 330ft-3.001, 660ft-4.644/150.00 mph, 1,000ft-6.059.


Left Lane: Brian Hyerstay Runs 9.120/140.73/-0.570, Now #4 G/D Index: 9.69
Right Lane: Gary Anderson Runs 8.316/160.37/-0.424, Now #9 H/SM Index: 8.74

Hyerstay makes his first appearance in Comp Eliminator in a quite a few years and he goes way under the record to move into the #4 spot on the sheet.

Brian Hyerstay's incremental times: 60ft-1.254 sec., 330ft-3.633, 660ft-5.700/117.27 mph, 1,000ft-7.530.
Gary Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.216 sec., 330ft-3.427, 660ft-5.307/130.62 mph, 1,000ft-6.938.


Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.174/165.28/-0.576, Now #4 B/T Index: 8.75

Strong makes a really nice pass for his first of the weekend.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.169 sec., 330ft-3.347, 660ft-5.198/132.46 mph, 1,000ft-6.811.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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