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Sat, 13 Jul 2013, 17:18 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Jason Murray

WOODBURN, Ore. - Notes from final, round 4 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 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: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.086/147.27/-0.504, Now #2; B/SMA Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 7.891/170.22/-0.699, Was #2
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.547/175.23/-0.293, Now #6; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.216/182.48/-0.624, Was #6

1:52 pm. No improvement for either driver in this session.

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.122 sec., 330ft-3.265, 660ft-5.073/135.89 mph, 1,000ft-6.629.
Ralph Van Paepeghem's incremental times: 60ft-1.031 sec., 330ft-2.947, 660ft-4.706/132.45 mph, 1,000ft-6.260.

Left Lane: Pat Byron Runs 6.929/194.97/-0.481, Now #11; C/D Index: 7.41, Prior Best: 6.983/195.60/-0.427, Was #11
Right Lane: Bruce Perkin Runs 8.004/166.23/-0.276, Now #12; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.921/170.55/-0.359, Was #12

Byron makes his best run of the weekend. Perkin with no improvement.

Pat Byron's incremental times: 60ft-1.053 sec., 330ft-2.906, 660ft-4.446/159.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.785.
Bruce Perkin's incremental times: 60ft-1.128 sec., 330ft-3.269, 660ft-5.081/135.41 mph, 1,000ft-6.656.

Left Lane: Terry Spargo Runs 11.683/72.24/4.463, Now #13; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 7.167/203.61/-0.053, Was #13
Right Lane: Todd Miller Runs 6.328/221.67/-0.642, Now #1; AA/AM Index: 6.97, Prior Best: 6.270/223.93/-0.700, Was #1

Spargo gets loose off the line and he lifts early. Miller makes a nice run but has smoke come off the engine about 500ft.

Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.046/197.32/-0.524, Now #8; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.014/198.45/-0.556, Was #8
Right Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 8.892/109.13/0.972, Now #3; C/A Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.228/189.43/-0.692, Was #3

Huhtala makes a great 1000ft run. Giroux with another solid run.

Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.046 sec., 330ft-2.952, 660ft-4.540/155.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.902.
Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.053 sec., 330ft-3.013, 660ft-4.911/117.29 mph, 1,000ft-6.929.

Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.529/129.73/-0.221, Now #7; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.139/166.23/-0.611, Was #7
Right Lane: Gary Anderson No Time, Now #10; C/SMA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.249/164.41/-0.491, Was #10

Anderson with a huge wheelstand and he then crosses the centerline and takes out the 330ft block. Strong goes to the 1000ft and lifts.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.192 sec., 330ft-3.393, 660ft-5.243/132.74 mph, 1,000ft-6.904.

Left Lane: Brian Hyerstay Runs 9.121/143.10/-0.569, Now #4; G/D Index: 9.69, Prior Best: 9.043/142.29/-0.647, Was #4
Right Lane: Steve Graham Runs 7.445/184.50/-0.475, Now #9; C/A Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.399/184.80/-0.521, Was #9

No improvements on either of these cars. That will end Comp qualifying.

Brian Hyerstay's incremental times: 60ft-1.252 sec., 330ft-3.661, 660ft-5.733/117.29 mph, 1,000ft-7.556.
Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-1.071 sec., 330ft-3.082, 660ft-4.770/146.12 mph, 1,000ft-6.223.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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