BRAINERD, Minn. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Lucas Oil 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: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.390/183.02/-0.520, Now #3; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.356/184.47/-0.554, Was #3
Right Lane: Mike Nahan Runs 7.350/178.64/-0.530, Now #5; E/D Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.448/175.37/-0.432, Was #9
1:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 28.83 inches, adjusted altitude 3,112 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.
Two good runs. Naham has picked up about a tenth on each run.
Left Lane: Bill Riemenapp Runs 8.734/134.39/-0.256, Now #8; C/SR Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.486/149.53/-0.504, Was #7
Right Lane: Doug Engels Runs 7.400/178.76/-0.520, Now #6; D/ED Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.502/178.07/-0.418, Was #10
Riemenapp made a good run right out of the box, has shut off very early on the other two. Engels picked up about a tenth from his earlier run.
Left Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.466/150.78/-0.564, Now #2; C/TA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.418/153.35/-0.612, Was #2
Right Lane: Bruce Schmiedl Runs 7.452/176.72/-0.388, Now #11; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.460/176.26/-0.380, Was #11
Schmiedl has been consistent, but will have a tough time in eliminations.
Left Lane: Clint Sallee Runs 6.644/204.51/-0.606, Now #3; B/D Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 8.116/118.92/0.866, Was #14
Right Lane: Matt Harris Runs 7.913/172.01/-0.367, Now #11; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.799/174.32/-0.481, Was #10
Sallee apparently figured out what his problems were, jumped way up the ladder. Harris lost ground from his earlier runs.
Left Lane: Daryl Arrowsmith Runs 10.501/82.88/1.651, Now #14; F/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.821/154.25/-0.029, Was #14
Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 12.166/75.78/3.786, Now #10; C/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.893/167.16/-0.487, Was #10
Allen launched, the car lurched, and he lifted. Arrowsmith shut around half track.
Left Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 8.071/170.00/-0.459, Now #8; A/SMA Index: 8.53, Prior Best: 8.011/171.34/-0.519, Was #8
Right Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.711/174.93/-0.589, Now #4; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.752/172.89/-0.548, Was #5
Two good runs...