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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 11:53 AM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division, event at Bristol Dragway presented by Frito Lay listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Jenny Treadwell No Time, Now #2 G/ED Index: 8.85
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.333/180.12/-0.507, Now #1 A/EA Index: 7.84

11:27 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 28.57 inches, adjusted altitude 3,474 feet.

Treadwell broke in the staging lanes.

David Rampy's incremental times: 60ft-1.038 sec., 330ft-2.979, 660ft-4.640/147.26 mph, 1,000ft-6.091.

Left Lane: Rick Hord Runs 8.080/135.71/0.580, Now #3 CC/A Index: 7.50
Right Lane: Van Puckett Runs 9.044/111.15/0.194, Now #2 G/AA Index: 8.85

Both drivers were off the throttle well before the finish, the reason not apparent from here.

Left Lane: Pat Williams Runs 7.269/195.14/0.049, Now #3 A/AP Index: 7.22
Right Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.751/173.72/-0.139, Now #2 C/A Index: 7.89

Hodges was to the left of the groove for most of this pass.

Left Lane: Russell Joly Runs 7.470/181.62/-1.180, Now #1 C/AA Index: 8.65

Jolly was to the right of the groove for most of this pass. I suspect his class is not correct.

Russell Joly's incremental times: 60ft-1.062 sec., 330ft-3.069, 660ft-4.763/144.97 mph, 1,000ft-6.230.

Left Lane: Dennis Mitchell Runs 8.236/138.90/-0.044, Now #5 E/A Index: 8.28
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.410/154.49/-0.060, Now #4 E/EA Index: 8.47

Left Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.337/160.46/-0.423, Now #3 C/SM Index: 8.76
Right Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.728/156.10/-0.212, Now #4 D/SMA Index: 8.94

Sharp was skating around on the launch.

Chuck Haubiel's incremental times: 60ft-1.154 sec., 330ft-3.394, 660ft-5.291/129.17 mph, 1,000ft-6.938.

Right Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 8.915/137.22/-0.345, Now #4 F/SM Index: 9.26

Kevin Houghtaling's incremental times: 60ft-1.251 sec., 330ft-3.626, 660ft-5.624/124.41 mph, 1,000ft-7.362.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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