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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 17:46 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Bob Orme

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from final, round 3 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 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: Art Hodges Runs 7.783/173.16/-0.107, Now #9; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.751/173.72/-0.139, Was #9
Right Lane: Rick Hord Runs 7.450/161.04/-0.050, Now #8; CC/A Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.273/180.94/-0.227, Was #8

5:33 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 28.48 inches, adjusted altitude 3,846 feet.

Hodges was close to the centerline at the finish.

Left Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.642/155.72/-0.298, Now #7; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.621/156.08/-0.319, Was #7
Right Lane: Pat Williams Runs 7.298/194.72/0.078, Now #11; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 7.269/195.14/0.049, Was #11

Williams was to the right of the groove on the top end of the track.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.435/153.40/-0.405, Now #2; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.333/180.12/-0.507, Was #2
Right Lane: Russell Joly Runs 7.464/182.03/-0.446, Now #3; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.470/181.62/-0.440, Was #3

David Rampy's incremental times: 60ft-1.022 sec., 330ft-2.969, 660ft-4.632/147.34 mph, 1,000ft-6.084.
Russell Joly's incremental times: 60ft-1.072 sec., 330ft-3.073, 660ft-4.762/145.11 mph, 1,000ft-6.226.

Left Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 13.262/65.09/4.002, Now #4; H/A Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 8.827/152.78/-0.433, Was #4
Right Lane: Dennis Mitchell Runs 8.276/143.44/-0.004, Now #10; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 8.236/138.90/-0.044, Was #10

Houghtaling's engine went silent at about 300 feet.

Left Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.438/141.40/-0.502, Now #1; E/EA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.410/154.49/-0.530, Was #1
Right Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.338/159.59/-0.422, Now #5; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.337/160.46/-0.423, Was #5

Glen Treadwell's incremental times: 60ft-1.142 sec., 330ft-3.341, 660ft-5.251/127.64 mph, 1,000ft-6.936.
Chuck Haubiel's incremental times: 60ft-1.152 sec., 330ft-3.380, 660ft-5.282/128.73 mph, 1,000ft-6.934.

Left Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.428/159.10/-0.422, Now #6; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.463/159.01/-0.387, Was #6

Van Puckett's incremental times: 60ft-1.147 sec., 330ft-3.413, 660ft-5.345/127.15 mph, 1,000ft-7.015.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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