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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 17:54 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By David Gerard





EARLVILLE, Iowa - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Randy Beyer Runs 10.099/104.23/1.449, Now #2 C/EA Index: 8.65
Right Lane: Mike Graves Runs 7.821/174.28/-0.459, Now #1 D/A Index: 8.28

4:25 p.m. It's a hot afternoon in the Mid-West.

Beyer is too quick on the lights and too slow on the track, as the car is lazy off the line and slows down track.

Nice pass for Graves to start the session.

Left Lane: Doug Engels Runs 7.417/178.40/-0.503, Now #1 D/DA Index: 7.92
Right Lane: Terry Ticel Runs 8.498/162.33/-0.352, Now #3 G/AA Index: 8.85

Engles has a little shake off the line, drives through it, and still makes a representative pass.

Ticel's GXP was a little lazy off the line.

Left Lane: William Hatcher Runs 7.381/177.11/-0.499, Now #2 A/DA Index: 7.88
Right Lane: Pete Pawlak Runs 8.055/169.10/0.145, Now #5 C/AA Index: 7.91

Two good leaves and Hatcher moves into the number two spot for now.

Pawlak can't run the index.

Left Lane: David Billingsley Runs 8.813/150.30/-0.497, Now #3 L/AA Index: 9.31
Right Lane: Tony Pontillo Runs 7.050/189.47/-0.340, Now #6 B/DA Index: 7.39

Billingsley hikes the front end at the green and makes a clean pass.

Pontillo has a strong leave and an good pass to tune to.

Left Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 7.291/163.41/-0.329, Now #7 DD/AT Index: 7.62
Right Lane: Doug Hill Runs 9.784/142.15/0.164, Now #9 I/SMA Index: 9.62

Massel had a strong leave and then pumps the petal after the 60 foot lights and it costs him a bunch of ET.

Hill slows after mid-track.

Left Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.373/184.45/-0.537, Now #1 C/AA Index: 7.91
Right Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 9.308/90.37/2.198, Now #12 A/DA Index: 7.11

Greenheck leaves hard and runs hard to take over the new top spot.

Hatcher was strong off the line and then slowed after the 330 lights for no apparent reason.

Jim Greenheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.016 sec., 330ft-3.015, 660ft-4.700/145.93 mph, 1,000ft-6.150.

Left Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.273/183.59/-0.517, Now #3 D/D Index: 7.79
Right Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 7.039/181.20/-0.541, Now #1 C/DA Index: 7.58

Two clean passes and both cars run into the new top four to wrap up the session.

Brian Browell's incremental times: 60ft-1.055 sec., 330ft-2.981, 660ft-4.618/149.35 mph, 1,000ft-6.050.
Greg Kamplain's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.852, 660ft-4.443/153.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.833.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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