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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 18:16 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Jim Samuel





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Bill Griffin Jr. Runs 7.681/175.46/-0.629, Now #1 E/AA Index: 8.31
Right Lane: Walter Zalak Runs 20.002/37.73/12.782, Now #2 A/AP Index: 7.22

5:42 p.m. - Zalak's car launched and went really high in a wheelstand...almost up on the rear bumper. He brought the car down and rolled down the rest of the track.

Left Lane: Kevin Robb Runs 7.673/169.53/-1.127, Now #1 D/EA Index: 8.80
Right Lane: Michele Costa Runs 8.289/156.41/-0.451, Now #3 G/EA Index: 8.74

Costa is driving one of Frank Aragona's roadsters.

Left Lane: Vinny Barone Runs 8.075/165.60/-0.725, Now #2 D/EA Index: 8.80
Right Lane: Walt Conway Runs 9.199/121.56/1.639, Now #5 B/ND Index: 7.56



Left Lane: Don Eckel III Runs 6.960/190.40/-0.620, Now #4 C/DA Index: 7.58
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.058/143.29/-0.572, Now #5 F/ED Index: 8.63



Left Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 6.576/203.46/-0.664, Now #3 I/D Index: 7.24
Right Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.220/139.41/-0.520, Now #7 G/EA Index: 8.74



Left Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 9.051/132.97/-0.569, Now #7 I/SMA Index: 9.62
Right Lane: Greg Mannix Runs 6.937/190.22/-0.533, Now #8 B/ED Index: 7.47



Left Lane: Pete Hanratty Runs 6.488/210.21/-0.622, Now #5 A/DA Index: 7.11
Right Lane: Allyn Armstrong Runs 9.301/152.83/0.011, Now #12 L/A Index: 9.29



Left Lane: Carl Miller Runs 8.158/166.31/-0.382, Now #13 F/A Index: 8.54
Right Lane: Mark Hopkins Runs 7.698/177.04/-0.582, Now #7 D/A Index: 8.28



Right Lane: Darrin Bauder Runs 7.781/142.63/-0.109, Now #14 C/A Index: 7.89



Left Lane: Rich LoCicero Runs 8.391/161.50/-0.549, Now #11 D/SM Index: 8.94
Right Lane: Michael Wentzel Runs 7.286/180.09/-0.554, Now #10 A/EA Index: 7.84



Left Lane: Donny Algieri Runs 8.240/160.12/-0.390, Now #16 F/ED Index: 8.63
Right Lane: Ken Voight Runs 8.830/156.39/-0.400, Now #15 G/SM Index: 9.23



Left Lane: Kevin Gotie Runs 9.218/96.40/1.378, Now #21 A/EA Index: 7.84
Right Lane: Michael Kaufman Runs 8.173/167.28/-0.387, Now #17 D/SMA Index: 8.56

Gotie's altered slowed at about 1,000 feet.

Left Lane: Chip Ippolito Runs 7.568/178.45/-0.652, Now #5 PSTA Index: 8.22
Right Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 8.870/141.52/-0.740, Now #2 H/EA Index: 9.61



Left Lane: Robert Fitzsimmons Runs 16.729/74.52/8.419, Now #26 E/AA Index: 8.31
Right Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.616/176.95/-0.664, Now #5 E/A Index: 8.28



Left Lane: Tom Miller Runs 7.698/175.21/-0.522, Now #17 PSTA Index: 8.22
Right Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.046/168.03/-0.704, Now #4 B/T Index: 8.75



Left Lane: Dave Hughes Runs 9.493/97.20/2.383, Now #29 A/A Index: 7.11
Right Lane: Tom Stalba Runs 8.779/137.62/-0.531, Now #17 L/AA Index: 9.31



Left Lane: Erich Bollman Runs 7.595/177.49/-0.685, Now #6 D/A Index: 8.28
Right Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.603/176.40/-0.697, Now #5 B/EA Index: 8.30



Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.401/158.22/-0.189, Now #28 F/D Index: 8.59
Right Lane: Gary Guarriello Runs 7.263/182.72/-0.567, Now #16 C/ED Index: 7.83



Left Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.066/165.48/-0.734, Now #3 D/EA Index: 8.80
Right Lane: Steve Levine Runs 7.148/181.11/0.178, Now #32 AA/AM Index: 6.97

Levine had a hard launch and bounced around a lot for the first couple hundred feet. Hill ran under the national record.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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