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Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 11:35 AM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Jim Samuel





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Notes from round 2 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 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: Greg Mannix Runs 7.012/188.62/-0.458, Now #20; B/ED Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 6.937/190.22/-0.533, Was #20
Right Lane: Carl Miller Runs 8.118/166.01/-0.422, Now #25; F/A Index: 8.54, Prior Best: 8.158/166.31/-0.382, Was #28

10:56 a.m. - Thirty-seven Comp cars made qualifying attempts yesterday, so racers will be running to make the field today.

Left Lane: Steve Levine Runs 7.107/184.25/0.137, Now #32; AA/AM Index: 6.97, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Rich LoCicero Runs 8.447/161.00/-0.493, Now #19; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.391/161.50/-0.549, Was #19

Levine's car bounced around and started to go sideways but he straightened out and got into the field for now.

Left Lane: Gary Guarriello Runs 7.273/181.20/-0.557, Now #17; C/ED Index: 7.83, Prior Best: 7.263/182.72/-0.567, Was #17
Right Lane: Michael Hanratty Runs 12.978/58.59/4.698, Now #36; K/A Index: 8.28, No Prior Run

Hanratty's car broke yesterday so he did not make a pass in the first qualifying session. He made it down the track today but was well off the pace.

Left Lane: Darrin Bauder Runs 7.298/185.84/-0.592, Now #14; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.781/142.63/-0.109, Was #30
Right Lane: Erich Bollman Runs 7.733/175.68/-0.547, Now #7; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.595/177.49/-0.685, Was #7



Left Lane: Allyn Armstrong Runs 8.756/151.77/-0.534, Now #21; L/A Index: 9.29, Prior Best: 9.301/152.83/0.011, Was #31
Right Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 6.780/194.86/-0.460, Now #8; I/D Index: 7.24, Prior Best: 6.576/203.46/-0.664, Was #8



Left Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.067/167.41/-0.683, Now #5; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.046/168.03/-0.704, Was #5
Right Lane: Don Eckel III Runs 6.992/190.27/-0.588, Now #13; C/DA Index: 7.58, Prior Best: 6.960/190.40/-0.620, Was #13



Left Lane: Michele Costa Runs 8.281/156.26/-0.459, Now #27; G/EA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.289/156.41/-0.451, Was #26
Right Lane: Dave Hughes Runs 6.479/215.79/-0.631, Now #11; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 9.493/97.20/2.383, Was #35



Left Lane: Ken Voight Runs 8.726/154.90/-0.504, Now #27; G/SM Index: 9.23, Prior Best: 8.830/156.39/-0.400, Was #29
Right Lane: Robert Fitzsimmons Runs 8.138/168.07/-0.172, Now #33; E/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 16.729/74.53/8.419, Was #37



Left Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.682/175.50/-0.598, Now #9; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.616/176.95/-0.664, Was #9
Right Lane: Pete Hanratty Runs 6.500/209.88/-0.610, Now #13; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.488/210.21/-0.622, Was #13



Left Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.633/176.14/-0.667, Now #6; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.603/176.40/-0.697, Was #6
Right Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.114/165.42/-0.686, Now #2; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.066/165.48/-0.734, Was #2



Left Lane: Walt Conway Runs 10.698/97.69/3.138, Now #36; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 9.199/121.56/1.639, Was #36
Right Lane: Bill Griffin Jr. Runs 7.719/174.98/-0.591, Now #12; E/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.681/175.46/-0.629, Was #12

Conway had some problems on the track and was not up to speed.

Left Lane: Chris Wentzel Runs 7.330/177.88/-0.510, Now #20; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.286/180.09/-0.554, Was #20
Right Lane: Tom Miller Runs 7.707/174.75/-0.513, Now #25; PSTA Index: 8.22, Prior Best: 7.698/175.21/-0.522, Was #25



Left Lane: Michael Kaufman Runs 8.200/165.88/-0.740, Now #2; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.173/167.28/-0.767, Was #31
Right Lane: Vinny Barone Runs 8.084/165.38/-0.716, Now #4; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.075/165.60/-0.725, Was #3

Kaufman went from one spot from the bottom of the field to one stop from the top with this run.

Left Lane: Mark Hopkins Runs 7.726/175.46/-0.554, Now #17; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.698/177.04/-0.582, Was #17
Right Lane: Kevin Robb Runs 15.990/47.60/7.610, Now #5; B/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.673/169.53/-0.707, Was #5



Left Lane: Richard Schonberger Runs 11.284/84.43/1.774, Now #37; I/SM Index: 9.51, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Chip Ippolito Runs 9.611/96.27/1.391, Now #11; PSTA Index: 8.22, Prior Best: 7.568/178.45/-0.652, Was #11

Schonberger did not make a run yesterday and was too slow this time. He'll have one more chance to make the field.

Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.161/157.76/-0.579, Now #18; G/EA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.220/139.41/-0.520, Was #27
Right Lane: Donny Algieri Runs 8.262/159.91/-0.368, Now #31; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.240/160.12/-0.390, Was #31



Left Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 9.081/143.02/-0.529, Now #1; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 8.870/141.52/-0.740, Was #1
Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 9.022/139.43/-0.598, Now #16; I/SMA Index: 9.62, Prior Best: 9.051/132.97/-0.569, Was #20



Left Lane: Tom Stalba Runs 8.738/138.88/-0.572, Now #21; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 8.779/137.62/-0.531, Was #26



Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.993/160.88/-0.637, Now #12; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.058/143.29/-0.572, Was #20



Left Lane: Walter Zalak Runs 7.257/182.28/0.037, Now #34; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 20.002/37.73/12.782, Was #39

Zalak's car did a really big wheelstand off the starting line yesterday and coasted down the track after he brought the front end down. This time, he had a clean launch and made it down the track but was not quick enough to make the field.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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