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Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 17:57 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout 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: Duane Robison Runs 7.506/184.55/-0.384, Now #4; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.491/182.16/-0.399, Was #4
Right Lane: Del Segura Runs 8.395/156.68/-0.195, Now #10; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.320/156.73/-0.270, Was #10

Weather conditions: air temperature 92 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.76 inches, adjusted altitude 3,310 feet, track temperature 147 degrees.

Two clean runs, no improvement for either.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 8.159/131.18/0.589, Now #8; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.247/193.35/-0.323, Was #8
Right Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.595/163.29/-0.345, Now #6; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.561/154.30/-0.379, Was #6

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 6.900/194.58/-0.530, Now #3; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 7.568/137.36/0.138, Was #12
Right Lane: Adam Hickey Runs 8.315/165.23/-0.415, Now #5; C/SMA Index: 8.73, Prior Best: 9.500/99.97/0.770, Was #15

White made a nice step in the right direction, all the way up to third spot, and Hickey improved enough to move into seventh.

Left Lane: Keith Mawhee No Time, Now #11; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.975/172.01/-0.305, Was #11
Right Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.778/139.47/-0.202, Now #9; D/SMA Index: 8.98, Prior Best: 8.617/158.41/-0.363, Was #9

Mahwee broke on the launch, finally pulled over to the left wall, still rolling slowly down the track.

Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.398/186.92/-0.592, Now #1; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.372/186.74/-0.618, Was #1
Right Lane: Charlie Stewart Runs 8.352/114.66/0.102, Now #14; J/D Index: 8.25, Prior Best: 8.513/116.68/0.263, Was #14

Smiley came up short of a sixty-under run, but not by much.

Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.259/182.21/-0.571, Now #4; C/ED Index: 7.83, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Justin Rosen Runs 7.623/176.84/-0.627, Now #1; J/D Index: 8.25, Prior Best: 8.167/127.63/-0.083, Was #13

Thomas was DQ'ed for being light in round one, made a very good run here to get back up into the top part of the field. Meanwhile, in the other lane, Rosen quietly jumped to the top of the list in the itty-bitty dragster.

Left Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 7.595/181.54/0.195, Now #16; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 8.161/175.16/0.761, Was #16
Right Lane: Kevin Self Runs 7.831/169.10/-0.639, Now #1; F/EA Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.869/167.26/-0.601, Was #3

Nice run! Self got another good run and took the top spot back.

Left Lane: Dick Maris Runs 7.066/191.54/-0.514, Now #7; C/DA Index: 7.58, Prior Best: 7.083/189.76/-0.497, Was #6
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.758/168.11/-0.532, Now #5; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.896/165.36/-0.394, Was #9

A couple of nice runs for the conditions.

Right Lane: Bill Kent Runs 7.146/151.29/-0.104, Now #15; B/D Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 14.487/54.35/7.237, Was #17

Kent got off the bottom of the list with a full pass, but that's still way off what he usually runs.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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