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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 11:44 AM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts 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: Michael Hardee Runs 8.424/158.46/-0.516, Now #18; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.543/159.29/-0.397, Was #24
Right Lane: Anthony Bertozzi Runs 7.816/166.83/-0.564, Now #6; B/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.843/166.95/-0.537, Was #15

11:19 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.39 inches, adjusted altitude 1,992 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Left Lane: Fred Allen Runs 7.755/169.27/-0.625, Now #1; B/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.822/168.75/-0.558, Was #9
Right Lane: Bo Butner Runs 8.381/161.38/-0.619, Now #3; E/SM Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.470/160.42/-0.530, Was #16

Allen makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves into the top spot. Butner improves and moves into the third spot for now.

Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 7.968/167.07/-0.622, Now #3; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.090/165.07/-0.500, Was #20
Right Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.628/175.96/-0.672, Now #1; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.689/175.27/-0.611, Was #4

Martel makes an impressive pass and takes the top spot for now.

Left Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.656/174.64/-0.644, Now #2; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.760/174.14/-0.540, Was #15
Right Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.260/162.16/-0.590, Now #8; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.350/159.01/-0.500, Was #20

Affronti improves and moves into the second spot; Puckett moves all the way to eighth.

Left Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.193/162.20/-0.567, Now #11; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.207/162.27/-0.553, Was #15
Right Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 16.032/44.54/7.092, Now #19; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.420/159.85/-0.520, Was #19

Haubiel improves a little and moves up a few spots to 11th. Sharp has problems and has to back off the throttle early.

Left Lane: Mark Moreland Runs 9.269/144.09/0.009, Now #29; H/A Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 9.186/147.62/-0.074, Was #29
Right Lane: Larry Pritchett Runs 8.007/169.21/-0.593, Now #8; B/SM Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.110/167.78/-0.490, Was #21

Pritchett moves a little to the left at the hit but is able to improve and move up to the eighth spot for now. no improvement for Moreland.

Left Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.352/153.44/-0.588, Now #6; E/EA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.320/141.39/-0.620, Was #5
Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 8.971/147.36/-0.649, Now #2; I/SMA Index: 9.62, Prior Best: 9.083/146.26/-0.537, Was #18

Carnasciale makes a big improvement and moves all the way to the second spot. Treadwell slows and drops a spot.

Left Lane: Lonnie Johnson Runs 7.048/190.46/-0.522, Now #20; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.147/193.10/-0.423, Was #24
Right Lane: William Scott Runs 6.923/191.00/-0.467, Now #24; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 7.022/190.94/-0.368, Was #25

Most drivers are improving around a tenth and both of these follow the trend. Johnson moves up to the 20th spot, Scott moves up a notch to 24th.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.209/174.35/-0.631, Now #4; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.263/173.63/-0.577, Was #12
Right Lane: Rob Carpenter Runs 8.719/157.28/-0.221, Now #27; F/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 10.146/112.65/1.206, Was #32

Carpenter makes his first full pass and moves up to the 27th spot. Rampy improves and moves up to the fourth spot.

Left Lane: Rick Brown Runs 8.170/163.67/-0.620, Now #8; B/TA Index: 8.79, Prior Best: 8.232/163.08/-0.558, Was #17
Right Lane: John Frech Runs 7.985/162.94/-0.605, Now #11; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.030/162.80/-0.560, Was #16

Left Lane: Art Hodges Runs 10.194/91.06/2.304, Now #29; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.728/165.94/-0.162, Was #29

Hodges engine was smoking as soon as he hit the throttle. he gets about 400 feet out and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Anthony Mangrum Runs 6.740/207.53/-0.370, Now #26; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.797/206.83/-0.313, Was #26
Right Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.233/183.74/-0.557, Now #17; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.227/184.45/-0.563, Was #17

Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.053/162.53/-0.577, Now #15; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.759/107.74/0.129, Was #31
Right Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.822/105.64/0.082, Now #32; G/EA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 9.415/115.31/0.675, Was #32

Left Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.203/163.41/-0.597, Now #13; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.257/162.18/-0.543, Was #19
Right Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 9.008/144.15/-0.602, Now #12; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.073/130.38/-0.537, Was #20

Right Lane: Vinny Barone Runs 8.105/164.83/-0.695, Now #1; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.213/163.00/-0.587, Was #16

Right Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 8.606/147.63/-0.654, Now #3; F/SM Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 8.650/156.15/-0.610, Was #11

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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