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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 13:44 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock 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, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.594/210.64, Now #12; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Paul Pittman Runs 9.952/90.27, Now #14; No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.38 inches, adjusted altitude 2,371 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Pittman ran a career best last night....he shakes right of the starting line and clicks it off. Brogdon had a backfire last night in the lanes and that pushed out a head gasket, so he was able to make the run last night. He make a really nice pass here to get in the show. Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.252/167.78 mph, 1,000ft-5.524.

Left Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 13.407/64.95, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.584/209.69, Was #8
Right Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.609/209.49, Now #13; No Prior Run

Nobile with severe tire shake right at the hit and made a quick move toward the wall before he clicked it off. Kent with his quickest pass of the weekend to get in the show. Steve Kent's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.778, 660ft-4.258/166.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.534.

Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 8.471/167.53, Now #15; No Prior Run

Johnson with a lot of tire spin right at the hit and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.587/209.39, Now #11; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.607/209.92, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.592/209.26, Was #11

Stanfield launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number 11 spot. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.754, 660ft-4.234/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.511. Morgan was right there with him, but will not improve and stands on his time from yesterday. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.260/167.34 mph, 1,000ft-5.534.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.601/210.08, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.621/209.10, Was #15
Right Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.546/211.83, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.586/209.85, Was #10

Johnson with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder one spot. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.252/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.528. Enders-Stevens launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number two spot. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.752, 660ft-4.216/168.35 mph, 1,000ft-5.481.

Left Lane: Buddy Perkinson Runs 6.568/210.83, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.585/211.10, Was #10
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.583/210.90, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.556/210.44, Was #7

Perkinson with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder one spot. Buddy Perkinson's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.763, 660ft-4.233/168.30 mph, 1,000ft-5.501. No help here for Anderson and he will stay in the number seven spot.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 16.826/24.70, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.557/211.20, Was #8
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.554/211.06, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.552/210.31, Was #5

Gaines was real loose right off the starting line and clicked it off. Coughlin with another good looking pass, but will not improve. he stays in the number five spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.752, 660ft-4.221/167.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.487.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.549/211.59, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.555/211.06, Was #6
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.544/212.19, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.546/210.44, Was #4

Johnson with his quickest pass of the weekend to go the number five spot...Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.753, 660ft-4.219/168.47 mph, 1,000ft-5.484. Edwards with a great looking pass, the quickest of the round to go to the number two spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.762, 660ft-4.223/169.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.483.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.546/211.93, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.541/211.86, Was #1
Right Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.545/211.76, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.546/211.06, Was #4

This was a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up round three of qualifying. Gray with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder one spot to the number three spot. This is the second quickest pass of the round. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.750, 660ft-4.216/168.37 mph, 1,000ft-5.480. Line with the third quickest pass of the round, but holds on to the number one spot with his time from last night. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.220/168.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.483.

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