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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 13:58 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from final, round 3 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 7.435/185.08/-0.455, Now #8; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.491/182.16/-0.399, Was #9
Right Lane: Scott Cashio Runs 8.538/158.11/-0.442, Now #9; D/SMA Index: 8.98, Prior Best: 8.617/158.41/-0.363, Was #11

12:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 58 percent, barometer 29.85 inches, adjusted altitude 3,095 feet, track temperature 141 degrees.

Both drivers stepped up a bit today, but they are still fighting hot conditions.

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 6.932/192.41/-0.498, Now #6; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 6.900/194.58/-0.530, Was #6
Right Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 7.184/193.68/-0.386, Now #11; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.247/193.35/-0.323, Was #12

Left Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.845/167.38/-0.445, Now #9; K/AA Index: 8.29, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Adam Hickey Runs 8.335/164.23/-0.395, Now #11; C/SMA Index: 8.73, Prior Best: 8.315/165.23/-0.415, Was #10

Marin made his first pass and put himself right in the middle of the field (18 cars). That moved Hickey down a rung on the ladder.

Left Lane: Del Segura Runs 8.348/158.48/-0.242, Now #15; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.320/156.73/-0.270, Was #15
Right Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 11.902/83.03/4.502, Now #18; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 7.595/181.54/0.195, Was #18

Smiley slowed before half track.

Left Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.556/154.83/-0.384, Now #13; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.561/154.30/-0.379, Was #13
Right Lane: Dick Maris Runs 7.055/190.22/-0.525, Now #7; C/DA Index: 7.58, Prior Best: 7.083/189.76/-0.497, Was #7

Mari made his best run so far, stayed seventh.

Left Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.810/160.59/-0.480, Now #5; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.758/168.11/-0.532, Was #5
Right Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 7.958/151.99/-0.322, Now #14; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.975/172.01/-0.305, Was #14

Neff slowed a bit, Mawhee improved a bit, nothing changed on the ladder.

Left Lane: Kevin Self Runs 7.833/167.59/-0.637, Now #1; F/EA Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.831/169.10/-0.639, Was #1
Right Lane: Justin Rosen Runs 22.740/39.55/14.490, Now #2; J/D Index: 8.25, Prior Best: 7.623/176.84/-0.627, Was #2

The six-bangers came out side-by-side. Self almost duplicated his previous best. Rosen's dragster came off the line and slowed immediately.

Left Lane: Bill Kent Runs 6.759/200.41/-0.491, Now #8; B/D Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 7.146/151.29/-0.104, Was #16
Right Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.423/160.71/-0.407, Now #4; C/ED Index: 7.83, Prior Best: 7.259/182.21/-0.571, Was #4

Kent got close to .50 under on his first full pass of the event. Thomas' run looked okay, but he was much slower than yesterday.

Right Lane: Charlie Stewart Runs 8.730/96.54/0.480, Now #17; J/D Index: 8.25, Prior Best: 8.352/114.66/0.102, Was #17

Stewart is still struggling, making his slowest run of the event.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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