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Sat, 05 Oct 2013, 15:14 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Bob Orme





NOBLE, Okla. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Thunder in the Heartland 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: Kevin Self Runs 7.792/167.87/-0.628, Now #1; F/EA Index: 8.42, Prior Best: 7.878/167.75/-0.542, Was #1
Right Lane: Barry Forrester No Time, Now #16; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.690/169.61/-0.230, Was #16

1:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 28.92 inches, adjusted altitude 1,698 feet, track temperature 97 degrees.

Forrester didn't move after the tree went green.


Left Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 6.934/200.22/-0.686, Now #1; DD/AT Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 7.113/194.46/-0.507, Was #3
Right Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.353/182.88/-0.537, Now #4; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.430/180.57/-0.460, Was #8

Bruno Massel's incremental times: 60ft-1.054 sec., 330ft-2.916, 660ft-4.470/158.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.807.
Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-3.032, 660ft-4.700/146.72 mph, 1,000ft-6.138.

Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.249/180.00/-0.581, Now #3; C/ED Index: 7.83, Prior Best: 7.348/178.99/-0.482, Was #8
Right Lane: Mike Compton Runs 8.550/155.97/-0.450, Now #9; E/SM Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.672/156.49/-0.328, Was #14

Donald Thomas' incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.915, 660ft-4.563/148.09 mph, 1,000ft-6.007.
Mike Compton's incremental times: 60ft-1.251 sec., 330ft-3.541, 660ft-5.466/128.29 mph, 1,000ft-7.131.

Left Lane: Jeff Hefler Runs 7.343/184.08/-0.427, Now #12; B/AP Index: 7.77, Prior Best: 7.449/184.16/-0.321, Was #15
Right Lane: Mitch Withers Runs 6.664/206.42/-0.446, Now #10; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.758/198.67/-0.352, Was #14

Jeff Hefler's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-3.034, 660ft-4.692/147.83 mph, 1,000ft-6.123.
Mitch Withers' incremental times: 60ft-1.020 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.306/165.04 mph, 1,000ft-5.585.

Left Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 25.787/25.81/16.757, Now #8; C/TA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.536/155.97/-0.494, Was #8
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.888/171.88/-0.642, Now #2; A/SMA Index: 8.53, Prior Best: 8.030/170.35/-0.500, Was #6

Vincent launched with the front wheels high in the air. The truck moved toward the wall as the front wheels came down and he lifted.

Todd Patterson's incremental times: 60ft-1.136 sec., 330ft-3.252, 660ft-5.041/134.97 mph, 1,000ft-6.581.


Left Lane: Terry Ticel Runs 8.313/164.17/-0.537, Now #8; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.460/161.26/-0.390, Was #14
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.723/168.00/-0.567, Now #5; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.792/166.51/-0.498, Was #7

Terry Ticel's incremental times: 60ft-1.180 sec., 330ft-3.410, 660ft-5.307/129.58 mph, 1,000ft-6.938.
Clint Neff's incremental times: 60ft-1.082 sec., 330ft-3.100, 660ft-4.853/110.22 mph, 1,000ft-6.394.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 7.457/180.94/-0.113, Now #17; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 8.984/114.83/1.414, Was #18
Right Lane: Keith Hall Runs 8.437/156.46/-0.503, Now #9; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.543/157.67/-0.397, Was #14

Hall was to the right of the groove on the first half of the track. Carbery improves but he's still near the bottom of the ladder.

Keith Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.214 sec., 330ft-3.488, 660ft-5.395/128.22 mph, 1,000ft-7.034.


Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.307/187.73/-0.633, Now #3; BB/A Index: 7.94, Prior Best: 7.398/184.95/-0.542, Was #6
Right Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 7.952/141.46/0.552, Now #18; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 7.584/183.93/0.184, Was #18

Smiley was all over his lane on this pass.

Clark Smiley's incremental times: 60ft-1.069 sec., 330ft-3.018, 660ft-4.670/148.83 mph, 1,000ft-6.101.


Left Lane: Charlie Stewart Runs 9.890/75.63/1.680, Now #19; J/D Index: 8.21, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 7.770/174.52/-0.510, Now #9; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.924/172.28/-0.356, Was #15

Stewart's engine went silent just past half track.

Keith Mawhee's incremental times: 60ft-1.097 sec., 330ft-3.178, 660ft-4.945/137.84 mph, 1,000ft-6.479.


Left Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 6.641/203.80/-0.469, Now #12; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.671/203.38/-0.439, Was #14

Will Hatcher's incremental times: 60ft-1.040 sec., 330ft-2.788, 660ft-4.262/165.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.543.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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