LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals 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:
Right Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 6.727/204.98, Now #16; Best prior run: 13.589/61.97, Was #21
Weather conditions: air temperature 91 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.95 inches, adjusted altitude 4,832 feet.
Kramer with his quickest pass of the weekend to get
in the show and that bumps out Warren Johnson. Deric Kramer's incremental times: 60ft-1.011 sec.,
330ft-2.816, 660ft-4.325/162.96 mph, 1,000ft-5.628.
Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.714/205.82, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.779/202.79, Was #21
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.740/205.26, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.728/206.13, Was #17
Morgan with his quickest pass of the weekend and he gets in the show and that bumps out Kramer. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.816, 660ft-4.321/163.04 mph, 1,000ft-5.619. Johnson won't get back in the show.
Left Lane: JR Carr Runs 6.752/204.45, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.750/204.08, Was #21
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.723/204.26, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.701/205.22, Was #14
Carr will not get in the show. No help here for Stanfield and he will stay in the number 14 spot.
Left Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.734/204.98, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.735/204.88, Was #20
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.724/205.35, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.696/206.48, Was #13
Kent with his quickest pass of the weekend, but he will not get in the show. No help here for Hartford, but will stay in the number 13 spot.
Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.767/204.60, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.728/204.63, Was #19
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.658/207.05, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.665/207.05, Was #11
No help here for McGaha and he will not get in the show. Jones with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up the ladder one spot. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.279/164.61 mph, 1,000ft-5.570.
Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.725/206.07, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.723/205.94, Was #16
Right Lane: Buddy Perkinson Runs 6.672/207.30, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.660/208.01, Was #11
Johnson will not improve and will start Sunday from the number 16 spot. No help here for Perkinson, but the second quickest pass of the round, so far. Buddy Perkinson's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.295/164.53 mph, 1,000ft-5.584.
Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.709/205.88, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.694/206.73, Was #12
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.665/206.61, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.656/207.72, Was #9
No help here for either driver...Nobile with the second quickest pass of the round. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.285/164.35 mph, 1,000ft-5.575.
Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.675/206.70, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.651/206.99, Was #6
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.650/207.69, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.653/207.82, Was #8
No help here for Johnson and runs the fifth quickest pass of the round. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.296/163.95 mph, 1,000ft-5.586. Line launched hard and was straight down the groove with the quickest pass of the round to go to the number five spot. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.276/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.564.
Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.667/207.46, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.646/203.12, Was #4
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.666/207.11, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.653/208.17, Was #8
These two were side-by-side all the way down the track...neither driver improves. Gray with the fifth quickest of the session and Anderson with the fourth quickest pass of the session. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.796, 660ft-4.292/164.21 mph, 1,000ft-5.581.
Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.790, 660ft-4.288/164.47 mph, 1,000ft-5.578.
Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.649/208.26, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.641/206.20, Was #2
Right Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.660/207.05, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.650/207.34, Was #6
Gaines will not improve, but the quickest of the session. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.793, 660ft-4.283/165.11 mph, 1,000ft-5.567. Enders-Stevens will not improve, but still runs the four the quickest of the session. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.282/164.73 mph, 1,000ft-5.571.
Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.651/207.98, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.632/208.23, Was #1
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.656/206.99, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.645/207.43, Was #3
This was a good side-by-side drag race to wrap up Pro Stock qualifying. Edwards will not improve, but holds on to the number one spot. Edwards picks up his 14th No. 1 spot of the year and his 55th of his career. This was the third quickest pass of the round. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.279/164.57 mph, 1,000ft-5.568. Coughlin with a real nice pass, but will not improve...he has the fourth quickest pass of the session. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.279/164.57 mph, 1,000ft-5.568.