LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale 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: Mike DePalma Runs 8.973/149.46/-0.657, Now #1; I/SM Index: 9.63, Prior Best: 8.980/149.68/-0.650, Was #2
Right Lane: Scott Hedlund Runs 7.893/171.49/-0.577, Now #4; A/SM Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.852/172.78/-0.618, Was #4
6:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.00 inches, adjusted altitude 3,607 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.
Field not filled, no bump spot.
Left Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.165/165.03/-0.515, Now #12; B/SMA Index: 8.68, Prior Best: 8.951/122.11/0.271, Was #19
Right Lane: Mitch Withers Runs 6.704/207.59/-0.476, Now #13; A/A Index: 7.18, Prior Best: 6.683/208.23/-0.497, Was #12
Bowdish gets a full pass this time and moves seven spots up the ladder into the current number twelve spot.
Withers is just a little slower and gets pushed back to number thirteen.
Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.150 sec., 330ft-3.351, 660ft-5.206/132.48 mph, 1,000ft-6.805.
Mitch Withers' incremental times: 60ft-1.021 sec., 330ft-2.834, 660ft-4.330/164.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.618.
Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 11.167/73.12/3.507, Now #21; B/AA Index: 7.66, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Randy Goff Runs 8.536/156.88/-0.344, Now #15; B/T Index: 8.88, Prior Best: 8.449/158.39/-0.431, Was #15
Strong leave for Giroux. The car starts to move around a little and he clicks it off after that.
Goff can't improve.
Left Lane: Jeremy Bailey Runs 6.942/192.14/-0.528, Now #5; B/DA Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 6.856/197.08/-0.614, Was #5
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 9.907/86.76/1.507, Now #10; K/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 7.849/166.29/-0.551, Was #10
Neither car can improve, but Neff has smoke out of the little four cylinder header at half track.
Left Lane: James Caro Runs 8.142/169.15/-0.508, Now #14; B/SMA Index: 8.65, No Prior Run
Right Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.480/181.72/-0.530, Now #12; C/AA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 7.588/175.66/-0.422, Was #16
Caro tests the green and loses. This is his first attempt and he jumps up to the number fourteenth spot on a clean pass.
Edwards finds some good power and moves four spots up the ladder to number twelve.
Left Lane: Mark Lelchook Runs 7.577/159.17/-0.443, Now #8; D/DA Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 7.460/176.63/-0.560, Was #8
Right Lane: Tyler Hogan Runs 7.151/185.08/-0.499, Now #15; C/DA Index: 7.65, Prior Best: 7.161/185.82/-0.489, Was #16
Hogan picks up a hundredth and a spot on the ladder. Lelchook slows.
Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.343/179.76/-0.597, Now #3; A/EA Index: 7.94, Prior Best: 7.298/180.89/-0.642, Was #3
Right Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.354/185.46/-0.636, Now #4; C/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.448/168.43/-0.542, Was #11
Great pass for Huhtala and he cards a sixty under pass to move him up to the top four.
Rampy runs well, but doesn't improve.
David Rampy's incremental times: 60ft-1.054 sec., 330ft-2.988, 660ft-4.648/147.21 mph, 1,000ft-6.097.
Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-3.023, 660ft-4.695/146.78 mph, 1,000ft-6.138.
Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.362/178.50/-0.568, Now #8; C/ED Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.337/178.92/-0.593, Was #8
Right Lane: Dean Carter Runs 7.295/146.65/-0.355, Now #2; B/ND Index: 7.65, Prior Best: 6.999/187.55/-0.651, Was #2
Thomas runs close to his prior best and stays #8.
Carter leaves hard and then clicks it early.
Donald Thomas' incremental times: 60ft-1.051 sec., 330ft-2.987, 660ft-4.653/146.67 mph, 1,000ft-6.109.
Dean Carter's incremental times: 60ft-1.043 sec., 330ft-2.896, 660ft-4.481/154.49 mph, 1,000ft-5.883.
Left Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 7.185/184.57/-0.375, Now #19; B/ED Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.320/184.32/-0.240, Was #20
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.654/201.97/-0.646, Now #3; A/AA Index: 7.30, Prior Best: 6.989/151.34/-0.311, Was #18
Ellis gets everything working together on this pass and scores a great ET and the new number three spot.
Mozeris improves a spot to #19.
Joe Mozeris' incremental times: 60ft-1.047 sec., 330ft-2.936, 660ft-4.553/150.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.970.
Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.008 sec., 330ft-2.762, 660ft-4.247/164.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.545.
Left Lane: John Keilers No Time, Now #20; B/DA Index: 7.18, Prior Best: 6.903/198.20/-0.277, Was #20
Keilers has problems after the burnout and is pushed back and away.
Left Lane: Randy Jones Runs 9.135/144.21/-0.605, Now #8; I/SMA Index: 9.74, Prior Best: 9.188/144.58/-0.552, Was #11
Jones gets his sixty under pass, as the last car of the session and its good for the top eight on the ladder.
Randy Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.210 sec., 330ft-3.677, 660ft-5.765/117.08 mph, 1,000ft-7.580.
6:24 p.m. Field not filled, no bump spot.