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Fri, 14 Mar 2014, 20:06 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 45th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals 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: Greg Kamplain No Time, Now #17; C/DA Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.974/189.26/-0.586, Was #17
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Jr. Runs 7.960/164.41/-0.670, Now #2; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 7.934/165.90/-0.696, Was #2

7:46 p.m. This is an already-quick field. Right now, running 0.600 under your index would put you 17th on the ladder.

Kamplain broke on the launch, rolling to a stop at half track. Aragona made a nice pass, hisslowest of the event.

Left Lane: Drew Skillman Runs 21.557/36.25/12.597, Now #3; E/SMA Index: 8.96, Prior Best: 8.276/150.00/-0.684, Was #3
Right Lane: Jenny Treadwell No Time, Now #5; E/ED Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.183/157.52/-0.667, Was #5

Treadwell broke in the water. Skillman launched and slowed almost immediately.

Left Lane: Art Hodges Runs 12.057/72.83/4.167, Now #19; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.346/184.27/-0.544, Was #19
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.203/183.02/-0.637, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.205/182.06/-0.635, Was #13

Hodges launched and slowed immediately. Nice run by Rampy, his best of the event.

Left Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.761/162.45/-0.589, Now #14; J/AA Index: 8.35, Prior Best: 7.740/164.97/-0.610, Was #14
Right Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.125/158.54/-0.615, Now #7; G/EA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.090/160.56/-0.650, Was #7

Two more solid runs.

Left Lane: Bob Rahaim No Time, Now #20; A/PM Index: 6.75, Prior Best: 8.685/122.62/1.935, Was #20
Right Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 8.756/110.29/0.846, Now #13; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.275/187.13/-0.635, Was #13

Rahaim spun the right rear tire hard, the car turning right and crossing the centerline. Greenheck made a half-track pass, may have been planned that way.

Left Lane: Robert Bailey Runs 6.838/156.55/-0.372, Now #11; A/ED Index: 7.21, Prior Best: 6.567/200.47/-0.643, Was #11
Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 7.026/190.48/-0.534, Now #16; C/DA Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.957/193.57/-0.603, Was #16

Looked like a pair of 1,000-foot checkout runs.

Left Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.293/161.38/-0.557, Now #18; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.300/162.24/-0.550, Was #18
Right Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.681/176.01/-0.599, Now #10; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.637/177.60/-0.643, Was #10

Left Lane: Terry Smith Runs 7.372/175.57/-0.548, Now #15; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.314/178.38/-0.606, Was #15
Right Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 7.194/189.60/-0.716, Now #1; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.204/189.47/-0.706, Was #1

Left Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.428/161.25/-0.512, Now #4; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.263/161.98/-0.677, Was #4
Right Lane: Bo Butner Runs 8.755/133.95/-0.505, Now #6; H/A Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 8.604/144.81/-0.656, Was #6

Left Lane: Scotty Richardson Runs 8.086/164.69/-0.694, Now #3; D/EA Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.130/163.57/-0.650, Was #8

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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