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Sat, 14 Jun 2014, 18:18 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Bob Orme

MORRISON, Colo. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, CARSTAR Auto Body Thunder on the Mountain 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: Alan Ellis Runs 7.069/189.31/-0.521, Now #3; A/AP Index: 7.59, Prior Best: 7.047/192.06/-0.543, Was #3
Right Lane: Ricky Schadle Runs 7.156/186.61/-0.354, Now #9; A/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 7.231/185.74/-0.279, Was #11

2:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 23.95 inches, adjusted altitude 8,838 feet, track temperature 91 degrees.

Ellis was wiggling around on the launch.

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.026 sec., 330ft-2.911, 660ft-4.498/154.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.884.

Left Lane: William Hatcher Runs 7.107/189.90/-0.393, Now #6; A/DA Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.084/191.89/-0.416, Was #6
Right Lane: Clint Sallee Runs 7.226/189.20/-0.414, Now #7; B/D Index: 7.64, No Prior Run

William Hatcher's incremental times: 60ft-1.075 sec., 330ft-2.947, 660ft-4.547/154.40 mph, 1,000ft-5.928.
Clint Sallee's incremental times: 60ft-1.093 sec., 330ft-2.982, 660ft-4.613/149.85 mph, 1,000ft-6.032.

Left Lane: Pat Nahan Runs 7.985/164.27/-0.375, Now #9; E/D Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.996/165.13/-0.364, Was #9
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 8.322/158.45/-0.468, Now #1; K/A Index: 8.79, Prior Best: 8.227/160.92/-0.563, Was #1

Rain started falling at 2:46 p.m., just as this pair was getting ready to run.

4:08 p.m. The track had been dried and this pair is ready to try again. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 23.97 inches, adjusted altitude 8,734 feet.

Pat Nahan's incremental times: 60ft-1.117 sec., 330ft-3.227, 660ft-5.038/135.51 mph, 1,000ft-6.622.
Clint Neff's incremental times: 60ft-1.156 sec., 330ft-3.364, 660ft-5.256/129.80 mph, 1,000ft-6.908.

Left Lane: John Keilers Runs 7.161/176.97/-0.339, Now #5; A/DA Index: 7.50, Prior Best: 7.067/192.08/-0.433, Was #4
Right Lane: Bill Kent Runs 7.097/190.75/-0.543, Now #4; B/D Index: 7.64, Prior Best: 7.345/186.69/-0.295, Was #12

Bill Kent's incremental times: 60ft-1.078 sec., 330ft-2.954, 660ft-4.540/155.01 mph, 1,000ft-5.920.

Left Lane: Tom Snyder Runs 7.388/147.21/-0.122, Now #12; A/A Index: 7.51, Prior Best: 7.159/188.44/-0.351, Was #12
Right Lane: Robert Baldwin Runs 9.536/142.34/0.006, Now #14; D/SM Index: 9.53, Prior Best: 9.543/142.31/0.013, Was #14

Snyder was skating around his lane. No visible problems for Baldwin.

Left Lane: Lucky Snyder Runs 9.186/146.27/-0.294, Now #13; G/A Index: 9.48, Prior Best: 9.219/148.71/-0.261, Was #13
Right Lane: Lou Ficco Jr. Runs 7.638/178.17/-0.602, Now #1; B/AP Index: 8.24, Prior Best: 7.692/178.47/-0.548, Was #2

Ficco moves to the top of the ladder for now. Lou Ficco Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.072 sec., 330ft-3.133, 660ft-4.875/141.55 mph, 1,000ft-6.374.

Left Lane: Wade Oman Runs 7.651/173.32/-0.169, Now #6; B/DA Index: 7.82, Prior Best: 7.404/179.95/-0.416, Was #6

Oman carried the front wheels in the air for about 200 feet.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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