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Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 20:36 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Bob Orme

TOPEKA, Kan. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Heartland Park Topeka 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: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.623/143.72/-0.377, Now #3; C/TA Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.585/154.33/-0.415, Was #3
Right Lane: Kevin Self Runs 8.823/112.23/0.403, Now #2; F/EA Index: 8.42, Prior Best: 7.987/164.33/-0.433, Was #2

6:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 97 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 28.57 inches, adjusted altitude 4,890 feet, track temperature 130 degrees.

Shaun Vincent's incremental times: 60ft-1.180 sec., 330ft-3.474, 660ft-5.433/125.26 mph, 1,000ft-7.133.
Kevin Self's incremental times: 60ft-1.176 sec., 330ft-3.311, 660ft-5.128/134.26 mph, 1,000ft-6.940.

Left Lane: John Keilers Runs 7.061/198.52/-0.039, Now #12; A/DA Index: 7.10, Prior Best: 6.883/196.87/-0.217, Was #12
Right Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.525/181.37/-0.345, Now #6; C/AA Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.509/181.40/-0.361, Was #6

Jim Greenheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.065 sec., 330ft-3.091, 660ft-4.805/143.22 mph, 1,000ft-6.281.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 12.965/92.73/5.405, Now #14; B/A Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.566/186.85/0.006, Was #14
Right Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.533/180.36/-0.397, Now #4; BB/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.556/180.38/-0.374, Was #5

Carbery was off the throttle very early into this run.

Left Lane: Dennis Smiley No Time, Now #18; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 9.287/159.12/1.887, Was #18
Right Lane: Terry Ticel Runs 8.837/159.04/-0.013, Now #13; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.713/158.76/-0.137, Was #13

Smiley started to got loose at about 400 feet. He moved toward the centerline, then he went to the left and hit the retaining wall. The car rolled onto its roof, and it slid across the track and hit the right lane wall. Contact with the right lane wall knocked the car back onto its wheels and it came to a stop near the finish line. Smiley got out of the car on his own, which is always a good sign.

Left Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.505/182.13/-0.385, Now #5; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.509/181.86/-0.381, Was #5
Right Lane: Pat Nahan Runs 7.529/173.76/-0.351, Now #9; E/D Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.533/173.45/-0.347, Was #9

7:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 93 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.55 inches, adjusted altitude 4,610 feet, track temperature 125 degrees.

Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.062 sec., 330ft-3.092, 660ft-4.797/144.67 mph, 1,000ft-6.266.
Pat Nahan's incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-3.048, 660ft-4.748/143.67 mph, 1,000ft-6.243.

Left Lane: William Hatcher Runs 8.360/105.34/1.260, Now #11; A/DA Index: 7.10, Prior Best: 6.798/199.61/-0.302, Was #11

Hatcher was off the throttle before half track.

Left Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 8.091/127.33/0.471, Now #17; DD/AT Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 7.976/129.42/0.356, Was #17

Massel was also off the throttle early.

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