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Fri, 07 Nov 2014, 15:02 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout 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: Randy Goff Runs 8.559/157.58/-0.271, Now #18; B/T Index: 8.83, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Guy Napolitano Runs 8.412/157.01/0.082, Now #19; B/EA Index: 8.33, Prior Best: 8.223/160.37/-0.107, Was #18

11:27 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.07 inches, adjusted altitude 3,502 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.



Left Lane: John Keilers Runs 6.716/182.28/-0.454, Now #17; A/DA Index: 7.17, Prior Best: 12.508/88.58/5.338, Was #22
Right Lane: Lucky Snyder Runs 8.740/155.76/-0.290, Now #19; G/A Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 12.382/71.85/3.352, Was #21

Keilers improves and moves up a few spots in the order. Snyder improves to the 19th spot.

Left Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.760/168.51/-0.600, Now #4; K/AA Index: 8.36, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.714/202.09/-0.506, Now #11; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.664/201.58/-0.556, Was #10

Neff makes his first pass and gets in the field in the fourth spot. Ellis slows and drops a spot.

Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.063/194.72/-0.547, Now #12; B/AA Index: 7.61, Prior Best: 7.063/194.83/-0.547, Was #12
Right Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.314/161.69/-0.516, Now #10; B/T Index: 8.83, Prior Best: 8.272/161.59/-0.558, Was #10

Giroux equals his time from yesterday. Strong slows and stays in the tenth spot.

Left Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.510/156.44/-0.570, Now #8; C/TA Index: 9.08, Prior Best: 8.500/155.72/-0.580, Was #7
Right Lane: Ed Sigmon Runs 8.544/152.95/-0.586, Now #5; C/SR Index: 9.13, No Prior Run

Sigmon makes his first pass of the weekend and gets in the fifth spot for now. Vincent slows and drops a spot in the order.

Left Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.411/159.78/-0.629, Now #2; E/SMA Index: 9.04, Prior Best: 8.389/159.89/-0.651, Was #2
Right Lane: Barry Forrester Runs 7.391/178.92/-0.539, Now #6; C/ED Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.346/178.35/-0.584, Was #6

Skillman slows from his earlier pass and stays in the second spot.

Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.344/179.14/-0.576, Now #10; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.386/178.02/-0.534, Was #15
Right Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.561/182.28/-0.409, Now #18; C/A Index: 7.97, Prior Best: 7.515/182.30/-0.455, Was #18

Van Paepeghem improves and moves up to the tenth spot. No improvement for Stevens.

Left Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.857/152.50/-0.523, Now #18; F/SM Index: 9.38, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.162/145.33/-0.518, Now #7; B/SMA Index: 8.68, Prior Best: 8.097/166.56/-0.583, Was #7

Warter makes his first pass of the weekend and gets in the 18th spot. Lane doesn't improve.

Left Lane: Ray Goodman Runs 7.609/169.55/-0.311, Now #22; A/EA Index: 7.92, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Clint Sallee No Time, Now #27; B/D Index: 7.26, No Prior Run

Sallee broke and did not make a pass. Goodman gets in the show in the 22nd spot for now.

Left Lane: Justin Lamb Runs 8.155/158.19/-0.625, Now #3; C/SMA Index: 8.78, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Scott Hedlund Runs 7.855/171.25/-0.615, Now #4; A/SM Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.853/170.99/-0.617, Was #3

Lamb makes a good pass for the conditions and ges in the third spot for now. Hedlund drops a spot in the order.

Left Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.448/182.95/-0.522, Now #20; C/AA Index: 7.97, Prior Best: 7.538/181.28/-0.432, Was #22
Right Lane: John Mihovetz Runs 6.009/245.18/-1.191, Now #1; BB/AT Index: 7.20, Prior Best: 6.009/244.38/-1.191, Was #1

Mihovetz makes another great pass equalling his run from yesterday.

Mihovetz's incremental times: 60ft-1.011 sec., 330ft-2.698, 660ft-3.997/191.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.090.

Edwards improves and moves up a couple of spots in the order.


Right Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.645/138.98/-0.375, Now #17; D/SMA Index: 9.02, Prior Best: 8.488/157.59/-0.532, Was #17

Lambeck slows near the end of the run.

Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.356/179.11/-0.564, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.360/178.83/-0.560, Was #12

Rampy improves a little but stays in the 12th spot.

Right Lane: Mark Lelchook Runs 7.621/152.81/-0.399, Now #23; D/ED Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 10.105/107.50/2.085, Was #27

Lelchook makes a full pass this time and moves up a few spots in the order.

Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.976/170.99/-0.584, Now #8; A/SMA Index: 8.56, Prior Best: 7.981/169.68/-0.579, Was #10

Patterson improves and moves up to the eighth spot.

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