LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 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: John Mihovetz Runs 6.006/244.47/-1.194, Now #1; BB/AT Index: 7.20, Prior Best: 6.009/244.38/-1.191, Was #1
Right Lane: John Keilers Runs 6.790/202.21/-0.380, Now #22; A/DA Index: 7.17, Prior Best: 6.716/182.28/-0.454, Was #22
6:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 3,453 feet, track temperature 73 degrees.
moves around a little early in the run but he runs 6 flat for the third time, actually improving by
..003 seconds. Keilers slows from his earlier attempts and stays in the 22nd spot.
Left Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.945/167.99/-0.615, Now #5; A/SMA Index: 8.56, Prior Best: 7.976/170.99/-0.584, Was #8
Right Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.031/194.91/-0.579, Now #11; B/AA Index: 7.61, Prior Best: 7.063/194.83/-0.547, Was #15
Patterson makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the fifth spot. Giroux improves and moves up to the 11th spot.
Left Lane: Lucky Snyder Runs 8.743/154.32/-0.287, Now #26; G/A Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.740/155.76/-0.290, Was #25
Right Lane: Randy Goff Runs 8.536/156.97/-0.294, Now #25; B/T Index: 8.83, Prior Best: 8.559/157.58/-0.271, Was #26
Snyder slows from his earlier attempt and drops a spot in the order. Golf improves a little and moves up to the 25th spot.
Left Lane: Barry Forrester Runs 7.382/178.00/-0.548, Now #8; C/ED Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.346/178.35/-0.584, Was #8
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.488/120.36/-0.192, Now #9; B/SMA Index: 8.68, Prior Best: 8.097/166.56/-0.583, Was #9
Forrester slows from his earlier attempt and stays in the eighth spot. Lane had problems late and was off the throttle early.
Left Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.607/180.33/-0.363, Now #21; C/A Index: 7.97, Prior Best: 7.515/182.30/-0.455, Was #21
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.351/178.26/-0.569, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.344/179.14/-0.576, Was #12
No improvement for either driver.
Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.235/162.16/-0.595, Now #8; B/T Index: 8.83, Prior Best: 8.272/161.59/-0.558, Was #14
Right Lane: Clint Sallee Runs 6.644/202.97/-0.616, Now #5; B/D Index: 7.26, No Prior Run
Strong makes his best pass of the weekend and moves up to the eighth spot. Sallee makes his first pass of the weekend and gets in the fifth spot for now.
Left Lane: Mark Lelchook Runs 7.559/157.15/-0.461, Now #22; D/ED Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 7.621/152.81/-0.399, Was #24
Right Lane: John Edwards No Time, Now #21; C/AA Index: 7.97, Prior Best: 7.448/182.95/-0.522, Was #21
Edwards gets out of shape off the line and makes a quick move to the right. he corrects, the rear of the car swings around and tags the wall. He heads for the centerline, corrects, then runs head first into the wall. word from the track crew is the driver is out of the car and okay.
Lelchook makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the 22nd
Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.669/196.59/-0.551, Now #16; A/AP Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.664/201.58/-0.556, Was #16
Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.840/152.66/-0.540, Now #18; F/SM Index: 9.38, Prior Best: 8.857/152.50/-0.523, Was #20
Warter improves and moves up to the 18th spot. No help for Ellis.
Left Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.441/157.96/-0.579, Now #14; D/SMA Index: 9.02, Prior Best: 8.488/157.59/-0.532, Was #19
Right Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.446/156.59/-0.634, Now #3; C/TA Index: 9.08, Prior Best: 8.500/155.72/-0.580, Was #12
Vincent improves and goes all the way to the third spot. Lambeck moves up to 14th.
Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.425/176.95/-0.495, Now #16; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.356/179.11/-0.564, Was #16
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.757/167.86/-0.603, Now #8; K/AA Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 7.760/168.51/-0.600, Was #8
Rampy doesn't improve and stays in the 16th spot. Neff makes his quickest pass of the weekend but stays in the eighth spot.