LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 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 8.647/154.76/-0.283, Now #9; B/T Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.504/156.17/-0.426, Was #9
Right Lane: Scott McClay Runs 7.351/180.19/-0.679, Now #5; C/ED Index: 8.03, Prior Best: 7.362/179.78/-0.668, Was #5
4:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 27.79 inches, adjusted altitude 3,925 feet.
McClay improves but not enough to move up
in the order.
Left Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.343/161.63/-0.767, Now #1; D/SMA Index: 9.11, Prior Best: 8.390/160.58/-0.720, Was #1
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 8.089/127.53/-0.311, Now #3; K/AA Index: 8.40, Prior Best: 7.683/171.38/-0.717, Was #3
Skillman makes his quickest pass of the weekend. Neff slows near the end of the run.
Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.331/179.14/-0.679, Now #6; A/EA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 7.358/174.64/-0.652, Was #6
Van Paepeghem improves but stays in the sixth spot.
Left Lane: Matthew Dahl Runs 8.062/168.20/-0.588, Now #8; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.457/136.11/-0.193, Was #10
Dahl makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the eighth spot.
Left Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 10.057/88.90/0.327, Now #11; I/SMA Index: 9.73, Prior Best: 9.922/94.89/0.192, Was #11
Right Lane: Cody Lane Runs 8.060/166.70/-0.660, Now #7; B/SMA Index: 8.72, Prior Best: 8.074/169.13/-0.646, Was #7
Mandella has problems late and is off the throttle early. Lane makes a good pass but stays in the seventh spot.
Left Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.458/158.58/-0.652, Now #8; E/SMA Index: 9.11, Prior Best: 8.564/156.19/-0.546, Was #9
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.437/146.85/-0.573, Now #4; A/EA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 7.301/166.62/-0.709, Was #4
Lane improves and moves up to the eighth spot. Rampy slows at the end of the run.
Right Lane: Jim Whiteley Runs 5.843/248.39/-0.957, Now #1; AA/PM Index: 6.80, No Prior Run
Whiteley was skating around early in the run but held on for a good pass. Whiteley has been driving past the scales on every pass and has not posted a time this weekend.