CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Third annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals 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: Dennis Mitchell Runs 7.730/171.31/-0.530, Now #19; E/A Index: 8.26, Prior Best: 7.791/174.53/-0.469, Was #21
7:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 29.53 inches, adjusted altitude 1,535 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.
We don't have 32 cars, so there is no bump time.
Originally, they had
Mitchell and Rick Hord in as a pair, then changed it to two singles...Nice improvement for Mitchell.
Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.049/161.52/-0.661, Now #3; F/ED Index: 8.71, Prior Best: 7.990/164.93/-0.720, Was #3
Right Lane: Rick Hord Runs 8.667/103.74/1.117, Now #25; CC/A Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 7.457/161.85/-0.093, Was #25
Hord made a run at the centerline, pulled it back, then made a run at the wall, missed that too. Meanwhile, Aragona made a good run - not as good as his first, but still pretty good.
Left Lane: Terry Smith Runs 7.333/176.86/-0.587, Now #12; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.301/180.21/-0.619, Was #12
Right Lane: Tony Terry Runs 8.346/145.31/-0.524, Now #4; G/AA Index: 8.87, Prior Best: 8.173/165.60/-0.697, Was #4
Terry Smith and Tony Terry ... try saying that three times quickly.
Left Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 7.084/166.95/-0.626, Now #11; DD/AT Index: 7.71, Prior Best: 7.147/192.74/-0.563, Was #17
Right Lane: Howard Plybon Runs 10.097/91.19/1.787, Now #21; B/EA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.835/168.94/-0.475, Was #21
Plybon's GXP made an immediate left turn on the launch. he yanked it back, fought it to about half track, then lifted. Massel got the hairdryers up to full sonng early in the run, picked up a few hundredths.
Left Lane: John Frech Runs 7.977/163.75/-0.623, Now #13; F/D Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.002/163.39/-0.598, Was #15
Right Lane: Allen Stanfield Runs 8.642/155.04/-0.638, Now #8; G/SM Index: 9.28, Prior Best: 8.635/155.60/-0.645, Was #8
Stanfield is very consistent. Frech made a smooth, straight run to improve a couple hundredths and a couple spots on the ladder.
Left Lane: Jenny Treadwell Runs 8.165/158.46/-0.635, Now #11; E/ED Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.334/155.17/-0.466, Was #22
Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 7.018/189.76/-0.532, Now #18; C/DA Index: 7.55, Prior Best: 6.970/191.84/-0.580, Was #17
Treadwell made a very nice run, picking up a tenth-and-a-half and moving way up the ladder.
Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.171/157.26/-0.609, Now #17; G/EA Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.171/157.26/-0.609, Was #17
Right Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 10.130/135.31/2.830, Now #24; I/D Index: 7.30, Prior Best: 6.923/195.42/-0.377, Was #24
Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.171/157.26/-0.609, Now #17; G/EA Index: 8.78, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 10.130/135.31/2.830, Now #24; I/D Index: 7.30, Prior Best: 6.923/195.42/-0.377, Was #23
Szupka improved nicely. Niemczyk slowed early in the run.
Left Lane: David Allen Runs 6.724/207.56/-0.676, Now #2; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 6.673/209.30/-0.727, Was #2
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 7.903/165.15/-0.557, Now #20; G/ED Index: 8.46, Prior Best: 7.905/162.74/-0.555, Was #20
Treadwell ran almost the same numbers as in the first round. Allen slowed slightly, still making a nice run.
Left Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.952/170.60/-0.628, Now #13; F/A Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.000/169.36/-0.580, Was #18
Right Lane: Charlie Greco Runs 8.669/148.80/-0.671, Now #5; L/AA Index: 9.34, Prior Best: 13.286/69.83/3.946, Was #27
Ross improved slightly and Greco improved a whole bunch.
Left Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.038/166.95/-0.662, Now #7; I/AA Index: 8.70, Prior Best: 8.035/167.88/-0.665, Was #7
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.752/133.26/-0.088, Now #10; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.197/173.54/-0.643, Was #10
Hill ran within three thousandths of his first run, but Rampy slowed well before the stripe.
Left Lane: Larry Pritchett Runs 7.906/170.30/-0.734, Now #2; B/SM Index: 8.64, Prior Best: 8.004/170.47/-0.636, Was #11
Right Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.767/148.33/-0.403, Now #9; D/AA Index: 8.17, Prior Best: 7.512/179.59/-0.658, Was #8
Pritchett stepped up almost a tenth of a second to move to the #2 spot. Martel slowed a quarter of a second from his first run.
Left Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.227/162.27/-0.743, Now #1; D/SMA Index: 8.97, Prior Best: 8.200/163.16/-0.770, Was #1
Right Lane: Jonathan Gray Runs 6.960/197.94/-0.580, Now #18; B/AA Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.929/198.85/-0.611, Was #18
Sharp and Gray close the session with good runs, Sharp's second run the second-best of the two sessions.