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Fri, 05 Oct 2012, 17:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 7.652/150.85, Now #18; Best prior run: 9.040/154.02, Was #18
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.778/203.68, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.796/202.45, Was #16

Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.42 inches, adjusted altitude 2,578 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Johnson made a quick move toward the centerline as soon as he hit the throttle and pedaled it and then got real loose on the top end before he lifted. Gaydosh improves, but will stay in the number 16 spot.

Left Lane: Lewis Worden Runs 6.759/193.46, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.802/204.35, Was #17
Right Lane: Frank Gugliotta Runs 6.622/209.04, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.652/207.62, Was #15

Worden improves and moves up the ladder one spot. Gugliotta with his career quickest and fastest pass to get in the show. Frank Gugliotta's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.261/165.80 mph, 1,000ft-5.543.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.569/200.38, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.626/195.42, Was #15
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.614/208.30, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.625/207.82, Was #14

Morgan with the quickest 60-foot time of the round and improves to get in the show. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.250/165.21 mph, 1,000ft-5.534. Anderson's with a nice pass to move to the number three spot, but his top end speed is way down. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.745, 660ft-4.215/167.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.481.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.608/208.84, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.619/207.53, Was #12
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.595/210.05, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.624/209.01, Was #15

Johnson makes a move in the right direction moving up the ladder to the number nine spot. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.764, 660ft-4.245/166.31 mph, 1,000ft-5.521. Gray gets into the show at the number ten spot. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.250/166.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.530.

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.590/210.60, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.618/210.08, Was #12
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.579/210.24, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.621/208.62, Was #14

Coughlin with the second quickest pass of the round to move into the top half of the show. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.752, 660ft-4.230/166.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.506. Connolly with the third quickest pass of the round to get off the bump. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.250/167.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.520.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.573/210.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.590/209.36, Was #10
Right Lane: Ronnie Humphrey Runs 6.590/210.34, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.619/209.52, Was #14

Krisher with the second quickest pass of the round to move into the top half of the show. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.749, 660ft-4.227/166.85 mph, 1,000ft-5.500. Humphrey gets into the show...Ronnie Humphrey's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.242/166.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.517.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.544/209.36, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.579/209.62, Was #8
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.575/210.73, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.584/210.64, Was #9

Edwards moves up the ladder a couple spots to the number seven spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.757, 660ft-4.233/166.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.505. Gaines launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.736, 660ft-4.207/167.47 mph, 1,000ft-5.474.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.560/211.00, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.578/210.67, Was #8
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.570/210.73, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.570/210.67, Was #5

This was a good side-by-side drag race as Enders moves up to the number four spot...Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.754, 660ft-4.224/167.61 mph, 1,000ft-5.492. Nobile matched his time from earlier today, but will get bumped back one spot by enders. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.756, 660ft-4.230/167.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.500.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.546/211.49, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.545/211.39, Was #2
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.558/211.86, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.553/211.43, Was #3

Neither one of the these drivers improved, but still Johnson runs the second quickest pass of the round and Line runs the third quickest pass of the round. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.750, 660ft-4.220/167.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.482.
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.754, 660ft-4.225/167.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.493.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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