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Sat, 16 Mar 2013, 16:10 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals 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: Mark Martino Runs 6.628/208.94, Now #20; Best prior run: 6.598/209.04, Was #20
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.829/204.57, Now #21; Best prior run: 12.084/97.71, Was #21

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 34 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 1,669 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Martino will not get in the show. No help for Gaydosh and he will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Lewis Worden Runs 6.607/209.92, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.591/210.05, Was #18
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.651/208.23, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.594/211.59, Was #19

worden slows from earlier today and he will not get in the show. No help here for Morgan and he will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.597/210.83, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.569/211.10, Was #16
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.605/210.73, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.566/211.59, Was #15

No help here for either driver, but they have the quickest passes of the round.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.573/211.36, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.549/211.39, Was #14
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.596/209.75, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.537/211.73, Was #13

these two with the two quickest of the round. Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.769, 660ft-4.239/167.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.506.
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.769, 660ft-4.249/166.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.523.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson No Time, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Rickie Jones No Time, Now #13; No Prior Run

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.598/210.50, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.535/211.59, Was #12
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.554/211.53, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.530/212.33, Was #11

Jones will not improve, but he now has the quickest pass of the round. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.760, 660ft-4.227/167.91 mph, 1,000ft-5.490.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 11.547/76.43, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.518/211.33, Was #10
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.565/211.93, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.515/212.59, Was #9

Gray with a lot of shake right at the hit and made a quick move toward the centerline and clicked it off. McGaha with the second quickest pass of the round.

Left Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.547/212.59, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.505/212.66, Was #7
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.565/211.63, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.513/212.86, Was #8

Enders-Stevens with the quickest pass of the round. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.766, 660ft-4.228/168.79 mph, 1,000ft-5.486.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.532/212.43, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.493/212.03, Was #5
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.523/212.93, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.504/213.47, Was #6

This was a good side-by-side drag race with the two quickest passes of the round. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.212/168.43 mph, 1,000ft-5.471.
V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.752, 660ft-4.211/169.00 mph, 1,000ft-5.466.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.538/211.33, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.487/213.23, Was #4
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.523/212.79, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.481/213.64, Was #2

Johnson ties Gaines for the quickest pass of the round, but Gaines will get the extra point because of the faster speed. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.753, 660ft-4.215/168.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.475.
Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.745, 660ft-4.207/168.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.464.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.523/212.66, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.483/213.10, Was #3
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.486/213.54, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.473/214.31, Was #1

Edwards with the quickest pass of the round as he was in every round this weekend. He ran 6.40s in all four qualifying sessions. He holds on to the number one spot for the 44th time in his career and the third time this year. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.723, 660ft-4.178/169.49 mph, 1,000ft-5.431. Line ties Gaines and Johnson for second quickest pass of the session, but won't get any points as he is the slowest of the three. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.723, 660ft-4.178/169.49 mph, 1,000ft-5.431.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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