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Sat, 20 Apr 2013, 19:21 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Bob Orme





ENNIS, Texas - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Second annual Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown 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:
Right Lane: Richard Brady Runs 8.798/159.21/1.238, Now #20; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.244/183.10/-0.316, Was #20

5:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 29.41 inches, adjusted altitude 1,662 feet.

There were sparks flying from Brady's engine at 300 feet.


Left Lane: Richard Freeman Runs 6.050/246.80/-0.990, Now #1; AA/AT Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 6.314/241.80/-0.726, Was #2
Right Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 9.666/88.95/2.396, Now #24; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 12.290/74.72/5.020, Was #24

Tanksley spun the tires on the launch. One heck of a pass for Freeman!!!

Richard Freeman's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.714, 660ft-4.030/191.02 mph, 1,000ft-5.135.


Left Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.359/185.05/-0.571, Now #7; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.281/186.87/-0.649, Was #7
Right Lane: Don Alexander Runs 8.235/122.41/0.445, Now #22; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.484/175.43/-0.306, Was #22

Alexander was to the left of the groove for much of this pass.

Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.040 sec., 330ft-3.025, 660ft-4.695/147.05 mph, 1,000ft-6.142.


Left Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 6.818/196.22/-0.292, Now #16; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.654/204.05/-0.456, Was #16
Right Lane: Chris Benham Runs 8.250/167.45/-0.370, Now #19; B/SM Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.313/166.68/-0.307, Was #21

Some early tire shake for Hatcher and he was skating around at the finish.

Left Lane: Matt Harris Runs 7.682/176.47/-0.598, Now #10; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.642/177.74/-0.638, Was #10
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.599/206.29/-0.551, Now #4; A/AA Index: 7.15, Prior Best: 6.468/207.75/-0.682, Was #4

Matt Harris' incremental times: 60ft-1.084 sec., 330ft-3.151, 660ft-4.896/140.93 mph, 1,000ft-6.407.
Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.026 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.240/168.03 mph, 1,000ft-5.514.

Left Lane: Travis Gusso Runs 8.407/143.76/-0.583, Now #2; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.254/164.41/-0.736, Was #2
Right Lane: Kevin Self Runs 7.823/164.79/-0.647, Now #8; F/EA Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.856/166.42/-0.614, Was #11

Gusso was a little to the left of the groove on the top half of the track.

Travis Gusso's incremental times: 60ft-1.199 sec., 330ft-3.407, 660ft-5.279/131.14 mph, 1,000ft-6.909.
Kevin Self's incremental times: 60ft-1.067 sec., 330ft-3.125, 660ft-4.897/137.30 mph, 1,000ft-6.467.


Left Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.654/149.93/-0.336, Now #6; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.334/186.98/-0.656, Was #6
Right Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 9.265/126.35/1.865, Now #23; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 7.973/188.67/0.573, Was #23

Both drivers were off the throttle early.

Left Lane: Ray Goodman Runs 7.682/170.41/-0.158, Now #18; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.467/175.57/-0.373, Was #18
Right Lane: Adam White Runs 17.623/42.68/10.193, Now #15; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 6.954/191.16/-0.476, Was #15

Tire shake for White on the launch and he lifted.

Left Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 6.977/198.58/-0.593, Now #12; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.124/199.32/-0.446, Was #17
Right Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.203/181.89/-0.667, Now #3; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.161/182.82/-0.709, Was #3

Pete Carbery's incremental times: 60ft-1.041 sec., 330ft-2.923, 660ft-4.492/156.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.843.
Donald Thomas' incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.906, 660ft-4.540/149.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.973.

Right Lane: Scott Benham Runs 8.133/165.31/-0.617, Now #9; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.108/166.03/-0.642, Was #9

Scott Benham's incremental times: 60ft-1.145 sec., 330ft-3.311, 660ft-5.157/132.44 mph, 1,000ft-6.771.

Right Lane: Bill Kent Runs 6.660/201.25/-0.610, Now #10; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 6.631/202.45/-0.639, Was #10

Bill Kent's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.759, 660ft-4.244/164.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.548.

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