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Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 12:38 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries 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: John Frech Runs 8.013/164.07/-0.577, Now #8; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.070/164.03/-0.520, Was #19
Right Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 10.228/95.98/1.638, Now #33; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.185/162.04/-0.405, Was #33

Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 28.99 inches, adjusted altitude 3,188 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Frech with a real nice pass to go up to the number eight spot. Ackerman with problems again and he won't get in the show.


Left Lane: Pat Ross Runs 7.881/172.01/-0.399, Now #32; E/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.864/173.25/-0.416, Was #32
Right Lane: Mark Kirkman Runs 6.477/209.92/-0.633, Now #3; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.487/210.54/-0.623, Was #3

Kirkman with his quickest pas of the weekend, but will stay in the number three spot. No help here for ross and he will stay on the bump.

Left Lane: Brian Browell No Time, Now #12; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.223/184.95/-0.567, Was #12
Right Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.320/188.25/-0.670, Now #1; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.329/186.51/-0.661, Was #1

Browell with problems and didn't make the run. Smiley with a great pass to improve on his No. 1 qualifying spot. Clark Smiley's incremental times: 60ft-1.077 sec., 330ft-3.051, 660ft-4.696/149.98 mph, 1,000ft-6.119.

Left Lane: Bill Riemenapp Runs 8.556/153.95/-0.434, Now #32; C/SR Index: 8.99, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.028/167.80/-0.562, Now #14; B/SMA Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.135/165.84/-0.455, Was #29

Riemenapp after having problems yesterday gets in the show on the bump. That will bump out Ross. Bowdish with his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Tom Stalba Runs 8.865/149.86/-0.445, Now #26; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 8.844/150.70/-0.466, Was #26
Right Lane: Doug Engels Runs 7.367/179.95/-0.553, Now #16; D/ED Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.408/179.49/-0.512, Was #21

Engels with his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Jody Holland Runs 9.062/145.64/-0.248, Now #36; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 9.025/146.80/-0.285, Was #36
Right Lane: Mike Graves Runs 7.791/173.56/-0.489, Now #23; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.842/174.03/-0.438, Was #31

Graves with his quickest pass of the weekend to move up the ladder.

Left Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.704/168.85/-0.576, Now #10; K/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.710/169.51/-0.570, Was #10
Right Lane: Travis Gusso Runs 8.359/162.39/-0.581, Now #8; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.417/162.43/-0.523, Was #21

Neff with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will stay in the number 10 spot. Guss with a great pass to make a big move into the the top eight. Travis Gusso's incremental times: 60ft-1.199 sec., 330ft-3.436, 660ft-5.332/129.52 mph, 1,000ft-6.971.

Left Lane: Mike DePalma Runs 8.897/151.48/-0.633, Now #4; I/SM Index: 9.53, Prior Best: 8.918/151.34/-0.612, Was #6
Right Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.466/157.19/-0.564, Now #15; C/TA Index: 9.03, Prior Best: 8.499/155.17/-0.531, Was #20

DePalma with his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves up the ladder a couple spots. Vincent with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Steve Ambrose Runs 7.844/166.66/-0.506, Now #23; J/AA Index: 8.35, Prior Best: 7.880/167.76/-0.470, Was #25
Right Lane: Bo Butner Runs 7.372/193.29/-0.358, Now #35; CC/AT Index: 7.73, Prior Best: 7.733/142.52/0.003, Was #37

Butner with his quickest pass of the weekend, but he will not get in the show. Ambrose with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up the ladder a couple spots.

Left Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.339/184.70/-0.571, Now #11; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.367/184.45/-0.543, Was #19
Right Lane: David Billingsley Runs 8.902/136.51/-0.408, Now #26; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 8.841/150.98/-0.469, Was #26

Greenheck with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Scott Chamness Runs 6.689/202.48/-0.561, Now #18; B/D Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 6.721/201.64/-0.529, Was #21
Right Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.129/158.43/-0.631, Now #5; G/EA Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.195/158.65/-0.565, Was #15

Chamness with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up the ladder. Szupka with a great pass and makes a big jump to the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 6.856/193.49/-0.614, Now #8; B/ED Index: 7.47, Prior Best: 6.915/194.18/-0.555, Was #19
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.260/134.78/-0.370, Now #28; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.169/163.06/-0.461, Was #28

Kamplain with his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves into the top half of the show.

Left Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.448/154.62/-0.532, Now #22; E/SMA Index: 8.98, Prior Best: 8.508/154.78/-0.472, Was #25
Right Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.200/163.91/-0.560, Now #20; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.249/163.26/-0.511, Was #22

both drivers with their quickest passes of the weekend and both move up a couple spots.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.292/180.55/-0.548, Now #22; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.309/180.98/-0.531, Was #23
Right Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 6.811/195.53/-0.599, Now #9; C/D Index: 7.41, Prior Best: 6.841/195.93/-0.569, Was #15

Tanksley with his quickest pass of the weekend and makes a big move. Rampy moves up the ladder one spot with his quickest pass.

Left Lane: Jason Coan Runs 8.094/159.66/-0.666, Now #2; G/EA Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.190/157.98/-0.570, Was #15
Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 8.495/155.26/-0.495, Now #25; C/SR Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.532/154.97/-0.458, Was #29

Coan with a great pass to move all the way up to the number two spot. Jason Coan's incremental times: 60ft-1.079 sec., 330ft-3.199, 660ft-5.055/131.02 mph, 1,000ft-6.691. allen with his quickest pass to move up the ladder four spots.

Left Lane: Rick Hord Runs 6.879/194.21/-0.661, Now #3; CC/A Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.887/200.77/-0.653, Was #3
Right Lane: Lloyd Wofford Runs 8.301/161.52/-0.289, Now #36; B/SMA Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.246/161.56/-0.344, Was #36

Hord with his quickest pass of the weekend, but he will stay in the number three spot. No help here for Wofford and he will not qualify.

Left Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 8.962/145.66/-0.648, Now #4; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.023/145.33/-0.587, Was #11
Right Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 7.000/184.62/-0.620, Now #9; DD/AT Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 7.005/197.08/-0.615, Was #8

Cultrera with his quickest pass to move up to the number four spot. Massel with his quickest pass of the weekend, but Cultrera bumped him back one spot.

Left Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.724/173.67/-0.576, Now #15; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.849/171.86/-0.451, Was #31
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.364/135.17/-0.576, Now #8; E/EA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.320/148.33/-0.620, Was #8

Martel with his quickest pass of the weekend to move into the top half of the show.

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