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Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 14:21 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts 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: Larry Pritchett Runs 8.121/167.51/-0.479, Now #18; B/SM Index: 8.60, Prior Best: 8.110/167.78/-0.490, Was #18
Right Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.728/165.94/-0.162, Now #27; C/A Index: 7.89, No Prior Run

Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 3,445 feet.



Left Lane: Rob Carpenter No Time, Now #31; F/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 10.146/112.65/1.206, Was #31
Right Lane: Lonnie Johnson Runs 7.147/193.10/-0.423, Now #22; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.159/192.38/-0.411, Was #22

Carpenter broke right on the line.

Left Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.350/159.01/-0.500, Now #17; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.355/161.38/-0.495, Was #17
Right Lane: Alan Rose Runs 7.391/188.36/-0.179, Now #27; B/AA Index: 7.57, No Prior Run



Left Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.279/184.30/-0.511, Now #5; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.227/184.45/-0.563, Was #5
Right Lane: Chuck Haubiel Runs 8.230/162.45/-0.530, Now #8; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.207/162.27/-0.553, Was #8



Left Lane: William Scott Runs 10.712/78.47/3.322, Now #25; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 7.022/190.94/-0.368, Was #25
Right Lane: Rick Brown Runs 8.232/163.08/-0.558, Now #8; B/TA Index: 8.79, Prior Best: 8.265/162.55/-0.525, Was #14

Scott clicked it off early...Brown with a good looking pass.

Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 9.950/93.39/1.210, Now #31; G/EA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 9.415/115.31/0.675, Was #31
Right Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.257/162.18/-0.543, Now #10; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.363/161.32/-0.437, Was #21

Szupka with problems and clicked it off...Hill with a great looking pass to go to the number 10 spot.

Left Lane: Tony Terry Runs 7.967/169.13/-0.343, Now #22; E/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.850/173.21/-0.460, Was #21
Right Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.090/165.07/-0.500, Now #19; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.202/143.80/-0.388, Was #24

Ackerman makes a move in the right direction to move up the ladder.

Left Lane: John Frech Runs 8.081/162.02/-0.509, Now #6; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.030/162.80/-0.560, Was #6
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 9.056/95.71/0.426, Now #30; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.759/107.74/0.129, Was #30

Frech with another good looking pass, but didn't improve. Aragona with problems early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 8.423/159.72/-0.517, Now #16; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.420/159.85/-0.520, Was #16
Right Lane: Mark Moreland Runs 9.287/144.71/0.027, Now #29; H/A Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 9.186/147.62/-0.074, Was #29

Sharp with another good pass, but will not improve. Mo help here for Moreland here.

Left Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 9.087/150.56/-0.533, Now #12; I/SMA Index: 9.62, Prior Best: 9.083/146.26/-0.537, Was #12
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.445/155.20/-0.495, Now #1; E/EA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.320/141.39/-0.620, Was #1

Another good looking pass for Carnasciale, but will not improve. Treadwell slows from earlier today.

Left Lane: Vinny Barone Runs 8.213/163.00/-0.587, Now #4; D/EA Index: 8.80, Prior Best: 8.275/162.82/-0.525, Was #15
Right Lane: Anthony Mangrum Runs 6.797/206.83/-0.313, Now #26; A/A Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.812/204.85/-0.298, Was #26

Mangrum with his quickest pass, but will not move up the ladder. Barone with a real nice pass to move up to the number three spot.

Left Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 8.665/155.47/-0.595, Now #3; F/SM Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 8.650/156.15/-0.610, Was #3
Right Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.780/173.03/-0.520, Now #12; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.760/174.14/-0.540, Was #12

Houghtaling with another good pass, but will not improve on the ladder. Affronti with a good pass, but he will stay in the number 12 spot.

Left Lane: Anthony Bertozzi Runs 7.843/166.95/-0.537, Now #15; B/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.868/166.35/-0.512, Was #17
Right Lane: Michael Hardee Runs 8.558/154.32/-0.382, Now #24; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.543/159.29/-0.397, Was #24

Bertozzi moves up the ladder a couple spots with a real nice pass. Hardee will not improve and stays in the number 24 spot.

Left Lane: Kyle Cultrera Runs 9.628/104.33/0.018, Now #14; H/EA Index: 9.61, Prior Best: 9.073/130.38/-0.537, Was #14
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.281/175.25/-0.559, Now #5; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.263/173.63/-0.577, Was #5

Cultrera with problems and slows. Rampy with another good pass, but will not improve.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 9.040/111.95/0.040, Now #16; E/SM Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.470/160.42/-0.530, Was #16
Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 7.844/168.98/-0.536, Now #8; B/SR Index: 8.38, Prior Best: 7.822/168.75/-0.558, Was #8

Butner slows and will stay in the No. 16 spot. Allen with another good pass, but will not improve and stays in the number eight spot.

Left Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.693/175.11/-0.607, Now #2; B/EA Index: 8.30, Prior Best: 7.689/175.27/-0.611, Was #2

Martel with another good pass, but didn't improve.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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