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Fri, 13 Sep 2013, 21:05 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock 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, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.631/208.94, Now #10; Best prior run: 18.417/28.83, Was #18
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.890/199.70, Now #17; Best prior run: 7.063/198.67, Was #16

Kent makes a move in the right direction to get into the show. Kent's chutes don't deploy, but he gets on the brakes and gets it stopped. Steve Kent's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.792, 660ft-4.274/166.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.554. Gaydosh Jr. makes a move in the right direction, but will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Paul Pittman Runs 6.701/206.29, Now #17; Best prior run: 8.505/106.80, Was #18
Right Lane: Buddy Perkinson Runs 6.585/211.10, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.666/209.52, Was #15

Pittman improves, but not enough to get in the show. Perkinson launched hard and was s straight down the groove to go to the number two spot. Buddy Perkinson's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.248/167.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.518.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.626/209.46, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.671/198.09, Was #16
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.650/206.48, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.663/206.95, Was #15

WJ with nice pass to get in the show for now. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.271/166.85 mph, 1,000ft-5.550. Stanfield improves, but will not get in the show. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.781, 660ft-4.274/165.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.562.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.592/209.26, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.641/209.04, Was #13
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon No Time, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.657/209.10, Was #16

Brogdon with problems in the staging lanes and will not make the call. Morgan with a great pass to get into the top half of the show. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.763, 660ft-4.242/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.518.

Left Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.586/209.85, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.602/209.72, Was #10
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.621/209.10, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.653/208.23, Was #15

Enders-Stevens with the second quickest pass of the round and she goes to the number four spot. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.765, 660ft-4.240/167.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.513. Johnson with a good pass to move into the show. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.778, 660ft-4.265/165.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.545.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.556/210.44, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.597/210.11, Was #9
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.555/211.06, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.606/209.69, Was #11

This was a great side-by-side drag race as these two go to top of the list. Johnson launched hard and keep it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.224/167.91 mph, 1,000ft-5.489. Anderson was right there with him to go to the number two spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.752, 660ft-4.220/168.26 mph, 1,000ft-5.488.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.552/210.31, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.596/209.43, Was #10
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.557/211.20, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.601/210.24, Was #11

Coughlin with a great pass to go to the number one spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.216/168.14 mph, 1,000ft-5.483. Gaines was right there with him to go to the number four spot. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.224/168.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.490.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.546/211.06, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.593/209.62, Was #11
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.541/211.86, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.586/210.24, Was #7

This was a great drag race as Line goes to the number one spot. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.212/168.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.476. Gray was right there with him to the number two spot. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.745, 660ft-4.212/168.43 mph, 1,000ft-5.479.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.546/210.44, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.588/210.77, Was #10
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 8.810/99.23, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.584/209.69, Was #7

Edwards with a real nice pass to go to the number three spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.746, 660ft-4.214/168.30 mph, 1,000ft-5.480. Nobile got loose and clicked it off early.

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