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Fri, 12 Sep 2008, 03:32 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Rob Mansfield Runs 6.723/206.99, Now #1
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.945/198.99, Now #2

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 2,975 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Nice pass for Mansfield...Rob Mansfield's incremental times: 60ft-1.025 sec., 330ft-2.836, 660ft-4.338/164.69mph, 1,000ft-5.634

Left Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.858/202.79, Now #2
Right Lane: Jim Cunningham Runs 6.902/200.14, Now #3

Left Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.747/205.76, Now #3
Right Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 6.744/205.07, Now #2

These two were glued to each other all the way down the track...Richie Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.829, 660ft-4.347/163.10mph, 1,000ft-5.652
Steve Spiess' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.827, 660ft-4.342/163.28mph, 1,000ft-5.646

Left Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.724/205.16, Now #3
Right Lane: Vinnie Deceglie Runs 6.724/206.35, Now #2

These two run identical E.T.s...Tom Hammonds' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.808, 660ft-4.322/163.06mph, 1,000ft-5.626
Vinnie Deceglie's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.818, 660ft-4.329/163.77mph, 1,000ft-5.631

Left Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.755/206.04, Now #6
Right Lane: Max Naylor Runs 6.765/205.51, Now #7

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.725/205.54, Now #4
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.732/205.13, Now #5

Good looking pass for Jones...Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.813, 660ft-4.324/163.53mph, 1,000ft-5.628 Gray was just a tick behind him...Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.813, 660ft-4.327/163.24mph, 1,000ft-5.633

Left Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.732/205.72, Now #5
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.769/205.69, Now #11

Yates with a nice looking pass to start the weekend. Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.822, 660ft-4.334/163.18mph, 1,000ft-5.637

Left Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.703/206.57, Now #1
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.732/207.82, Now #6

Humphreys running that Warren Johnson powerplant this weekend and he goes to the top of the pack...Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.312/163.79mph, 1,000ft-5.611 WJ with big top end speed and he goes to the number six spot...Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.038 sec., 330ft-2.854, 660ft-4.356/164.81mph, 1,000ft-5.647

Left Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.716/205.88, Now #2
Right Lane: Ron Krisher No Time, Now #18

Krisher with problems getting the car to fire and he will miss this first round. Stanfield with one of his better runs as of late to go to the number two spot...Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.811, 660ft-4.320/163.53mph, 1,000ft-5.621

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.711/205.82, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.734/205.07, Now #11

Gaines with a real nice pass to go to the number two spot...V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.808, 660ft-4.316/163.73mph, 1,000ft-5.616

Left Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.698/207.02, Now #1
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 7.070/154.39, Now #21

Johnson with problems early and clicks it off early. Connolly launched hard and keep it hooked up all the way down the 1320 to go to the number one spot. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.809, 660ft-4.313/164.33mph, 1,000ft-5.609

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.709/206.80, Now #3
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.711/206.73, Now #4

A couple good looking passes as these two go to the number three and four spots. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.820, 660ft-4.324/164.29mph, 1,000ft-5.619
Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.818, 660ft-4.325/164.05mph, 1,000ft-5.621

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.700/206.39, Now #3
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.697/207.11, Now #1

Johnson with a great short time and then goes to the number three spot. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.806, 660ft-4.310/164.29mph, 1,000ft-5.608 Anderson with a great pass to go to the number one spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.814, 660ft-4.315/164.65mph, 1,000ft-5.608

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