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Fri, 12 Sep 2008, 06:50 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals 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: Ron Krisher Runs 6.808/204.76, Now #22; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.824/202.39, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.858/202.79, Was #22

Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 70 percent, barometer 29.41 inches, adjusted altitude 3,130 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Krisher with a lot of tire spin right off the starting line and he will not be happy with this pass. Benza improves, but not enough.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.722/194.41, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.070/154.39, Was #26
Right Lane: John Nobile Runs 6.730/205.82, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.755/206.04, Was #19

Nobile made a quick move toward the centerline right off the starting line, but reeled it in. He makes a move in the right direction, but not enough. Johnson said it broke something about 1200 feet on this run.

Left Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 6.931/198.96, Now #26; Best prior run: 6.945/198.99, Was #26
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 6.731/205.38, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.747/205.76, Was #20

Stevens improves, but not enough to get into the show. Gaydosh improves, but stays No. 26.

Left Lane: Jim Cunningham Runs 6.854/200.50, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.902/200.14, Was #25
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.712/205.16, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.732/205.72, Was #17

Cunningham improves, but he stays in the No. 25 spot. Yates make a big move and gets into the show...Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.314/163.73mph, 1,000ft-5.616

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.728/205.35, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.769/205.69, Was #22
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.740/205.01, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.725/205.54, Was #14

Jones with a big wiggle right off the starting line and he doen't improve. Morgan made a big improvement here, but not enough to get into the show. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.824, 660ft-4.332/163.65mph, 1,000ft-5.633

Left Lane: Max Naylor Runs 6.741/204.42, Now #21; Best prior run: 6.765/205.51, Was #22
Right Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.737/204.48, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.724/205.16, Was #13

No help here for Hammonds. Naylor picks up, but only moves up the ladder one spot to No. 21.

Left Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 6.717/205.54, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.744/205.07, Was #22
Right Lane: Rob Mansfield Runs 6.747/206.57, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.723/206.99, Was #11

Spiess with real nice pass and he gets into the show for now. Steve Spiess' incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.812, 660ft-4.322/163.47mph, 1,000ft-5.622 Mansfield with a wiggle right off the starting line, and he doesn't improve. He is now on the bump.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.700/205.63, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.734/205.07, Was #21
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.714/205.51, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.716/205.88, Was #9

Stanfield improves, but still gets bumped back one spot by Edwards. Edwards with the quickest pass of the session to move into the number four spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.801, 660ft-4.307/163.57mph, 1,000ft-5.606

Left Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.717/205.63, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.732/205.13, Was #21
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.712/205.32, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.711/205.82, Was #8

Gaines almost matches his time from earlier today. Gray picks up and he gets into the show and that bumps out Allen Johnson. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.313/163.69mph, 1,000ft-5.616

Steve Spiess is on the bump spot at 6.717.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.694/207.72, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.732/207.82, Was #21
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.708/206.51, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.709/206.80, Was #6

Line with a little wiggle right off the starting line, but still improves. He still gets bumped back one spot by WJ as he goes to the No. 1 spot. WJ with a great looking pass...Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.817, 660ft-4.318/164.85mph, 1,000ft-5.609
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.818, 660ft-4.322/164.59mph, 1,000ft-5.617

Left Lane: Vinnie Deceglie Runs 6.715/205.69, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.724/206.35, Was #16
Right Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.705/205.98, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.703/206.57, Was #6

Deceglie with the second quickest 60-foot time of the weekend, and he gets into the show. Vinnie Deceglie's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.316/163.63mph, 1,000ft-5.619 Humphreys is just a tick slower than earlier today. Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.311/163.97mph, 1,000ft-5.612

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.684/206.26, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.711/206.73, Was #8
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.680/206.42, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.700/206.39, Was #4

This was a great drag race and they go to the No. 1 and 2 spots.

Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.300/164.47mph, 1,000ft-5.594
Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.294/164.83mph, 1,000ft-5.590

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.702/206.07, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.697/207.11, Was #4
Right Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.724/206.07, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.698/207.02, Was #5

No help here for either driver, but still good looking passes...Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.809, 660ft-4.312/164.35mph, 1,000ft-5.609
Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.824, 660ft-4.332/164.11mph, 1,000ft-5.631

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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