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Fri, 13 Mar 2009, 12:40 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 40th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Tom Martino Runs 6.751/207.08, Now #1
Right Lane: Bob Benza Runs 6.803/204.94, Now #2

Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,856 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Martino mad a quick move toward the centerline and then got it straighten out.

Left Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 19.793/39.37, Now #4
Right Lane: Dave Northrop Runs 6.696/206.73, Now #1

Gaydosh with problems as soon as he let the clutch out. Nice pass pass for Northrop in the NitroFish Stratus. Dave Northrop's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.815, 660ft-4.316/164.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.607.

Left Lane: Justin Humphreys Runs 6.705/198.79, Now #2
Right Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.715/205.88, Now #3

Brogdon running an engine out of the Victor Cagnazzi Shop. Humphreys was the quicker of the two, but his speed was way down. Justin Humphreys' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.788, 660ft-4.297/162.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.599.
Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.017 sec., 330ft-2.821, 660ft-4.326/163.45 mph, 1,000ft-5.623.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 14.333/54.81, Now #7
Right Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 6.717/205.91, Now #4

Enders with problems right off the starting line. Haas with a good clean pass...

Left Lane: Steve Spiess Runs 6.659/207.69, Now #1
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.661/206.57, Now #2

This was a good looking drag race, Spiess' fastest pass of the season. Gaines with a real nice pass. Steve Spiess' incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.791, 660ft-4.287/164.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.574.

Left Lane: Tom Hammonds Runs 6.682/207.15, Now #4
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.627/208.01, Now #1

Morgan with a great pass, his quickest and fastest of the season. He goes to the number one spot...Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.775, 660ft-4.263/165.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.545. Good pass for Hammonds.

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 11.552/75.82, Now #12
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.665/208.68, Now #4

Both of these cars only have one wheelie bar on them. Jones is real loose as soon as he lets the clutch out and has the car completely sideways before he lifts. Johnson goes to the number four spot with his fastest pass of the season. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.812, 660ft-4.303/165.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.585.

Left Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.646/208.46, Now #2
Right Lane: Jim Yates Runs 6.654/207.53, Now #3

This was a good looking drag race with these two going to the numbers two and three spots. Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.281/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.565.
Jim Yates' incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.793, 660ft-4.285/165.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.571.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.647/207.56, Now #4
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.634/207.37, Now #2

Stanfield with a real nice pass to go to the number two spot...Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.779, 660ft-4.269/165.27 mph, 1,000ft-5.552. Krisher was right there with him...Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.276/165.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.562.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.637/208.49, Now #4
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.600/207.82, Now #1

Allen Johnson with a great launch and blast on through with a great looking pass to go to the number one spot...Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.754, 660ft-4.238/165.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.519. Kurt Johnson with a nice pass...Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.274/165.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.555.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.602/209.20, Now #2
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.622/208.94, Now #3

Anderson is real loose right off the starting line, but still goes to the number three spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.779, 660ft-4.265/165.84 mph, 1,000ft-5.544. Edwards with a great looking pass to move in right behind Allen Johnson...Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.249/166.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.525. Edwards with the fastest pass of the session.

Left Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.636/208.36, Now #7
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.623/208.65, Now #4

Coughlin with the quickest 60' time of the session, but only goes to the number seven spot. Line goes to the number four spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.272/165.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.555.
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.266/166.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.545.

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