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Sat, 13 Nov 2010, 03:22 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals 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:
Right Lane: Jerry Haas Runs 6.675/207.11, Now #13; No Prior Run

11:20 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 2,311 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Haas is subbing for Glidden. We will now starting qualifying against a sixteen car field. No bump yet.

Haas doesn't improve on yesterday's time. This ET may not keep him in the field.

Jerry Haas' incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.295/164.11 mph, 1,000ft-5.586.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 11.903/74.11, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.563/209.88, Was #5
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.980/203.92, Now #14; No Prior Run

Both cars shake and move towards the centerline. Gray's is the worst of the two and he has to lift. Morgan must have pumped the throttle, as he runs a lot slower than earlier.

Left Lane: Gordie Rivera Runs 22.958/33.61, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.610/210.14, Now #13; No Prior Run

Rivera fires and falls back off the line.

Johnson spins hard off the line and still picks up some ET to set a bump spot.

Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.782, 660ft-4.262/166.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.537.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.666/207.05, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Johnny Gray Runs 6.616/208.84, Now #14; No Prior Run

Gordie Rivera is on the bump spot at 22.958.

Gray had the sixteenth best ET coming into the session.

Both cars get into the sub-one second sixty foot time and Gray runs 0.001 to his prior best.

Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.288/164.91 mph, 1,000ft-5.577.
Johnny Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.773, 660ft-4.257/165.92 mph, 1,000ft-5.537.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.553/210.90, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.561/211.16, Was #3
Right Lane: Dave Connolly Runs 6.573/210.87, Now #10; No Prior Run

Line is looking to move up the ladder to the top spot.

Two strong passes with Connolly moving up to the #10 spot. Line runs better than earlier, but stays #3 for now.

Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.747, 660ft-4.215/167.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.484.
Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.760, 660ft-4.234/167.14 mph, 1,000ft-5.504.

Left Lane: Bob Yonke Runs 6.608/209.39, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.588/210.77, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.563/211.20, Was #4

Erica Enders is on the bump spot at 6.666.

Anderson's car move around off the starting line and it costs him.

Yonke runs within a thousands of his best and takes the number fourteenth spot.

Bob Yonke's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.770, 660ft-4.252/166.03 mph, 1,000ft-5.530.
Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.772, 660ft-4.247/166.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.518.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.582/211.43, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.569/210.60, Was #8
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.582/210.54, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.593/209.69, Was #13

Johnny Gray is on the bump spot at 6.616.

Krisher spins a little off the line and won't improve.

Coughlin matches his ET and that moves him into the field in the #12 spot.

Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.779, 660ft-4.249/167.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.515.
Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.767, 660ft-4.241/167.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.512.

Left Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.596/209.95, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 9.769/89.83, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.567/210.05, Was #7

Standfields car moves hard towards the center line and he has to lift.

Johnson makes a nice clean looking pass and bumps Gray out to secure the #14 spot for now.

Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.766, 660ft-4.246/166.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.521.
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.976 sec., 330ft-2.885, 660ft-5.085/100.98 mph, 1,000ft-7.429.

Left Lane: Ronnie Humphrey Runs 6.580/210.44, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.570/211.26, Was #9
Right Lane: Vinnie Deceglie Runs 6.575/210.54, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.564/210.47, Was #6

Warren Johnson is on the bump spot at 6.610, but it looks like everyone below him have already run in this session.

Two strong passes for the conditions, but both cars will stay in their current spots on the ladder.

Ronnie Humphrey's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.764, 660ft-4.237/167.12 mph, 1,000ft-5.508.
Vinnie Deceglie's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.754, 660ft-4.232/166.64 mph, 1,000ft-5.504.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.572/210.50, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.582/209.95, Was #13
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 15.904/53.84, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.553/211.39, Was #2

Johnson's car spins off the line and he clicks it off line.

Brogdon takes advantage of the better left lane and powers up to the new number ten position.

Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.757, 660ft-4.230/167.18 mph, 1,000ft-5.500.
Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-3.998, 660ft-7.802/058.03 mph, 1,000ft-11.902.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.574/209.88, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.574/210.24, Was #12
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.585/210.87, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.551/210.83, Was #1

Strong leave for Edwards and he matches his prior best performance, with just a little slower MPH, to stay #12.

Our number one qualifier, Gaines is a little slow off the line and doesn't improve.

Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.751, 660ft-4.227/166.93 mph, 1,000ft-5.500.
V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.248/167.34 mph, 1,000ft-5.517.

11:47 a.m. Warren Johnson is on the bump spot at 6.610.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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