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Sat, 05 May 2012, 18:45 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Jason Murray

BOISE, Idaho - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed this round, amount over/under index this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time, speed & over/under Index, and position in order prior to run:
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 14.996/87.48/6.986, Now #7; A/EA Index: 8.01, No Prior Run

4:36 pm. The weather is beautiful here at Firebird Raceway, with the sun out and very crisp air. Van Paepeghem is making his first run in a Comp car in a very long time. This is a new car for the team and they are still working out all the bugs in the car.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.931/201.16/-0.319, Now #3; A/AA Index: 7.25, Prior Best: 10.265/98.39/3.015, Was #6
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.076/166.85/-0.744, Now #1; B/SMA Index: 8.82, Prior Best: 8.116/166.05/-0.704, Was #1

Ellis has some tire shake at the hit he pedals and he legs it out for a full run. Lane makes another great run and he will improve from earlier.

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.032 sec., 330ft-2.968, 660ft-4.501/157.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.815.
Jeff Lane's incremental times: 60ft-1.116 sec., 330ft-3.295, 660ft-5.133/134.26 mph, 1,000ft-6.725.

Left Lane: Andy Neyer Runs 11.748/72.09/4.888, Now #5; AA/PM Index: 6.86, Prior Best: 6.589/197.28/-0.271, Was #4
Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.969/150.82/-0.511, Now #3; F/SM Index: 9.48, No Prior Run

Neyer pops the blower about half track. Warter makes a nice run in his opening pass of the weekend.

Andy Neyer's incremental times: 60ft-1.095 sec., 330ft-3.215, 660ft-5.874/082.31 mph, 1,000ft-8.803.
Ryan Warter's incremental times: 60ft-1.254 sec., 330ft-3.688, 660ft-5.722/120.88 mph, 1,000ft-7.481.

Left Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.195/165.53/-0.585, Now #2; F/A Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.230/166.60/-0.550, Was #2
Right Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.123/195.05/-0.577, Now #3; B/AA Index: 7.70, Prior Best: 7.629/139.92/-0.071, Was #6

Both cars make great runs and they will go 2 and 3 on the sheet.

Aaron Strong's incremental times: 60ft-1.187 sec., 330ft-3.380, 660ft-5.233/132.48 mph, 1,000ft-6.838.
Dale Giroux's incremental times: 60ft-1.078 sec., 330ft-3.005, 660ft-4.602/154.55 mph, 1,000ft-5.970.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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