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Sat, 06 Apr 2013, 14:16 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Bob Orme

LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual NHRA Nationals 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:
Left Lane: Ron Weems Runs 6.866/204.88/-0.314, Now #21; A/A Index: 7.18, Prior Best: 6.792/206.86/-0.388, Was #21
Right Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.527/181.03/-0.503, Now #13; C/A Index: 8.03, Prior Best: 7.531/180.67/-0.499, Was #13

Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.81 inches, adjusted altitude 4,015 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Left Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.548/140.09/-0.542, Now #4; D/SMA Index: 9.09, Prior Best: 8.517/152.47/-0.573, Was #4
Right Lane: Joe Roubicek Runs 6.601/208.55/-0.619, Now #3; A/AA Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.619/208.65/-0.601, Was #3

Doug Lambeck's incremental times: 60ft-1.190 sec., 330ft-3.439, 660ft-5.358/126.76 mph, 1,000ft-7.030.
Joe Roubicek's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.768, 660ft-4.247/166.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.523.

Left Lane: Ed Sigmon Runs 9.159/110.06/0.209, Now #26; D/EA Index: 8.95, Prior Best: 9.168/110.89/0.218, Was #26
Right Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.415/183.15/-0.595, Now #4; C/AA Index: 8.01, Prior Best: 7.556/182.60/-0.454, Was #18

John Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-1.044 sec., 330ft-3.047, 660ft-4.734/145.67 mph, 1,000ft-6.187.

Left Lane: Mark Lelchook Runs 7.506/176.14/-0.514, Now #13; D/DA Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 7.564/175.84/-0.456, Was #18
Right Lane: Tyler Hogan Runs 7.127/185.64/-0.563, Now #6; C/DA Index: 7.69, Prior Best: 7.173/185.49/-0.517, Was #12

Mark Lelchook's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-3.059, 660ft-4.753/144.19 mph, 1,000ft-6.235.
Tyler Hogan's incremental times: 60ft-1.025 sec., 330ft-2.904, 660ft-4.518/151.95 mph, 1,000ft-5.922.

Left Lane: Ross Wilson Runs 8.624/129.84/-0.266, Now #23; C/SM Index: 8.89, Prior Best: 8.566/140.25/-0.324, Was #23
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.442/176.86/-0.498, Now #16; A/EA Index: 7.94, Prior Best: 7.494/175.82/-0.446, Was #19

Left Lane: Dean Carter Runs 7.119/184.80/-0.531, Now #12; B/ND Index: 7.65, Prior Best: 7.138/184.35/-0.512, Was #14
Right Lane: Brian Fitzpatrick Runs 6.657/204.76/-0.303, Now #24; H/D Index: 6.96, Prior Best: 6.744/204.73/-0.216, Was #24

Dean Carter's incremental times: 60ft-1.050 sec., 330ft-2.919, 660ft-4.515/153.18 mph, 1,000ft-5.912.

Left Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.195/166.81/-0.545, Now #8; B/SMA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.184/164.65/-0.556, Was #8
Right Lane: Scott Hedlund Runs 7.861/171.23/-0.609, Now #4; A/SM Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.910/171.23/-0.560, Was #7

Adam Bowdish's incremental times: 60ft-1.139 sec., 330ft-3.357, 660ft-5.223/128.87 mph, 1,000ft-6.832.
Scott Hedlund's incremental times: 60ft-1.124 sec., 330ft-3.225, 660ft-5.009/137.53 mph, 1,000ft-6.553.

Left Lane: Clint Sallee Runs 11.396/72.03/4.046, Now #1; B/D Index: 7.35, Prior Best: 6.705/201.70/-0.645, Was #1
Right Lane: Tom Mettler Runs 7.867/145.61/-0.223, Now #13; PST Index: 8.09, Prior Best: 7.571/180.02/-0.519, Was #13

Sallee was off the throttle well before half track.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.681/201.07/-0.539, Now #13; A/AA Index: 7.22, Prior Best: 6.734/195.51/-0.486, Was #18
Right Lane: Brandon Huhtala Runs 7.421/183.17/-0.609, Now #5; C/A Index: 8.03, Prior Best: 7.538/157.82/-0.492, Was #17

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.027 sec., 330ft-2.798, 660ft-4.272/165.01 mph, 1,000ft-5.568.
Brandon Huhtala's incremental times: 60ft-1.051 sec., 330ft-3.046, 660ft-4.733/145.70 mph, 1,000ft-6.191.

Left Lane: Steve Graham Runs 7.497/181.47/-0.533, Now #14; C/A Index: 8.03, Prior Best: 7.551/180.89/-0.479, Was #19
Right Lane: Skip Dunn Runs 7.166/190.67/-0.494, Now #20; B/AA Index: 7.66, Prior Best: 7.226/189.73/-0.434, Was #20

Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-3.080, 660ft-4.784/144.07 mph, 1,000ft-6.255.
Skip Dunn's incremental times: 60ft-1.059 sec., 330ft-2.986, 660ft-4.599/152.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.989.

Left Lane: Clarence Thomas Runs 7.564/182.23/-0.096, Now #25; B/AA Index: 7.66, Prior Best: 7.569/169.27/-0.091, Was #25
Right Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 7.482/175.11/-0.128, Now #22; B/ED Index: 7.61, Prior Best: 7.242/183.15/-0.368, Was #22

Left Lane: Lou Ficco Jr. Runs 7.089/193.13/-0.571, Now #8; B/AA Index: 7.66, Prior Best: 7.105/193.29/-0.555, Was #10
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.295/141.94/-0.445, Now #11; B/SMA Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.193/164.19/-0.547, Was #11

Lou Ficco Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.042 sec., 330ft-2.948, 660ft-4.547/153.47 mph, 1,000ft-5.925.

Right Lane: Mike DePalma Runs 9.115/147.76/-0.575, Now #2; I/SM Index: 9.69, Prior Best: 9.070/148.40/-0.620, Was #2

Mike DePalma's incremental times: 60ft-1.269 sec., 330ft-3.731, 660ft-5.799/118.55 mph, 1,000ft-7.594.

Right Lane: Dan Fletcher Runs 8.188/151.26/-0.592, Now #7; C/EA Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.239/145.77/-0.541, Was #12

Dan Fletcher's incremental times: 60ft-1.113 sec., 330ft-3.305, 660ft-5.170/131.64 mph, 1,000ft-6.782.

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