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Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 13:51 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard

EARLVILLE, Iowa - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State 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:
Left Lane: Doug Engels Runs 7.414/178.07/-0.506, Now #6; D/DA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.417/178.40/-0.503, Was #6
Right Lane: Tony Pontillo Runs 7.384/137.76/-0.006, Now #12; B/DA Index: 7.39, Prior Best: 7.050/189.47/-0.340, Was #12

12:31 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 60 percent, barometer 28.86 inches, adjusted altitude 29 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Bruno Massel is number one at -0.642 under the index and the field is not filled, no bump spot.

Engles runs close to yesterday's best and stays #6 for now.

Pontillo leaves hard and then slows.

Left Lane: Brian Browell Runs 7.218/184.35/-0.572, Now #2; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.233/183.69/-0.557, Was #2
Right Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 8.353/109.56/0.773, Now #4; C/DA Index: 7.58, Prior Best: 7.039/181.20/-0.541, Was #4

Like the last pair Browell improves just a little and stays number 2.

Kamplain slows.

Left Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 7.719/133.88/0.099, Now #1; DD/AT Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 6.978/198.44/-0.642, Was #1
Right Lane: Terry Ticel Runs 8.548/161.50/-0.302, Now #11; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.433/162.57/-0.417, Was #11

Massel has a good leave and then clicks it way early for no apparent reason.

Ticel joins the "Slower This Session" club.

Left Lane: Randy Beyer Runs 8.872/153.13/0.222, Now #14; C/EA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.869/153.16/0.219, Was #14
Right Lane: Pete Pawlak Runs 8.134/167.55/0.224, Now #13; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 8.040/168.89/0.130, Was #13

Beyer and Pawlak continue to struggle and don't improve.

Left Lane: David Billingsley Runs 8.853/150.10/-0.457, Now #8; L/AA Index: 9.31, Prior Best: 8.813/150.30/-0.497, Was #7
Right Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.471/157.78/-0.559, Now #3; C/TA Index: 9.03, No Prior Run

Vincent makes his first pass of the weekend and moves all the way up to the new number three spot.

Billingsley slows.

Left Lane: Jim Greenheck Runs 7.360/184.25/-0.550, Now #4; C/AA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.361/184.55/-0.549, Was #4
Right Lane: Mike Graves Runs 7.842/173.76/-0.438, Now #9; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.814/173.67/-0.466, Was #9

Greenheck picks up -0.001 to stay #4.

Graves picks up some speed and loses a little ET.

Left Lane: Pat Nahan Runs 8.298/119.19/0.418, Now #6; E/D Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.374/177.30/-0.506, Was #6
Right Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 6.694/204.42/-0.416, Now #10; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.651/203.98/-0.459, Was #10

This session has been tough, due to the difficult weather conditions.

Nahan has a strong 1.034 sixty foot time and then slows near the lights.

Hatcher is a little faster, but loses some ET to stay #10.

12:42 p.m. Field not filled, no bump spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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