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Sat, 09 Nov 2013, 15:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th 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: Bruno Massel Runs 6.575/210.28, Now #9; No Prior Run

12:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,729 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Back to 16 qualifier positions today. Seven cars are not in and looking for the four spots on the ladder.

Massel makes his best pass ever and runs straight and true to the finish line. Just missing the current top half of the field.

Bruno Massel's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.760, 660ft-4.235/166.89 mph, 1,000ft-5.505.

Left Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 13.503/85.84, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.595/210.60, Now #14; No Prior Run

Kramer has the tires goes square and pushs the car out of the groove. He wisely lifts.

Johnson makes his best pass of the weekend and gets into the field in #14 for now.

Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.770, 660ft-4.250/166.31 mph, 1,000ft-5.524.

Left Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.607/210.05, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.589/210.64, Was #13
Right Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.648/207.05, Now #15; No Prior Run

Johnson slows from yesterday, as the GXP moves out of the groove twice.

Hartford doesn't improve either.

Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.257/166.13 mph, 1,000ft-5.533.
Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.286/165.48 mph, 1,000ft-5.567.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.591/197.80, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.576/210.37, Was #10
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.592/210.44, Now #14; No Prior Run

Deric Kramer is on the bump spot at 13.503.

Anderson's car is a little lazy off the line and is well off his earlier best.

Stanfield picks up some ET to move into the #14 position.

Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.758, 660ft-4.228/167.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.494.
Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.763, 660ft-4.244/166.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.519.

Left Lane: Shane Gray No Time, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.585/210.41, Was #12
Right Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.585/211.06, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.583/210.37, Was #11

Warren Johnson is on the bump spot at 6.648.

Gray has issues after burnout and is pushed away. The Zamboni starts to scrub the track from the water box to past the starting line.

Nobile is faster, but doesn't pick up any ET to stay #11.

Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.780, 660ft-4.254/167.14 mph, 1,000ft-5.519.

12:16 p.m. Clean up time.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.607/210.24, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.552/212.16, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.562/211.36, Was #6

12:26 p.m. ... back to qualifying.

Morgan is looking to bump in for this session and he just does so.

Gaines makes the best run of the session and jumps four spots up the ladder to the new #2 spot on a strong pass.

Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.775, 660ft-4.258/165.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.534.
V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.755, 660ft-4.225/167.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.489.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.598/211.13, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 11.780/76.04, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.556/210.28, Was #6

Larry Morgan is on the bump spot at 6.607.

Brogdon is the last cat of the session looking to bump in and he pushes Morgan out on his pass. He ran a 6.589 earlier.

Jones gets his brains rattled out and slows.

Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.781, 660ft-4.259/166.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.530.
Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-3.252, 660ft-6.013/080.52 mph, 1,000ft-8.942.

Left Lane: Buddy Perkinson Runs 6.560/211.76, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.567/211.00, Was #8
Right Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.550/211.73, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.556/211.53, Was #5

Two great looking passes and both cars move up the ladder.

Buddy Perkinson's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.762, 660ft-4.231/167.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.495.
Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.756, 660ft-4.224/167.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.486.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.543/212.16, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.554/210.93, Was #5
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.545/211.43, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.552/210.77, Was #4

Line is away first and gets there first to take over the new top spot.

Jeggie picks up a little too and moves one spot up the ladder to number three.

Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.747, 660ft-4.215/167.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.479.
Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.748, 660ft-4.217/167.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.480.

Left Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.557/211.43, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.565/210.83, Was #8
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.530/212.23, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.545/211.66, Was #2

Edwards shows his power and runs hard to take over the top spot again on a terrific pass.

Enders-Stevens finds some tune up to move further into the top half of the field.

Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.757, 660ft-4.226/167.61 mph, 1,000ft-5.491.
Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.742, 660ft-4.207/168.18 mph, 1,000ft-5.468.

12:38 p.m. Rodger Brogdon is on the bump spot at 6.598.

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