LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Dale Giroux Runs 7.063/194.83/-0.547, Now #1 B/AA Index: 7.61
Right Lane: Guy Napolitano Runs 8.223/160.37/-0.107, Now #2 D/AA Index: 8.33
5:05 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.05 inches, adjusted altitude 3,499 feet, track temperature 79 degrees.
Left Lane: John Keilers Runs 12.508/88.57/5.338, Now #4 A/DA Index: 7.17
Right Lane: Aaron Strong Runs 8.272/161.59/-0.558, Now #1 B/T Index: 8.83
Keilers has problems early and clicks it off. Strong makes a good run to take the early pole.
Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.386/178.02/-0.534, Now #3 A/EA Index: 7.92
Right Lane: Lucky Snyder Runs 12.382/71.85/3.352, Now #5 G/A Index: 9.03
Van Paepeghem gets a little out of shape early in the run but still makes a decent pass. Snyder has problems and is off the throttle early.
Left Lane: Mike DePalma Runs 8.298/159.68/-0.542, Now #4 I/A Index: 8.84
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.360/178.83/-0.560, Now #1 A/EA Index: 7.92
Rampy makes a good run to move into the top spot for now. DePalma makes a decent run and gets in the fourth spot.
Left Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.097/166.56/-0.583, Now #1 B/SMA Index: 8.68
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.664/201.58/-0.556, Now #4 A/AP Index: 7.22
Lane makes a good run to take over the top spot for now. Ellis goes in the fourth spot for now.
Left Lane: Shaun Vincent Runs 8.500/155.72/-0.580, Now #2 C/TA Index: 9.08
Right Lane: Mark Lelchook Runs 10.105/107.50/2.085, Now #10 D/ED Index: 8.02
Lelchook has problems and clicks it off early.
Left Lane: Ray Skillman Runs 8.389/159.89/-0.651, Now #1 C/AA Index: 9.04
Right Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.515/182.30/-0.455, Now #10 C/A Index: 7.97
Skillman makes an impressive pass and moves into the top spot for now.
Left Lane: Scott Hedlund Runs 7.853/170.99/-0.617, Now #2 A/SM Index: 8.47
Right Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.488/157.59/-0.532, Now #11 D/SMA Index: 9.02
Left Lane: Robert Bailey Runs 6.638/204.11/-0.532, Now #13 A/DA Index: 7.17
Right Lane: John Mihovetz Runs 6.009/244.38/-1.191, Now #1 BB/AT Index: 7.20
Mihovetz makes an impressive pass and takes the top spot, probably for good.
Left Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.538/181.28/-0.432, Now #16 C/AA Index: 7.97
Right Lane: Barry Forrester Runs 7.346/178.35/-0.584, Now #4 C/ED Index: 7.93
Right Lane: Todd Patterson Runs 7.981/169.68/-0.579, Now #7 A/SMA Index: 8.56