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Thu, 13 Sep 2018, 17:29 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

MOHNTON, Pa. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual Dodge NHRA Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Tom Martino Runs 8.717/155.01/-0.603, Now #1 H/A Index: 9.32
Right Lane: Allyn Armstrong Runs 8.935/149.70/-0.415, Now #2 L/A Index: 9.35

Martino is straight down the groove with a good clean pass to start the weekend.

Armstrong with tire chatter right at hit.

Left Lane: Mike Miskovsky Runs 7.104/189.23/-0.486, Now #2 C/DA Index: 7.59
Right Lane: Frank Affronti Runs 7.892/168.83/-0.378, Now #4 E/AA Index: 8.27

Miskovsky with a clean pass.

Affronti is straight down the groove.

Left Lane: Calvin Hill Runs 8.333/161.00/-0.477, Now #4 I/AA Index: 8.81
Right Lane: Mark Hopkins Runs 7.712/175.09/-0.608, Now #1 D/A Index: 8.32

Hill with a clean pass.

Hopkins goes to the top of the list with a nice pass.

Left Lane: Todd Logan Runs 7.369/178.95/-0.541, Now #3 D/A Index: 7.91
Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale No Time, Now #8 I/SMA Index: 9.52

Logan is straight down the groove to go to the number three spot.

Carnasciale with problems after the burnout and is pushed off the starting line.

Left Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.042/165.58/-0.448, Now #7 F/D Index: 8.49
Right Lane: Jay Schonberger Runs 8.196/163.45/-0.614, Now #1 I/A Index: 8.81

Ackerman straight down the groove.

Schonberger launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot.

Left Lane: Richard Schonberger Runs 13.157/70.34/3.597, Now #11 I/SM Index: 9.56
Right Lane: Chris Piston Runs 8.708/116.39/-0.032, Now #10 F/DA Index: 8.74

Schonberger with problems right off the starting line.

Piston slows on the top end.

Left Lane: Doug Doll Jr. Runs 8.398/127.21/-0.242, Now #10 F/DA Index: 8.64
Right Lane: Michele Costa Runs 10.565/53.02/1.735, Now #12 G/EA Index: 8.83

Doll Jr. slows on the top end.

Costa with problems early and clicks it off.

Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.368/157.28/-0.562, Now #4 E/DA Index: 7.93

Aragona with a good clean pass to go to the number four spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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