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Fri, 12 Oct 2018, 11:05 AM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Bob Orme

CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 11th annual NHRA Carolina 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: Art Hodges Runs 17.150/49.26/9.250, Now #2 C/A Index: 7.90
Right Lane: Matt Welker Runs 15.133/55.89/6.683, Now #1 A/SM Index: 8.45

10:46 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 1,872 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Both drivers spun on the hit.

Left Lane: John Frech Runs 8.159/160.46/-0.431, Now #1 F/D Index: 8.59
Right Lane: Larry Pritchett Runs 21.797/36.99/13.377, Now #4 A/SM Index: 8.42

Pritchett was off the throttle shortly after the hit.

Left Lane: Lonnie Johnson Runs 7.210/189.68/-0.410, Now #3 B/AA Index: 7.62
Right Lane: Wes Leopold Runs 7.843/173.45/-0.687, Now #1 A/SMA Index: 8.53

Leopold makes a stong pass. Wes Leopold's incremental times: 60ft-1.118 sec., 330ft-3.243, 660ft-5.017/141.11 mph, 1,000ft-6.546.

Left Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.177/165.36/-0.653, Now #2 G/AA Index: 8.83
Right Lane: Mark Moreland Runs 9.340/143.23/-0.200, Now #5 H/A Index: 9.54

Puckett makes a good looking pass to take the number 2 spot in the order for now.

Left Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 8.171/163.97/-0.619, Now #4 C/SM Index: 8.79
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.167/172.52/-0.653, Now #3 A/EA Index: 7.82

Straight down the groove for both drivers.

Randy Daniels' incremental times: 60ft-1.140 sec., 330ft-3.321, 660ft-5.186/131.86 mph, 1,000ft-6.803. David Rampy's incremental times: 60ft-1.022 sec., 330ft-2.898, 660ft-4.512/151.58 mph, 1,000ft-5.928.

Left Lane: Joel Warren No Time, Now #12 D/SMA Index: 8.98
Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 7.265/182.82/-0.665, Now #2 C/ED Index: 7.93

Warren broke before staging. Kimbrough grabs the number 2 spot for now.

Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.315/181.67/-0.605, Now #6 E/DA Index: 7.92
Right Lane: Ronald Proctor Sr. Runs 8.212/171.88/0.612, Now #10 C/DA Index: 7.60

Proctor was skating around early.

Left Lane: William Scott Runs 6.895/195.42/-0.505, Now #7 B/DA Index: 7.40

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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