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Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 15:23 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe

LAS VEGAS - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 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: Michael Dahl Runs 8.110/169.64/-0.540, Now #12; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.122/167.95/-0.528, Was #14
Right Lane: Matthew Dahl Runs 8.950/164.01/0.300, Now #21; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.781/166.56/0.131, Was #21

12:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.95 inches, adjusted altitude 4,008 feet.

Michael Dahl makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the 12th spot. Matt slows and stays in the 21st spot.

Left Lane: Barry Forrester Runs 7.571/145.69/-0.419, Now #19; C/ED Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 8.059/122.63/0.069, Was #20
Right Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.482/181.98/-0.568, Now #7; C/A Index: 8.05, Prior Best: 7.465/182.80/-0.585, Was #7

Forrester improves and moves up a spot in the order. Stevens makes a decent pass but doesn't improve.

Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.460/175.27/-0.450, Now #13; A/EA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.376/179.21/-0.534, Was #13
Right Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.472/181.30/-0.568, Now #9; C/AA Index: 8.04, Prior Best: 7.493/181.30/-0.547, Was #11

Edwards makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the ninth spot. Van Paepeghem slows from his earlier attempts.

Left Lane: Bruce Schmiedl Runs 7.413/176.35/-0.567, Now #8; A/EA Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.404/179.33/-0.576, Was #8
Right Lane: Stig Olsson Runs 6.657/203.49/-0.503, Now #16; A/DA Index: 7.16, Prior Best: 6.712/202.52/-0.448, Was #18

Olsson makes a good pass and moves up to the 16th spot. Schmiedl slows from his previous attempts and stays in the eighth spot.

Left Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 7.019/180.50/-0.521, Now #10; B/ND Index: 7.54, Prior Best: 6.973/185.23/-0.567, Was #10
Right Lane: Josh Lee Runs 9.083/144.49/-0.557, Now #6; H/EA Index: 9.64, Prior Best: 9.044/146.83/-0.596, Was #6

Bourgeois makes a clean pass but may have been off the throttle a tick early. Lee slows and stays in the sixth spot.

Left Lane: Allen Wilson Runs 8.910/149.48/-0.490, Now #15; F/SMA Index: 9.40, Prior Best: 8.886/150.26/-0.514, Was #15
Right Lane: Brian Hyerstay Runs 8.844/143.49/-0.686, Now #2; G/D Index: 9.53, Prior Best: 8.981/142.99/-0.549, Was #11

Hyerstay makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the second spot for now. Wilson slows and stays in the 15th spot.

Left Lane: Don Bevers Runs 8.123/170.30/-0.527, Now #15; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.176/164.29/-0.474, Was #17
Right Lane: Todd Frantz Runs 8.075/118.82/0.095, Now #5; C/ED Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.372/178.26/-0.608, Was #5

Bevers makes his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves up a couple of spots in the order. Frantz was off the throttle about 1000 feet out.

Left Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.772/174.71/-0.688, Now #2; D/A Index: 8.46, Prior Best: 7.782/175.48/-0.678, Was #3
Right Lane: Adam Bowdish Runs 8.427/157.12/-0.683, Now #1; D/SMA Index: 9.11, Prior Best: 8.416/156.53/-0.694, Was #1

Hodges improves and moves back into the second spot. Bowdish slows a little but he retains the top spot.

Left Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.468/157.04/-0.602, Now #7; D/SMA Index: 9.07, No Prior Run
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.290/178.28/-0.630, Now #4; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.321/165.78/-0.599, Was #6

Lambeck makes his first pass of the weekend and he gets in the show in the seventh spot for now. Rampy improves and moves up to the fourth spot.

Left Lane: Randy Jones Runs 8.324/160.46/-0.616, Now #6; C/T Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.411/159.76/-0.529, Was #15
Right Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 8.099/165.46/-0.561, Now #14; B/SMA Index: 8.66, Prior Best: 8.990/99.86/0.330, Was #23

Jones makes a move to the left early in the run but he improves and moves up to the sixth spot. Lane makes his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves up to the 14th spot.

Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.360/179.80/-0.660, Now #4; E/DA Index: 8.02, Prior Best: 7.603/144.35/-0.417, Was #22
Right Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 7.962/164.11/-0.648, Now #5; A/SMA Index: 8.61, Prior Best: 7.987/170.77/-0.623, Was #5

Aragona makes a full pass and moves all the way to the fourth spot. Mandella improves a little and stays in the fifth spot.

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