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Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 15:38 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Dave Rowe

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from final round qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals 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: Gary Wolkwitz Runs 8.550/157.03/-0.200, Now #17; AH/SM Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.449/155.26/-0.301, Was #17
Right Lane: Brad Plourd Runs 6.414/211.56/-0.626, Now #1; AA/AM Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 6.323/211.83/-0.717, Was #1

3:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.86 inches, adjusted altitude 2,279 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

The weather conditions have worsened and both drivers slow from their first attempt.

Left Lane: Jarrod Granier Runs 8.583/158.45/-0.517, Now #12; E/SM Index: 9.10, Prior Best: 8.560/155.78/-0.540, Was #12
Right Lane: Stig Olsson Runs 6.490/210.01/-0.600, Now #6; A/DA Index: 7.09, Prior Best: 6.472/208.55/-0.618, Was #6

Olsson makes a decent pass but doesn't improve. Granier slows from his earlier attempt.

Left Lane: Kevin Duet Runs 6.968/183.82/-0.562, Now #10; A/ND Index: 7.53, Prior Best: 14.762/65.23/7.232, Was #22
Right Lane: Ed Federkeil Jr Runs 6.960/200.23/-0.660, Now #4; B/AA Index: 7.62, Prior Best: 6.957/198.90/-0.663, Was #4

Duet makes a full pass this time and moves up to the tenth spot for now. Federkeil makes a good pass for the conditions.

Left Lane: Steve Schumacher Runs 11.711/104.13/3.011, Now #20; C/EA Index: 8.70, Prior Best: 8.641/157.54/-0.059, Was #20
Right Lane: Craig Bourgeois Runs 6.842/189.73/-0.588, Now #9; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 6.885/188.28/-0.545, Was #12

Schumacher is really slows off the line and he doesn't improve. Bourgeois makes a good pass and moves up to the ninth spot.

Left Lane: Greg Kamplain Runs 7.073/158.48/-0.487, Now #2; C/DA Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.890/183.49/-0.670, Was #2
Right Lane: Greg Schenck Runs 9.097/142.76/-0.463, Now #15; H/EA Index: 9.56, Prior Best: 13.568/72.20/4.008, Was #21

Kamplain backs off the throttle about 1000 feet out. Schenck makes a full pass and moves up to the 15th spot for now.

Left Lane: John Frech Runs 8.207/158.93/-0.383, Now #17; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 8.139/159.64/-0.451, Was #17
Right Lane: Van Puckett Runs 8.232/165.11/-0.548, Now #12; G/AA Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.226/153.65/-0.554, Was #12

Frech makes a clean pass but slows from his earlier attempt. Puckett slows a little and stays in the 12th spot.

Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.355/149.83/-0.465, Now #7; A/EA Index: 7.82, Prior Best: 7.209/170.90/-0.611, Was #7
Right Lane: Randy Daniels Runs 8.461/148.01/-0.539, Now #3; G/A Index: 9.00, Prior Best: 8.331/163.16/-0.669, Was #3

Both drivers slow from their earlier attempts.

Left Lane: Jenny Treadwell Runs 7.934/164.21/-0.566, Now #11; G/ED Index: 8.50, Prior Best: 7.933/160.82/-0.567, Was #10
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.298/170.56/-0.592, Now #8; E/DA Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 13.307/56.75/5.417, Was #22

Aragona makes a clean pass and moves up to the eighth spot. Treadwell slows and drops a spot as Aragona goes around her.

Left Lane: David Eaton Runs 6.692/204.82/-0.538, Now #15; A/AP Index: 7.23, Prior Best: 6.787/204.32/-0.443, Was #19
Right Lane: Glen Treadwell Runs 8.837/116.91/-0.093, Now #9; E/ED Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.341/146.50/-0.589, Was #9

Eaton improves and moves up to the 15th spot. Treadwell slows and stays in the ninth spot.

Left Lane: Jim Kimbrough Runs 6.861/172.59/-0.539, Now #5; B/DA Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 6.763/184.45/-0.637, Was #5
Right Lane: Richard Mace Runs 8.717/151.56/-0.543, Now #14; F/SMA Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 9.199/115.16/-0.061, Was #21

Mace makes a good pass for the conditions and moves up to the 14th spot.

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