LAS VEGAS - Notes from round 2 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: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.422/176.81/-0.488, Now #11; A/EA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.424/177.16/-0.486, Was #11
Right Lane: Randy Goff Runs 8.584/153.60/-0.346, Now #15; B/T Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.621/153.35/-0.309, Was #15
4:43 p.m. Van Paepeghem improves a little but not enough to move up in the order. Goff improves but stays in the 15th spot for now.
Left Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.776/172.32/-0.264, Now #10; C/AA Index: 8.04, Prior Best: 7.543/181.59/-0.497, Was #9
Right Lane: Matthew Dahl Runs 7.996/165.86/-0.654, Now #2; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.509/165.80/-0.141, Was #17
Edwards is off of the throttle a little early and slows from his previous attempt. Not sure what was going on with Dahl on this pass. he sat at the line for about 20 seconds before leaving but goes on through with a good pass and moves up to the second spot.
Left Lane: Richard Mace Runs 8.987/149.76/-0.413, Now #15; F/SMA Index: 9.40, Prior Best: 9.136/149.23/-0.264, Was #17
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.415/177.37/-0.725, Now #1; J/AA Index: 8.14, Prior Best: 7.493/175.94/-0.647, Was #3
Aragona goes down the groove with an impressive pass and he goes to the top spot for now. Mace improves on his earlier attempt and he moves up a couple of spots.
Left Lane: Scott McClay Runs 8.556/107.28/0.636, Now #18; C/ED Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.911/126.23/-0.009, Was #18
Right Lane: Howie Stevens Runs 7.472/182.23/-0.578, Now #6; C/A Index: 8.05, Prior Best: 7.451/182.30/-0.599, Was #6
McClay had problems and was off of the throttle early. Stevens makes a clean pass but doesn't improve.
Left Lane: Don Bevers Runs 8.080/162.96/-0.570, Now #7; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.088/164.59/-0.562, Was #7
Right Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 7.014/186.38/-0.546, Now #5; B/ED Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.939/189.50/-0.621, Was #5
Bevers improves a little from his first run but he stays in the seventh spot. Mozeris slows and stays in the fifth spot for now.
Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.279/169.91/-0.641, Now #4; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.363/158.37/-0.557, Was #8
Right Lane: Jesse Alexandra Runs 8.082/169.89/-0.438, Now #13; FS/SM Index: 8.52, Prior Best: 8.062/170.11/-0.458, Was #13
Rampy goes down the groove with a good pass and he moves up to the fourth spot for now. Alexandra slows from his earlier attempt.
Left Lane: Bruce Schmiedl Runs 7.546/174.71/-0.434, Now #11; A/EA Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.486/175.94/-0.494, Was #11
Right Lane: Jason Grima Runs 7.135/175.14/-0.615, Now #5; B/A Index: 7.75, Prior Best: 7.126/177.44/-0.624, Was #5
Schmiedl slows form his first attempt and he stays in the 11th spot. Grima doesn't improve and stays in the fifth spot.
Left Lane: Tibor Kadar Runs 12.235/71.98/4.095, Now #16; D/EA Index: 8.14, Prior Best: 8.479/142.04/0.339, Was #16
Right Lane: Ryan Priddy Runs 8.054/169.15/-0.466, Now #13; FS/SM Index: 8.52, Prior Best: 8.082/167.01/-0.438, Was #14
Kadar drifts toward the right, gets about 600 feet out and clicks it off. Priddy improves a little and moves up to the 13th spot.
Left Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 8.045/144.78/-0.535, Now #9; A/SMA Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.054/141.36/-0.526, Was #9
Mandella improves a little but stays in the ninth spot.