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: Howie Stevens Runs 7.421/182.75/-0.629, Now #5; C/A Index: 8.05, Prior Best: 7.451/182.30/-0.599, Was #7
Right Lane: Randy Jones Runs 8.337/155.99/-0.603, Now #2; C/T Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.256/160.88/-0.684, Was #2
1:00 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 12 percent, barometer 27.93 inches, adjusted altitude 4,212 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.
Stevens drifts a little to the left but stayed on the throttle and improved. Jones slows from his earlier attempt.
Left Lane: Matthew Dahl Runs 7.998/167.28/-0.652, Now #3; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 7.996/165.86/-0.654, Was #3
Right Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.429/177.58/-0.481, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.91, Prior Best: 7.422/176.81/-0.488, Was #12
Dahl makes a decent pass but doesn't improve. Van Paepeghem makes a clean run but doesn't improve.
Left Lane: Randy Goff Runs 8.552/154.49/-0.378, Now #17; B/T Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.584/153.60/-0.346, Was #17
Right Lane: Bruce Schmiedl Runs 7.507/175.98/-0.473, Now #11; A/EA Index: 7.98, Prior Best: 7.486/175.94/-0.494, Was #11
Goff goes down the groove with his quickest run of the weekend but he stays in the 17th spot. Schmiedl makes a decent pass but doesn't improve.
Left Lane: Richard Mace Runs 8.971/149.95/-0.429, Now #16; F/SMA Index: 9.40, Prior Best: 8.987/149.76/-0.413, Was #15
Right Lane: Tibor Kadar Runs 8.338/161.02/-0.552, Now #9; D/EA Index: 8.89, Prior Best: 8.479/142.04/-0.411, Was #16
Kadar makes his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up to the ninth spot. Mace makes a decent pass but drops a spot as Kadar goes around him.
Left Lane: Ryan Priddy Runs 8.544/133.92/0.024, Now #14; FS/SM Index: 8.52, Prior Best: 8.054/169.15/-0.466, Was #14
Right Lane: John Edwards Runs 8.596/108.12/0.556, Now #11; C/AA Index: 8.04, Prior Best: 7.543/181.59/-0.497, Was #11
Priddy has problems and is off of the throttle early. Edwards has problems late in the run.
Left Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 6.968/189.02/-0.592, Now #7; B/ED Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.939/189.50/-0.621, Was #7
Right Lane: Scott McClay Runs 7.376/179.66/-0.544, Now #10; C/ED Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.911/126.23/-0.009, Was #18
Mozeris makes a decent pass for the conditions but doesn't improve. McClay makes his best pass of the weekend and moves up to the tenth spot for now.
Left Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.435/157.76/-0.625, Now #6; D/SMA Index: 9.06, No Prior Run
Right Lane: Don Bevers Runs 8.081/163.59/-0.569, Now #9; A/SMA Index: 8.65, Prior Best: 8.080/162.96/-0.570, Was #8
Lambeck makes a good run for the conditions and gets in the field in the sixth spot. Bevers doesn't improve and drops a spot in the order.
Left Lane: Jason Grima Runs 7.136/181.45/-0.614, Now #7; B/A Index: 7.75, Prior Best: 7.126/177.44/-0.624, Was #7
Right Lane: David Rampy Runs 7.256/182.26/-0.664, Now #3; A/EA Index: 7.92, Prior Best: 7.279/169.91/-0.641, Was #4
Grima makes a decent pass but doesn't improve. Rampy makes his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves up a spot in the order.
Left Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 7.543/175.25/-0.597, Now #1; J/AA Index: 8.14, Prior Best: 7.415/177.37/-0.725, Was #1
Right Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 7.941/163.35/-0.639, Now #5; A/SMA Index: 8.58, Prior Best: 8.045/144.78/-0.535, Was #12
Aragona slows from his earlier attempts but will start from the top spot. Mandella goes down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend and he moves up to the fifth spot.