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Thu, 06 Feb 2020, 14:22 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index:
Left Lane: Taylor Chomiski Runs 7.978/141.86/-0.342, Now #1 PST Index: 8.32
Right Lane: Chuck Moore Runs 10.677/82.75/3.647, Now #2 AA/AM Index: 7.03

10:54 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 2,030 feet, track temperature 83 degrees.

Moore leaves hard and then gets loose and has to lift.

Chomiski gets a clean pass.

Left Lane: Dean Carter Runs 7.214/178.17/-0.346, Now #1 A/ND Index: 7.56
Right Lane: Tibor Kadar Runs 14.654/66.61/6.694, Now #4 D/EA Index: 7.96

Carter pumps the pedal off the line and recovers to post a number.

Kadar is off the pedal and coasting early.

Left Lane: Ross Wilson Runs 8.626/118.79/-0.134, Now #4 B/SM Index: 8.76
Right Lane: Ed Sigmon Runs 8.504/151.41/-0.526, Now #1 C/SR Index: 9.03

Simon is the first to run a representative pass and takes the current #1 spot for now.

Wilson slows.

Left Lane: Bob Sherwood Runs 18.563/45.26/10.113, Now #8 A/SM Index: 8.45
Right Lane: Randy Jones Runs 8.310/162.39/-0.500, Now #2 C/T Index: 8.81

Jones makes a strong pass in his S-10 Truck for the current #2 spot.

Sherwood leaves hard and then goes quiet.

Left Lane: Steve Graham Runs 18.411/47.25/8.921, Now #9 A/AA Index: 9.49
Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.697/154.71/-0.583, Now #1 H/A Index: 9.28

Graham is coasting early and Warter gets to the finish line under power to take over the new top spot.

Left Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 8.447/110.61/0.967, Now #8 B/ED Index: 7.48
Right Lane: Alan Freese Runs 8.912/158.84/-0.348, Now #4 F/SMA Index: 9.26

Another left lane broken run.

Clean pass for Freeze.

Left Lane: John Edwards No Time, Now #14 C/AA Index: 7.94
Right Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.293/187.13/-0.557, Now #2 D/A Index: 7.85

Edwards sits in the lights at the green.

Hodges makes a clean pass right on up to the #2 spot!

Edwards restages and has the engine quit at the green again and is pushed away!

Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem No Time, Now #16 A/EA Index: 7.81
Right Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.286/161.56/-0.644, Now #1 D/SMA Index: 8.93

Van Paepeghem has problems and is pushed away.

Lambeck has the power and leaves with the front wheelstand the air to take over the top spot with our first sixty under pass.

Left Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 7.891/153.70/-0.569, Now #3 A/SMA Index: 8.46

Strong pass for into number three for Mandella to wrap up the session.

11:10 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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