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Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 13:54 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from final, round 3 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 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:
Right Lane: Doug Lambeck Runs 8.297/161.19/-0.633, Now #3; D/SMA Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.286/161.56/-0.644, Was #3

10:41 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 28.98 inches, adjusted altitude 1,811 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Field not filled, no bump spot.

Clean pass, but no improvement.

Left Lane: Ralph Van Paepeghem Runs 7.276/180.36/-0.534, Now #12; A/EA Index: 7.81, Prior Best: 7.290/179.09/-0.520, Was #13
Right Lane: Ryan Warter Runs 8.629/155.70/-0.651, Now #3; H/A Index: 9.28, Prior Best: 8.697/154.71/-0.583, Was #6

Two strong passes and they both move up the ladder.

Three for Warter and one for Van Paepeghem.

Left Lane: Tony Mandella Runs 7.810/172.23/-0.650, Now #5; A/SMA Index: 8.46, Prior Best: 7.891/153.70/-0.569, Was #8
Right Lane: Randy Jones Runs 8.133/164.05/-0.677, Now #2; C/T Index: 8.81, Prior Best: 8.181/164.09/-0.629, Was #5

Two more strong passes.

Both drivers get three positions up the ladder.

Left Lane: Bob Sherwood Runs 7.918/172.01/-0.532, Now #13; A/SM Index: 8.45, Prior Best: 8.015/169.06/-0.435, Was #15
Right Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.300/186.59/-0.550, Now #10; C/A Index: 7.85, Prior Best: 7.293/187.13/-0.557, Was #10

Hodges runs close to his prior best and Sherwood finds a dime to move to #13.

Left Lane: Taylor Chomiski Runs 7.689/167.59/-0.631, Now #7; D/A Index: 8.32, Prior Best: 7.942/152.59/-0.378, Was #17
Right Lane: Tibor Kadar Runs 8.012/167.47/-0.758, Now #1; D/EA Index: 8.77, Prior Best: 8.099/147.75/-0.671, Was #3

Chomiski gets it all to the track this time for a big ten position improvement.

Kadar jumps right up to the top spot with a great seventy plus under his index pass.

Left Lane: Ross Wilson Runs 9.171/111.05/0.411, Now #8; C/SM Index: 8.76, Prior Best: 8.137/167.95/-0.623, Was #8
Right Lane: Alan Freese Runs 9.440/105.60/0.180, Now #17; F/SMA Index: 9.26, Prior Best: 8.881/0.00/-0.379, Was #17

No problems, but no improvements.

Left Lane: John Edwards Runs 7.320/187.47/-0.620, Now #9; C/AA Index: 7.94, Prior Best: 7.382/185.51/-0.558, Was #10

Edwards finds some more ET to move up a spot to #9.

Left Lane: Dean Carter Runs 6.894/186.05/-0.666, Now #4; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 6.986/184.75/-0.574, Was #10

Great session!

Carter moves into the mid-sixty under range with a six spot improvement.

Left Lane: Joshua Lee Runs 8.747/150.60/-0.743, Now #2; H/EA Index: 9.49, Prior Best: 8.777/149.46/-0.713, Was #2

A better run than yesterday, but Lee's great pass misses the top spot by 0.015!

10:48 a.m. Kadar stays number one and Field not filled, no bump spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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