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Fri, 07 Feb 2020, 18:41 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Fernando Cuadra Runs 6.695/208.04, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.765/202.09, Was #18
Right Lane: Martin Robertson Runs 7.555/133.86, Now #20; Best prior run: 8.603/95.01, Was #20

Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,509 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Cuadra improves, but doesn't get in the show.

Robertson gets over by the centerline and he pushes the clutch back in.

Left Lane: Tom Huggins Runs 6.715/206.89, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.691/207.40, Was #17
Right Lane: Alan Prusiensky Runs 6.705/207.43, Now #19; Best prior run: 7.327/153.28, Was #19

Huggins with another good pass, but doesn't improve. Tom Huggins' incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.820, 660ft-4.327/163.81 mph, 1,000ft-5.624.

Prusiensky makes a quick move toward the left, but reels it in. He improves, but not enough to get in the show.

Left Lane: Joey Grose Runs 6.640/205.79, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.689/206.23, Was #16
Right Lane: Val Smeland Runs 6.647/208.46, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.652/208.42, Was #14

This was a good side-by-side drag race.

Grose launched hard and kept it hooked up to get off the bump spot. Joey Grose's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.267/165.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.553.

Smeland improves, but gets bumped back one spot by Grose. Val Smeland's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.779, 660ft-4.273/164.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.563.

Left Lane: Fernando Cuadra Jr. Runs 6.636/207.62, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.664/207.40, Was #16
Right Lane: Cristian Cuadra Runs 6.611/209.39, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.630/209.14, Was #13

Cuadra Jr. is straight down the groove to get off the bump. Fernando Cuadra Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.777, 660ft-4.263/165.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.549.

Cuadra with a good clean pass, straight down the groove to move up the ladder one spot. Cristian Cuadra's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.771, 660ft-4.254/166.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.533.

Left Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.607/209.92, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.605/210.11, Was #11
Right Lane: Steve Graham Runs 6.600/209.39, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.617/209.17, Was #13

Hartford with another good pass, but slows from earlier today and get bumped back one spot by Graham.

Graham kept it hooked up to move up the ladder two spots. Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.245/165.86 mph, 1,000ft-5.522.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.562/210.80, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.591/210.47, Was #10
Right Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 6.570/209.46, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.566/209.82, Was #8

Anderson launched hard and kept it hooked up to go move into the top half of the show. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.744, 660ft-4.219/166.95 mph, 1,000ft-5.491.

Laughlin with another good pass, but will not improve. Alex Laughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.748, 660ft-4.223/166.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.497.

Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.565/210.80, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.583/210.37, Was #10
Right Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 6.555/210.41, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.564/210.21, Was #8

McGaha is straight down the groove and moves up the ladder one spot. Chris McGaha's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.748, 660ft-4.222/167.22 mph, 1,000ft-5.493.

Kramer launched hard and kept it hooked up with the quickest pass of the session to go to the number five spot. Deric Kramer's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.747, 660ft-4.217/167.36 mph, 1,000ft-5.487.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.552/210.70, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.556/211.23, Was #6
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.570/210.14, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.564/210.67, Was #8

Enders is straight down the groove with the quickest pass of the round to go to the number two spot. Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.741, 660ft-4.214/167.76 mph, 1,000ft-5.484.

Line is loose right at the hit, he reels it in, but doesn't improve. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.743, 660ft-4.223/166.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.498.

Left Lane: Aaron Stanfield Runs 6.577/209.95, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.554/210.01, Was #5
Right Lane: Kenny Delco Runs 6.572/210.28, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.553/210.60, Was #3

Stanfield with another good pass, but will not improve. Aaron Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.751, 660ft-4.228/166.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.503.

Delco with a good pass, he will not improve and stays in the number three spot. Kenny Delco's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.748, 660ft-4.228/166.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.500.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 6.579/210.47, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.553/210.18, Was #4
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.530/210.73, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.540/210.77, Was #1

Butner made a quick move toward the wall, he reeled it in. He will not improve and will stay in the number four spot. Bo Butner's incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.761, 660ft-4.236/167.45 mph, 1,000ft-5.509.

Coughlin launched hard and kept it hooked up to make the quickest pass of the event. He improves on his number one spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.728, 660ft-4.197/167.20 mph, 1,000ft-5.463.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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