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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 16:28 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 3 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: Tom Huggins Runs 15.681/55.44, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.691/207.40, Was #17
Right Lane: Martin Robertson Runs 6.719/207.50, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.555/133.86, Was #20

Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 28.83 inches, adjusted altitude 2,528 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Huggins shakes and makes a quick move toward the centerline right at the hit and clicks it off.

Robertson is straight down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend.

Left Lane: Fernando Cuadra Runs 6.715/207.50, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.695/208.04, Was #18
Right Lane: Alan Prusiensky Runs 6.684/206.57, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.705/207.43, Was #19

Cuadra with a clean pass, but will not improve and gets bumped back one spot by Prusiensky.

Prusiensky with his quickest pass of the weekend, but doesn't get in the show.

Left Lane: Joey Grose Runs 8.697/110.11, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.640/205.79, Was #15
Right Lane: Val Smeland Runs 6.655/208.17, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.647/208.46, Was #16

Grose made a quick move toward the wall and clicked it off.

Smeland is straight down the groove, but doesn't improve and stays on the bubble.

Left Lane: Fernando Cuadra Jr. Runs 17.262/36.54, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.636/207.62, Was #14
Right Lane: Cristian Cuadra Runs 6.651/208.62, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.611/209.39, Was #13

Cuadra Jr. with severe tire shake and pushed in the clutch.

Cuadra with a clean pass, but will not improve.

Left Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.613/208.94, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.605/210.11, Was #12
Right Lane: Steve Graham Runs 6.598/209.52, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.600/209.39, Was #11

Hartford is straight down the groove, but will not improve, he has the second quickest pass of the session. Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.771, 660ft-4.254/166.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.535.

Graham kept it hooked up and makes his quickest pass of the weekend and the quickest pass of the session. Steve Graham's incremental times: 60ft-0.983 sec., 330ft-2.757, 660ft-4.242/165.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.521.

Left Lane: Bo Butner Runs 6.553/209.56, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.553/210.18, Was #4
Right Lane: Kenny Delco Runs 6.598/209.79, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.553/210.60, Was #3

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

Butner launched hard and kept it hooked up to match his time from yesterday and make the quickest pass of the session. Bo Butner's incremental times: 60ft-0.968 sec., 330ft-2.729, 660ft-4.204/167.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.479.

Delco with the second quickest pass of the session, but will not improve. Kenny Delco's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.764, 660ft-4.247/166.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.523.

Left Lane: Aaron Stanfield Runs 6.573/209.46, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.554/210.01, Was #5
Right Lane: Alex Laughlin Runs 6.589/208.33, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.566/209.82, Was #10

Stanfield with a great pass, he makes the second quickest pass of the session, but will not improve. Aaron Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.734, 660ft-4.215/166.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.495.

Laughlin is right there with Stanfield and makes the third quickest pass of the session. Alex Laughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.751, 660ft-4.231/166.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.510.

Left Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.568/210.14, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.565/210.80, Was #9
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.590/209.17, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.564/210.67, Was #8

McGaha is straight down the groove with the second quickest pass of the session. Chris McGaha's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.743, 660ft-4.220/166.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.494.

Line with a clean pass, but will not improve. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.750, 660ft-4.234/165.80 mph, 1,000ft-5.513.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.576/210.11, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.562/210.80, Was #7
Right Lane: Deric Kramer Runs 6.562/210.18, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.555/210.41, Was #6

Anderson with a clean pass, but will not improve. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.749, 660ft-4.227/166.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.502.

Kramer launched hard and was straight down the groove with the second quickest pass of the session. Deric Kramer's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.740, 660ft-4.216/166.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.490.

Left Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.552/210.80, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.552/210.70, Was #2
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.547/209.98, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.530/210.73, Was #1

Enders with a great pass, matching her qualifying time for the second quickest pass of the session. Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.737, 660ft-4.211/167.76 mph, 1,000ft-5.482.

Coughlin earlier today announced he was retiring from driving full time after this year. He launched hard and kept it hooked up to make the quickest pass of the round. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.728, 660ft-4.202/166.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.474.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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