Drag Race Central - NHRA
Fri, 23 Feb 2007, 09:18 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Darryl Jackman

CHANDLER, Ariz. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol 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: Sam Tufano No Time, Now #38; G/SMA Index: 9.41, No Prior Run
Right Lane: David Cook Jr No Time, Now #39; A/D Index: 7.10, No Prior Run

5:44 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 1,071 feet, track temperature 55 degrees.

Cook made the burnout and proceeded to spread a thin layer of 'stuff' all over the starting line. The layer took up the whole lane out to about 330 and the cleaning took almost half an hour.

Left Lane: Sam Tufano Runs 9.627/145.06/0.217, Now #35; G/SMA Index: 9.41, No Prior Run

We were down for a long time on that oil down. Almost an hour. Tufano will not be making this field.

Left Lane: Bill Kent Runs 11.645/120.38/4.075, Now #38; C/D Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 15.064/96.85/7.494, Was #38
Right Lane: Vinnie Deceglie No Time, Now #37; A/A Index: 7.16, Prior Best: 7.892/117.39/0.732, Was #37

Both cars spun the tires hard at the hit and neither will qualify. Deceglie was so slow the system actually timed him out.

Left Lane: Clarence Thomas Runs 8.455/164.85/0.725, Now #34; B/AA Index: 7.73, Prior Best: 7.849/173.09/0.119, Was #34
Right Lane: Eric Grundhoefer Runs 11.265/103.55/2.645, Now #36; G/EA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 9.163/138.51/0.543, Was #36

No help at all and another pair goes home.

Left Lane: Bob Marshall Runs 7.610/191.24/-0.120, Now #32; B/AA Index: 7.73, Prior Best: 7.420/191.70/-0.310, Was #32
Right Lane: Al Bresch Runs 9.304/144.66/-0.186, Now #33; G/SM Index: 9.49, Prior Best: 9.290/148.94/-0.200, Was #33

Marshall comes in and goes out on the bubble. Bresch will be loading the trailer.

Left Lane: Tom Brown Runs 10.788/85.27/1.878, Now #31; F/ED Index: 8.91, Prior Best: 8.551/152.30/-0.359, Was #31
Right Lane: Bryan Fitzgerald Runs 9.844/96.89/1.534, Now #28; E/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.895/170.92/-0.415, Was #28

Another pair of loose Comp cars.

Left Lane: Bub Miller Runs 8.396/157.28/-0.534, Now #25; D/EA Index: 8.93, Prior Best: 8.552/155.69/-0.378, Was #30
Right Lane: Dean Howerton No Time, Now #28; C/D Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 7.148/191.65/-0.422, Was #27

Miller spun the tires hard, as did Howerton. Howerton got timed out on his pass.

Left Lane: Will Hatcher Runs 12.658/61.61/5.458, Now #30; A/DA Index: 7.20, Prior Best: 6.805/200.26/-0.395, Was #30
Right Lane: Dean Carter Runs 13.053/115.91/5.533, Now #24; A/ND Index: 7.52, Prior Best: 6.983/188.70/-0.537, Was #24

Left Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 12.428/65.63/4.758, Now #27; C/DA Index: 7.67, Prior Best: 7.210/184.07/-0.460, Was #27
Right Lane: Steve Kent Runs 8.957/149.83/-0.533, Now #23; G/SM Index: 9.49, Prior Best: 8.948/150.87/-0.542, Was #23

Left Lane: Joe Mozeris Runs 7.536/184.83/-0.134, Now #26; C/DA Index: 7.67, Prior Best: 7.174/186.87/-0.496, Was #26
Right Lane: Wayne Ramay Runs 7.083/188.78/-0.437, Now #22; A/ND Index: 7.52, Prior Best: 6.962/191.32/-0.558, Was #22

Both are slower than their best but they do get down the course.

Left Lane: J.D. Zink Runs 7.789/129.29/0.269, Now #19; A/ND Index: 7.52, Prior Best: 6.956/189.39/-0.564, Was #19
Right Lane: John Edwards Runs 20.381/47.57/12.331, Now #21; C/AA Index: 8.05, Prior Best: 7.490/182.01/-0.560, Was #21

Left Lane: Bryan Morrison Runs 17.772/43.97/9.062, Now #17; F/AA Index: 8.71, Prior Best: 8.135/164.43/-0.575, Was #17
Right Lane: Mike DePalma Runs 8.176/164.97/-0.514, Now #20; F/A Index: 8.69, Prior Best: 8.128/166.35/-0.562, Was #20

DePalma is close to his best but Morrison rattles the tires and slows.

Left Lane: Dave Barcelon No Time, Now #16; G/A Index: 9.05, Prior Best: 8.475/160.50/-0.575, Was #16
Right Lane: Scott Hedlund Runs 8.181/164.39/-0.559, Now #18; B/SM Index: 8.74, Prior Best: 8.165/164.97/-0.575, Was #18

Barcelon is pushed away after the burnout. Hedlund is close to his best.

Left Lane: Bill Morse Runs 8.853/152.92/-0.637, Now #6; G/SM Index: 9.49, Prior Best: 8.910/150.97/-0.580, Was #15
Right Lane: Randy Jones Runs 19.019/43.17/9.919, Now #15; F/SM Index: 9.10, Prior Best: 8.508/160.14/-0.592, Was #14

Morse becomes the first car to improve in the session. Jones spun and lifted.

Left Lane: Dan Fletcher Runs 15.670/54.54/6.920, Now #14; G/SMA Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.149/164.39/-0.601, Was #14
Right Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 15.370/61.29/8.040, Now #13; A/AA Index: 7.33, Prior Best: 6.726/202.21/-0.604, Was #13

Left Lane: Tom Mettler Runs 7.513/179.66/-0.557, Now #12; PST Index: 8.07, Prior Best: 7.463/181.20/-0.607, Was #12
Right Lane: Bruno Massel Runs 9.884/86.20/1.704, Now #9; DD/AT Index: 8.18, Prior Best: 7.551/182.92/-0.629, Was #9

Left Lane: Jeff Lane Runs 7.964/159.17/-0.626, Now #10; B/SR Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 7.977/165.33/-0.613, Was #11

Lane improves and picks up one spot in the field.

Left Lane: David Beckley Runs 8.408/115.43/1.078, Now #2; A/AA Index: 7.33, Prior Best: 6.598/211.23/-0.732, Was #2

Beckley was off the loud pedal around half track. He coasted on out to end the day as Super Comp and Super Gas have been postponed until Saturday.

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