Drag Race Central - LODRS
Sat, 20 Apr 2013, 14:17 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Bob Orme

ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Second annual Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown 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: Chris Benham No Time, Now #17; B/SM Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 8.313/166.68/-0.307, Was #16
Right Lane: Clint Neff Runs 7.731/169.47/-0.559, Now #11; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 8.056/127.67/-0.234, Was #18

12:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.56 inches, adjusted altitude 1,250 feet.

Benham was leaking fluids at the line and he was pushed back.

Clint Neff's incremental times: 60ft-1.074 sec., 330ft-3.105, 660ft-4.862/138.34 mph, 1,000ft-6.410.

Left Lane: Alan Ellis Runs 6.495/208.78/-0.655, Now #3; A/AA Index: 7.15, Prior Best: 6.468/207.75/-0.682, Was #3
Right Lane: Matt Harris Runs 7.642/177.74/-0.638, Now #8; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.644/177.16/-0.636, Was #8

Alan Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.728, 660ft-4.166/170.15 mph, 1,000ft-5.423.
Matt Harris' incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-3.135, 660ft-4.871/141.31 mph, 1,000ft-6.375.

Left Lane: Kevin Self Runs 12.000/84.16/3.530, Now #9; F/EA Index: 8.47, Prior Best: 7.856/166.42/-0.614, Was #9
Right Lane: Duane Robison Runs 7.345/187.00/-0.585, Now #6; C/A Index: 7.93, Prior Best: 7.281/186.87/-0.649, Was #6

Self made a hard move to the left on the hit and he had to lift.

Duane Robison's incremental times: 60ft-1.055 sec., 330ft-3.043, 660ft-4.704/147.67 mph, 1,000ft-6.139.

Left Lane: Dennis Smiley Runs 8.219/184.42/0.819, Now #19; BB/AM Index: 7.40, Prior Best: 7.973/188.67/0.573, Was #19
Right Lane: Will Hatcher No Time, Now #13; A/DA Index: 7.11, Prior Best: 6.654/204.05/-0.456, Was #13

Hatcher was pushed back before doing a burnout.

Left Lane: Adam White Runs 6.954/191.16/-0.476, Now #13; A/ND Index: 7.43, Prior Best: 14.617/48.58/7.187, Was #24
Right Lane: Keith Mawhee Runs 7.776/176.60/-0.504, Now #12; D/AA Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.769/176.58/-0.511, Was #12

Mawhee was skating around early in this pass.

Adam White's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.849, 660ft-4.414/156.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.783.
Keith Mawhee's incremental times: 60ft-1.109 sec., 330ft-3.213, 660ft-4.974/139.62 mph, 1,000ft-6.497.

Left Lane: Don Alexander Runs 7.684/145.34/-0.106, Now #19; D/D Index: 7.79, Prior Best: 7.484/175.43/-0.306, Was #19
Right Lane: Raymond Martin Runs 7.646/171.73/-0.644, Now #4; K/AA Index: 8.29, Prior Best: 7.631/170.84/-0.659, Was #4

Alexander was to the left of the groove early and he was very close to the wall at the finish.

Raymond Martin's incremental times: 60ft-1.074 sec., 330ft-3.103, 660ft-4.833/141.56 mph, 1,000ft-6.347.

Left Lane: Richard Brady Runs 7.256/183.67/-0.304, Now #18; B/ND Index: 7.56, Prior Best: 7.244/183.10/-0.316, Was #17
Right Lane: Richard Freeman Runs 6.314/241.80/-0.726, Now #1; AA/AT Index: 7.04, Prior Best: 7.790/177.39/0.750, Was #21

Freeman was all over his lane on this pass but he stayed on the throttle.

Richard Freeman's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.802, 660ft-4.233/180.02 mph, 1,000ft-5.376.

Left Lane: Scott Benham No Time, Now #8; B/T Index: 8.75, Prior Best: 8.108/166.03/-0.642, Was #8
Right Lane: Clark Smiley Runs 7.390/184.93/-0.600, Now #6; BB/A Index: 7.99, Prior Best: 7.334/186.98/-0.656, Was #6

Benham's engine went silent shortly after the hit. The next pair was put into the system before he coasted across the finish line.

Clark Smiley's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-3.062, 660ft-4.728/147.20 mph, 1,000ft-6.171.

Left Lane: Joey Tanksley Runs 15.628/48.25/8.358, Now #24; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 12.290/74.72/5.020, Was #24
Right Lane: Travis Gusso Runs 8.254/164.41/-0.736, Now #1; D/SM Index: 8.99, Prior Best: 8.282/163.87/-0.708, Was #3

Early tire shake for Tanksley.

Travis Gusso's incremental times: 60ft-1.193 sec., 330ft-3.401, 660ft-5.267/131.48 mph, 1,000ft-6.886.

Left Lane: Donald Thomas Runs 7.225/181.52/-0.645, Now #3; C/ED Index: 7.87, Prior Best: 7.161/182.82/-0.709, Was #3
Right Lane: Pete Carbery Runs 7.124/199.32/-0.446, Now #17; B/AA Index: 7.57, Prior Best: 8.391/138.56/0.821, Was #22

Carbery was to the left of the groove for much of this pass.

Donald Thomas' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.908, 660ft-4.551/148.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.991.

Left Lane: Lloyd Wofford Runs 8.258/154.47/-0.362, Now #19; B/SMA Index: 8.62, Prior Best: 12.086/96.10/3.466, Was #23
Right Lane: Ray Goodman Runs 7.467/175.57/-0.373, Now #18; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.514/175.02/-0.326, Was #18

Goodman was to the left of the groove on the top end of the track.

Left Lane: Bill Kent Runs 6.631/202.45/-0.639, Now #9; B/D Index: 7.27, Prior Best: 6.818/199.17/-0.452, Was #16

A very smooth pass for Kent. Bill Kent's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.758, 660ft-4.234/165.80 mph, 1,000ft-5.526.

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