Drag Race Central - NHRA
Fri, 17 May 2013, 20:36 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Rick Green

TOPEKA, Kan. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals 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: Deric Kramer Runs 10.035/90.58, Now #16; Best prior run: 15.556/53.62, Was #17

Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 28.70 inches, adjusted altitude 3,488 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Kramer with problems right at the hit and was drifting toward the centerline before he clicked it off around 330 feet.

Left Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.668/206.99, Now #8; Best prior run: 12.949/64.68, Was #17
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 6.715/206.07, Now #15; Best prior run: 7.070/161.02, Was #15

Morgan was straight down the groove and into the show. Larry Morgan's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.790, 660ft-4.289/164.33 mph, 1,000ft-5.580. McGaha makes a move in the right direction, but will not get in the show today.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 7.954/125.56, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.709/206.35, Was #14
Right Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.717/206.01, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.734/205.98, Was #16

Kent with a new car here...he has a slight improvement, but not enough to get in the show. Brogdon with problems early and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.666/207.78, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.685/206.89, Was #13
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.672/206.54, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.681/206.51, Was #10

Nobile makes a move in the right direction and gets in the show. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.803, 660ft-4.297/164.83 mph, 1,000ft-5.582. Stanfield improves, but will stay in the number 10 spot. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.288/164.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.582.

Left Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.657/208.20, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.684/207.40, Was #13
Right Lane: Matt Hartford Runs 6.668/207.53, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.667/207.46, Was #8

Line with the quickest pass of the session, so far and moves into the top half of the show. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.793, 660ft-4.285/165.17 mph, 1,000ft-5.572. No help here for Hartford, but still a good pass...Matt Hartford's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.793, 660ft-4.290/164.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.582.

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 6.669/207.88, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.683/207.24, Was #13
Right Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.655/207.85, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.662/207.88, Was #7

Anderson with the quickest pass of the round and he moves up to the number four spot. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.799, 660ft-4.287/171.75 mph, 1,000ft-5.572. Jones with a good pass to move up the ladder a couple spots. Rickie Jones' incremental times: 60ft-1.008 sec., 330ft-2.805, 660ft-4.298/164.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.587.

Left Lane: V. Gaines Runs 6.658/208.52, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.674/207.82, Was #13
Right Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.640/208.04, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.661/207.82, Was #7

Gray with the quickest pass of the round and he goes to the number two spot. Shane Gray's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.273/165.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.558. Gaines makes a move in the right direction and gets into the top half of the show. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.804, 660ft-4.295/165.29 mph, 1,000ft-5.577.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.633/208.62, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.651/208.10, Was #4
Right Lane: Erica Enders-Stevens Runs 6.625/208.30, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.656/207.62, Was #6

Enders-Stevens with her new sponsor and she goes to the number one spot. Erica Enders-Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.775, 660ft-4.260/165.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.543. Johnson with another good pass to move up the ladder one spot. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.272/165.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.553.

Left Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.618/208.55, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.626/208.49, Was #2
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.633/208.46, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.641/207.98, Was #5

Edwards takes back the number one spot with a great looking pass. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.259/166.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.539. Coughlin moves up the ladder one spot to the number four spot. He tied his teammate Allen Johnson's E.T. but gave up the spot based on his slower speed. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.272/165.54 mph, 1,000ft-5.553.

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