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Sat, 05 May 2012, 15:11 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





COMMERCE, Ga. - Notes from final, round 4 qualifying in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern 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: V. Gaines Runs 8.995/96.89, Now #20; Best prior run: 7.145/205.16, Was #20

Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.14 inches, adjusted altitude 3,595 feet, track temperature 133 degrees.

Gaines was out of the groove early and over by the wall before he clicked it off. Gaines will not qualify.


Left Lane: Buddy Perkinson Runs 6.727/206.92, Now #17; Best prior run: 6.716/206.99, Was #17
Right Lane: Chris McGaha Runs 15.019/49.05, Now #21; Best prior run: 15.115/47.01, Was #21

McGaha made a quick move toward the wall and clicked it off. Perkinson slows from his earlier time today and he will not get in the show.

Left Lane: Warren Johnson Runs 6.737/206.39, Now #16; Best prior run: 6.710/206.35, Was #16
Right Lane: John Gaydosh Jr Runs 13.606/63.92, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.937/200.02, Was #19

Gaydosh shook right off the starting line and clicked it off. No help here for WJ...

Left Lane: Steve Kent Runs 6.690/207.02, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.645/207.85, Was #11
Right Lane: Grace Howell Runs 6.729/205.26, Now #18; Best prior run: 6.724/205.38, Was #18

Howell slows from earlier today and she will not get in the show. Kent with the quickest pass of the round, but will stay in the number 11 spot.

Left Lane: Shane Gray Runs 6.676/207.08, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.643/206.99, Was #10
Right Lane: Jeg Coughlin Runs 6.695/207.62, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.699/207.05, Was #15

Coughlin improves on his time from earlier today and move up the ladder one spot. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.020 sec., 330ft-2.813, 660ft-4.312/164.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.606. No help here for Gray.

Left Lane: Rodger Brogdon Runs 6.678/207.40, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.643/207.56, Was #9
Right Lane: Greg Stanfield Runs 6.694/205.94, Now #14; Best prior run: 6.697/206.23, Was #15

Stanfield with the quickest 60-foot time of the round and the fourth quickest pass of the round. Greg Stanfield's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.295/163.83 mph, 1,000ft-5.597. No help here for Brogdon, but still the second quickest pass of the round. Rodger Brogdon's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.296/164.15 mph, 1,000ft-5.589.

Left Lane: Vincent Nobile Runs 6.664/208.26, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.638/208.49, Was #8
Right Lane: Kurt Johnson Runs 6.661/207.30, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.674/207.72, Was #13

This was good side-by-side drag race. Johnson with the quickest pass of the round...Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.282/165.56 mph, 1,000ft-5.573. Nobile the second quickest of the session. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.800, 660ft-4.293/165.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.580.

Left Lane: Ron Krisher Runs 6.664/207.94, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.637/208.91, Was #6
Right Lane: Larry Morgan Runs 6.686/207.02, Now #12; Best prior run: 6.654/207.37, Was #12

Krisher ties Nobile for the third quickest pass of the session, but runs faster. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.290/164.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.578. Morgan with another good pass. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.795, 660ft-4.290/164.51 mph, 1,000ft-5.578.

Left Lane: Ronnie Humphrey Runs 6.679/207.27, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.631/208.88, Was #4
Right Lane: Erica Enders Runs 6.655/207.56, Now #7; Best prior run: 6.637/208.20, Was #7

Enders with the quickest pass of the round...Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.786, 660ft-4.280/165.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.569. Humphrey with another good pass.Ronnie Humphrey's incremental times: 60ft-1.004 sec., 330ft-2.802, 660ft-4.299/164.65 mph, 1,000ft-5.591.

Left Lane: Greg Anderson Runs 6.662/208.14, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.625/208.62, Was #3
Right Lane: Mike Edwards Runs 6.645/208.33, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.635/208.59, Was #5

Edwards with the quickest pass of the round and he will start from the number five spot. Mike Edwards' incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.787, 660ft-4.279/165.94 mph, 1,000ft-5.563. Anderson with another good pass, fourth quickest of the round. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.794, 660ft-4.288/164.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.577.

Left Lane: Allen Johnson Runs 6.637/208.23, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.613/209.23, Was #2
Right Lane: Jason Line Runs 6.629/208.39, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.607/209.04, Was #1

This was a great way to wrap up qualifying with the two quickest cars of the event running the two quickest passes of the round. Line was quickest and Johnson was right there with him. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.000 sec., 330ft-2.783, 660ft-4.271/165.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.555.
Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.264/166.23 mph, 1,000ft-5.547.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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