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Fri, 11 Apr 2014, 18:31 PM

Competition Eliminator Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals 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: Donald Algieri Runs 8.390/159.66/-0.240, Now #17; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 8.298/160.18/-0.332, Was #17
Right Lane: Al Ackerman Runs 8.026/167.74/-0.564, Now #7; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 7.942/168.37/-0.648, Was #7

6:12 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.38 inches, adjusted altitude 2,293 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

No obvious problems, but neither improved.


Left Lane: Kevin Houghtaling Runs 8.646/156.41/-0.574, Now #9; H/A Index: 9.22, Prior Best: 8.582/157.98/-0.638, Was #9
Right Lane: Anthony Niemczyk Runs 7.396/141.05/0.156, Now #20; I/D Index: 7.24, Prior Best: 7.434/164.63/0.194, Was #21



Left Lane: Russell Joly Runs 12.146/108.24/4.266, Now #13; C/AA Index: 7.88, Prior Best: 7.290/186.87/-0.590, Was #13
Right Lane: Van Puckett Runs 9.002/117.37/0.152, Now #18; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.826/122.12/-0.024, Was #18

Joly shut it down after 300 feet and Puckett slowed on the top end.

Left Lane: Steve Szupka Runs 8.134/159.36/-0.596, Now #12; G/EA Index: 8.73, Prior Best: 8.130/159.36/-0.600, Was #12
Right Lane: John Frech Runs 8.035/146.45/-0.555, Now #2; F/D Index: 8.59, Prior Best: 7.907/165.66/-0.683, Was #2

Two nice-looking runs, but no improvement for either.

Left Lane: Tony Terry Runs 8.637/138.39/-0.213, Now #14; G/AA Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.275/163.79/-0.575, Was #14
Right Lane: Lee Sharp Runs 18.039/86.38/9.099, Now #5; D/SMA Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 8.268/162.86/-0.672, Was #5

Sharp slowed early in the run, Terry on the top end.

Left Lane: Raymond Vettel Jr. Runs 13.056/64.90/6.406, Now #19; A/PM Index: 6.65, Prior Best: 6.773/199.79/0.123, Was #19
Right Lane: Scotty Richardson Runs 8.310/134.15/-0.470, Now #3; D/EA Index: 8.78, Prior Best: 8.105/165.03/-0.675, Was #3

Vettel shook hard and lifted. Richardson's run looked like a planned 1,000-foot pass.

Left Lane: Michael Hardee Runs 8.535/158.59/-0.405, Now #18; D/SM Index: 8.94, Prior Best: 22.203/52.88/13.263, Was #22
Right Lane: Anthony Bertozzi Runs 7.837/145.63/-0.523, Now #16; B/SR Index: 8.36, Prior Best: 8.527/107.49/0.167, Was #21

Both got down the track after busted runs in the first session.

Left Lane: Patrick Ross Sr. Runs 7.751/175.16/-0.529, Now #16; D/A Index: 8.28, Prior Best: 7.778/173.78/-0.502, Was #17
Right Lane: Fred Allen Runs 7.879/145.55/-0.431, Now #6; E/AA Index: 8.31, Prior Best: 7.648/176.12/-0.662, Was #6

Ross's car shook hard on the launch.

Left Lane: Art Hodges Runs 7.405/184.19/-0.485, Now #15; C/A Index: 7.89, Prior Best: 7.355/185.87/-0.535, Was #15
Right Lane: Frank Aragona Runs 8.088/143.05/-0.542, Now #4; F/ED Index: 8.63, Prior Best: 7.957/165.42/-0.673, Was #4



Left Lane: David Rampy Runs 9.059/94.84/1.219, Now #11; A/EA Index: 7.84, Prior Best: 7.235/182.77/-0.605, Was #11
Right Lane: Joe Carnasciale Runs 8.977/149.40/-0.593, Now #1; I/SMA Index: 9.57, Prior Best: 8.839/151.58/-0.731, Was #1

Rampy slowed on the top end.

Left Lane: Arnie Martel Runs 7.551/178.59/-0.619, Now #10; D/AA Index: 8.17, Prior Best: 7.552/175.57/-0.618, Was #10
Right Lane: Jenny Treadwell Runs 8.898/109.80/0.048, Now #8; E/ED Index: 8.85, Prior Best: 8.212/158.69/-0.638, Was #8

Martel ran within a thousandth of his first pass.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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