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Comp Eliminator
 
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Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 1
BAYTOWN, Texas - HOUSTON - Revised notes from round 1 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, amount over/under index, and position in order following run, class and class index (revision corrects two drivers who were mis-identified in the original notes):
 
      Left Lane: Kevin Duet       Runs 6.953/179.97/-0.477, Now #2
      A/ND Index: 7.43
     Right Lane: Charles Watson   Runs 8.247/163.87/-0.513, Now #1
      D/SM Index: 8.76
11:28 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 68 percent, barometer 30.18 inches, adjusted altitude 1,696 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Two clean runs to open the first session.

      Left Lane: Mike Trumble     Runs 7.941/170.97/-0.589, Now #1
      A/SMA Index: 8.53
     Right Lane: Dennis Smiley    Runs 7.606/174.12/0.206, Now #4
      BB/AM Index: 7.40
Nice first pass by Trumble to go to #1 for now.
      Left Lane: Keith Mawhee     Runs 8.449/128.27/0.169, Now #4
      D/A Index: 8.28
     Right Lane: Adam White       Runs 15.196/54.07/7.766, Now #6
      A/ND Index: 7.43
White slowed immediately.
      Left Lane: Raymond Martin   Runs 7.666/171.64/-0.624, Now #2
      K/AA Index: 8.29
     Right Lane: Joey Tanksley    Runs 6.792/196.39/-0.618, Now #1
      C/D Index: 7.41
Nice passes by both cars.
      Left Lane: Alan Ellis       Runs 6.540/202.58/-0.610, Now #3
      A/AA Index: 7.15
     Right Lane: Jim Kimbrough    Runs 6.983/192.99/-0.607, Now #4
      C/DA Index: 7.59
Two more nice runs.
      Left Lane: Kevin Self       Runs 7.782/167.61/-0.688, Now #2
      F/EA Index: 8.47
     Right Lane: Adam Hickey      Runs 8.186/164.19/-0.434, Now #9
      C/SMA Index: 8.62
Self had a nice run, but came up a hundredth short of the #1 spot.
      Left Lane: Clark Smiley     Runs 7.436/183.84/-0.554, Now #8
      BB/A Index: 7.99
     Right Lane: Craig Bourgeois  Runs 6.809/200.02/-0.581, Now #7
      B/DA Index: 7.39
      Left Lane: Del Segura       Runs 8.061/164.45/-0.539, Now #10
      F/D Index: 8.60
     Right Lane: Donald Thomas    Runs 7.281/164.87/-0.549, Now #1
      C/ED Index: 7.83
      Left Lane: Scott Cashio     Runs 8.475/159.83/-0.505, Now #12
      D/SMA Index: 8.98
     Right Lane: Charlie Stewart  Runs 7.977/135.48/-0.273, Now #15
      J/D Index: 8.25
      Left Lane: Pete Carbery     Runs 8.395/117.72/0.835, Now #19
      B/AA Index: 7.56
     Right Lane: Bruno Massel     Runs 6.650/202.45/-0.590, Now #7
      I/D Index: 7.24
Carbery slowed, then the track crew took a hard look at Massel's lane and found a trail of fluid. Cleanup in aisle two.
      Left Lane: Bill Kent        Runs 6.706/201.07/-0.564, Now #11
      B/D Index: 7.27
     Right Lane: Duane Robison    Runs 7.330/187.05/-0.600, Now #7
      C/A Index: 7.93
      Left Lane: Scott Benham     Runs 8.371/158.89/-0.379, Now #18
      B/T Index: 8.75
      Left Lane: David Rampy      Runs 7.231/182.62/-0.609, Now #6
      A/EA Index: 7.84

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 Psn  Driver                   Class Index     ET   Ov/Un
   1. Kevin Self                 F/EA  8.47  7.782  -0.688
   2. Raymond Martin             K/AA  8.29  7.666  -0.624
   3. Joey Tanksley               C/D  7.41  6.792  -0.618
   4. Alan Ellis                 A/AA  7.15  6.540  -0.610
   5. David Rampy                A/EA  7.84  7.231  -0.609
   6. Jim Kimbrough              C/DA  7.59  6.983  -0.607
   7. Duane Robison               C/A  7.93  7.330  -0.600
   8. Bruno Massel                I/D  7.24  6.650  -0.590
   9. Mike Trumble              A/SMA  8.53  7.941  -0.589
  10. Craig Bourgeois            B/DA  7.39  6.809  -0.581
  11. Bill Kent                   B/D  7.27  6.706  -0.564
  12. Adam Hickey               C/SMA  8.74  8.186  -0.554
  13. Clark Smiley               BB/A  7.99  7.436  -0.554
  14. Donald Thomas              C/ED  7.83  7.281  -0.549
  15. Del Segura                  F/D  8.60  8.061  -0.539
  16. Charles Watson             C/SM  8.76  8.247  -0.513
  17. Scott Cashio              E/SMA  8.98  8.475  -0.505
  18. Kevin Duet                 A/ND  7.43  6.953  -0.477
  19. Scott Benham                B/T  8.75  8.371  -0.379
  20. Charlie Stewart             J/D  8.25  7.977  -0.273
  21. Keith Mawhee                D/A  8.28  8.449   0.169
  22. Dennis Smiley             BB/AM  7.40  7.606   0.206
  23. Pete Carbery                B/A  7.56  8.395   0.835
  24. Adam White                 A/ND  7.43 15.196   7.766

Friday

Results for Qualifying Round 2
BAYTOWN, Texas - HOUSTON - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries 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: Craig Bourgeois  Runs 14.292/70.24/6.902, Now #10
      B/DA Index: 7.39            Prior Best: 6.809/200.02/-0.581, Was #10
     Right Lane: Pete Carbery     Runs 7.268/182.38/-0.302, Now #20
      B/AA Index: 7.57            Prior Best: 8.395/117.72/0.825, Was #23
1:54 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 30.14 inches, adjusted altitude 1,867 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Bourgeois had a 0.003 light, then slowed. Carbery sat there with a green light glowing for 26.951 seconds (to allow Bourgeois to clear the track), then made his run. Better than his first, but still not a competitive run.

      Left Lane: Bruno Massel     Runs 6.594/204.63/-0.646, Now #2
      I/D Index: 7.24             Prior Best: 6.650/202.45/-0.590, Was #8
     Right Lane: Kevin Self       Runs 8.070/131.99/-0.400, Now #1
      F/EA Index: 8.47            Prior Best: 7.782/167.61/-0.688, Was #1
Massel jumped up the ladder, to the #2 spot, with a nice run. Self made a half-pass.
      Left Lane: Charlie Stewart  Runs 7.760/168.66/-0.490, Now #17
      J/D Index: 8.25             Prior Best: 7.977/135.48/-0.273, Was #21
     Right Lane: Scott Benham     Runs 8.284/164.63/-0.466, Now #19
      B/T Index: 8.75             Prior Best: 8.371/158.89/-0.379, Was #19
Both drivers picked up the pace a bit from their first run today.
      Left Lane: Adam Hickey      Runs 8.265/152.06/-0.475, Now #19
      C/SMA Index: 8.74           Prior Best: 8.186/164.19/-0.554, Was #20
     Right Lane: Raymond Martin   Runs 7.659/171.58/-0.631, Now #3
      K/AA Index: 8.29            Prior Best: 7.666/171.64/-0.624, Was #3
Martin improved slightly, stayed third.
      Left Lane: Charles Watson   Runs 8.367/161.50/-0.393, Now #15
      D/SM Index: 8.76            Prior Best: 8.247/163.87/-0.513, Was #15
     Right Lane: Del Segura       Runs 8.238/162.72/-0.362, Now #14
      F/D Index: 8.60             Prior Best: 8.061/164.45/-0.539, Was #14
Segura's Mitsubishi-engined dragster isn't much bigger than a Junior Dragster, but it's a lot quicker - 5.226 seconds and 132.8 mph at the 1/8-mile.
      Left Lane: Donald Thomas    Runs 7.254/181.67/-0.576, Now #11
      C/ED Index: 7.83            Prior Best: 7.281/164.87/-0.549, Was #13
     Right Lane: Mike Trumble     Runs 7.953/168.91/-0.577, Now #9
      A/SMA Index: 8.53           Prior Best: 7.941/170.97/-0.589, Was #9
This turned ugly at the finish line, Trumble's car making a hard left turn in a cloud of smoke. He appeared to hit the left wall hard before spinning to a stop in the left lane, well past the finish line. Thomas was well clear before the incident and was not involved. Trumble was not injured, but the car took a licking.
      Left Lane: Adam White       Runs 6.880/195.42/-0.550, Now #14
      A/ND Index: 7.43            Prior Best: 15.196/54.08/7.766, Was #24
     Right Lane: Scott Cashio     Runs 9.141/119.41/0.161, Now #17
      D/SMA Index: 8.98           Prior Best: 8.475/159.83/-0.505, Was #16
2:19 p.m. Back to racing.

Nice run by White in the front-engined dragster. Cashio made a half-pass.
      Left Lane: Jim Kimbrough    Runs 7.045/192.74/-0.545, Now #8
      C/DA Index: 7.59            Prior Best: 6.983/192.99/-0.607, Was #7
     Right Lane: Clark Smiley     Runs 7.373/186.33/-0.617, Now #5
      BB/A Index: 7.99            Prior Best: 7.436/183.84/-0.554, Was #13
Nice pass by Smiley to move up to sixth spot.
      Left Lane: Dennis Smiley    No Time, Now #24
      BB/AM Index: 7.40           Prior Best: 7.606/174.12/0.206, Was #24
     Right Lane: Keith Mawhee     Runs 7.815/175.27/-0.465, Now #22
      D/A Index: 8.28             Prior Best: 8.449/128.27/0.169, Was #23
Dennis Smiley's blown Corvette got up on the tires, then shook and he lifted. Since he left before the tree came down, he didn't get a time anyway.
      Left Lane: Joey Tanksley    Runs 7.387/134.19/-0.023, Now #4
      C/D Index: 7.41             Prior Best: 6.792/196.39/-0.618, Was #4
     Right Lane: David Rampy      Runs 7.277/181.81/-0.563, Now #7
      A/EA Index: 7.84            Prior Best: 7.231/182.62/-0.609, Was #7
Tanksley made a half-pass.
      Left Lane: Duane Robison    Runs 7.309/187.05/-0.621, Now #4
      C/A Index: 7.93             Prior Best: 7.330/187.05/-0.600, Was #9
     Right Lane: Bill Kent        Runs 6.754/197.13/-0.516, Now #13
      B/D Index: 7.27             Prior Best: 6.706/201.07/-0.564, Was #13
Last pair. Robison improved nicely to move up to fourth, Kent did not improve.

       

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
BAYTOWN, Texas - FastNews Network - Final order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:
 Psn  Driver                   Class Index     ET   Ov/Un
   1. Kevin Self                 F/EA  8.47  7.782  -0.688
   2. Bruno Massel                I/D  7.24  6.594  -0.646
   3. Raymond Martin             K/AA  8.29  7.659  -0.631
   4. Duane Robison               C/A  7.93  7.309  -0.621
   5. Joey Tanksley               C/D  7.41  6.792  -0.618
   6. Clark Smiley               BB/A  7.99  7.373  -0.617
   7. Alan Ellis                 A/AA  7.15  6.540  -0.610
   8. David Rampy                A/EA  7.84  7.231  -0.609
   9. Jim Kimbrough              C/DA  7.59  6.983  -0.607
  10. Mike Trumble              A/SMA  8.53  7.941  -0.589
  11. Craig Bourgeois            B/DA  7.39  6.809  -0.581
  12. Donald Thomas              C/ED  7.83  7.254  -0.576
  13. Bill Kent                   B/D  7.27  6.706  -0.564
  14. Adam Hickey               C/SMA  8.74  8.186  -0.554
  15. Adam White                 A/ND  7.43  6.880  -0.550
  16. Del Segura                  F/D  8.60  8.061  -0.539
  17. Charles Watson             C/SM  8.76  8.247  -0.513
  18. Scott Cashio              E/SMA  8.98  8.475  -0.505
  19. Charlie Stewart             J/D  8.25  7.760  -0.490
  20. Kevin Duet                 A/ND  7.43  6.953  -0.477
  21. Scott Benham                B/T  8.75  8.284  -0.466
  22. Keith Mawhee                D/A  8.28  7.815  -0.465
  23. Pete Carbery               B/AA  7.57  7.268  -0.302
  24. Dennis Smiley             BB/AM  7.40  7.606   0.206