Car Qualifying Session Three
The final session
was Saturday midday and it was led off by Rick Rogers and Kris
up to the #2 spot with a great 5.640 at 249.26 while Rogers carded
a 5.856 at 241.89 to end up in the #13 hole.
two pitted Jason Rupert and Matt Bynum.
Rupert laid down
another great number to stay #1. His 5.605 at 256.94 would stand
for low ET of the meet to this point. Bynum's 5.89 at 246.80
failed to make the 16 car show.
The next pair
setting their sights on improving were Dan Horan Jr. and Mike
smoked the tires at the hit and stayed on the DNQ list.
moved up to the #5 hole with a 5.696 at 255.82.
was Cory Lee and John Weaver
Lee's 5.73 at
254.14 didn't improve on his earlier 5.70 which would end up
#6 while Weaver moved up to #8 with a 5.742 at 252.76.
out was John Hale and Nathan Sitko.
with a 5.96 at 240.13 but didn't make the cut. After carrying
the front end for some distance Hale's car struck the tires and
that was that. His 5.981 from Friday was also not good enough
to come back for E1.
Up next the fans
saw Rich Townsend and Alex Miladinovich who failed to smoke the
tires in his burnout.
was Ryan Hodgson and Paul Romine.
went all the way to #2 with a 5.611 at 261.42.
read 5.76 at 243.63 which should have put him in the show but
for the third time the run was disallowed.
out was Tim Boychuck and Marcus Lawson.
improved but his 6.458 at 218.55 fell far short of making the
problems and shut off early but his previous 5.764 was good for
the #8 spot.
Back for their
last shot were two cars on the outside looking in; Chris Davis
and Mark Sanders.
Sanders who is
normally a player fell short for the third time with a 5.88 at
239. Lawson was in the same boat, his 5.92 at 208 ended being
Next pair was
in the show and just trying to improve their positions. Richard
Hartman and Tim Nemeth
Hartman did improve
with a 5.746 at 255.77 which was good for the #9 spot. Nemeth's
5.84 did not improve on his previous 5.83.
trying to break into the field were Bill Windham and Geoff Monise.
went up in tire smoke at the hit.
a 5.97 at 239.31 which fell far short. Windham coasted through
ending in the #32 basement.
Next out was
Don Hudson and Danny Gerber who were both trying to break into
with his 5.868 at 231.64 while Hudson carded a 5.90 at 247 which
did not improve on his earlier 5.882 just missed the show; #17.
Gerber went into the #14 spot.
pair was James Day and Mendy Fry.
Fry's 6.01 at
236 did not come close and Day's 6.17 at 231 did not improve
on his earlier 5.875 which hung on for the #16 spot.
wrapped up with two singles starting with Mike Halstead.
stopped the clocks with a 5.92
at 218 which didn't better his Q2 5.897.
Finally it was
Steve Densham who could not stop from his burnout but was already
in the #7 spot with a 5.740.