ENNIS, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Extreme at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Jason Scruggs Runs 3.654/208.81, Now #1
2:30 p.m. Scruggs trails Mick Snyder by just six points, elected to run first in this session. Looks like he wanted to "lay some smack down," he made a very nice run and set a tough number to shoot at.
Jason Scruggs' incremental times: 60ft-0.907 sec., 330ft-2.468.
Left Lane: Randell Reid No Time, Now #4
Right Lane: Duane Rister Runs 3.759/201.91, Now #2
Reid's number was in the computer, but he did not make an appearance. Rister ran close to his career-best numbers on a nice run.
Left Lane: Alex Hossler Runs 3.640/208.01, Now #2
Right Lane: Bubba Stanton Runs 3.605/210.37, Now #1
This was impressive, two great runs, side-by-side, to go to #1 and #2.
Alex Hossler's incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.450.
Bubba Stanton's incremental times: 60ft-0.916 sec., 330ft-2.429.
Left Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 3.815/177.91, Now #5
Right Lane: Todd Martin Runs 3.870/189.79, Now #6
Both cars struggled, sounded like both were unable to get into top gear.
Left Lane: Mick Snyder Runs 4.905/99.66, Now #8
Right Lane: Jay Diedrich Runs 3.848/202.24, Now #6
Scruggs threw down a 3.65 "gauntlet" in his tight championship battle with Snyder. Snyder was unable to answer the challenge, the car shaking and starting to get sideways about 100 feet out. That momentarily closes the points gap to just one point. Meanwhile, Diedrich made a career-best run, with no apparent problems.
Left Lane: Art McMahan Runs 3.711/203.16, Now #4
Right Lane: Brandon Snider Runs 5.172/107.40, Now #10
Snider smoked the tires, pedaled, spun them again. McMahan ran a career-best ET, pushing Snyder down the ladder another rung. Now they are tied, but that will probably change two or three times before qualifying is finished, tomorrow.
Left Lane: Jon Stouffer Runs 3.873/197.80, Now #9
Right Lane: Frankie Taylor Runs 4.632/110.73, Now #10
Full pass by Stouffer, a couple of backpedals by Taylor, and Snyder is now 11th and 2 points behind Scruggs. Unofficially - it's only "official" at the end of the final qualifying session.
Left Lane: Clint Thompson Runs 4.273/131.37, Now #11
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 4.245/143.12, Now #10
Both drivers shook, both backpedaled without much success. But both ended up ahead of Snyder on the list.
Left Lane: Danny Lowry Runs 5.345/101.46, Now #16
Right Lane: Neal Wantye Runs 4.560/114.07, Now #12
Oh-for-two, both shaking early and lifting.
Left Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 4.380/117.28, Now #13
Right Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 3.587/211.43, Now #1
Pesz picked up where he left off in Norwalk, running another awesome set of numbers. He is the eighth member of the under 5.60 "club," with the third-quickest run ever.
Leggett was on a good run to about half track, then his car started turning right and he lifted.
Brandon Pesz's incremental times: 60ft-0.902 sec., 330ft-2.411.
Left Lane: John Stanley Runs 3.702/207.24, Now #5
Right Lane: Todd Moyer Runs 4.050/198.47, Now #12
Moyer is running in both 10.5 and Pro Extreme this weekend. He spun the tires, then got it hooked up. Stanley made a career-best run, both ET and speed.
This pair bumped Snyder and Frankie Taylor out of the sixteen-car field.
Left Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 3.700/205.04, Now #5
This looked like a nice run - good enough for fifth on the ladder.
Now Terry Leggett is on the bump spot at 4.380.
Left Lane: Von Smith Runs 3.704/203.65, Now #7
Smith was supposed to be in the first pair out, but he did not fire the engine and the crew pushed the car back to work on it.
It was worth waiting for, up until he lifted with a lot of white smoke. But he's in the top half until later today.