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Sat, 16 Mar 2013, 12:40 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Michael L. Jex

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals listing lane, rider 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: Redell Harris Runs 7.178/187.31, Now #14; No Prior Run
Right Lane: LE Tonglet Runs 6.903/194.55, Now #10; No Prior Run

12:29 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,365 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Tonglet's pass is much better than his efforts yesterday. LE Tonglet's incremental times: 60ft-1.076 sec., 330ft-2.886, 660ft-4.418/159.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.755.

Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec Runs 6.938/192.80, Now #15; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 6.910/195.48, Now #11; No Prior Run

just .002 difference at the 60-foot timer for these two, nice top end charge by Phillips.

Left Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.160/191.24, Now #17; No Prior Run
Right Lane: James Surber Runs 7.048/190.59, Now #16; No Prior Run

Both crews at the starting line were hoping for more.

Tonight in the Pro Stock Bike pit area of Freddie Camarena there will be a party and music put on by Freddie's team and Amerimonte Records featuring Artist Danny Griego. Everyone stop by and enjoy the fun in the Pro Stock Bike Pit Area.

Left Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 6.898/193.60, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.918/190.35, Was #13
Right Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.005/189.04, Now #16; No Prior Run

DeSantis is the only bike in the field still in the sevens, but it probably won't last till the end of the round.

Left Lane: Jim Underdahl Runs 6.951/191.65, Now #17; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Chip Ellis Runs 6.910/191.00, Now #13; No Prior Run

That makes it an all six second field - Jim Underdahl's incremental times: 60ft-1.095 sec., 330ft-2.898, 660ft-4.435/159.10 mph, 1,000ft-5.785.
Chip Ellis' incremental times: 60ft-1.056 sec., 330ft-2.855, 660ft-4.389/159.32 mph, 1,000ft-5.741.

Left Lane: Katie Sullivan Runs 6.919/191.62, Now #16; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Angie Smith Runs 6.921/188.04, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.918/188.86, Was #15

Updated - Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.92 inches, adjusted altitude 1,537 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Great runs continue, conditions are pretty good out there...

Left Lane: Michael Ray Runs 6.889/191.27, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.868/195.08, Was #8
Right Lane: Scotty Pollacheck Runs 6.855/192.30, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.871/190.35, Was #9

Pollacheck bumps Ray down into the bottom half of the field. Scotty Pollacheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.065 sec., 330ft-2.842, 660ft-4.358/160.88 mph, 1,000ft-5.695.

Left Lane: Mike Berry Runs 6.892/188.07, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.860/195.17, Was #8
Right Lane: Adam Arana Runs 6.900/194.16, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.917/193.77, Was #14

Adam improves - Adam Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.080 sec., 330ft-2.893, 660ft-4.417/160.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.751.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 6.825/197.02, Now #3; Best prior run: 6.860/197.08, Was #7
Right Lane: John Hall Runs 6.929/191.57, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.842/193.24, Was #5

Nice and smooth pass for Johnson.- A career best, and it may be the quickest pass ever for a Suzuki in Pro Stock Bike.

Left Lane: Hector Arana Jr Runs 6.806/196.24, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.831/194.55, Was #4
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 6.869/194.77, Now #5; Best prior run: 6.836/194.66, Was #5

Great number for Arana Jr, he moves back ahead of his dad on the ladder.

Left Lane: Matt Smith Runs 6.843/196.79, Now #1; Best prior run: 6.804/197.28, Was #1
Right Lane: Hector Arana Runs 6.805/196.39, Now #2; Best prior run: 6.817/195.22, Was #3

Hector leaned over the left side for a bit - and then said "Not so fast son" - and moves back ahead of his son for the number two spot. 12:45 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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