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Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 15:52 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan





CECIL, Ga. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Nitrous at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Hardee's Georgia Drags VII listing lane, driver 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: Steve Jackson Runs 3.851/195.56, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.866/195.11, Was #1
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 6.836/67.42, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.992/100.14, Was #8

2:22 p.m. Nice run by Jackson, improving his grip on the #1 spot. Castellana hook hard and lifted.

Left Lane: John Hall Runs 4.947/104.24, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.907/195.25, Was #3
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 7.744/59.65, Now #9; Best prior run: 8.936/48.20, Was #10

Stoken shook immediately, Hall got a little farther, then also shook and lifted.

Left Lane: Mike Hill Runs 3.951/187.44, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.330/135.58, Was #7
Right Lane: Jason Harris Runs 3.920/191.73, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.899/192.85, Was #2

Two nice runs...good enough to move Hill up a couple spots.

Left Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 3.875/195.62, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.985/190.94, Was #6
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.849/107.09, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.922/189.20, Was #4

Franklin shook and slowed, but Mathis made a very nice run, good enough to take second spot away from Harris.

Left Lane: Matt Suite No Time, Now #11; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Johnny Pilcher Runs 4.071/176.67, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.026/185.41, Was #7

2:35 p.m. Suite didn't make a run in the first session - he is driving for Steve Vick.

This was exciting and could have had a bad ending...Suite's car got out of shape on the top end and made a quick move across the centerline. Pilcher saw him coming, moved over toward the wall and avoided car-to-car contact.

Left Lane: Tim Savell Runs 10.482/42.02, Now #10; Best prior run: 8.566/60.15, Was #10

This is the "Bankston Boys" car.

The car did not come up to high RPM before launching and sputtered its way down the track.

Mike Castellana is on the eight-car bump spot at 4.992, a very vulnerable position.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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