BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 6.172/89.09, Now #2
Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 5.062/99.06, Now #1
12:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 28.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,064 feet.
Two broken runs to start the session. They leave right together, but Franklin's tires are shaking
right off the line and he lifts.
Left Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 5.721/80.64, Now #3
Right Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 4.577/143.93, Now #1
Stoken's car leave hard and drives right towards the centerline and he can't get it to recover.
Laurita doesn't get to the 330 lights before running out of traction.
Left Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 4.457/121.19, Now #2
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 3.943/187.16, Now #1
Naiser ran the table at the recent Tulsa race with a race win. He's quick today too and has all the numbers to take the new top spot.
Rahaim was right behind him and running well until after the 330 lights where he slowed. It's still good enough for the number two spot.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.960 sec., 330ft-2.635.
Jeff Naiser's incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.628.
Left Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 7.822/92.05, Now #7
Glidden car was brand new at Tulsa and he is still ringing out the bugs. The tires are spinning hard at the green and he lifts.