BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in X-Treme Pro Stock at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness 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: Lester Cooper Runs 4.162/172.87, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.225/171.42, Was #6
Right Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.102/176.12, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.085/176.67, Was #1
5:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 28.76 inches, adjusted altitude 2,457 feet.
Dean Goforth comes into the session in number one and Todd Hoerner is on the bump spot at 6.351.
Left Lane: Elijah Morton Runs 4.156/170.73, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.180/174.66, Was #6
Right Lane: Todd Hoerner Runs 5.207/96.70, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.351/73.90, Was #8
Horner wants off the bump spot and up the ladder for a better first round match up. Not this time. The tires shake hard off the line and he lifts. A much better ET, but no improvement in position.
Morton's Mustang isn't as strong off the line, but he keeps it stuck to the track and moves up a spot to number five for now on a nice pass.
Elijah Morton's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.727.
Left Lane: Kevin Bealko Runs 4.152/173.67, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.119/175.55, Was #4
Right Lane: Rocky Watford Runs 4.241/170.11, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.650/81.78, Was #9
Watford has only made one pass, so far, and is still outside the field. He the only car that can bump in. He does what he needs to this time and finally gets a nice tune up pass and the new bump spot.
Another strong pass for Bealko, but he will stay number four for now.
Kevin Bealko's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.734.
Rocky Watford's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.791.
Left Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 4.082/176.03, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.087/174.82, Was #2
Right Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 4.113/175.55, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.094/175.84, Was #3
The younger Goforth has the tune up and flies on down the track to run low ET, but Dad keeps top speed.
Nice looking pass for Deflorian to stay number three.
Cary Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.678.
John Deflorian Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.708.
Right Lane: Richard Penland Runs 4.124/175.00, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.240/168.72, Was #7
Penland keeps the tune up going the right way with a much better pass to the final #5 spot for today.
Richard Penland's incremental times: 60ft-0.992 sec., 330ft-2.714.