BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from final, round 4 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 3.871/192.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.911/191.19, Was #3
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.253/156.97, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.442/149.07, Was #7
11:26 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 2,111 feet.
Jim Laurita is number one. Field not filled, no bump spot.
Left Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 3.906/194.27, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.164/181.84, Was #6
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 5.357/91.35, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.907/193.57, Was #3
Another big improvement. Mathis this time. A clean and straight pass into the new #3 spot.
Like the last pair, Stoken has better numbers down low and has the back end step out around 150 feet out.
Robert Mathis' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.632.
Pat Stoken's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.942.
Left Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.785/197.62, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.898/194.07, Was #2
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.829/195.28, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.912/191.62, Was #5
Laurita' new Camaro has the power and powers off the line and down the track. It moves a little out of the groove near mid-track and he drives it back to move to the top of the ladder with a careen best ET and speed.
Rahaim has big power too and jump three spots up the ladder to the new number two position.
Jim Laurita's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.532.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.563.
Right Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 4.423/129.83, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.925/190.40, Was #6
Glidden drives through the clutch at the green and lifts to stay number six.