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Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 13:04 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BRISTOL, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   42 Robert Mathis                          21 Pat Stoken                   
E1                   0.076  3.943 191.05     ****WINNER****  0.053  3.853 188.15
 Qualified:             #4  3.906 194.27                        #5  3.907 193.57
12:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.70 inches, adjusted altitude 2,021 feet.

Stoken gets a big starting line advantage and gets the win, It may be expensive, with a big puff of smoke from the pipes at the 330 and then a bunch in the lights.

Mathis is busy on his pass and slows a little from his qualifying times.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1001 Bill Glidden                         4914 Jeff Naiser                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  3.934 188.10                     0.020  5.572  87.46
 Qualified:             #6  3.925 190.40                        #3  3.871 192.85
Glidden gets an easy win, as Naiser car is lazy off the line and then shakes and spins the tires. He has to lift and Glidden is long gone.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  117 Tommy Franklin                        360 Bob Rahaim                   
E1                   0.036  4.011 184.95     ****WINNER****  0.077  3.889 194.02
 Qualified:             #7  4.253 156.97                        #2  3.829 195.28
Bob Rahaim is second off the line, but has the power to drive on by before the 330 lights for the win. MOV: 0.0814 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

He will face Glidden in the next round with lane choice.

Bob Rahaim's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.036), 330 ft(0.015).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1087 Jim Laurita                                Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  4.140 138.05     
 Qualified:             #1  3.785 197.62                     Bye
Laurita gets the bye run and will race Stoken next round. He leaves well, but has the Camaro drive steadily towards the guard rail. He has to lift.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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