MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in X-Treme Pro Stock at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-Treme Gateway Showdown listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Matt Bertsch Runs 4.132/175.59, Now #1
Right Lane: Rocky Watford No Time, Now #2
4:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.60 inches, adjusted altitude 2,486 feet, track temperature 132 degrees.
Watford's Cobalt shutter through the staging lights and won't get a
Left Lane: Richard Penland Runs 4.219/162.68, Now #2
Right Lane: Todd Hoerner Runs 8.727/51.54, Now #3
Both cars struggle a little. Hoerner's Camaro is slow off the line and clicks it early.
Penland has a good leave, but loses momentum going to the finish line.
Richard Penland's incremental times: 60ft-1.011 sec., 330ft-2.761.
Left Lane: Rick Cowger Runs 4.180/175.00, Now #2
Right Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 4.945/107.00, Now #4
Goforth has his hands full right after the 100 foot mark, as the car gets loose at the shift and goes sideways.
Cower was runner up at Belle Rose and makes a strong pass into the #2 spot.
Rick Cowger's incremental times: 60ft-1.019 sec., 330ft-2.767.
Cary Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.873.
Left Lane: Kevin Bealko Runs 4.096/176.37, Now #2
Right Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.083/177.49, Now #1
Good side by side passes and a career best speed for Goforth to take the new top spot.
Bealko is quicker in sixty feet and has to settle for the current number two spot on a great pass too.
Kevin Bealko's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.698.
Dean Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.694.
Left Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 4.114/176.97, Now #3
Deflorian's Car wants to keep driving toward s the wall and he has to work hard to keep it straight.
John Deflorian Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.716.
4:24 p.m. Todd Hoerner is on the bump spot at 8.727.