MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous 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: Blake Housley Runs 5.522/87.93, Now #2
Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 5.445/89.71, Now #1
4:28 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.
Two strong leaves and then they both lift almost together.
Left Lane: Duke Snyder Runs 3.957/187.23, Now #2
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.877/194.72, Now #1
Career best ET and speed for Snyder, but Rahaim finally gets the full pass he was looking for in his new car and takes the top spot.
Duke Snyder's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.641.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.603.
Left Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 4.051/184.52, Now #3
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 4.541/118.96, Now #4
Naiser has a good leave and then the car has a big wiggle at the 330 lights.
Glidden's Mustang was a little lazy off the line and makes a full pass.
Bill Glidden's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.716.
Left Lane: Keith Haney Runs 4.693/133.76, Now #5
Haney has his hands full from right off the line and finally has to lift.
Left Lane: Ron Muenks No Time, Now #8
The engine goes silent right as the light goes green and he is pushed back.
4:39 p.m. Field not filled, no bump spot.