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Sat, 15 Jun 2013, 13:47 PM

X-Treme Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard





MADISON, Ill. - Notes from final, round 4 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 this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Rocky Watford Runs 4.176/174.21, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.160/173.78, Was #8
Right Lane: Rick Cowger Runs 4.180/174.62, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.180/175.00, Was #9

12:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.57 inches, adjusted altitude 2,485 feet, track temperature 127 degrees.

Rocky Watford is on the bump spot at 4.160 and he will stay there, as the car slows just a little.

Cower makes a clean pass, but can't get past Watford.

Rocky Watford's incremental times: 60ft-1.011 sec., 330ft-2.758.
Rick Cowger's incremental times: 60ft-1.019 sec., 330ft-2.766.


Left Lane: Todd Hoerner Runs 4.243/170.99, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.136/175.21, Was #7
Right Lane: Richard Penland Runs 4.880/108.33, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.125/176.24, Was #5

Penland has a good leave and then the cars starts a tail waggle down track. He wisely lifts to stay #5.

Hoerner is off the pace too and will stay #7.

Todd Hoerner's incremental times: 60ft-1.008 sec., 330ft-2.782.

Left Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 6.496/87.59, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.130/175.68, Was #6
Right Lane: Matt Bertsch Runs 4.116/175.66, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.100/176.30, Was #4

Goforth's problems continue, as the car moves towards the center line at the hit.

Bertsch makes a full pass, but can't improve to stay #4.

Matt Bertsch's incremental times: 60ft-1.001 sec., 330ft-2.713.

Left Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.120/176.60, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.083/177.49, Was #1
Right Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 4.126/176.88, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.100/176.97, Was #3

Two good passes for the conditions and they stay in their current positions.

Dean Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-1.002 sec., 330ft-2.723.
John Deflorian Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.729.

Right Lane: Kevin Bealko Runs 4.141/175.87, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.088/177.21, Was #2

Bealko is straight and true to the finish line to wrap up qualifying.

Kevin Bealko's incremental times: 60ft-1.021 sec., 330ft-2.738.

12:43 p.m. Rocky Watford is on the bump spot at 4.160.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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