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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 12:02 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MARTIN, Mich. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Nitrous at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, ADRL Summer Drags IX:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 John Camp                             360 Bob Rahaim                   
E1                  -0.259  3.944 185.85     ****WINNER****  0.048  3.831 196.16
 Qualified:             #9  3.884 188.77                        #8  3.857 195.13
11:35 a.m. Camp left way before the green. Meanwhile, Rahaim made his quickest run of the event.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  117 Tommy Franklin                        933 Jason Harris                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.243  5.599  79.52                           No Time      
 Qualified:            #10  3.887 192.57                        #7  3.851 191.03
Franklin's luck has been good lately. He made a last-ditch run last night to make the field, then Harris broke on the burnout and Franklin was able to get the win on an aborted run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  117 Tommy Franklin                        933 Jason Harris                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.243  5.599  79.52                           No Time      
 Qualified:            #10  3.887 192.57                        #7  3.851 191.03


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1064 Jennifer Green                       1941 Blake Housley                
E1                   0.195  4.388 160.04     ****WINNER****  0.029  3.909 191.72
 Qualified:            #17  4.387 159.52                       #11  3.912 191.73
"Mom" Green was in as an alternate for Pat Stoken, who had two major nitrous explosions in two days.

She waited to see if Housley would go red or have a repeat of the electrical problems he had in Saturday's final qualifying session. He didn't, running his best ET of the event.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  111 John Vergotz                         4069 John Hall                    
E1                   0.156  4.029 179.11     ****WINNER****  0.046  3.875 197.60
 Qualified:            #14  4.025 184.71                        #3  3.806 196.77
This one was all John Hall, with over a tenth of a second in the bank as he passed the tree. He will have lane choice against Housley in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1994 Ed Burnley                            262 Robert Patrick Jr            
E1                   0.029  3.925 190.44     ****WINNER****  0.065  3.844 193.44
 Qualified:            #12  3.958 185.74                        #5  3.823 193.80
Burnley "stole" four hundredths at the green and almost made it stick, but Patrick had the lead by half track, then started pulling away.

Robert Patrick Jr's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.015), 330 ft(0.010). MOV: 0.0447 seconds (approximately 12 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  369 John Decerbo                          949 Steve Jackson                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.033  3.842 193.89
 Qualified:            #13  3.964 183.95                        #4  3.808 195.39
Decerbo was a no-show, breaking in the final qualifying session. Jackson made a nice run and will have lane choice against Patrick, by two thousandths.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3775 Keith Jackson                          44 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.090  4.855 121.07     ****WINNER****  0.098  3.726 195.95
 Qualified:            #15  4.041 182.44                        #2  3.802 192.62
Holy cow! Castellana just shattered the ET record (3.746). He'll need a 3.763 to back that up!

Mike Castellana's incremental times: 60ft-0.894 sec., 330ft-2.468.

Castellana will have lane choice against Franklin in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1087 Jim Laurita                          1020 Josh Green                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.133  3.835 194.55                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #1  3.765 197.98                       #16  4.083 160.11
"Son" Josh Green was a no-show, blew a sparkplug out. Laurita staged once, the tree didn't fire. He was backed out, the problem was fixed, and he staged again. He made a good run, but won't have lane choice against Rahaim in round two.





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