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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 14:24 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MARTIN, Mich. - Results of round 2 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
  949 Steve Jackson                         262 Robert Patrick Jr            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.024  3.838 195.39                     0.038  3.889 191.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J DE CERBO  ) 0.033  3.842 193.89      (E BURNLEY   ) 0.065  3.844 193.44
 Qualified:             #4  3.808 195.39                        #5  3.823 193.80
2:09 p.m. Patrick made a race of it, but Jackson really opened the gap in the second half of the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1941 Blake Housley                        4069 John Hall                    
E2                   0.052 10.432  24.23     ****WINNER****  0.062  4.348 147.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J GREEN     ) 0.029  3.909 191.72      (J VERGOTZ   ) 0.046  3.875 197.60
 Qualified:            #11  3.912 191.73                        #3  3.806 196.77
Housley had a small edge at the green, but shook so hard that something broke and the car rolled to a stop right at the finish line. Hall got very close to the center stripe, but avoided the disqualification that would precipitate.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1087 Jim Laurita                           360 Bob Rahaim                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  3.831 197.10                     0.045  3.870 194.22
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J GREEN     ) 0.133  3.835 194.55      (J CAMP      ) 0.048  3.831 196.16
 Qualified:             #1  3.765 197.98                        #8  3.857 195.13
Laurita left first and steadily opened the gap to win by about a car length. He will have lane choice against Jackson in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Mike Castellana                       117 Tommy Franklin               
E2                   0.035  4.018 182.72     ****WINNER****  0.045  3.934 190.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K JACKSON   ) 0.098  3.726 195.95      (J HARRIS    ) 0.243  5.599  79.52
 Qualified:             #2  3.802 192.62                       #10  3.887 192.57
This was a big upset. Castellana was first off the line and was pulling away, but the rear of his car kicked out to the left and he had to backpedal to straighten it out. By then, Franklin had the lead and didn't give it back.

Tommy Franklin's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.035), 330 ft(-0.018). MOV: 0.0730 seconds (approximately 20 feet).

Franklin will have lane choice agianst Hall in the semifinals.





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