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Fri, 26 Jul 2013, 22:01 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Larry Sullivan





BUDDS CREEK, Md. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, Mayhem at the Creek 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: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.070/150.75, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.411/124.20, Was #7
Right Lane: Jim Sackuvich Runs 3.948/184.57, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.629/158.95, Was #8

9:38 p.m. Solid runs in both lanes to open the third session.

Tommy Franklin's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.606.
Jim Sackuvich's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.615.

Left Lane: Chuck Mohn Runs 3.967/181.18, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.029/179.11, Was #7
Right Lane: Randy Weatherford No Time, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.929/192.66, Was #4

Weatherford made the burnout and the car went silent when he stopped. He was pushed back to the lane.

Mohn made a nice, smooth, straight run to move up one spot on the ladder.

Left Lane: Jim Laurita No Time, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.866/193.21, Was #1
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 5.095/97.53, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.883/194.24, Was #2

Two quick cars, sitting 1-2 at the moment.

Problems in both lanes. Laurita's car broke on the launch, rolling to a stop about 100 feet out - the report is "broken rear end." Rahaim had a solid launch, with a 0.950 60-foot time, but the car started shaking and he lifted.

Right Lane: Danny Parry Runs 3.847/197.25, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.894/195.76, Was #3

This was a pretty run, by a pretty car. The exhaust flames were blue and steady, the car didn't shake or wiggle, and that appears to be a career-best run for Perry (who was in the computer system a Duke Snyder).

Right Lane: Randy Weatherford Runs 3.883/193.71, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.929/192.66, Was #4

Since Weatherford did not stage the car on his earlier attempt, his crew was able to fix whatever shut the power down and he came up for another try.

He made a strong run, with a big spray of sparks from the right side "zoomies" right at the stripe. The safety crew rolled to see what happened, but he was reported to be okay, just a spectacular sacrifice to the aluminum gods.





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