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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 09:44 AM

Pro Nitrous Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BUDDS CREEK, Md. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, Mayhem at the Creek:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  117 Tommy Franklin                       1903 Randy Weatherford            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  3.897 190.75                     0.088  3.867 192.33
 Qualified:             #5  3.910 190.65                        #4  3.883 193.71
9:31 a.m. Franklin had three hundredths and a couple thousandths in hand at the green and needed all of it, Weatherford almost catching him.

Tommy Franklin's incremental margins: 60ft(0.043), 330 ft(0.021). MOV: 0.0025 seconds (approximately 8 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5472 Jim Sackuvich                        1087 Jim Laurita                  
E1                   0.076  5.173 104.31     ****WINNER****  0.071  3.830 194.88
 Qualified:             #6  3.948 184.57                        #3  3.854 194.13
They were close at the green and side-by-side for about 200 fet, then Sakuvich's car nosed over and Laurita was inchallenged the rest of the way.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  360 Bob Rahaim                           124X Chuck Mohn                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.077  4.908 103.88                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #2  3.849 196.44                        #7  3.967 181.18
Mohn was unable to answer the staging call, so Rahaim got a free tuning pass.

Rahaim left hard and the car started chattering the tires, getting sideways very quickly. He lifted, will not have lane choice when he faces Laurita in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1969 Danny Perry                          1994 Ed Burnley                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  3.832 197.83                     0.116  3.937 188.75
 Qualified:             #1  3.847 197.25                        #8  3.984 186.51
Burnley won an event here at MIR just a week ago, so he knows this track very well. However, Perry was consistently quick in qualifying.

Burnley was late and Perry was very quick once again, making his quickest run of the event. He will have lane choice against Franklin in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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