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Sat, 03 Aug 2013, 21:55 PM

Extreme Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Extreme Pro Stock at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, ADRL Memphis Drags IV:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  383 Bradley Waddle                        428 Scott Hintz                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  4.144 175.48                     0.048  4.114 176.81
 Qualified:             #9  4.112 177.02                        #8  4.110 175.80
8:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 84 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 2,279 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Waddle did a great job of driving here. he gets the hole shot and starts to pull away. the car makes a wild move to the left, then back to the right, then the rear end wiggles around before finally settling down. Hintz started making up ground but came up just a little short.

Bradley Waddle's incremental margins: 60ft(0.032), 330 ft(0.016). MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 12 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4960 Rick Cowger                          1594 Kevin Bealko                 
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.020  4.738 130.22                           No Time      
 Qualified:            #13  4.160 175.02                        #4  4.101 176.84
Bealko had problems after the burnout and did not make a pass. Cowger leaves the line, sounds like he drove through the clutch and slowed.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  177 Elijah Morton                         143 Ron Miller                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  4.112 175.16                     0.042  4.184 171.77
 Qualified:             #3  4.100 175.84                       #14  4.169 171.62
Morton gets the advantage off the line and starts pulling away. Miller made a move to the left early, steered it back toward the groove, but was falling behind all the way through the run.

Elijah Morton's incremental margins: 60ft(0.039), 330 ft(0.068). MOV: 0.0977 seconds (approximately 25 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Brian Gahm                            531 John Deflorian Jr.           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.054  4.113 176.07                     0.110  4.125 176.53
 Qualified:            #11  4.119 175.98                        #6  4.107 177.02
Gahm gets a huge advantage off the line and starts to pull away. Deflorian has a bad sixty foot time, a 1.011, and never really had a chance to make up the difference off the line.

Gahm will give up lane choice to Morton in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Cary Goforth                          290 Trevor Eman                  
E1                  -0.001  4.106 176.10     ****WINNER****  0.024  4.100 175.80
 Qualified:            #10  4.116 176.53                        #7  4.108 176.12
Goforth just misses the tree and his weekend is done. Eman makes his quickest pass of the weekend and takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   99 Doug Kirk                               8 John Pluchino                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  4.149 182.16                     0.108  4.111 175.16
 Qualified:            #12  4.139 174.84                        #5  4.105 175.87
Kirk and Pluchino both pre-stage. Both refuse to stage, the starter waves them in, then finally gives up and sets down the starter switch. After a few minutes Pluchino finally goes in finally quickly by Kirk. Kirk drills Pluchino on the tree, Pluchino starts to reel him in, but Kirk hangs on and takes the hole shot win.

Kirk will have lane choice over Cowger in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   42 John Bartunek                           7 John Montecalvo              
E1                  -0.061  4.201 173.52     ****WINNER****  0.018  4.110 175.98
 Qualified:            #17  4.182 174.35                        #2  4.099 176.47
Penland could not make the call so Bartunek was inserted as an alternate. Bartunek leaves way too early and ends his weekend quickly. Montecalvo makes a clean, straight pass but will give up lane choice to Eman in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  151 Dean Goforth                            6 Pete Berner                  
E1                  -0.257  4.158 175.98     ****WINNER****  0.099 10.125  44.48
 Qualified:            #16  4.182 175.43                        #1  4.095 176.17
Goforth leaves way too early and gives the win to Berner. Berner leaves the line and something goes wrong as the car noses over.

Berner will give up lane choice to Waddle in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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