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Sun, 08 Sep 2013, 12:32 PM

Pro Extreme Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Extreme at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, ADRL Dragstock X:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  463 Brandon Pesz                         2377 Von Smith                    
E1                   0.023  3.907 182.72     ****WINNER****  0.009  3.680 209.36
 Qualified:             #8  3.661 205.98                        #9  3.664 210.05
Smith showed that his great light in the Battle for the Belts was no fluke with a double-oh light and a strong run. Pesz had problems with tire shake and fell way back.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2007 Joey Martin                             1 Mick Snyder                  
E1                   0.038  3.733 209.75     ****WINNER****  0.014  3.754 204.88
 Qualified:            #10  3.702 205.51                        #7  3.660 207.72
Snyder picked Martin's pocket here with a holeshot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  412 Randell Reid                          110 Matt Smith                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.090  3.668 210.87
 Qualified:            #11  3.736 207.69                        #6  3.622 211.59
Reid lost fire after the burnout and was unable to get the engine fired back up.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1130 John Stanley                         1382 Tommy D'Aprile               
E1                   0.017  4.590 114.40     ****WINNER****  0.025  3.683 208.49
 Qualified:            #12  3.745 203.46                        #5  3.619 210.31
Stanley left first, but early tire shake gave D'Aprile time to build a commanding lead.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  111 Chuck Ulsch                             2 Jason Scruggs                
E1                   0.063  3.760 203.34     ****WINNER****  0.030  3.736 206.04
 Qualified:            #13  3.771 203.12                        #4  3.609 201.25
Scruggs left first and held on for the win, Ulsch not far back. Scruggs lost lane choice to D'Aprile in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   11 Michael Neal                           48 Brandon Snider               
E1                  -0.013  5.945  86.20     ****WINNER****  0.040  3.715 205.63
 Qualified:            #14  3.775 205.51                        #3  3.591 210.01
Neal went red and Snider will face Matt Smith nnext round, Smith has lane choice.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  316 Danny Lowry                            10 Frankie Taylor               
E1                   0.022  5.329 118.44     ****WINNER****  0.056  4.709 106.98
 Qualified:            #15  3.781 209.75                        #2  3.575 211.46
Taylor's team was thrashing before the run and he was way off his usual pace, but Lowry had early problems that gave Taylor the lead and he won going slowly away. Taylor won't have lane choice against Snyder in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1963 Gene Hector                             7 Alex Hossler                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.552  8.194  68.67
 Qualified:            #16  3.804 198.76                        #1  3.565 211.76
Hector was unable to make the run and Hossler may have staged with a broken car because he went slowly down the track, giving lane choice in round two to Von Smith.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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