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Sun, 08 Sep 2013, 13:08 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Nitrous 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
  111 John Vergotz                           44 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.062  5.099 106.78     ****WINNER****  0.100  4.113 178.19
 Qualified:            #16  3.959 188.73                        #1  3.789 197.86
Vergotz had a nice advantage at the green, but early tire shake did him in. Castellana slowed past half track, but Vergotz was way back by then.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  360 Bob Rahaim                            369 John Decerbo                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.050  3.891 194.44                     0.076  5.632  86.78
 Qualified:             #9  3.901 194.18                        #8  3.899 191.62
Decerbo slowed before half track and did not get back into the throttle. Rahaim will have lane choice against Castellana in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4914 Jeff Naiser                           237 Chris Patrick                
E1                   0.053  5.025 100.88     ****WINNER****  0.041  5.013 169.42
 Qualified:            #10  3.906 192.22                        #7  3.885 194.60
Both cars shook early and were struggling to get down the track. Naiser led most of the way, Patrick got hooked back up and shot past in the lights. Chris Patrick's MOV: 0.0240 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  262 Robert Patrick                         22 John Camp                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061  3.918 194.38                     0.088  4.263 145.61
 Qualified:             #4  3.837 195.22                       #13  3.940 192.14
Patrick led all the way and Camp slowed on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2261 Lee Adkins Jr.                        933 Jason Harris                 
E1                   0.071  5.157  97.00     ****WINNER****  0.073  3.967 191.73
 Qualified:            #12  3.915 187.11                        #5  3.844 195.93
Adkins had problems as he neared half track and he slowed. Harris races Robert Patrick in round two, Patrick has lane choice.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   42 Robert Mathis                         949 Steve Jackson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.093  3.961 192.60                     0.005  4.117 184.50
 Qualified:            #15  3.942 192.47                        #2  3.811 194.27
"Stevie Fast" had a psychic light, but made his slowest run of the weekend andMathis will advance with lane choice against Chris Patrick in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  117 Tommy Franklin                         21 Pat Stoken                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  3.977 191.81                     0.137  3.891 194.97
 Qualified:            #14  3.942 192.60                        #3  3.819 197.25
Stoken was late and almost ran Franklin down. Almost. Tommy Franklin's MOV: 0.0080 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4069 John Hall                              80 Turky Al Z                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.074  4.016 187.68                     0.208  3.993 191.38
 Qualified:            #11  3.910 195.22                       #17  3.962 189.79
Al Z, in as an alternate for Randy Weatherford, was late and Hall got the holeshot win. He will not have lane choice against Franklin in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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