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Wed, 18 Apr 2012, 16:01 PM

Doug Riesterer Runs a Career Best for the Win
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Photo by Toyse Woody





KENNEDALE, Texas --

Twelve Texas OutLaw Pro Mods rolled in to Texas Raceway to tempt their fate on Friday the 13th and this is how it played out.

Ten racers answered the call for first round of qualifying with Randal Reid leading the pack followed by Jim Brinkerhoff, Tim Cruce, David Baldwin, Eric Clark, Gaylen Smith, Chuck Poindexter, Jay Ligon, Doug Riesterer and Mel Jackson.

Twelve racers tried to improve their qualifying position in the second session with the Bounty Hunter Gaylen Smith moving to the top, David Baldwin improving his elasped time and Doug Riesterer putting on a driving show when he turned his Camaro sideways and recovered it to improve his elasped time .

Final Qualifying Order
1. Gaylen Smith 57 HelAir 3.909 @ 187.68
2. Randall Reid 68 Camaro 4.009 @ 180.00
3. Jim Brinkerhoff 69 Camaro 4.204 @ 169.49
4. Tim Cruce 54 Studebaker 4.308 @ 169.83
5. David Baldwin 63 Corvette 4.309 @ 162.67
6. Eric Clark 67 Mustang 4.373 @ 147.55
7. Chuck Poindexter 76 Luv 4.662 @152.50
8. Jay Ligon 34 Chevy Pickup 4.667 @ 149.07
DNQ
Doug Riesterer 68 Camaro 4.767 @ 169.55
Mel Jackson 85 Camaro 4.932 @ 169.55
Steve Wiley 63 Corvette 5.362 @ 90.16
Terry Harrington 90 Monte Carlo 11.094 @ 45.55

Round 1 Eric Clark and Jim Brinkerhoff were not able to return and the other alternates, Mel Jackson and Steve Wiley were also not able to return allowing Doug Riesterer and Terry Harrington back into the field but do the pairing ladder they had to face each other in first round .

David Baldwin cuts a .073 light and runs 4.302 @ 163.49 to defeat a napping .203 Tim Cruce 4.340 @ 160.56 .

Doug Riesterer used a 3.837 @ 190.43 run, ( .93 seconds better than he qualified ) to overcome Terry Harrington's .029 light and 4.948 @ 137.98 run ( 6.146 seconds better than he qualified ) .

Chuck Poindexter cuts down the tree with a .018 light paired with a 4.804 @ 130.91 run to defeat Randall Reid 's .250 light and coasting 6.309 @ 72.45 run .

Gaylen Smith cut a .056 light in the HelAir 57 and ran a 3.917 @ 180.02 to defeat Jay Ligon's 34 Chevy P/U slowing 5.476 @ 86.81 .

Round 2 Doug Riesterer late light, .190 , lost of traction and Peddling the Camaro for the win with a 4.559 135.77 run when Chuck Poindexter left early -.043 red and ran 4.654 @ 144.84 .

Gaylen Smith matched his number one qualifying run 3.909 @ 188.67 to defeat David Balwin's .061 light and 6.456 @ 71.25 run .

Final Round Doug Riesterer ran a Career best 3.759 @ 193.49 ( fastest pass for a Automatic Pro Nitrous also ) for the win when Gaylen Smith was not able to answer the call.

Thank you to all the fans and racers who came out to support the Texas OutLaw Pro Mods and Texas Raceway.





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