NORWALK, Ohio - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Extreme at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Jason Scruggs Runs 3.614/209.56, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.684/208.07, Was #7
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 3.918/155.92, Now #13; Best prior run: 3.757/203.12, Was #13
8:25 p.m. Chris Russo is on the bump spot at 3.868.
Scruggs had a very quick 60-foot time, a 0.877 second clocking. He stepps all the way up to third. Meanwhile, Stott had a mechanical failure and a big fireball, just past the 330-foot marker. The fire went out quickly and there's just a small patch of oil at half track.
Left Lane: Von Smith Runs 3.723/205.79, Now #12; Best prior run: 3.713/205.69, Was #12
Right Lane: Dan Millen No Time, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.656/207.05, Was #5
It appeared that something broke in Millens' driveline, the car making a brief move, then slowing to a stop a little more than a car length off the line. Meanwhile, Smith made his second good run of the way, a hundredths slower than his best.
Left Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 3.677/201.04, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.665/200.86, Was #7
D'Aprile made his second good run of the day, but the speed was once again well below his usual pace.
Left Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 4.610/119.16, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.694/208.36, Was #10
Right Lane: Mick Snyder Runs 3.609/209.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.598/209.95, Was #1
Snyder made his career-best ET earlier today, was unable to match it here, but he didn't miss by much. Leggett shook after a couple hundred feet.
Left Lane: Clint Thompson Runs 4.706/112.21, Now #14; Best prior run: 3.766/200.57, Was #14
Right Lane: Duane Rister Runs 4.474/149.51, Now #19; Best prior run: 5.284/104.86, Was #19
More of the shake and pedal stuff.
Left Lane: John Stanley Runs 4.316/152.83, Now #19; Best prior run: 6.203/81.62, Was #20
Right Lane: Bubba Stanton Runs 3.629/210.34, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.811/207.62, Was #15
Stanley had a rough ride, the car spinning the tires, then bucking hard when he pedaled it. Meanwhile, Stanton made a career-best run, ET and speed, and ,moved way up in the top half of the field.
Left Lane: Jay Diedrich Runs 4.913/109.48, Now #17; Best prior run: 4.217/184.52, Was #17
Right Lane: Alex Hossler Runs 5.938/77.46, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.689/204.51, Was #10
Both cars shook, Diedrich pedaled, Hossler did not.
Left Lane: Art McMahan Runs 3.868/193.16, Now #17; Best prior run: 4.240/181.46, Was #18
Right Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 6.171/81.63, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.660/209.20, Was #7
Tindle's car was a bracket-racer in the first two sessions, both producing 3.66 ETs.
Tindle rolled the beams, then spun the tires. McMahan matched the bump time, but ended up 17th on speed.
Left Lane: Neal Wantye No Time, Now #12; Best prior run: 3.706/201.04, Was #12
Right Lane: Frankie Taylor Runs 4.583/111.49, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.634/209.07, Was #5
Wantye rolled through the water for the burnout, hit the throttle and the engine went silent. Since he made the burnout, he won't get another try.
Taylor launched hard, then started shaking. He pedaled once, shook again, and lifted.
Left Lane: Chris Russo Runs 14.843/43.59, Now #16; Best prior run: 3.868/200.68, Was #16
Right Lane: Todd Martin Runs 8.781/49.10, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.688/205.98, Was #9
Both cars lost traction, with lots of shake, almost immediately.
Right Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 5.437/86.56, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.603/209.69, Was #2
Pesz made an outstanding run in the first session today, then did not run in the second. He went for the fifty, but the tires started to chatter a hundred feet out and he shut it off.