Drag Race Central - ADRL
Sat, 29 Sep 2012, 16:00 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan



NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Nitrous at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1903 Randy Weatherford                     933 Jason Harris                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  3.918 193.54                     0.061  4.134 179.76
 Qualified:             #9  3.931 191.87                        #8  3.876 191.13
3:40 p.m. Weatherford left first, then Harris just ran out of power, unable to keep up.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4069 John Hall                               4 Stan Allen                   
E1                   0.089  3.972 192.91     ****WINNER****  0.049  3.919 192.49
 Qualified:            #10  3.954 188.25                        #7  3.871 192.88
Allen left first and stretched that lead to about a car length at the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Rickie Jones                          117 Tommy Franklin               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.087  5.302  92.74                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #6  3.849 194.18                       #11  3.972 185.49
Franklin was pushed away after the burnout. Then it sounded like Jones had engine woes, the engine very ragged before he shut it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Burton Auxier                        1087 Jim Laurita                  
E1                   0.017  5.770  82.02     ****WINNER****  0.060  3.860 193.68
 Qualified:            #12  4.037 188.12                        #5  3.845 194.91
Auxier had a huge holeshot, but his car shook and headed for the wall and he lifted. Laurita was second off the line, but had no visible problems and had the quickest winning run so far.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  360 Bob Rahaim                            100 Ray Schuler                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.081  3.867 195.59                     0.045  4.070 186.23
 Qualified:             #4  3.844 195.56                       #13  4.040 181.79
Schuler did his thing, with a good light and another 4.0 ET, but Rahaim made another solid run and won easily, but he lost lane choice to Laurita for round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   42 Robert Mathis                          80 Steve Vick                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.077  3.832 194.30                     0.069  4.126 181.25
 Qualified:             #3  3.844 197.31                       #14  4.129 182.43
Both were inconsistent in qualifying. Vick just about matched his qualifying time, but Mathis ran better than he qualified for an easy win. However, he sacrificed a bunch of pistons in the lights. If he can return, he will have lane choice against Jones in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   21 Pat Stoken                             22 John Camp                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  3.853 196.67                     0.140  3.977 184.70
 Qualified:             #2  3.826 196.64                       #15  4.169 178.40
If you like orange Camaros, this is the pair for you, Camo's black stripes the only obvious difference in the paint schemes.

Camp was late, but his crew seemed happy with the career-best numbers. Stoken will have lane choice against Allen in the second round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  111 John Vergotz                         4097 Doug Riesterer               
E1                   0.219  4.428 160.79     ****WINNER****  0.071  4.218 168.01
 Qualified:            #16  4.193 181.32                        #1  3.781 193.82
What looked like an engine failure in qualifying was actually a dipstick that blew out of the engine, spraying oil on the hot parts.

Vergotz was late, but the race was a pedaling contest, both with tire shake. Riesterer managed to keep the car in his lane and off the wall for the win, but he won't have lane choice against Weatherford in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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