Drag Race Central - XDRL
Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 23:17 PM

Pro X-Treme Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard



TULSA, Okla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro X-Treme at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-DRL Spring Nationals:


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Tim Tindle                           4082 Eric Clark                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  3.856 195.87                     0.013  4.305 130.19
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T LEGGETT   ) 0.033  3.751 202.33      (S Jones     ) 0.024  3.778 198.96
E1    (J DIEDRICH  ) 0.052  3.803 200.65      (J STOUFFER  ) 0.034  3.782 198.64
 Qualified:             #9  3.834 197.16                        #5  3.744 200.59
7:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 29.03 inches, adjusted altitude 1,951 feet, track temperature 72 degrees.

Tim Tindle takes the long way down getting the win, as the car want to drive towards the wall going down the track. That costs him some ET and speed.

Clark was 0.006 ahead at the green and still in front after sixty feet. Things got complicated right at the 330 lights, as the back of the car started to move around. Reports are that he lost the blower belt near the lights to boot.

Tim Tindle's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.035), 330 ft(0.044). MOV: 0.4439 seconds (approximately 85 feet).

Time for some fiberglass clean up in the right lane near the top end lights.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4607 Todd Martin                           463 Brandon Pesz                 
E3                   0.322 36.245   NS       ****WINNER****  0.045  4.950 119.56
 Prior rounds:
E2    (Q STOTT     ) 0.091  3.758 201.49      (R REID      ) 0.031  3.750 199.08
E1    (T TUTTEROW  ) 0.125  3.784 200.74      (D WOOTTON   ) 0.047  3.816 185.15
 Qualified:             #2  3.724 202.12                        #3  3.739 203.28
These two's ET's in round two were just 0.008 different from each other.

Pesz was a sitting duck about 100 feet out, as his Corvette got loose and he had to lift. He slapped the pedal and ran on down to the finish line for the lucky win.

Martin's blower belt parted company with the blower right at the green and the car didn't move ten feet. The crew pushed the car off the line and back to the pits.

Tindle will have lane choice in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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