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Fri, 28 Sep 2012, 17:25 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

NORWALK, Ohio - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Nitrous 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: Pat Stoken Runs 7.777/57.14, Now #9; Best prior run: 6.282/73.52, Was #9
Right Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.969/189.23, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.761/90.64, Was #7

4:59 p.m. Things should improve this time around since the teams have already had one look at the track today.

Stoken shook and lifted. Laurita made a full-power pass, and a good one.

Left Lane: Jason Harris Runs 5.745/100.59, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.876/191.13, Was #2
Right Lane: Randy Weatherford Runs 3.959/189.87, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.102/183.19, Was #5

Harris launched hard and shook. Weatherford made a smooth launch and made a good run.

Left Lane: John Camp Runs 4.169/178.40, Now #8; Best prior run: 9.114/73.85, Was #15
Right Lane: Stan Allen Runs 3.871/192.88, Now #2; Best prior run: 7.540/59.68, Was #10

Camp made a nice run in his nice, new orange Camaro and Allen made an even better one in his.

Left Lane: Rickie Jones Runs 3.937/183.89, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.142/181.13, Was #7
Right Lane: Keith Jackson Runs 6.889/90.92, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.727/112.98, Was #9

Jones sat at the green and watched Jackson shake and turn right, almost crossing the centerline, then launched on a straight, smooth run that moved him up the ladder.

Left Lane: Steve Vick Runs 4.593/128.62, Now #10; Best prior run: 7.899/74.80, Was #14
Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 3.844/197.31, Now #1; Best prior run: 7.553/58.88, Was #12

Jackson was all over his lane. Mathis made a quick, fast run, tying Bob Rahaim's #1 ET, taking the position away from Mathis by virtue of speed.

Left Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.868/194.86, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.844/195.56, Was #2
Right Lane: Burton Auxier Runs 4.102/187.73, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.605/93.87, Was #14

Auxier had to backpedal to get through tire shake. Rahaim made a nice run, but not quite as nice as his first.

Left Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 12.997/30.92, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.083/183.22, Was #8
Right Lane: Ray Schuler Runs 4.057/181.96, Now #8; Best prior run: 10.579/96.47, Was #16

Franklin's car spun the tires hard, then went silent and coasted down the track. Schuler made a nice pass to get off the bump spot.

Left Lane: John Hall Runs 4.983/102.70, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.766/154.21, Was #14
Right Lane: John Vergotz Runs 4.193/181.32, Now #12; Best prior run: 8.961/59.37, Was #16

Hall carried the tires a long way, then the car started bucking violently when he tried to bring the wheels down. Vergotz moved off the bump spot nicely.

Right Lane: Doug Riesterer Runs 3.843/190.86, Now #1; Best prior run: 29.000/0.00, Was #17

Riesterer had a lucky break when his car got out of shape early because he was nowhere close to the action when Robert Patrick Jr. came sharply across his lane to hit the left wall. He got his handling problems sorted out here, went right down the groove and into the #1 spot by a thousandth over Robert Mathis.

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