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Sat, 09 Mar 2013, 17:34 PM

Extreme Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Extreme Pro Stock at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Dragpalooza IX 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: Lester Cooper Runs 7.905/56.78, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.449/116.16, Was #13
Right Lane: Scott Hintz Runs 4.066/179.09, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.253/96.01, Was #12

4:15 p.m. Cooper shook and slowed. Hintz finally got past the shake zone and made a strong run.

Left Lane: Trevor Eman Runs 4.103/173.90, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.838/112.05, Was #12
Right Lane: John Montecalvo Runs 4.148/176.33, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.161/175.94, Was #10

Eman jumped all the way up to eighth on the ladder. Unfortunately, with a short field, that's not the top half today.

Left Lane: Pete Berner Runs 4.039/178.68, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.066/177.25, Was #7
Right Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 4.032/179.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.025/180.26, Was #1

Deflorian made a very crooked run, the car trying to go to the right, but he was fast enough to back up his earlier 180.26 as a speed record. Meanwhile, Berner made a straight run and moved up to fourth on the ladder.

Left Lane: John Pluchino Runs 4.035/178.80, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.034/179.23, Was #2
Right Lane: Brian Gahm Runs 4.071/178.38, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.178/153.70, Was #12

Two more good runs. Pluchino goes all the way up to second and Gahm is now #8 (and won't have lane choice in round one).

Left Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.116/174.59, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.051/178.40, Was #6
Right Lane: Doug Kirk Runs 4.196/174.41, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.125/177.60, Was #11

Both drivers in this pair lost some ground from their earlier runs, all between 60 feet and 330 feet.

Left Lane: Elijah Morton Runs 4.101/177.51, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.121/175.64, Was #10
Right Lane: Richard Penland Runs 4.283/171.16, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.048/180.02, Was #5

Morton made a good run. moved one rung up on the ladder. Penland had a good launch, but drove through some light shake early in the run.

Right Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 4.038/180.00, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.039/180.14, Was #3

Goforth gave it a shot, but onlu improved his ET by a thousandth and could not take the speed record away from Pluchino.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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