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Sat, 09 Mar 2013, 18:04 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Pro Nitrous 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: John Decerbo Runs 3.926/186.92, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.080/178.50, Was #9
Right Lane: John Hall Runs 4.300/131.95, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.934/192.44, Was #5

4:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,165 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

Since there are only twelve Pro Nitrous cars here, the field will be eight cars for eliminations.

Hall shook and backpedaled, but Decerbo got it hooked up nicely and had no visible problems. That moved Decerbo way into the field, up in the top half of the ladder, while Hall lost one spot.

Left Lane: Jason Harris Runs 3.877/192.63, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.915/185.51, Was #3
Right Lane: Danny Perry Runs 5.044/100.01, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.961/189.95, Was #7

Nice run by Harris, but he stays third. Perry shook and slowed.

Jason Harris' incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.593.

Left Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.900/195.85, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.860/195.73, Was #2
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 3.954/187.11, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.293/93.69, Was #11

Two good-looking runs, Laurita slower than his second run, Franklin finally close to a competitive pace and in the shortened field.

Left Lane: John Vergotz Runs 4.504/119.80, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.066/181.45, Was #10
Right Lane: Randy Weatherford Runs 3.930/193.35, Now #5; Best prior run: 9.356/46.11, Was #12

Both cars were moving around, Vergotz moving toward the wall and lifting. Weatherford moved to the left of the groove, but didn't lift and moved into the field as a reward for his bravery, Vergotz is on the outside.

Left Lane: Travis Harvey Runs 4.066/179.28, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.019/183.84, Was #10
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 3.905/193.49, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.183/138.31, Was #12

Stoken came back to form with a last-chance run to move into the field, in the top half.

Left Lane: Steve Jackson Runs 3.782/196.04, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.828/193.54, Was #1
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 6.027/77.33, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.933/192.14, Was #7

Wow! Jackson just made an awesome run, making big improvements on both ends of his career-bests. Castellana shook and slowed.

Steve Jackson's incremental times: 60ft-0.949 sec., 330ft-2.524.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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