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Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 16:35 PM

Pro Nitrous Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Nitrous at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Dragpalooza IX:

  949 Steve Jackson                         369 John Decerbo                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.040  4.043 179.23                     0.085  4.834   NS  
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J HALL      ) 0.092  3.913 187.08      (P STOKEN    ) 0.057  4.079 190.38
 Qualified:             #1  3.782 196.04                        #5  3.926 186.92
2:39 p.m. This had an ugly ending. Jackson had a nice starting line advantage and was pulling away when Decerbo's car got loose and made a hard left turn. It was similar to Shannon Jenkins' accident yesterday, the car overturning when the air got under the car, then sliding into the opposite wall with a hard impact and a flash fire. Unlike Jenkins' incident, the car came back across the track and stopped near the scoreboards, so the safety crew from the starting line was able to reach him a little quicker.

After what seemed like a long time (it always does) the word came from the top end that Decerbo was out of the car and "okay."

  933 Jason Harris                           44 Mike Castellana              
E2                   0.024  4.264 141.61     ****WINNER****  0.051  3.888 193.43
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R WEATHERFOR) 0.026  3.870 192.69      (J LAURITA   ) 0.070  4.136 166.03
 Qualified:             #3  3.877 192.63                        #7  3.933 192.14
3:28 p.m. The accident left a long trail of oil, so it took a bit of work by the track crew before racing could resume.

Harris had a nice holeshot, but that did not last long once Castellana got going. Harris slowed (could not see why).

Castellana will have lane choice against Jackson in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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