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Sat, 13 Apr 2013, 18:18 PM

Pro Extreme Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

CECIL, Ga. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Pro Extreme Motorcycle at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Hardee's Georgia Drags VII listing lane, rider 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: Scott Gray Runs 4.290/167.99, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.169/168.22, Was #7
Right Lane: Kim Morrell Runs 4.789/108.15, Now #22; No Prior Run

4:49 p.m. Monte Campbell is on the bump spot at 4.241. She had a good start, with a 1.04 60-foot time and a 2.794 at 330 feet, but the bike slowed on the top end and she did not make the field.

Left Lane: Terry Wynn No Time, Now #17; Best prior run: 4.267/156.46, Was #17
Right Lane: Monte Campbell Runs 5.490/89.74, Now #16; Best prior run: 4.241/158.69, Was #16

Wynn staged, but did not move when the light went green. Campbell got off the starting line okay, but got way over next to the centerline and spun the tire.

Left Lane: Jay Fisher No Time, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.175/166.37, Was #8
Right Lane: Ryan Schnitz Runs 4.256/161.17, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.205/172.98, Was #11

Fisher broke at the line. Schnitz made a clean pass, a few hundredths slower than his previous two runs.

Left Lane: Dave Norris Runs 4.177/170.97, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.143/171.45, Was #5
Right Lane: Travis Davis Runs 4.113/171.99, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.150/172.28, Was #6

Two nice runs, Davis improving slightly and moving up a spot. However, one of the bikes lost an exhaust pipe on the top end.

Left Lane: Tyler Wilson Runs 6.512/69.77, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.560/69.04, Was #24
Right Lane: Jack Young Runs 4.320/164.95, Now #18; Best prior run: 4.348/164.97, Was #18

Wilson's Buell once again bucked and snorted. Young improved slightly, but not enough to make the field.

Left Lane: Ashley Owens Runs 4.124/172.98, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.074/173.61, Was #1
Right Lane: Richard Gadson Runs 4.213/169.25, Now #14; Best prior run: 4.222/170.75, Was #14

Gadson improved slightly, Owens did not, nothing changed on the ladder.

Left Lane: Charlie Prophit Runs 4.193/167.55, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.459/146.59, Was #20
Right Lane: Mantez Thompson Runs 4.211/168.22, Now #14; Best prior run: 4.212/167.99, Was #13

Prophit & his crew got the problems sorted out and he made the kind of run expected when he comes up to race - straight and smooth. He bumped Monte Campbell from the field and pushed Thompson down one spot. Thompson improved over his prior best, but only by a thousandth and that was not enough to hang on to his spot in the order.

Left Lane: T.T. Jones Runs 4.265/164.01, Now #18; Best prior run: 9.727/39.92, Was #25
Right Lane: Ronald Procopio Runs 4.141/172.92, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.110/173.05, Was #4

Jones also stepped way up on his final qualifying shot, but he came up a couple spots short of the field. Procopio made his third good run of the day, but did not improve.

Left Lane: Brunson Grothus Runs 4.200/168.30, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.179/168.28, Was #9
Right Lane: Terry Schweigert Runs 4.207/168.35, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.097/171.38, Was #3

Schweigert was leaning way over to stay off the wall.

Left Lane: Eric McKinney Runs 4.079/174.30, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.083/173.43, Was #2
Right Lane: John Collins Runs 4.368/163.16, Now #21; Best prior run: 4.474/157.87, Was #22

McKinney came through with his best run of the day, but it wasn't enough to move Ashley Owens out of the #1 spot. Collins also improved, by a tenth, but he was still well short of the field.

Left Lane: Paul Gast Runs 4.187/170.13, Now #10; Best prior run: 4.378/144.13, Was #22

Gast made an amazing run to bump into the field, bumping Dave Vantine from the field.

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