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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 16:42 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By David Gerard

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-DRL Thunder Valley Madness 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: Jeff Naiser Runs 3.911/191.19, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.943/187.16, Was #1
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 3.907/193.57, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.721/80.64, Was #5

3:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 28.76 inches, adjusted altitude 2,501 feet.

Naiser gets away first and makes another strong pass, but Stoken drives on by after half track and takes over the new top spot. Nice!

Jeff Naiser's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.617.
Pat Stoken's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.621.

Left Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.898/194.07, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.577/143.93, Was #4
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.449/126.89, Now #4; Best prior run: 6.172/89.09, Was #6

Big time improvement for Laurita and he's the latest to take the top spot.

Franklin is running well until right at the 330 lights, where the car makes a hard move and he has to lift. It's still good for two spots on the ladder.

Jim Laurita's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.615.

Left Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 4.164/181.84, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.062/99.06, Was #6
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 5.878/80.28, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.457/121.19, Was #5

Both cars had issues at half track in session one.

Too much power down low for both cars. Mathis slaps the pedal and keeps on going for two spots on the ladder, but Rahaim slows and loses a spot.

Right Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 7.162/63.81, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.822/92.05, Was #7

Glidden gets to right before the 60 foot lights before kicking the tires this time.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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