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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 16:46 PM

Pro X-Treme Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By David Gerard

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro X-Treme 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:
Right Lane: Eric Clark Runs 3.830/196.64, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.828/202.12, Was #6

3:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 28.76 inches, adjusted altitude 2,501 feet.

Field not filled, no bump spot.

Recchia engine goes quite at the end of the burnout and is pushed back.

Clark shows consistency and runs close to his session one times.

Eric Clark's incremental times: 60ft-0.961 sec., 330ft-2.565.

Left Lane: Danny Lowry Runs 3.951/199.58, Now #9; Best prior run: 7.322/71.67, Was #13
Right Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 4.123/160.59, Now #10; Best prior run: 4.537/110.23, Was #10

The asphalt Zamboni comes out to drag the left lane.

3:40 p.m. Lowery gets a near full pull to move four spots up the ladder into the new #9 spot.

Leggett was much stronger off the line, but had the back end step out big time right after the 330 lights to improve his ET and MPH. He stays #10.

Danny Lowry's incremental times: 60ft-1.019 sec., 330ft-2.687.
Terry Leggett's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.568.

Left Lane: Randell Reid No Time, Now #12; Best prior run: 4.640/110.60, Was #12
Right Lane: Shawn Jones No Time, Now #13; Best prior run: 7.295/72.28, Was #13

Left Lane: Jay Diedrich No Time, Now #8; Best prior run: 3.859/201.79, Was #8
Right Lane: Shawn Jones Runs 4.403/123.40, Now #11; Best prior run: 7.295/72.28, Was #13

Diedrich's engine goes silent at the end of a long burnout and has to be pushed back to the starting line. No oil on the track.

Jones has a good leave and then has the car start to steadily pull towards the center line. He finally has to lift, but still moves two spots up the ladder.

Left Lane: Randell Reid Runs 3.767/204.17, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.640/110.60, Was #13
Right Lane: Dan Millen Runs 3.778/200.05, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.804/198.52, Was #5

Reid sticks the tires this time and flies on down the track and into the new number three spot.

Millen picks up ET and speed, matching Quain Scott's ET to the thousandths, but stays #5 by his slower speed.

Randell Reid's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.541.
Dan Millen's incremental times: 60ft-0.956 sec., 330ft-2.542.

Left Lane: Quain Stott Runs 3.774/203.71, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.778/202.88, Was #4
Right Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 3.854/197.36, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.800/204.01, Was #6

Stott moves away from Millen a little with a better, but similar pass to stay number four.

Tutterow has a clean pass too and stays number six.

Quain Stott's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.556.
Todd Tutterow's incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.587.

Right Lane: Todd Martin Runs 3.791/199.26, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.472/111.95, Was #13

The left lane claims another burnout victim, as Taylor jumps out of his car and starts to push it back by himself, after losing power. The crew runs out and gets it behind the line.

Martin gets the power to the ground this session and runs well into the top half of the field. He may have done a quick pedal slap down track.

Todd Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.947 sec., 330ft-2.533.

Left Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 3.698/204.17, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.708/205.07, Was #2
Right Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 3.958/161.23, Now #12; No Prior Run

Pesz gets to the line under power this time and has a bunch of fun getting to the finish line. He runs 0.002 in sixty feet to D'Apriles RT and 0.024 at 330. The car starts to move towards the wall after that and he has to man handle the car off the wall.

D'Aprile picks up a little ET and loses a little speed to stay number two. Nice pass!

Tommy D'Aprile's incremental times: 60ft-0.910 sec., 330ft-2.479.
Brandon Pesz's incremental times: 60ft-0.912 sec., 330ft-2.503.

Right Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 3.883/197.16, Now #11; No Prior Run

Tindle makes his second pass on his new race car and gets into the field.

He has a quick pedal slap about 200 feet out and may have had a small blower bang right before the lights.

Tim Tindle's incremental times: 60ft-0.948 sec., 330ft-2.608.

4:04 p.m. Field not filled, no bump spot.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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