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Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 19:27 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By David Gerard

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from round 3 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: Bill Glidden Runs 3.925/190.40, Now #4; Best prior run: 7.162/63.81, Was #7
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 6.009/78.94, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.911/191.19, Was #3

6:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.68 inches, adjusted altitude 2,458 feet.

Jim Laurita is number one. Field not filled, no bump spot.

Naiser is suppling power for Glidden and this time they trade tune ups!

Strong 0.988 sixty foot time for Glidden and his first full pass to move three spots up the ladder into the number four spot.

Naiser's Camaro is spinning and shaking off the line and slows.

Bill Glidden's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.626.

Left Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.442/149.07, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.449/126.89, Was #6
Right Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 4.659/112.52, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.898/194.07, Was #1

Two sub one second leaves. Franklin is loose first and pumps the pedal to finish the pass.

Laurita gets closer to the 330 lights before he has to stroke the throttle too.

Neither car will improve.

Tommy Franklin's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.884.
Jim Laurita's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.704.

Left Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.912/191.62, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.457/121.19, Was #7
Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 5.109/98.74, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.164/181.84, Was #5

Rahaim was the quickest car at Tulsa and is sitting at the bottom of the field and looking to improve.

He does so with style! A strong 0.965 sixty foot time and a clean pass moves him up to the number four spot.

Mathis is pushed down a spot, as the Camaro is quiet early.

Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.965 sec., 330ft-2.617.
Robert Mathis' incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.878.

Left Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 5.075/96.78, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.907/193.57, Was #2

No joy for Stoken as the car gets loose about 100 feet out.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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