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Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 12:20 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By David Gerard

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from final, round 4 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 3.871/192.85, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.911/191.19, Was #3
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 4.253/156.97, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.442/149.07, Was #7

11:26 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 2,111 feet.

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

Big improvement for Naiser to take over the new number one spot on a great looking pass.

Franklin's 093ci Camaro is quicker to 60 feet, but has the car get loose after that. He pedals and picks up some ET and speed to stay number four.

Jeff Naiser's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.591.
Tommy Franklin's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.776.

Left Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 3.906/194.27, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.164/181.84, Was #6
Right Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 5.357/91.35, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.907/193.57, Was #3

Another big improvement. Mathis this time. A clean and straight pass into the new #3 spot.

Like the last pair, Stoken has better numbers down low and has the back end step out around 150 feet out.

Robert Mathis' incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.632.
Pat Stoken's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.942.

Left Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.785/197.62, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.898/194.07, Was #2
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.829/195.28, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.912/191.62, Was #5

Laurita' new Camaro has the power and powers off the line and down the track. It moves a little out of the groove near mid-track and he drives it back to move to the top of the ladder with a careen best ET and speed.

Rahaim has big power too and jump three spots up the ladder to the new number two position.

Jim Laurita's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.532.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.953 sec., 330ft-2.563.

Right Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 4.423/129.83, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.925/190.40, Was #6

Glidden drives through the clutch at the green and lifts to stay number six.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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