BRISTOL, Tenn. - Notes from final, round 4 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:
Left Lane: Mike Recchia Runs 3.817/201.31, Now #11; Best prior run: 3.826/202.00, Was #11
Right Lane: Shawn Jones Runs 3.977/194.18, Now #15; Best prior run: 4.403/123.40, Was #15
11:35 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 2,111 feet.
Frankie Taylor is number one. Field not filled, no bump spot.
Left Lane: Jay Diedrich Runs 3.837/202.91, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.816/202.91, Was #10
Right Lane: Dan Millen Runs 3.672/205.10, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.707/204.57, Was #4
Millen leaves hard and moves his Mustang into the sixties and a spot on the ladder to number three.
Diedrich made a strong pass and may have banged the blower at the finish line. There is smoke from the engine and the car darts into the right lane, right in front of Millen.
Millen is hard on the brakes and Diedrich gets the Camaro back into the left lane without any more drama.
Jay Diedrich's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.609.
Dan Millen's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.468.
Left Lane: Danny Lowry Runs 4.832/104.12, Now #14; Best prior run: 3.951/199.58, Was #14
Right Lane: Eric Clark Runs 3.939/163.61, Now #12; Best prior run: 3.828/202.12, Was #12
Clark gets away first by a bunch, but slows on the top end.
Lowry's Mustang gets away and then starts to smoke in the pipes. The car drives towards the center line and almost crosses near the 330 lights. Lowry gets the car back straight and coasts through the lights.
The track staff takes a good look at the track and there isn't any oil.
Left Lane: Quain Stott Runs 3.857/199.52, Now #8; Best prior run: 3.754/203.58, Was #8
Right Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 3.800/200.02, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.745/201.19, Was #7
They leave close together and run together down the track. Two clean passes, but neither car will improve.
Quain Stott's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.607.
Terry Leggett's incremental times: 60ft-0.961 sec., 330ft-2.561.
Left Lane: Randell Reid Runs 4.126/133.57, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.767/204.17, Was #9
Right Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 3.672/205.10, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.716/206.16, Was #5
Both cars use a lot of race track getting to the finish line.
Tutterow leaves with a strong 0.913 sixty foot time and wanders on down the track to pick up a spot on the ladder to number four.
Reid left hard, but the car started to move around a lot. He is in and out of the throttle before lifting.
Todd Tutterow's incremental times: 60ft-0.913 sec., 330ft-2.468.
Left Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 3.694/204.63, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.655/206.10, Was #2
Right Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 3.808/199.97, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.883/197.16, Was #13
Two great looking passes. D'Aprile slows just a little from his prior best to stary #2 for now.
Tindle leaves well and runs strong to the finish line. He picks up three spots on the ladder to take over the current #10 spot.
Tommy D'Aprile's incremental times: 60ft-0.901 sec., 330ft-2.479.
Tim Tindle's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.571.
Left Lane: Frankie Taylor Runs 3.656/207.94, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.646/209.07, Was #1
Right Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 5.737/79.89, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.693/204.45, Was #5
Great leave for Taylor and he runs close to his prior best on a clean pass.
Pesz has better numbers down low, but can't keep the tires stuck further out. He pedals and then lifts.
Frankie Taylor's incremental times: 60ft-0.922 sec., 330ft-2.466.