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Fri, 14 Jun 2013, 19:26 PM

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

MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 2 qualifying in X-Treme Pro Stock at the 2013 X-Treme Drag Racing League, X-Treme Gateway Showdown 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: Rocky Watford Runs 4.160/173.78, Now #6; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Richard Penland Runs 4.125/176.24, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.219/162.68, Was #6

6:08 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,452 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Two great passes, as they both get to the finish line under power this time.

Rocky Watford's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.736.
Richard Penland's incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.723.

Left Lane: Todd Hoerner Runs 4.360/167.32, Now #8; Best prior run: 8.727/51.54, Was #9
Right Lane: Rick Cowger Runs 5.896/81.40, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.180/175.00, Was #7

Hoerner gets a full pass this time too, but can only move up the ladder one spot.

Cowger has a good leave, but starts to slow before the 100 foot lights.

Todd Hoerner's incremental times: 60ft-1.066 sec., 330ft-2.885.
Rick Cowger's incremental times: 60ft-1.011 sec., 330ft-3.186.

Left Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 5.006/103.67, Now #9; Best prior run: 4.945/107.00, Was #9
Right Lane: Matt Bertsch Runs 4.105/176.03, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.132/175.59, Was #5

Another career best ET and Speed. Bertsch flies on down the track to move two spots up the ladder to number three.

Goforth continues to struggle, as the car gets loose around the 100 foot mark.

Matt Bertsch's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.702.

Left Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.125/176.67, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.083/177.49, Was #1
Right Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 4.100/176.97, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.114/176.97, Was #4

Two strong leaves and both cars start to use a lot of race track from the 330 on. They both stay with it and Deflorian moves one spot up the ladder to number three.

Dean Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.729.
John Deflorian Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.704.

Right Lane: Kevin Bealko Runs 4.091/176.58, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.096/176.37, Was #2

Bealko makes another straight and true pass. He picks up a little ET and MPH to stay #2.

6:22 p.m. Todd Hoerner is on the bump spot at 4.360.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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