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Fri, 14 Jun 2013, 23:32 PM

X-Treme Pro Stock Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By David Gerard

MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 3 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: Rick Cowger Runs 5.757/84.67, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.180/175.00, Was #7
Right Lane: Cary Goforth Runs 4.130/175.68, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.945/107.00, Was #9

10:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 29.56 inches, adjusted altitude 2,114 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Todd Hoerner is on the bump spot at 4.360, but not for long. Goforth finally gets a near full pass and bumps into the number six position.

Cowger's Cobalt is slow off the line and slows to move down to the bump spot. One more try tomorrow.

Cary Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.725.

Left Lane: Richard Penland Runs 5.973/79.92, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.125/176.24, Was #5
Right Lane: Todd Hoerner Runs 4.136/175.21, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.360/167.32, Was #9

Hoerner is up to the challenge and bumps back in on a nice clean pass.

Penland's Mustang is loose and slows.

Todd Hoerner's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.725.

Left Lane: Matt Bertsch Runs 4.100/176.30, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.105/176.03, Was #4
Right Lane: Rocky Watford Runs 4.198/168.96, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.160/173.78, Was #8

Rocky Watford is on the bump spot at 4.160.

Neither car will improve their position, but Bertsch misses going to number 3 by 0.67 MPH.

Watford runs close to his prior pass, but lost some time wandering down the track to the finish line. He uses all of the lane.

Matt Bertsch's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.700.
Rocky Watford's incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.733.

Left Lane: John Deflorian Jr. Runs 5.792/83.16, Now #3; Best prior run: 4.100/176.97, Was #3
Right Lane: Dean Goforth Runs 4.118/177.58, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.083/177.49, Was #1

Deflorian's Camaro drives hard towards the wall and he gets way too close for comfort.

Good pass for Goforth, but he doesn't improve.

John Deflorian Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-3.134.
Dean Goforth's incremental times: 60ft-1.041 sec., 330ft-2.734.

Left Lane: Kevin Bealko Runs 4.088/177.21, Now #2; Best prior run: 4.091/176.58, Was #2

Great pass to wrap the session and Bealko misses the top spot by just 0.005 to stay number two.

Kevin Bealko's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.695.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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