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Sat, 15 Jun 2013, 00:00 AM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By David Gerard

MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous 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: Ron Muenks Runs 24.088/42.97, Now #8; Best prior run: 6.258/75.53, Was #8
Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 3.981/188.67, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.286/93.44, Was #7

10:47 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.

Mathis gets his full pass and power on down the track into the new number three position.

Muenks car continues to struggle and he drives slowly down the track at the green.

Robert Mathis' incremental times: 60ft-0.981 sec., 330ft-2.661.

Left Lane: Blake Housley Runs 5.220/94.62, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.091/180.60, Was #6
Right Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 3.851/193.40, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.541/118.96, Was #7

Lots of smoke puffing out of the left side headers, as Naiser stages. Weird! The flames from the headers are way different too. It doesn't seem to hurt, as he flies on down the track to run a career best ET and MPH. That the new top spot too.

Housley leaves right with him, but is off the pedal before the 330 lights to move down to #7.

Left Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 4.007/184.90, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.051/184.52, Was #5
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.869/195.14, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.877/194.72, Was #2

Rahaim has a lot of work to do between rounds, but he still makes the call. He is second off the line, but first to the finish line with a better ET and MPH. He stays number two.

Glidden continues to improve, but will stay number 5.

Bill Glidden's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.689.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.600.

Left Lane: Keith Haney Runs 4.040/186.30, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.069/184.75, Was #6

Last car of the session. Haney makes his best run of the day, but won't improve.

Keith Haney's incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.708.

10:56 p.m. Ron Muenks is on the bump spot at 6.258.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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