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Sat, 15 Jun 2013, 00:34 AM

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

MADISON, Ill. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro X-Treme 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: Duane Rister Runs 3.758/200.29, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.804/197.88, Was #9
Right Lane: Quain Stott Runs 3.709/204.26, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.707/203.86, Was #4

10:57 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.

Field not filled, no bump spot.

Stott picks up a little speed and will stay #4 on a clean pass.

Rister has better numbers down low and picks up some ET, but he stays #9.

Duane Rister's incremental times: 60ft-0.932 sec., 330ft-2.520.
Quain Stott's incremental times: 60ft-0.943 sec., 330ft-2.496.

Left Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 3.707/205.76, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.703/204.35, Was #3
Right Lane: Mike Recchia Runs 3.773/202.52, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.972/194.74, Was #12

Recchia runs a career best and move up to the number ten spot. He uses a lot of race t6rack getting to the finish line.

Tindle picks up some speed on a clean pass to stay #3.

Tim Tindle's incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.498.
Mike Recchia's incremental times: 60ft-0.958 sec., 330ft-2.549.

Left Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 3.714/206.07, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.728/205.60, Was #5
Right Lane: Neal Wantye Runs 4.114/136.22, Now #13; Best prior run: 4.721/109.40, Was #14

Wantye has the car go wacky down track and still improves enough to move up a spot on the ladder.

Leggett finds some power too and stays number 5.

Terry Leggett's incremental times: 60ft-0.934 sec., 330ft-2.512.
Neal Wantye's incremental times: 60ft-0.948 sec., 330ft-2.538.

Left Lane: Randell Reid Runs 3.741/205.66, Now #7; Best prior run: 3.756/204.63, Was #8
Right Lane: Dan Millen Runs 3.725/203.98, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.751/203.31, Was #7

Two good looking passes and both cars move up a spot on the ladder.

Left Lane: Todd Martin Runs 3.725/204.82, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.741/205.35, Was #8
Right Lane: Frankie Taylor No Time, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.686/207.08, Was #2

Taylor engine goes silent after the burnout and he is pushed away.

Another strong pass for Martin to move up the ladder two spots.

Left Lane: Danny Lowry Runs 3.943/191.16, Now #12; Best prior run: 3.930/197.25, Was #12
Right Lane: Jon Stouffer Runs 4.139/173.96, Now #11; Best prior run: 3.907/187.57, Was #11

Lowery is away first by a bunch and runs close to his prior best to stay #12.

Stouffer gets way loose down track and slows a little.

Danny Lowry's incremental times: 60ft-0.998 sec., 330ft-2.662.
Jon Stouffer's incremental times: 60ft-0.968 sec., 330ft-2.676.

Left Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 3.792/200.86, Now #11; Best prior run: 6.154/78.84, Was #15
Right Lane: Aaron Wells Runs 4.071/189.87, Now #14; Best prior run: 4.229/154.09, Was #14

Tutterow finally gets a full pass and move up four positions to the new #11 spot.

Wells gets near a full pass too. He improves a bunch, but stays number 14 for tonight.

Left Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 3.628/208.91, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.685/206.13, Was #1

The Pesz work like crazy to repair the Corvette. It's reported that there was a blower problem, but the door delaminated in the lights and left the car.

The power is obviously there, as the Vette flies down the track to move the top spot even further away from the field. Looks like a lot more work for the team, as it looked like the left door blew off again in the lights.

11:21 p.m. Thats a wrap for tonight. Session four will start at noon tomorrow.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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