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Sat, 29 Jun 2013, 12:39 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Larry Sullivan

MARTIN, Mich. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Nitrous at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, ADRL Summer Drags IX listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Left Lane: Josh Green Runs 4.310/165.93, Now #1
Right Lane: Blake Housley Runs 4.757/108.36, Now #2

12:14 p.m. Both cars had good 60-foot times, not much after that.

Left Lane: Keith Jackson Runs 4.051/181.99, Now #2
Right Lane: John Camp Runs 3.892/190.12, Now #1

Jackson was over a second for the first 60 feet and that's not going to get the job done. Camp made a very nice opening run, hard and straight.

Keith Jackson's incremental times: 60ft-1.003 sec., 330ft-2.699.
John Camp's incremental times: 60ft-0.969 sec., 330ft-2.600.

Left Lane: Jason Harris Runs 3.864/192.06, Now #1
Right Lane: Kenny Rucker Runs 6.134/75.82, Now #6

Rucker had the front wheels in the air and the car started to get squirrely, so he lifted. Great first pass by Harris, he's now #1.

Jason Harris' incremental times: 60ft-0.968 sec., 330ft-2.586.

Left Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 4.451/121.73, Now #6
Right Lane: Jennifer Green Runs 4.387/159.52, Now #5

Castellana's car was popping and snorting and he finally clicked it off. Green's car was off-pace from the start.

Left Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 5.204/90.16, Now #9
Right Lane: John Decerbo Runs 3.964/183.95, Now #3

Franklin had a good 60 foot time, then the car started shaking and he lifted. Decerbo took his time launching, but the results were worth the wait.

John Decerbo's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.623.

Left Lane: Steve Jackson Runs 3.851/193.71, Now #1
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.882/194.21, Now #3

Jackson also took his time before pulling the trigger or this would have been a nice drag race. He spotted Rahaim almost two tenths at the green, then made the quickest run of the round.

Steve Jackson's incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.575.
Bob Rahaim's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.604.

Left Lane: Pat Stoken Runs 4.759/105.73, Now #12
Right Lane: John Vergotz Runs 4.025/184.71, Now #6

Stoken disintegrated a hood scoop with a big nitrous explosion during Friday's test session, the car also suffering some body damage, but it looks to be in one piece again for today. He launched hard, with a 0.955 60-foot tiem, but the car got a little loose and he lifted. Vergotz made a full pass, but started with a 1.003 60-foot time.

Left Lane: John Hall Runs 3.873/195.46, Now #4
Right Lane: Jim Laurita Runs 3.850/198.50, Now #1

Hall spotted Lauriyta almost a full second at the green, making this look more lopsided than it was.

John Hall's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.599.
Jim Laurita's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.595.

Left Lane: Robert Patrick Jr Runs 5.718/83.03, Now #17
Right Lane: Ed Burnley Runs 4.076/182.45, Now #10

Patrick shhok and slowed. Burnley made a clean pass, ran out of steam on the top end.

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