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Sat, 19 Oct 2013, 16:05 PM

Pro Nitrous Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from final, round 2 qualifying in Pro Nitrous at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, World Finals IX 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: John Hall Runs 3.893/196.02, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.880/195.56, Was #6

2:47 p.m. Robert Mathis was supposed to be in the right lane, but had problems and the car was pushed to the side so the crew could work on it.

Nice, smooth, easy pass for Hall.

Left Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 3.915/194.49, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.850/196.02, Was #3
Right Lane: Chris Patrick Runs 3.940/190.94, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.873/189.39, Was #4

Both made good runs, neither improved.

Left Lane: Jeff Naiser Runs 3.921/190.35, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.906/189.47, Was #10
Right Lane: Tommy Franklin Runs 3.897/195.48, Now #8; Best prior run: 3.887/195.22, Was #8

Franklin is on the bump spot, Naiser needs to beat his 3.887 to get in.

Franklin failed to improve, but Naiser didn't improve either. Franklin stays on the bump spot and must dodge whatever Mathis and Johnny Pilcher can throw at him.

Left Lane: John Camp Runs 3.865/193.10, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.881/191.54, Was #7
Right Lane: Johnny Pilcher Runs 7.050/86.08, Now #11; Best prior run: 3.998/175.00, Was #11

r had it loaded up and the car shook immediately, making a hard left turn. He had to lift. Camp made a nice run, right down the groove, and moved into the top half of the field.

John Camp's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.586.

Left Lane: Steve Jackson Runs 3.852/193.88, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.879/190.08, Was #6
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 3.786/196.50, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.769/197.59, Was #1

Both drivers made good runs. Jackson moved up into the top half, pushing Camp down to fifth. Castellana failed to improve, stayed first.

Right Lane: Robert Mathis Runs 12.961/30.93, Now #9; Best prior run: 3.900/192.00, Was #9

Mathis is the final car to make a qualiying run today - then Pre-race and Eliminations, with the first round of Pro extreme around 3:45 p.m.

Mathis needed to beat 3.887 to get in. His car shook hard, then backfired and he coasted through.

The field is set.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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