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Sat, 11 Mar 2017, 23:28 PM

Pro Extreme Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





VALDOSTA, Ga. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Extreme at the 2017 Professional Drag Racers Association Tour, PDRA Southern Extreme Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  203 Jose Gonzales                        1382 Tommy D'Aprile               
E4                   0.036  3.657 192.03     ****WINNER****  0.036  3.586 212.73
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M WULCAN    ) 0.040  3.864 177.42      (J DIEDRICH  ) 0.066  3.562 209.01
E2    (F TAYLOR    ) 0.019  3.575 219.01                     0.020  3.811 151.07
E1    (J SULLIVAN  ) 0.041  3.601 222.25      (D LOWRY     ) 0.862  3.540 215.55
 Qualified:             #5  3.587 222.18                        #2  3.551 215.72
11:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 29.87 inches, adjusted altitude 126 feet, track temperature 69 degrees.

Gonzales has already won the Pro boost class and is looking to double-up here. D'Aprile blew his engine in the last round and had to scramble to get back for this race.

They come off the line together but D'Aprile starts to pull away. Gonzales gets close at the 330 foot mark, then gets out of shape and D'Aprile pulls away and takes the win.

Tommy D'Aprile's incremental margins: 60ft(0.020), 330 ft(0.009). MOV: 0.0712 seconds (approximately 20 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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