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Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 14:25 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Session #3
By Rick Green

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals 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: Ruben Tetsoshvili Runs 13.475/63.08, Now #35; Best prior run: 11.255/66.07, Was #35

Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,726 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Tetsoshvili with severe tire shake early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Chip King Runs 6.146/241.54, Now #24; Best prior run: 6.106/214.96, Was #24
Right Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 9.796/103.93, Now #32; Best prior run: 9.917/103.99, Was #33

King is straight down the groove, but will not improve.

Rahaim with severe tire shake and clicks it off.

Left Lane: Chuck Little Runs 6.058/201.67, Now #24; Best prior run: 10.018/86.62, Was #34
Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 9.772/100.38, Now #23; Best prior run: 6.051/231.36, Was #23

Little makes a clean pass, but will not get in the show.

Stevens with tire shake and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Shane Molinari Runs 9.215/98.80, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.771/256.16, Was #3
Right Lane: Sidnei Frigo Runs 5.843/253.71, Now #15; Best prior run: 6.661/156.64, Was #29

Molinari with tire shake and was out of the groove and over close to the wall before he clicked it off.

Frigo with a good clean pass to make his quickest pass of the weekend to get in the show. Sidnei Frigo's incremental times: 60ft-1.014 sec., 330ft-2.655, 660ft-3.900/200.00 mph, 1,000ft-4.955.

Left Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 5.793/251.72, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.753/251.11, Was #1
Right Lane: Khalid alBalooshi Runs 6.004/186.48, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.800/250.92, Was #8

Castellana launched hard and kept it hooked up to make the quickest pass of the session. Mike Castellana's incremental times: 60ft-0.971 sec., 330ft-2.578, 660ft-3.830/198.06 mph, 1,000ft-4.896.

alBalooshi with a clean pass, but no help. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.600, 660ft-3.849/199.52 mph, 1,000ft-4.923.

Left Lane: Jeremy Ray Runs 5.798/247.66, Now #8; Best prior run: 9.838/90.01, Was #34
Right Lane: Steve Matusek Runs 8.159/120.11, Now #33; Best prior run: 8.388/124.95, Was #32

Ray with a great looking pass as he kept it hooked up all the way down the track to get into the top half of the show. Jeremy Ray's incremental times: 60ft-0.955 sec., 330ft-2.553, 660ft-3.812/196.99 mph, 1,000ft-4.888.

Matusek with tire shake and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 5.844/249.72, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.795/249.07, Was #6
Right Lane: Harry Hruska Runs 6.278/244.47, Now #30; Best prior run: 6.704/157.10, Was #31

Tutterow with another good pass, but will not improve. Todd Tutterow's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.601, 660ft-3.865/196.27 mph, 1,000ft-4.940.

Hruska drove through tire chatter...

Left Lane: Jeffery Barker Runs 9.227/106.87, Now #17; Best prior run: 5.859/254.42, Was #17
Right Lane: Brandon Pesz Runs 7.398/132.33, Now #32; Best prior run: 7.515/131.20, Was #32

Barker with tire shake and clicked it off.

Pesz with tire chatter early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Danny Rowe Runs 11.712/72.63, Now #19; Best prior run: 5.882/247.61, Was #19
Right Lane: Doug Winters Runs 5.908/245.67, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.829/246.75, Was #12

Rowe with tire shake and clicked it off.

Winters drove through some early tire chatter, but will not improve. Doug Winters' incremental times: 60ft-0.975 sec., 330ft-2.620, 660ft-3.905/193.77 mph, 1,000ft-4.992.

Left Lane: Rick Distefano Runs 11.842/97.36, Now #29; Best prior run: 6.149/240.89, Was #29
Right Lane: Clint Satterfield Runs 6.577/234.57, Now #31; Best prior run: 6.564/156.83, Was #31

Distefano with severe tire shake and clicked it off.

Satterfield with tire shake and pedaled it.

Left Lane: Bill Glidden Runs 6.013/235.47, Now #25; Best prior run: 6.127/230.84, Was #28
Right Lane: Melanie Salemi Runs 5.989/241.93, Now #21; Best prior run: 5.905/243.24, Was #21

Glidden was on a good pass, but got loose on the top end. Bill Glidden's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.634, 660ft-3.944/189.12 mph, 1,000ft-5.064.

Salemi was straight down the groove, but will not improve.

Left Lane: Eric Latino Runs 16.741/39.41, Now #22; Best prior run: 5.918/230.72, Was #22
Right Lane: Rick Hord Runs 6.627/158.78, Now #24; Best prior run: 5.940/248.80, Was #24

Latino with severe tire shake and clicked it off.

Hord made a quick move toward the centerline and did a great job keeping it in his lane.

Left Lane: Mike Janis Runs 5.787/248.84, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.837/246.48, Was #15
Right Lane: Kenny Lang Runs 6.004/238.72, Now #23; Best prior run: 5.936/243.63, Was #23

Janis kept it hooked up and hitting on all eight to move into the top half of the show. Mike Janis' incremental times: 60ft-0.980 sec., 330ft-2.564, 660ft-3.816/198.15 mph, 1,000ft-4.883.

No help here for Lang.

Left Lane: Carl Stevens Runs 5.854/251.72, Now #15; Best prior run: 5.832/254.47, Was #15
Right Lane: Michael Biehle Runs 5.876/251.67, Now #19; Best prior run: 5.905/248.52, Was #20

Stevens with a good clean pass, but will not improve. Carl Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-1.024 sec., 330ft-2.646, 660ft-3.893/198.55 mph, 1,000ft-4.958.

Biehle with his quickest pass of the weekend and moves up one spot, but won't get in the show. Michael Biehle's incremental times: 60ft-1.035 sec., 330ft-2.667, 660ft-3.919/198.20 mph, 1,000ft-4.982.

Left Lane: Jose Gonzalez Runs 5.840/256.45, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.830/256.21, Was #14
Right Lane: Pete Farber Runs 5.847/246.30, Now #17; Best prior run: 5.875/244.96, Was #18

Gonzales was straight down the groove with a good pass, but will not improve. Jose Gonzalez's incremental times: 60ft-1.023 sec., 330ft-2.679, 660ft-3.908/200.62 mph, 1,000ft-4.958.

Farber with his quickest pass of the weekend, but comes up short of getting in the show. Pete Farber's incremental times: 60ft-0.977 sec., 330ft-2.587, 660ft-3.852/195.31 mph, 1,000ft-4.933.

Left Lane: Jim Whiteley Runs 9.448/114.77, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.801/248.11, Was #12
Right Lane: Chad Green Runs 6.448/205.35, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.797/245.94, Was #8

Whiteley with tire shake and clicked it off.

Green slows on the top end.

Left Lane: Steven Whiteley Runs 13.057/73.29, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.787/253.47, Was #5
Right Lane: Dan Stevenson Runs 10.594/84.08, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.801/255.34, Was #11

Whiteley with severe tire shake and clicks it off.

Stevenson shakes and makes a move toward the wall before he clicks it off.

Left Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 5.999/188.94, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.776/250.64, Was #4
Right Lane: Steve Jackson Runs 8.833/128.86, Now #2; Best prior run: 5.754/250.60, Was #2

Smith slows on the top end.

Jackson with tire shake right at the hit.

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