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Fri, 20 Apr 2018, 17:34 PM

Pro Modified Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Rick Green

BAYTOWN, Texas - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Erica Enders Runs 5.866/240.81, Now #1

Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, adjusted altitude 1,282 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Enders is making her NHRA Pro Mod debut...she launched hard and was straight down the groove with a great looking pass until in the lights when it looked like she used up an engine.

Left Lane: Brandon Snider Runs 9.147/108.79, Now #3
Right Lane: Rick Hord Runs 5.956/241.41, Now #2

Snider is making his NHRA Pro Mod debut.

Snider with tire shake early and clicked it off.

Hord was straight down the groove...

Right Lane: Richie Stevens Runs 5.892/247.16, Now #2

Stevens with tire shake early, but drives through it...Richie Stevens' incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.631, 660ft-3.903/195.31 mph, 1,000ft-4.982.

Left Lane: Clint Satterfield Runs 6.048/241.89, Now #5
Right Lane: Chip King Runs 5.963/244.69, Now #4

Satterfield with a clean pass.

King was straight down the groove.

Left Lane: Chuck Little Runs 9.360/92.86, Now #7
Right Lane: Pete Farber No Time, Now #8

Little with violent tire shake and was out of the groove, over by the wall before he clicked it off.

Farber with problems before staging and is pushed off the starting line.

Left Lane: Harry Hruska Runs 6.481/237.96, Now #7
Right Lane: Michael Biehle Runs 5.815/253.09, Now #1

Hruska slows on the top end.

Biehle launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Michael Biehle's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.629, 660ft-3.871/200.35 mph, 1,000ft-4.926.

Left Lane: Danny Rowe Runs 10.047/87.37, Now #11
Right Lane: Steve Matusek Runs 7.892/128.82, Now #8

Rowe make a quick move toward the centerline and he clicks it off.

Matusek makes a move toward the wall and he shuts it off.

Left Lane: Sidnei Frigo Runs 5.867/252.38, Now #4
Right Lane: Jose Gonzalez Runs 5.791/254.57, Now #1

This was a good side-by-side drag race...

Frigo is straight down the groove to go to the number four spot. Sidnei Frigo's incremental times: 60ft-1.024 sec., 330ft-2.685, 660ft-3.919/200.23 mph, 1,000ft-4.975.

Gonzales launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Jose Gonzalez's incremental times: 60ft-0.995 sec., 330ft-2.618, 660ft-3.856/200.89 mph, 1,000ft-4.907.

Left Lane: Bob Rahaim Runs 7.940/121.01, Now #12
Right Lane: Jeremy Ray Runs 5.914/246.53, Now #6

Rahaim was drifting out of the groove over by the wall before he clicked it off.

Ray with tire shake early and he pedaled it and got it to hook up to go to the number six spot. Jeremy Ray's incremental times: 60ft-0.963 sec., 330ft-2.630, 660ft-3.914/194.60 mph, 1,000ft-5.001.

Left Lane: Khalid alBalooshi Runs 5.796/251.02, Now #2
Right Lane: Dan Stevenson Runs 9.410/98.54, Now #16

alBalooshi was straight down the groove with a real nice pass to go to the number two spot. Khalid alBalooshi's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.601, 660ft-3.845/199.79 mph, 1,000ft-4.901.

Stevenson with severe tire shake and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Steven Whiteley Runs 5.858/248.93, Now #5
Right Lane: Shane Molinari Runs 5.784/255.97, Now #1

This was a great side-by-side drag race.

Whiteley was straight down the groove into the top half of the show. Steven Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.619, 660ft-3.875/195.99 mph, 1,000ft-4.953.

Molinari launched hard and kept it hooked up to go to the number one spot. Shane Molinari's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.627, 660ft-3.861/202.39 mph, 1,000ft-4.905.

Left Lane: Doug Winters Runs 6.018/242.98, Now #13
Right Lane: Jim Whiteley Runs 5.788/247.97, Now #2

Winters with a clean pass to start the weekend.

Whiteley is straight down the groove with his career quickest pass to go to the number two spot. Jim Whiteley's incremental times: 60ft-0.957 sec., 330ft-2.551, 660ft-3.808/197.25 mph, 1,000ft-4.882.

Left Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 8.375/111.91, Now #19
Right Lane: Steve Jackson Runs 5.741/249.53, Now #1

Tutterow with tire shake and clicked it off.

Jackson with a great pass, hooked up all the way down the groove to go to the number one spot. Steve Jackson's incremental times: 60ft-0.946 sec., 330ft-2.523, 660ft-3.771/198.41 mph, 1,000ft-4.840.

Left Lane: Chad Green Runs 5.746/250.23, Now #2
Right Lane: Mike Castellana Runs 12.063/70.63, Now #25

Green with his career quickest and fastest pass in his second event to go to the number two spot. Chad Green's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.566, 660ft-3.797/202.06 mph, 1,000ft-4.850.

Castellana with severe tire shake early and clicked it off.

Left Lane: Mike Janis Runs 5.779/248.61, Now #4
Right Lane: Rickie Smith Runs 5.768/251.58, Now #3

This is a great side-by-side drag race to wrap up round one of qualifying.

Janis is straight down the groove to the number four spot. Mike Janis' incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.565, 660ft-3.813/198.93 mph, 1,000ft-4.877.

The Gainesville winner starts the weekend with a nice pass to go to the number three spot. Rickie Smith's incremental times: 60ft-0.974 sec., 330ft-2.575, 660ft-3.821/200.29 mph, 1,000ft-4.876.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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