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Sat, 24 Sep 2011, 01:14 PM

Top Sportsman Qualifying Notes, Session #2
By Larry Sullivan

NORWALK, Ohio - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags V 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: Don Klooster Runs 4.478/166.54, Now #7; Best prior run: 7.454/85.94, Was #13
Right Lane: Tim Molnar Runs 4.358/165.88, Now #3; Best prior run: 9.649/82.53, Was #17

12:45 p.m. Looks like these two got the starting line figured out this time around - and maybe the warmer track helps too.

Left Lane: Richard Motyca Runs 4.464/159.31, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.417/147.41, Was #5
Right Lane: Tonya S Engel Runs 4.972/139.24, Now #8; Best prior run: 0.490/140.49, Was #1

Again, no sign of the extreme tire shake that plagued the first session.

Left Lane: Charlie Whittenburg Runs 4.250/166.35, Now #1; Best prior run: 9.278/56.39, Was #16
Right Lane: Brian Brown Runs 5.461/149.81, Now #13; Best prior run: 6.878/147.07, Was #13

Whittenburg really sorted things out, a nice run this time. Brown improved, but had to pedal to get through early shake.

Left Lane: Wes `VanFossen Runs 4.496/163.53, Now #10; Best prior run: 9.448/70.88, Was #17
Right Lane: Tyler Hard Runs 4.210/168.05, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.248/153.02, Was #12

Hard moves to the head of the class.

Left Lane: Kevin Wicke Runs 4.369/161.34, Now #6; Best prior run: 4.478/160.00, Was #9
Right Lane: Chip Forman Runs 4.116/177.09, Now #1; Best prior run: 4.979/168.85, Was #12

And Forman beats everyone else by a tenth this time around.

Left Lane: Mike Jones Jr. Runs 4.337/165.36, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.424/159.46, Was #9
Right Lane: Marco Abruzzi Runs 4.380/162.10, Now #8; Best prior run: 4.390/146.64, Was #7

Left Lane: Rob Harviscnah Runs 4.594/156.48, Now #13; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Glenn Butcher Runs 4.262/166.93, Now #4; No Prior Run

Harviscnah made a hard move toward the wall, but he missed it by at least a foot. Butcher got down the track this time, a good-looking run.

Left Lane: Glenn Teets Jr. Runs 4.968/159.25, Now #16; Best prior run: 8.381/71.80, Was #19
Right Lane: Aaron Glaser Runs 4.705/166.66, Now #14; Best prior run: 11.971/49.10, Was #20

Brian Brown is on the bump spot at 5.461.

Both drivers had problems with early traction, then they started going forward. Both got in, but just barely.

Left Lane: Mike Badia Runs 4.428/161.73, Now #12; No Prior Run
Right Lane: Ronnie Proctor Runs 4.403/162.84, Now #10; Best prior run: 6.878/94.82, Was #20

Glenn Teets Jr. was on the bump spot at 4.968 and very vulnerable with these two on the line, especially Proctor.

Both got in, Rockingham winner Teets and Engel were bumped from the firld, and Aaron Glaser is now on the bump spot at 4.705.

Left Lane: Scott Wasko Runs 4.334/165.86, Now #6; Best prior run: 6.651/94.33, Was #21
Right Lane: Mark Malcuit Runs 4.262/170.28, Now #4; Best prior run: 4.326/162.18, Was #5

Both drivers improved and that was bad news for Glaser.

Left Lane: Dan Flanigan Runs 4.772/149.96, Now #18; Best prior run: 5.243/134.74, Was #20

Rob Harvischak is on the bump spot at 4.594 and Flanigan came up short, so the field is set.

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