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Sat, 09 Mar 2013, 18:24 PM

Pro Extreme Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Larry Sullivan

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Notes from final, round 3 qualifying in Pro Extreme at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Dragpalooza 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: Alex Hossler Runs 5.486/86.03, Now #2; Best prior run: 3.603/211.33, Was #2
Right Lane: Tommy D'Aprile Runs 3.614/208.78, Now #3; Best prior run: 3.617/208.55, Was #3

4:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,165 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

D'Aprile made a nice run and improved slightly. Hossler shook and slowed.

Left Lane: Von Smith Runs 4.777/100.94, Now #1; Best prior run: 3.598/212.09, Was #1
Right Lane: Bubba Stanton Runs 3.622/203.58, Now #4; Best prior run: 3.625/211.56, Was #4

Smith ran into shake early in the run, lifted on the top end. Stanton made his best run of the day, but only by three thousandths, and stayed third.

Left Lane: Tim Tindle Runs 3.696/206.99, Now #5; Best prior run: 3.681/207.24, Was #5
Right Lane: Mick Snyder Runs 5.546/85.48, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.096/95.66, Was #14

Snyder shook and slowed, unable to make a full pass today. Tindle made a very nice run, but did not improve and stayed fifth.

Left Lane: John Stanley Runs 5.413/99.21, Now #6; Best prior run: 3.691/209.04, Was #6
Right Lane: Joey Martin Runs 3.693/203.31, Now #7; Best prior run: 4.562/116.55, Was #11

Martin reached down into his tuning n otes and got the starting line figured out. Nice run and in the top half of the field. Meanwhile, Stanley shook and slowed.

Left Lane: Terry Leggett Runs 4.672/113.83, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.878/196.53, Was #10
Right Lane: Richard Holt Runs 3.910/189.79, Now #11; Best prior run: 4.016/151.51, Was #11

Leggett slowed on the top end. Holt made his best run of the day.

Left Lane: Jason Scruggs Runs 3.763/191.62, Now #8; Best prior run: 3.726/208.81, Was #8
Right Lane: Stefan Holmberg Runs 5.627/101.11, Now #12; Best prior run: 4.643/149.08, Was #12

Holmberg's car headed for the centerline and he lifted. Scruggs made a nice run well past half track, but slowed on the top end and did not improve.

Left Lane: Brandon Snider Runs 3.657/209.62, Now #5; Best prior run: 4.841/101.22, Was #13
Right Lane: Todd Tutterow Runs 4.517/113.88, Now #10; Best prior run: 3.727/204.32, Was #9

Snider made a very good run, moved into the top half for eliminations. Tutterow shook and slowed.

Right Lane: Steve George Runs 5.060/117.39, Now #14; No Prior Run

Fooled me...this is the "Bad Bus" and I thought it was an exhibition run, but the car is a legal Pro Extreme car and he entered to fill the short field. He left hard, had some problems with early tire shake and used up a lot of his lane, but he was still quicker than defending ADRL champion Snyder and will be on the ladder for round one tomorrow.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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