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Pro Mod

Results for Qualifying Round 1
BRISTOL, Tenn. - BRISTOL - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers listing lane, driver name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
 
      Left Lane: Doug Winters     Runs 6.455/217.25, Now #2
     Right Lane: Rick Stivers     Runs 6.177/231.95, Now #1
4:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 28.53 inches, adjusted altitude 126 feet, track temperature 126 degrees.

Stivers goes right down the groove to set the early pace.

      Left Lane: Scott Ray        Runs 6.468/216.51, Now #3
     Right Lane: Roger Burgess    No Time, Now #4
Burgess can't get the car in reverse after the burnout and drives off the end of the track. Ray was moving around early in the run but got the car under control before he reached half track.
      Left Lane: Mike Janis       Runs 6.088/237.67, Now #1
     Right Lane: Chip King        Runs 9.866/86.09, Now #5
King gets about 200 feet out, strikes the tires and makes a move toward the center line. Janis goes right down the groove with a good run for the conditions to take the pole for now.
      Left Lane: Jay Payne        Runs 9.485/92.75, Now #6
     Right Lane: Mike Knowles     Runs 6.047/239.65, Now #1
Payne gets out of the groove early, makes a move to the left, then back to the right before backing off the throttle. Knowles makes a clean pass and moves into the top spot for now.
      Left Lane: Pete Farber      Runs 6.103/239.27, Now #3
     Right Lane: Steve Matusek    Runs 7.231/201.43, Now #7
Matusek hit the throttle, the missed and popped for about 100 feet, then finally cleared up. Farber made a clean run and moves into the third spot.
      Left Lane: Donald Walsh     Runs 6.119/247.20, Now #5
     Right Lane: Donald Martin    Runs 6.073/238.64, Now #2
Martin moved to the right, then back to the left, then got it under control and moves into the second spot for now. Walsh made a clean run and gets in the fifth spot for now.
      Left Lane: Kenny Lang       No Time, Now #14
     Right Lane: Troy Coughlin    Runs 6.025/248.84, Now #1
Lang staged, Coughlin started to stage and blinked the bottom bulb, then Lang hit the throttle before the tree came down. Coughlin staged and went right down the groove with the quickest pass of the round so far to take the pole for now.
      Left Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 9.083/118.93, Now #12
     Right Lane: Rickie Smith     Runs 5.959/239.53, Now #1
Pruett had traction problems early in the run and clicked it off. Smith makes an impressive run, the first in the 5's and takes the pole for now.
      Left Lane: Mike Castellana  Runs 6.030/237.71, Now #4
     Right Lane: Danny Rowe       Runs 6.000/240.68, Now #2
A good side-by-side here, both right down the groove. Rowe just misses getting in the 5's and will be in the second spot to end this session.

       

Pro Mod

Order for Qualifying Round 1
BRISTOL, Tenn. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Rickie Smith         IDG '12 Camaro                  5.959  239.53 
   2. Danny Rowe           Sterling Bridge *'68 Camaro     6.000  240.68 
   3. Troy Coughlin        Jeg's t'68 Camaro               6.025  248.84 
   4. Mike Castellana      Al-Anabi '69 Camaro             6.030  237.71 
   5. Mike Knowles         Mike Knowles Racing *'68 Camar  6.047  239.65 
   6. Donald Martin        Sterling Bridge *'68 Camaro     6.073  238.64 
   7. Mike Janis           '10 Mustang                     6.088  237.67 
   8. Pete Farber          T.J. & Sons Auto Repair *'69 D  6.103  239.27 
   9. Donald Walsh         Walsh Precision Turbo t'11 Mus  6.119  247.20 
  10. Rick Stivers         Stivers HVAC Inc. '69 Camaro    6.177  231.95 
  11. Doug Winters         Lucas Oil/MAVTV '57 Bel Air     6.455  217.25 
  12. Scott Ray            Ohio Crankshaft *'53 Corvette   6.468  216.51 
  13. Steve Matusek        Aeromotive/Ford/Roush Yates t'  7.231  201.43 
  14. Leah Pruett          ProCare RX t'12 Mustang         9.083  118.93 
  15. Jay Payne            FireIce '12 Camaro              9.485   92.75 
  16. Chip King            Strutmasters t'69 Daytona       9.866   86.09 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Kenny Lang           Summit Racing Equipment '69 Ca   DQ   
 
 * = Supercharged Engine

 t = Turbocharged Engine


Pro Mod

Results for Qualifying Round 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - BRISTOL - Notes from round 2 qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers 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: Chip King        Runs 5.967/246.89, Now #2
                                  Best prior run: 9.866/86.09, Was #16
     Right Lane: Jay Payne        Runs 6.123/237.46, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 9.485/92.75, Was #15
6:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 28.54 inches, adjusted altitude 4,003 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

King drifted left all the way through the run but was able to keep the car off the wall. He goes through the lights, the chutes fail to deploy and he goes into the sand trap. He rolls through the sand trap, tears a hole in the first safety net, then finally stops in the second net. Payne made a decent pass and gets in the 11th spot for now.

      Left Lane: Steve Matusek    Runs 7.174/156.68, Now #16
                                  Best prior run: 7.231/201.43, Was #15
     Right Lane: Leah Pruett      Runs 6.023/248.80, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 9.083/118.93, Was #16 
Matusek gets about 400 feet out, the engine backfires a couple of times and he backs off the throttle. Pruett goes right down the groove and moves all the way to the fourth spot for now.
      Left Lane: Donald Martin    Runs 5.976/242.80, Now #3
                                  Best prior run: 6.073/238.64, Was #8
     Right Lane: Doug Winters     Runs 7.432/125.68, Now #14
                                  Best prior run: 6.455/217.25, Was #14 
Winters gets to half track and the car noses over, not sure why. Martin goes right down the groove and moves into the third spot for now.
      Left Lane: Mike Knowles     Runs 6.044/239.44, Now #8
                                  Best prior run: 6.047/239.65, Was #8
     Right Lane: Donald Walsh     Runs 8.328/112.84, Now #11
                                  Best prior run: 6.119/247.20, Was #11 
Walsh gets out of the groove, makes a move toward the centerline, then backs off the throttle. Knowles makes another nice pass but stays in the eighth spot.
      Left Lane: Troy Coughlin    Runs 5.951/251.06, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 6.025/248.84, Was #6
     Right Lane: Pete Farber      Runs 6.025/240.17, Now #7
                                  Best prior run: 6.103/239.27, Was #10 
This was a good side-by-side. Farber leaves first, has the quicker sixty foot time, then Coughlin starts to reel him in and goes around near the end of the run.

Troy Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.033 sec., 330ft-2.730, 660ft-3.992/197.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.055.
Pete Farber's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.658, 660ft-3.971/189.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.088.

      Left Lane: Danny Rowe       Runs 5.971/242.28, Now #4
                                  Best prior run: 6.000/240.68, Was #5
     Right Lane: Mike Janis       Runs 7.636/120.72, Now #10
                                  Best prior run: 6.088/237.67, Was #10 
Janis drifts out of the groove, slowly moves toward the center line, then backs off the throttle about 600 feet out. Rowe goes right down the groove with another good run and moves up a spot to fourth.
      Left Lane: Rickie Smith     Runs 5.900/240.85, Now #1
                                  Best prior run: 5.959/239.53, Was #2
     Right Lane: Mike Castellana  Runs 5.974/238.01, Now #5
                                  Best prior run: 6.030/237.71, Was #8 
Smith makes an impressive run, right down Broadway, and takes the pole to end this session. Castellana improves and moves up to the eighth.

       

Pro Mod

Order for Qualifying Round 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Rickie Smith         IDG '12 Camaro                  5.900  240.85 
   2. Troy Coughlin        Jeg's t'68 Camaro               5.951  251.06 
   3. Chip King            Strutmasters t'69 Daytona       5.967  246.89 
   4. Danny Rowe           Sterling Bridge *'68 Camaro     5.971  242.28 
   5. Mike Castellana      Al-Anabi '69 Camaro             5.974  238.01 
   6. Donald Martin        Sterling Bridge *'68 Camaro     5.976  242.80 
   7. Leah Pruett          ProCare RX t'12 Mustang         6.023  248.80 
   8. Pete Farber          T.J. & Sons Auto Repair *'69 D  6.025  240.17 
   9. Mike Knowles         Mike Knowles Racing *'68 Camar  6.044  239.65 
  10. Mike Janis           '10 Mustang                     6.088  237.67 
  11. Donald Walsh         Walsh Precision Turbo t'11 Mus  6.119  247.20 
  12. Jay Payne            FireIce '12 Camaro              6.123  237.46 
  13. Rick Stivers         Stivers HVAC Inc. '69 Camaro    6.177  231.95 
  14. Doug Winters         Lucas Oil/MAVTV '57 Bel Air     6.455  217.25 
  15. Scott Ray            Ohio Crankshaft *'53 Corvette   6.468  216.51 
  16. Steve Matusek        Aeromotive/Ford/Roush Yates t'  7.174  201.43 
          --------- Not Qualified ---------
  17. Kenny Lang           Summit Racing Equipment '69 Ca   DQ   
 
 * = Supercharged Engine

 t = Turbocharged Engine