ADRL's Dragpalooza III Finishes with
Three First-Time Winners
The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League's 2007
season-opener at Houston Motorsports Park finished Saturday night with three
first-time ADRL event winners. Reaching the RacingJunk.com Dragpalooza III
winner's circle were Mike Bell in Pro Extreme; Charles Carpenter in Pro Nitrous;
and Rodney Rosenstiel, who became the first event winner in Extreme 10.5, which
made its competitive ADRL debut at Dragpalooza III.
Saturday's eliminations well down on the final qualifying sheet, but he found
something extra in eliminations, beating three of the top four qualifiers on the
way to his debut event win. Starting from the No. 9 spot after a 3.956 best left
him just short of gaining lane choice, Bell reeled off wins over Mike Neal (3.93
to 4.21), No. 1 qualifier Todd Tutterow (with a 4.73 in a race where both
drivers struggled), Joshua Hernandez (a spectacular 3.93 to 3.92 holeshot), and,
in the final, a red-lighting John Lynam.