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Sat, 3 Sep 2005, 02:35 PM

Pro Bike Battle Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Ringer's Gloves Pro Bike Battle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 15th annual Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle:

    2 Angelle Sampey                        200 Chip Ellis                   
E1                   0.047  7.102 192.25     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.112 181.28
 Qualified:             #6                                     #7             
1:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.77 inches, adjusted altitude 1,128 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

The eight best Pro Stock Motorcycle racers in qualifying over the past year meet to split up a $36,000 purse in the Ringers Gloves Pro Bike Battle, with $15,000 to the winner and a possible $10,000 bonus if they can also win the 51st annual MAC Tools U.S. Nationals.

Ellis on a holeshot! Chip Ellis' incremental margins: 60ft(0.036), 330 ft(0.032), 660ft(0.036), 1,000ft(0.037). MOV: 0.0238 seconds (approximately 7 feet). This also counts as qualifying, so it's not a total loss for Sampey.

    6 GT Tonglet                              7 Geno Scali                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.096 187.81                     0.063  7.184 187.81
 Qualified:             #3                                     #2             
Tonglet, wire to wire.

    8 Steve Johnson                           3 Antron Brown                 
E1                   0.059  7.120 187.81     ****WINNER****  0.009  7.118 187.76
 Qualified:             #1                                     #5             
Brown with a great light in an otherwise tight race. Antron Brown's incremental margins: 60ft(0.039), 330 ft(0.039), 660ft(0.046), 1,000ft(0.050). MOV: 0.0525 seconds (approximately 14 feet). He faces Tonglet in the semifinals, Tonglet has lane choice.

    5 Craig Treble                            1 Andrew Hines                 
E1                   0.042  7.140 183.89     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.081 184.25
 Qualified:             #4                                     #8             
Hines, with low ET of the round. He has lane choice against Ellis in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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