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Mon, 5 Sep 2005, 03:03 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Angelle Sampey                          7 Geno Scali                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.051  7.227 181.94                     0.012  7.290 181.52
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gann      ) 0.000  7.216 180.45      (A Brown     ) 0.023  7.223 181.64
 Qualified:             #5  7.102 192.25                       #13  7.184 187.81
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.84 inches, adjusted altitude 1,558 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Scali with a big starting line advantage, but Sampey has the difference made up by 60 feet and just rides away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Steve Johnson                         310 Joe DeSantis                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.187 189.20                     0.023  7.377 175.59
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Treble    ) 0.052  7.169 185.77      (A Hines     ) 0.036  7.345 178.90
 Qualified:             #8  7.120 187.81                       #16  7.205 181.69
Johnson with a nice looking pass and will have lane choice against Sampey.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  308 Ryan Schnitz                          731 Matt Guidera                 
E2                   0.056  8.776 101.25     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.211 183.64
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Stoffer   ) 0.036  7.138 183.94      (G Tonglet   ) 0.004  7.337 177.56
 Qualified:             #6  7.112 185.31                       #14  7.190 179.35
Guidera with a big starting line advantage and the win when Schnitz has trouble and slows.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  200 Chip Ellis                            204 Matt Smith                   
E2                   0.101  7.139 185.82     ****WINNER****  0.063  7.162 180.19
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.056  7.109 186.54      (C Rivas     ) 0.047  7.207 185.72
 Qualified:             #7  7.112 181.28                        #2  7.090 184.52
Smith with the big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Matt Smith's MOV: 0.0157 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Smith will have lane choice over Guidera in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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