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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 12:21 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Larry Morgan                            3 Dave Connolly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.741 204.82                     0.021  6.741 205.01
 Qualified:             #8  6.755 204.48                        #9  6.760 203.40
Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 980 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

This is Morgan's 257th start. Connolly has an eight to one advantage in head to head match ups. Morgan is out of the gate first with a great reaction time and holds on to win with a hole shot win as they run identical ETs. Larry Morgan's incremental margins: 60ft(0.004), 330 ft(0.006), 660ft(0.009), 1,000ft(0.010). MOV: 0.0085 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Rickie Smith                          430 Erica Enders                 
E1                   0.025  8.500 107.15     ****WINNER****  0.042  6.737 205.04
 Qualified:             #7  6.748 203.89                       #10  6.760 203.40
This is the second straight race these two have raced in round one with Smith winning in INDY. Smith with the starting line advantage, but then something broke and Enders collects her first Pro Stock win and is only the second woman to win a round in Pro Stock. Enders with her quickest pass of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  208 Warren Johnson                          6 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  6.693 205.41                     0.019  6.734 205.10
 Qualified:             #6  6.748 204.23                       #11  6.764 203.71
WJ was runner-up here in the first race here in '85. Jeg holds a 24 to 21 advantage in head to head match ups. They both take their time staging and finally WJ goes in first. but then Jeg is out of the gate first. WJ with the quickest pass of the weekend to chase Jeg down just before the finish line. Warren Johnson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.036), 330 ft(-0.020), 660ft(-0.008), 1,000ft(-0.001). MOV: 0.0045 seconds (approximately 16 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   14 Jim Yates                              19 Richie Stevens               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  6.732 204.70                     0.013  6.752 204.60
 Qualified:             #5  6.746 203.61                       #12  6.769 203.46
Stevens with a great light, but Yates was able to chase him down just before the finish line for the win. Jim Yates' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.023), 330 ft(-0.019), 660ft(-0.009), 1,000ft(-0.003). MOV: 0.0034 seconds (approximately 12 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   93 Allen Johnson                           2 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.024  6.748 203.37     ****WINNER****  0.050  6.690 206.35
 Qualified:            #16  6.777 202.33                        #1  6.735 204.79
Line is the first higher qualified car to take the right lane. Johnson is out gate first, but Line has him chased down by half track and Line with the quickest and fastest pass of the weekend. Line will have lane choice over Morgan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Kurt Johnson                           55 V. Gaines                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068  6.700 205.44                     0.103  6.724 205.13
 Qualified:             #3  6.739 204.54                       #14  6.772 203.80
KJ wins this wire to wire with the third quickest pass of the session, but he will give up lane choice to his Dad in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  445 Greg Stanfield                          1 Greg Anderson                
E1                   0.012  6.732 204.29     ****WINNER****  0.041  6.680 206.13
 Qualified:            #15  6.774 203.52                        #2  6.736 204.51
Stanfield did his job on the Christmas tree, but Anderson was able to chase him down by just before half track. Anderson with low ET of the weekend and he will have lane choice over Enders in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  351 Ron Krisher                          3351 Dave Howard                  
E1                   0.100  6.696 205.07     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.742 205.10
 Qualified:             #4  6.745 201.37                       #13  6.769 203.37
Howard with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Dave Howard's incremental margins: 60ft(0.023), 330 ft(0.017), 660ft(0.012), 1,000ft(0.005). MOV: 0.0022 seconds (approximately 8 inches). Howard will give up lane choice to Yates in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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