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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 12:33 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7487 Chris Rivas                             8 Steve Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.186 181.57                     0.053  7.170 186.20
 Qualified:            #10  7.217 182.85                        #7  7.154 186.41
12:17 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 980 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Johnson was runner up here in 2001 and has lost two of his three previous races against Rivas. That record is now three losses in four races against Rivas after Rivas beat Johnson at the tree and held him off for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  731 Matt Guidera                          308 Ryan Schnitz                 
E1                   0.001  7.172 181.35     ****WINNER****  0.046  7.109 186.28
 Qualified:            #11  7.223 183.99                        #6  7.147 186.15
This is Guidera's seventh start and Schnitz's 14th start. Guidera had the better light and led the race to 1,000 feet until Schnitz got by him for the win. Ryan Schnitz's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.040), 330 ft(-0.050), 660ft(-0.038), 1,000ft(-0.013). MOV: 0.0183 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                            5 Craig Treble                 
E1                  -0.017  7.174 185.33     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.248 185.31
 Qualified:             #5  7.146 187.55                       #12  7.226 184.70
Brown made his 112th consecutive start here today and went out early on a red light. Treble got the win in his 103rd start.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  200 Chip Ellis                              9 Michael Phillips             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.071 187.50                     0.010  7.202 190.83
 Qualified:             #2  7.101 188.41                       #15  7.234 190.73
This is Ellis's 17th race. He's qualified for 16 of them in the top half of the field. Phillips won here in 2003 and that was the last time he has won an NHRA national event. Ellis got this race and will have lane choice over Rivas in the next round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Angelle Sampey                        303 Tom Bradford                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.188 184.27                     0.004  7.228 185.33
 Qualified:             #4  7.128 182.08                       #13  7.229 185.18
Sampey has five wins here, including her first career win in 1996. It's Bradford's second start. Bradford had the quicker start but Sampey got by him right away to take the win and earn lane choice over Treble in the next round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Andrew Hines                            7 Geno Scali                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.091 188.94                     0.026  7.176 185.89
 Qualified:             #1  7.098 189.10                       #16  7.234 184.17
Hines started from the number one spot for the 17th time in his career and 9th time this season. He got the win here for his sixth career victory over Scali in eliminations.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Karen Stoffer                         204 Matt Smith                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.188 184.67                     0.128  7.143 185.28
 Qualified:            #14  7.230 184.47                        #3  7.121 186.54
Stoffer was runner up here in 2002. She got off the starting line well ahead of Smith and never looked back. Stoffer gave up lane choice to Schnitz in the next round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 GT Tonglet                            573 Mike Berry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.076  7.123 187.55                     0.080  7.242 184.75
 Qualified:             #8  7.166 190.03                        #9  7.213 184.50
Tonglet got off the starting line first and led the entire way down the track. He got the win but gave up lane choice to Hines in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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