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Sun, 2 Oct 2005, 01:29 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  208 Warren Johnson                         14 Jim Yates                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  6.766 204.54                     0.033  6.781 203.61
 Qualified:             #8  6.684 206.99                        #9  6.684 206.35
12:08 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 29.92 inches, adjusted altitude 1,072 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Yates gets a slight hole-shot and hangs on to the lead until just before the finish-line. Johnson drives around in a close one.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   93 Allen Johnson                           5 Kurt Johnson                 
E1                   0.017  6.781 202.76     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.752 204.45
 Qualified:             #7  6.680 205.47                       #10  6.687 207.30
A couple of great lights here, Johnson just a little better and a little quicker on the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Dave Connolly                          55 V. Gaines                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.784 203.19                     0.028  6.778 203.65
 Qualified:            #11  6.688 206.07                        #6  6.676 206.48
More great lights, Connolly leaves first and holds off Gaines for the hole-shot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 Richie Stevens                         44 Mike Edwards                 
E1                   0.045  6.797 203.03     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.783 202.52
 Qualified:             #4  6.669 206.32                       #13  6.691 205.63
These two leave the line together, then Edwards starts to pull away. Stevens starts to make up ground after the half-way point, but ran out of room.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  445 Greg Stanfield                          2 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.034  6.815 202.00     ****WINNER****  0.038  6.756 204.88
 Qualified:            #15  6.699 206.07                        #2  6.663 208.17
Stanfield gets a slight advantage off the line, but it didn't last long. Line pulled even before they reached the sixty foot mark, then pulled away for the win.

Kurt Johnson will have lane choice over Line in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Jeg Coughlin                            4 Larry Morgan                 
E1                   0.067  6.780 203.46     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.764 204.23
 Qualified:            #14  6.695 205.47                        #3  6.668 206.67
Morgan gets a big hole-shot and extends his lead all the way through the run. Morgan will have lane choice over Connolly in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3351 Dave Howard                             1 Greg Anderson                
E1                  -0.005  7.290 143.73     ****WINNER****  0.040  6.760 203.83
 Qualified:            #16  6.707 206.07                        #1  6.646 207.27
Howard knew he had to have a great light to have a chance, but he just misses the tree and gives Anderson the win. Anderson will have lane choice over Warren Johnson in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  351 Ron Krisher                           430 Erica Enders                 
E1                   0.107 15.620  52.47     ****WINNER****  0.080  6.773 204.11
 Qualified:            #12  6.691 206.16                        #5  6.670 206.48
Krisher had a great sixty foot time, the quickest of the round, but got about 200 feet out and the car nosed over, not sure why. Enders will have lane choice over Edwards in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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