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Sun, 9 Oct 2005, 01:17 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  208 Warren Johnson                        387 Mark Pawuk                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  6.709 206.45                     0.031  6.745 205.41
 Qualified:             #8  6.696 206.76                        #9  6.699 206.04
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.82 inches, adjusted altitude 856 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Pawuk with the starting line advantage, but WJ had it made up in the first 60 feet, and with his second best pass of the weekend drove away for the win by about five feet.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   93 Allen Johnson                           4 Larry Morgan                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.730 204.91                     0.036  6.735 204.88
 Qualified:             #7  6.693 205.10                       #10  6.700 205.51
this was a great drag race they left together and were side-by-side all the way down the track. Allen Johnson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.001), 330 ft(0.005), 660ft(0.008), 1,000ft(0.008). MOV: 0.0087 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 Richie Stevens                          6 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1                   0.027  6.707 205.69     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.710 205.32
 Qualified:             #6  6.688 205.79                       #11  6.700 205.35
Jeg is out of the gate first and has the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Jeg Coughlin's incremental margins: 60ft(0.001), 330 ft(0.004), 660ft(0.004), 1,000ft(0.004). MOV: 0.0043 seconds (approximately 16 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Kurt Johnson                            3 Dave Connolly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  8.410 115.24                    -0.002  6.720 205.63
 Qualified:             #3  6.663 206.76                       #14  6.706 205.54
For the second race in a row Connolly was too quick on the tree and turned on the red light. Johnson is lucky here as he gets real loose and and has to lift. Johnson will give up lane choice to Coughlin in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jason Line                             55 V. Gaines                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.674 206.64                    -0.007  6.731 206.29
 Qualified:             #2  6.662 207.24                       #15  6.708 205.38
Gaines turns on the red light, and Line with the quickest pass of the session. Line will have lane choice over Allen Johnson in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  430 Erica Enders                           43 Rickie Smith                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.065  6.698 205.47                     0.039  6.763 204.88
 Qualified:             #5  6.683 206.42                       #12  6.703 205.54
Smith is out of the gate first, but Enders had the difference made up by 150 feet and drove away with the second quickest pass of the session. Erica Enders' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.007), 330 ft(0.014), 660ft(0.027), 1,000ft(0.035). MOV: 0.0399 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Greg Anderson                           7 Bruce Allen                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.069  6.669 207.15                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #1  6.647 207.40                       #16  6.714 204.76
After that horrific wreck on Friday night Allen was not able to return for round one, but is out of the hospital and at home recovering. Anderson with the quickest pass of the session and lane choice against WJ in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  351 Ron Krisher                           445 Greg Stanfield               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.719 205.35                     0.039  6.729 205.07
 Qualified:             #4  6.679 206.51                       #13  6.705 205.91
This was good looking drag race with Stanfield out of the gate first, but Krisher had the difference made up by 60 feet. Krisher with the win light and will give up lane choice to Enders in round two. Ron Krisher's incremental margins: 60ft(0.015), 330 ft(0.021), 660ft(0.010), 1,000ft(0.005). MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 20 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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