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Sun, 6 Nov 2005, 03:35 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  313 Wesley Wells                            5 Craig Treble                 
E1                   0.041  7.384 176.81     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.285 182.58
 Qualified:             #8  7.135 188.67                        #9  7.139 188.10
12:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.31 inches, adjusted altitude 2,074 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

This is Treble's 105th start and he won here in '03. He gets a big hole-shot on Wells and never gives up the lead.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 GT Tonglet                            573 Mike Berry                   
E1                   0.092  7.254 182.55     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.160 186.98
 Qualified:             #7  7.129 189.39                       #10  7.145 185.79
Tonglet is 2-2 in career match-ups with Berry. Berry gets the hole-shot and takes the rubber match.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  204 Matt Smith                              9 Michael Phillips             
E1                   0.146  7.162 184.35     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.198 187.36
 Qualified:             #1  7.000 189.71                       #16  7.218 187.18
This is Smith's first start from the number one qualifying position, the 24th driver in this class. Phillips has started from the 16th spot six times and has never won from that position.

Big upset here, Phillips gets a huge hole-shot and hangs on to take out the number one qualifier. Phillips will have lane choice over Treble in round two.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  308 Ryan Schnitz                          303 Tom Bradford                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.196 180.74                     0.017  7.272 183.54
 Qualified:             #4  7.063 187.91                       #13  7.168 191.38
Schnitz has won twice this year, Columbus and Denver. Bradford went to the semi-finals in Las Vegas.

These two leave the line together, then Schnitz pulls away and takes the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Andrew Hines                         7487 Chris Rivas                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.100 187.89                    -0.053  7.141 187.78
 Qualified:             #2  7.039 191.57                       #15  7.198 185.89
Hines has 50 career starts, 44 of those have been from the top half of the field. If Hines wins here, he will take the championship.....and he does it. Rivas leaves a little too quickly and gives the win to Hines. Hines will have lane choice over Berry in round two.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Angelle Sampey                        731 Matt Guidera                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.210 178.85                     0.072  7.260 176.95
 Qualified:             #6  7.089 187.60                       #11  7.146 183.99
Sampey is facing her 60th different rider in her career. She just watched Hines wrap up the championship. She gets a big hole-shot here and pulls away to move on to the next round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  200 Chip Ellis                              7 Geno Scali                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.171 181.54                     0.033  7.221 185.28
 Qualified:             #3  7.047 190.30                       #14  7.190 186.28
Scali was the runner-up at this race in '02. He leaves a little quicker but it's not enough. Ellis reels him in before they hit the 60 foot mark and pulls away for the win. Ellis will have lane choice over Sampey in round two.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Antron Brown                            8 Steve Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.195 181.06                     0.002  7.206 184.40
 Qualified:             #5  7.074 189.95                       #12  7.152 186.48
Brown won here in '99 and was the runner-up here last year. This is Johnson's 199th start.

Johnson gets a great start, but Brown isn't far behind. Johnson hangs on to the lead until the 60 foot mark, then Brown motors by and pulls away. Brown will have lane choice over Schnitz in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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