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Sun, 6 Nov 2005, 05:37 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 41st annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Kurt Johnson                           43 Rickie Smith                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.744 205.98                     0.031  9.642  90.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Morgan    ) 0.026  6.748 205.72      (D Connolly  ) 0.013  6.767 204.05
 Qualified:             #3  6.683 207.62                        #6  6.705 205.79
1:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 29.29 inches, adjusted altitude 2,033 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

KJ came in with an 11-6 record against Smith.

Smith got a small starting line advantage, but shook and slowed before half track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jason Line                            387 Mark Pawuk                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.039  6.750 204.14                     0.019  8.165 115.09
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Panella Jr) 0.041  6.731 205.10      (M Thomas    ) 0.000  6.770 204.35
 Qualified:             #1  6.677 206.83                        #9  6.712 205.47
Line held a 3-0 edge against Pawuk. Pawuk got a couple hundredths on the tree, but also got loose in the middle of the run and lifted.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 Richie Stevens                        186 Tom Martino                  
E2                   0.041  6.743 204.17     ****WINNER****  0.009  6.750 205.16
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Gaines    ) 0.035  6.724 204.91      (E Enders    ) 0.005  6.738 205.47
 Qualified:             #7  6.707 205.60                       #15  6.718 205.69
Stevens held a 5-2 record against Martino, but Martino is driving as well as he ever has this weekend. Two straight holeshot victories for Martino, another .00 light and a smooth run to get the win. Tom Martino's incremental margins: 60ft(0.016), 330 ft(0.013), 660ft(0.018), 1,000ft(0.022). MOV: 0.0250 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He does not have lane choice against KJ in the semifinals, but it doesn't look like that's an issue.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Greg Anderson                           6 Jeg Coughlin                 
E2                   0.032  6.717 205.47     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.742 205.13
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Johnson   ) 0.026  6.702 205.66      (A Johnson   ) 0.059  6.739 204.82
 Qualified:             #4  6.685 206.54                        #5  6.704 205.79
Anderson came in with a 22-14 record against Coughlin, but Coughlin got one back here with a psychic light and a good run. Jeg Coughlin's incremental margins: 60ft(0.031), 330 ft(0.021), 660ft(0.011), 1,000ft(0.006). MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 13 inches). Coughlin faces Line next round and will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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