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Sat, 3 Jun 2006, 03:43 PM

Top Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Jeg's Top Stock at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  500 Joe Ewing                            1742 Joseph Aluise Jr             
E1                   0.020 10.263 123.01     ****WINNER****  0.045  9.590 138.03
 Qualified:            #10 10.868  91.85                        #5  9.655 136.57
3:23 p.m. At the last minute the field was changed to ten cars, so the quickest loser will return if needed to prevent a bye run in the next round.

The "Kitty Cat car" had an easy time of it here.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3237 Mark Yamarino                        2503 Paul Mercure                 
E1                   0.094 10.024 131.94     ****WINNER****  0.223  9.784 137.57
 Qualified:             #9 10.008 132.13                        #4  9.623 138.65
Yamarino had a huge holeshot against Mercure's uncharacteristically late launch, but still could not hold off the 2005 champion. Paul Mercure's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.108), 330 ft(-0.092), 660ft(-0.032), 1,000ft(0.041). MOV: 0.1110 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1922 Paul Cambria                         5103 Danny Byrd                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.095  9.643 134.24                    -0.044  9.873 136.54
 Qualified:             #3  9.582 137.53                        #8  9.962 134.14
Byrd made it easy for Cambria, who will race Aluise next round - Aluise has lane choice.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1169 Bo Kenney                            3000 Paul Carr II                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.548 136.07                     0.023  9.914 135.03
 Qualified:             #2  9.579 138.29                        #7  9.925 134.95
Carr did his job, but Kenney had too much under the hood for him. Kenney has lane choice against Mercure next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Monty Bogan Jr.                      3433 Tom Rix                      
E1                   0.065 10.421 110.93     ****WINNER****  0.057  9.705 136.79
 Qualified:             #1  9.372 141.86                        #6  9.664 136.79
Big upset, Bogan's car getting way out of shape, fishtailing violently. Rix won easily and will face the quickest loser, Byrd, in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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