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Sun, 4 Jun 2006, 11:31 AM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Knoll Gas - Torco Pro Modified 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
 1699 David Roemer                           10 Dennis Radford               
E1                   0.078  8.682 125.24     ****WINNER****  0.054  7.248 187.18
 Qualified:             #8  6.204 224.83                       #16  6.251 222.66
11:15 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 29.54 inches,adjusted altitude 1,493 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Both cars shook on the launch, Radford almost collecting the wall. Radford got it tamed down first for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1107 Steve Vick                             38 Dan Rowe                     
E1                   0.058  7.520 129.08     ****WINNER****  0.129  6.149 231.12
 Qualified:            #15  6.250 223.38                        #7  6.189 231.00
Great run by Rowe to improve over his qualifying effort. Vick was quick off the line, then shook and fell back.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  671 Glen Kerunsky                         470 Jason Hamstra                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  6.192 229.47                     0.073  6.227 222.99
 Qualified:             #6  6.184 230.29                       #14  6.244 228.07
Kerunsky had a psychic light and a huge holeshot, then outran Hamstra to win going away.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   11 Billy Harper                         1057 Carl Spiering                
E1                   0.167  6.360 202.97     ****WINNER****  0.049  6.284 228.83
 Qualified:            #13  6.234 218.81                        #5  6.172 230.71
Spiering had a good light, Harper was late, then the fuse on his engine was only 1,000 feet long. Spiering won by a couple car lengths, but slowed from his qualifying effort by a tenth.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Burton Auxier                           6 Quain Stott                  
E1                   0.064  9.827  90.50     ****WINNER****  0.092  6.188 232.25
 Qualified:            #11  6.227 223.15                        #3  6.157 231.54
Auxier shook and fishtailed several times on the launch. Stott made a nice run, right down the groove. However, he was not quick enough and Rowe will have lane choice next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Jim Halsey                              5 Mike Janis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  6.208 226.58                     0.048  6.235 229.18
 Qualified:            #10  6.222 227.21                        #2  6.133 233.16
Janis's was losing ground all the way, then his car made a major move out toward the wall as he neared the finish line. Halsey went right down the groove, a nice run, but he lost lane choice to Kerunsky by just over a hundredth of a second.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Mike Castellana                        12 Steve Bareman                
E1                   0.044  6.249 228.71     ****WINNER****  0.048  6.185 231.24
 Qualified:            #12  6.229 228.94                        #4  6.161 234.37
These two left together and Castellana was slightly ahead at 60 feet, then Bareman moved ahead despite a right-left move about 100 feet out and held on for the win. He will have lane choice against radford in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1962 Alan Pittman                         1382 Tommy D'Aprile               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.293 225.39                     0.072  6.283 225.84
 Qualified:             #9  6.217 227.56                        #1  6.084 235.10
On a holeshot, the #1 qualifier is out'a here! Actually, D'Aprile made up the initial advantage in the first 60 feet, but slipped out of the groove past half track and lost a lot of time getting the car straightened out. Alan Pittman's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.012), 330 ft(-0.009), 660ft(-0.018), 1,000ft(0.004). MOV: 0.0097 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He lost lane choice to Spiering, by just under a hundredth of a second.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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