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Sun, 4 Jun 2006, 01:43 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Knoll Gas - Torco Pro 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
  759 Jeff Dobbins                          251 Cary Goforth                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  6.434 214.89                     0.062  6.453 217.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R JONES     ) 0.052  6.465 217.23      (L O'BRIEN   ) 0.033  6.429 216.97
 Qualified:             #2  6.402 218.28                        #6  6.423 215.25
12:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.53 inches,adjusted altitude 1,579 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Dobbins, all the way. Goforth did a good job, Dobbins did a better job and goes to the semifinals. Jeff Dobbins' incremental margins: 60ft(0.024), 330 ft(0.038), 660ft(0.045), 1,000ft(0.051). MOV: 0.0528 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 John Nobile                             6 Tony Gillig                  
E2                   0.062  6.457 217.02     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.432 217.02
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J MONTECALVO) 0.070  6.443 217.60      (F GUGLIOTTA ) 0.065  6.420 216.81
 Qualified:             #5  6.423 217.33                        #9  6.425 216.55
Staging duel, neither wanted to stage first. After about a minute, Nobile went in first. Gillig came out on top in the staging contest and led all the way. Tony Gillig's incremental margins: 60ft(0.057), 330 ft(0.062), 660ft(0.066), 1,000ft(0.065). MOV: 0.0649 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Elijah Morton                           7 Pete Berner                  
E2                   0.071  6.530 212.31     ****WINNER****  0.058  6.421 217.07
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S SPIESS    ) 0.045  6.952 175.19      (J BARTUNEK  ) 0.030  6.410 216.86
 Qualified:            #16  6.479 214.59                        #4  6.420 216.45
Morton's car made a major move out toward the wall on the launch and that had to hurt his elapsed time a bunch. Berner goes to the semifinals with laneoice against Dobbins.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  163 Rob Mansfield                           3 Robert Patrick               
E2                   0.054  6.459 215.77     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.404 217.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M BRUNO     ) 0.083  6.445 216.13      (J HAAS      ) 0.093  6.390 217.23
 Qualified:             #7  6.424 216.34                        #3  6.409 217.02
Patrick's new GT-500 did a little dance on the launch, but it didn't hurt his performance much because he ran low ET of the round and will have lane choice over Gillig in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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