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Sun, 25 Jun 2006, 01:31 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Knoll Gas - Torco Pro Stock at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, CARS RV & Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Racing Fuels:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  112 Richard Penland                       777 John Nobile                  
E1                   0.129  6.567 212.09     ****WINNER****  0.073  6.502 214.48
 Qualified:            #16  6.615 212.03                        #8  6.508 213.91
10:59 a.m. There isn't a cloud in sight, it's a beautiful day in Edmonton to have a drag race.

Nobile won this one going away, more than a car length ahead at the line.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  163 Rob Mansfield                         171 Larry O'Brien                
E1                  -0.177  6.954 161.04     ****WINNER****  0.104  6.541 211.86
 Qualified:             #7  6.502 214.52                       #15  6.575 211.73
Interesting - Nobile took the right lane, Mansfield picks the left. Mansfield was way red and O'Brien gets a free pass to round two - Mansfield's car never really stopped after staging, may have had a mechanical problem.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  759 Jeff Dobbins                          251 Cary Goforth                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.058  6.481 214.72                     0.057 12.563  67.63
 Qualified:             #6  6.499 214.18                       #14  6.561 213.33
Dobbins registers another vote for the left lane. They left together, but Goforth's car shook hard and Dobbins was unchallenged on his best run of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5695 Dan Sweeney                             8 John Montecalvo              
E1                   0.128  6.517 212.79     ****WINNER****  0.095  6.491 214.04
 Qualified:            #13  6.547 212.59                        #5  6.497 213.57
Montecalvo chose the right lane - looks like lane choice isn't really an issue here.

Montecalvo was never headed and pulled away to win by about a car length.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Elijah Morton                           6 Tony Gillig                  
E1                   0.079  6.531 213.03     ****WINNER****  0.091  6.482 214.11
 Qualified:            #12  6.539 213.13                        #4  6.484 213.23
Now we start pairing them up for round two.

These two sat in pre-stage for a long time before Gillig finally broke the deadlock and moved in - and then Morton took his full seven seconds before staging. He got a small advantage at the tree, but it wasn't big enough to hold off Gillig. Tony Gillig's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.010), 330 ft(0.003), 660ft(0.018), 1,000ft(0.029). MOV: 0.0373 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Gillig has lane choice against Nobile next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Steve Spiess                            7 Pete Berner                  
E1                   0.062  6.516 213.20     ****WINNER****  0.058  6.493 214.01
 Qualified:            #11  6.524 213.03                        #3  6.479 214.04
Good, close drag race all the way, but Berner had the power to slowly pull ahead for the win. Berner has lane choice against O'Brien next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Robert Patrick                        381 Jerry Haas                   
E1                   0.098  6.464 213.98     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.535 213.37
 Qualified:             #2  6.456 214.76                       #10  6.518 214.31
Haas needed agreat light and a good run to have a shot against Patrick's demonstrated advantage this weekend - and he pulled it off! A great light and a string-straight run to hold Patrick off by inches. Jerry Haas' incremental margins: 60ft(0.059), 330 ft(0.036), 660ft(0.021), 1,000ft(0.013). MOV: 0.0091 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He does not have lane choice against Dobbins next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Rick Jones                              2 Frank Gugliotta              
E1                   0.077  6.465 215.24     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.488 214.79
 Qualified:             #9  6.518 214.72                        #1  6.456 215.82
Jones made his best run of the weekend, by far, only to lose on a holeshot by the #1 qualifier, Jones unable to close the initial gap.. Frank Gugliotta's incremental margins: 60ft(0.033), 330 ft(0.031), 660ft(0.030), 1,000ft(0.031). MOV: 0.0308 seconds (approximately 10 feet). Gugliotta has lane choice over Montecalvo in the second round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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