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Sun, 25 Jun 2006, 01:41 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Knoll Gas - Torco Pro Modified 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
   44 Mike Castellana                      1382 Tommy D'Aprile               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.058  6.218 228.69                     0.054  6.263 227.92
 Qualified:            #14  6.238 228.92                        #6  6.175 231.40
11:18 a.m. Close at the start, but Castellana steadily pulled away for the win. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0413 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  671 Glen Kerunsky                          38 Dan Rowe                     
E1                   0.068  6.276 225.75     ****WINNER****  0.064  6.258 228.61
 Qualified:            #15  6.238 228.00                        #7  6.185 228.69
Another even start and Kerunsky led in the middle of the track, but Rowe surged ahead on the top end for the win. Dan Rowe's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.022), 330 ft(-0.014), 660ft(-0.010), 1,000ft(0.007). MOV: 0.0228 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   12 Steve Bareman                        1057 Carl Spiering                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  6.201 232.63                     0.097  6.171 231.48
 Qualified:            #13  6.233 232.67                        #5  6.168 231.12
Big holeshot win for Bareman, but he was staged very deeply and Spiering made up most of the difference in the first 60 feet - then could not close the gap. Steve Bareman's incremental margins: 60ft(0.013), 330 ft(0.014), 660ft(0.022), 1,000ft(0.024). MOV: 0.0274 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Shannon Jenkins                         7 Ed Hoover                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.107  7.318 129.03                    -0.124 13.933  69.61
 Qualified:            #12  6.206 222.80                        #4  6.154 229.27
Hoover shook very hard after turning on the red bulb. Free pass for Jenkins, who had problems before half track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Quain Stott                          6695 Rick Distefano               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068  6.178 232.03                     0.040  6.417 220.01
 Qualified:            #10  6.204 231.08                        #2  6.134 228.42
Ricky D got a small starting line advantage but shook and gave it all back, and more, before the 330-foot marker. Stott will have lane choice against Castellana next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Burton Auxier                           5 Mike Janis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.099  6.264 222.84                     0.119 No Time      
 Qualified:            #16  6.242 217.74                        #8  6.198 230.29
Janis chattered the tires and deifted left, hitting a half-track timing block to DQ his run. Auxier got to the finish loine first anyway an will have lane choice against jenkins next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5012 Kenny Lang                              4 Jim Halsey                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  6.232 226.62                     0.055  6.243 225.71
 Qualified:            #11  6.206 228.58                        #3  6.145 227.88
Another close drag race, the two cars never more than a few thousandth apart all the way f=down the track. Kenny Lang's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.002), 330 ft(0.018), 660ft(0.017), 1,000ft(0.004). MOV: 0.0048 seconds (approximately 19 inches). Lang will have lane choice against Rowe in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2813 Scott Cannon                            9 Harold Martin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.525 231.08                     0.059  6.510 202.64
 Qualified:             #1  6.119 235.84                        #9  6.198 226.24
Cannon blew the tires loose on the launch, pedaled, started spinning them again, pedaled again and pulled it off! Martin had problems on the top end and Cannon ran him down. Scott Cannon's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.025), 330 ft(-0.211), 660ft(-0.120), 1,000ft(-0.058). MOV: 0.0276 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Cannon faces Bareman next round and Bareman has lane choice - but so far the lanes appear to be pretty even.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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