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Sun, 25 Jun 2006, 03:49 PM

Nitro Bikes Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  133 Brian Hall                            267 Kevin Boyer                  
E1                   0.230 13.311  86.16     ****WINNER****  0.065 10.485  80.78
 Qualified:             #5  6.940 201.61                        #4  6.903 201.97
1:14 p.m. After a brief delay to clean up a topend oildown from the Pro Modified session, it was time for the distinctive sound of the Nitro Bikes.

Both had problems with traction and failing engines. Boyer got further before losing power and coasted across to get the win light.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  111 Mike Scott                             75 George Welch                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.143  6.671 203.95                     0.136  7.125 173.78
 Qualified:             #2  6.682 209.26                        #7  7.008 200.92
Welch's bike went to the right and he had to lean way off the left side to stay off the wall. Scott made a very nice run to move to the semifinals.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   54 Andy Beauchemin                         3 Robert Smith                 
E1                   0.091  7.457 190.83     ****WINNER****  0.106  7.089 203.95
 Qualified:             #3  6.848 202.58                        #6  6.959 198.44
Beauchemin was way ahead early, but his engine let him down on the top end and Smith went by for the win. Smith faces Scott in the semifinals, Scott has lane choice.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  357 Jody York                            3841 Ken Kent                     
E1                   0.092  7.308 178.85     ****WINNER****  0.081  6.988 202.67
 Qualified:             #1  6.652 204.35                        #8  7.113 199.82
York had the early lead, but had engine problems that let Kent by for the upset win. Kent will have lane choice against Boyer in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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