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Mon, 3 Sep 2007, 12:42 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  499 Peggy Llewellyn                         2 Antron Brown                 
E1                   0.078  7.105 186.56     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.083 187.99
 Qualified:             #8  7.011 190.19                        #9  7.012 188.31
12:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,051 feet, track temperature 108 degrees. These two have only met in eliminations once before. Brown was the victor then.

Big hole shot advantage for Brown and he pulls steadily ahead all the way down the track to take the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  751 Steve Johnson                           6 Karen Stoffer                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  7.083 188.81                    -0.001  7.110 187.65
 Qualified:             #7  6.986 190.83                       #10  7.018 188.31
Stoffer has a five to one win advantage, but goes red by -0.001. Johnson makes a strong pass and duplicated Brown's ET.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Craig Treble                           25 Matt Guidera                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  7.033 190.54                     0.017  7.059 188.12
 Qualified:             #6  6.978 192.11                       #11  7.020 188.23
Guidera has a 4/2 win/loss advantage. He is off the line first and stay in front until Treble catches him right at the finish line.

Craig Treble's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.028), 330 ft(-0.033), 660ft(-0.026), 1,000ft(-0.013). MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 12 inches).

Craig Treble's incremental times: 60ft-1.077 sec., 330ft-2.924, 660ft-4.490/156.17mph, 1,000ft-5.860
Matt Guidera's incremental times: 60ft-1.072 sec., 330ft-2.914, 660ft-4.487/155.36mph, 1,000ft-5.870


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  748 Chris Rivas                             3 Angelle Sampey               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  7.024 188.70                     0.064  7.056 188.25
 Qualified:             #5  6.977 189.47                       #12  7.048 184.17
Rivas spoils Sampey's 3 to 1 win advantage and her day with superior performance for both bike and rider .

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Andrew Hines                           88 Eddie Krawiec                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.974 191.38                     0.045  7.067 187.44
 Qualified:             #3  6.968 191.40                       #14  7.069 187.70
Krawiec has a two to one win advantage over Hines.

Hines makes our first six second run of eliminations with a great looking pass to take the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Chip Ellis                            412 Michael Phillips             
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.005  6.994 189.90                    -0.027  7.171 189.07
 Qualified:             #1  6.948 192.00                       #16  7.082 188.81
Ellis comes into the round with a four to one win/loss advantage over. Phillips.

Both bikes red light, but Phillips's is first. Ellis runs another six for lane choice.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  235 Hector Arana                          573 Mike Berry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.047 188.91                     0.023 18.079  95.68
 Qualified:             #2  6.954 190.83                       #15  7.080 186.67
These two have never met in eliminations.

Arena nails the tree with a great 0.009 light and motors on down by himself, as Berry breaks off the line.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Matt Smith                            302 Barry Henson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.020 189.23                     0.029  7.127 188.60
 Qualified:             #4  6.977 189.58                       #13  7.067 186.87
This will be Henson's first round in eliminations

Smith gets away first and pulls ahead all the way down the track.

12:30 p.m. In round two: Ellis with lane choice over Brown; Smith over Rivas by .002; Arana over Johnson; and Hines over Treble.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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