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Mon, 3 Sep 2007, 02:06 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 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
  235 Hector Arana                          751 Steve Johnson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.068  7.046 189.20                     0.013  7.161 186.05
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.009  7.047 188.91      (K Stoffer   ) 0.051  7.083 188.81
 Qualified:             #2  6.954 190.83                        #7  6.986 190.83
1:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 89 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,027 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Arana's Crew Chief for this weekend is Jeff Prock, FC Jimmy Prock's brother. Johnson has a 6 to 5 advantage in past races.

He is off the line first and leads until after the 330 lights, when the powerful Buell passes him and takes the two bike length win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Matt Smith                            748 Chris Rivas                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.119  7.030 189.02                     0.005  7.262 154.33
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Henson    ) 0.026  7.020 189.23      (A Sampey    ) 0.044  7.024 188.70
 Qualified:             #4  6.977 189.58                        #5  6.977 189.47
Smith has a 5/0 advantage over Rivas in the past.

Rivas deep stages and gets a 0.005 light. It's all for naught, as the bike didn't seem to shift down track. Consistent pass for Smith gets the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Chip Ellis                              2 Antron Brown                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.994 190.86                     0.002  7.061 189.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Phillips  ) -0.005  6.994 189.90      (P Llewellyn ) 0.023  7.083 187.99
 Qualified:             #1  6.948 192.00                        #9  7.012 188.31
Brown comes into the round with a three to two win advantage and cuts a 0.002 light, but is no match for the storming Buell. Ellis will have lane choice over Smith in round three.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Andrew Hines                           10 Craig Treble                 
E2                  -0.013  7.001 185.21     ****WINNER****  0.040  7.060 189.60
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Krawiec   ) 0.028  6.974 191.38      (M Guidera   ) 0.040  7.033 190.54
 Qualified:             #3  6.968 191.40                        #6  6.978 192.11
Treble has a 8/4 win advantage over Hines.

Red light start for Hines. Treble will face Arana, but give up lane choice, next round.

2:00 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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