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Mon, 3 Sep 2007, 02:14 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Dan Bennett





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Josh Hernandez                          4 Shelly Payne                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.112 239.48                     0.055  6.176 235.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Castellana) 0.065  6.053 239.10      (T Gray      ) 0.062  6.133 236.63
 Qualified:             #2  6.044 238.81                        #7  6.076 237.42
The track gets a quick dusting of rosin and a misting of VHT so we're ready to go with the Pro Mods.

It's side by side all the way but Hernandez gets there first.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4610 Harold Laird                          501 Mike Knowles                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.056  6.085 235.35                     0.312  6.300 227.46
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Payne     ) 0.074  6.152 231.87      (T Pontieri  ) 0.072  6.340 225.82
 Qualified:            #13  6.195 230.69                       #12  6.186 228.96
This race is all about the tree.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2813 Scott Cannon Jr                       320 Steve Engel                  
E2                   0.078  7.273 176.14     ****WINNER****  0.082  6.094 241.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Jenkins   ) 0.097  6.036 238.51      (M Stawicki  ) 0.095  6.053 242.15
 Qualified:             #6  6.072 236.26                        #3  6.062 241.41
Engel holds the track speed record.

Cannon spins hard off the line while Engel runs more big speed.

Steve will have lane choice over Hernandez.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   30 Mike Janis                           1986 John Russo                   
E2                   0.107  7.066 142.48     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.156 226.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Barklage  ) 0.117  6.034 241.15      (S Ray       ) 0.352  6.617 193.65
 Qualified:             #1  6.020 240.59                        #9  6.085 238.76
Janis starts spinning hard at 400 feet and has to whack the throttle once. Russo streaks to the finish line but loses lane choice to Laird for the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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