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Sat, 22 Sep 2007, 06:24 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shelly Payne                            7 Rick Stivers                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.433 209.49                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #9  6.100 236.80                        #8  6.098 226.77
Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.38 inches, adjusted altitude 2,752 feet, track temperature 125 degrees.

Stivers never moved when the light turned green. Payne got real loose around half track and did a great driving job saving that run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1090 Raymond Commisso                     4610 Harold Laird                 
E1                   0.139 10.653  68.61     ****WINNER****  0.081  6.088 235.80
 Qualified:            #10  6.127 233.16                        #7  6.098 235.80
Laird with his best pass of the weekend to take the win light. Commisso with violent tire shake, shook so hard that the parachute came out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7700 Scott Bailey                            3 Josh Hernandez               
E1                   0.111  7.683 125.97     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.080 239.02
 Qualified:            #13  6.356 226.62                        #4  6.063 238.09
Bailey was out of the groove and close to the wall before he lifted. Hernandez with a good clean pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  501 Mike Knowles                         1152 Tony Pontieri                
E1                   0.111  6.387 226.13     ****WINNER****  0.123  6.144 232.91
 Qualified:            #12  6.268 229.78                        #5  6.073 235.15
Pontieri with the win, but will give up lane choice to Hernandez in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1212 Scott Ray                             320 Steve Engel                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.385  6.138 239.44
 Qualified:            #11  6.226 228.00                        #6  6.097 239.87
Ray was a no show. Engel with a good clean pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5835 Raymond Vettel                        217 Tim Tindle                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.508 210.54                     0.042 10.835  80.68
 Qualified:            #14  6.408 221.02                        #3  6.051 236.51
Tindle was completely side ways before he lifted. Vettel will give up lane choice to Engel in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   24 Troy Coughlin                        1986 John Russo                   
E1                   0.178  6.488 226.01     ****WINNER****  0.062  6.039 241.80
 Qualified:            #15  6.844 225.63                        #2  6.022 241.63
Russo with a reall nice pass and he will have lane choice over Laird in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                   1 Jay Payne                    
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.098  6.011 239.27
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.012 239.02
Payne with the be and runs the quickest pass of the weekend. Jay Payne's incremental times: 60ft-1.013 sec., 330ft-2.644, 660ft-3.949/189.58mph, 1,000ft-5.070 He will have lane choice over his wife in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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