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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 01:28 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock 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
   25 Jeg Coughlin                          357 Larry Morgan                 
E1                   0.043  7.321 146.53     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.727 205.60
 Qualified:             #9  6.699 206.13                        #8  6.698 205.35
Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.40 inches, adjusted altitude 2,389 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Coughlin holds 10 to 2 advantage in head to head match ups. Morgan with a great light and the win light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  103 Max Naylor                             10 V. Gaines                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.228  6.724 202.36                    -0.071  6.724 204.85
 Qualified:            #10  6.699 205.85                        #7  6.697 205.26
Gaines is too quick on the tree and Naylor gets the freebie.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jason Line                            351 Ron Krisher                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  6.711 206.10                     0.098  6.699 204.98
 Qualified:            #11  6.703 206.67                        #6  6.696 205.63
Line with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Jason Line's MOV: 0.0559 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Kurt Johnson                         1568 Justin Humphreys             
E1                  -0.013  6.706 206.42     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.720 205.79
 Qualified:            #12  6.703 206.51                        #5  6.692 205.94
Humphreys is starting the race from his highest position of his 10 starts. They both prestage and then they wait...wait...and wait, finally Johnson goes in first. Johnson goes red and Humphreys gets his first round win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  208 Warren Johnson                          9 Richie Stevens               
E1                   0.076  6.763 204.39     ****WINNER****  0.070  6.699 205.63
 Qualified:            #14  6.705 206.20                        #3  6.687 205.60
Stevens with a slight starting line advantage and never looked back for the win by about 21 feet. Stevens will have lane choice over Line in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  334 Craig Hankinson                         3 Dave Connolly                
E1                   0.032  6.933 170.75     ****WINNER****  0.050  6.676 206.51
 Qualified:            #15  6.721 205.29                        #2  6.677 206.73
Hankinson with the starting line advantage, but then gets real loose and Connolly blast on through for the win. Connolly with the quickest E.T. of this round. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.784, 660ft-4.285/164.17mph, 1,000ft-5.583 Connolly will have lane choice over Naylor in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  107 Kenny Koretsky                          2 Greg Anderson                
E1                   0.074  6.721 205.16     ****WINNER****  0.081  6.678 206.54
 Qualified:            #16  6.724 205.16                        #1  6.668 207.05
Koretsky with the starting line advantage, but Anderson has the difference by 150 feet and never looked back from there. Anderson will have lane choice over Morgan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Jim Yates                               6 Allen Johnson                
E1                   0.056  6.715 204.70     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.713 205.44
 Qualified:            #13  6.703 206.04                        #4  6.690 205.69
Johnson with the starting line advantage and never looked back for the win light b about seven feet. Johnson will have lane choice over Humphreys in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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