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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 01:44 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Antron Brown                           88 Eddie Krawiec                
E1                   0.013  7.084 186.72     ****WINNER****  0.036  7.041 188.73
 Qualified:             #9  7.066 187.76                        #8  7.062 187.52
12:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.40 inches, adjusted altitude 2,389 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Krawiec holds a 2-0 advantage over Brown....make that 3-0. Brown gets the hole-shot, Krawiec pulls even at half-track, then pulls away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  413 Michael Ray                             4 Chip Ellis                   
E1                   0.027  7.271 182.11     ****WINNER****  0.063  6.993 190.32
 Qualified:            #16  7.163 185.13                        #1  6.976 191.32
This is Ellis' 11th career number one, 4th this year. Ray is the 164th rider to qualify in this class.

Ray gets away first, then Ellis drives around at the sixty foot mark and pulls away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Craig Treble                            3 Angelle Sampey               
E1                   0.045  7.076 191.16     ****WINNER****  0.090  7.030 189.34
 Qualified:            #10  7.077 191.13                        #7  7.043 190.30
Sampey has now qualified for 164 consecutive races. She holds a 18-11 advantage over Treble. Treble gets a way first but Sampey reels him in quickly. She drives around him just past the sixty foot mark and starts to extend her lead. Treble starts to make a move and just barely runs out of race-track.

Angelle Sampey's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.004), 330 ft(0.021), 660ft(0.016), 1,000ft(0.011). MOV: 0.0012 seconds (approximately 4 inches).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Geno Scali                            235 Hector Arana                 
E1                   0.027  7.157 188.07     ****WINNER****  0.024  7.038 189.20
 Qualified:            #11  7.082 189.34                        #6  7.042 189.10
These two come off the line even, then Arana pulls away and never looks back.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Tom Bradford                            1 Andrew Hines                 
E1                   0.087  7.203 183.12     ****WINNER****  0.094  7.001 191.40
 Qualified:            #15  7.161 183.59                        #2  6.986 190.46
Hines is last off the line but he quickly drives around Bradford and pulls away for the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Matt Guidera                            6 Karen Stoffer                
E1                   0.044  7.093 187.23     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.055 189.90
 Qualified:            #12  7.094 187.36                        #5  7.038 190.65
Stoffer has two wins this year. Guidera has won two out of three match-ups with Stoffer

Stoffer gets the hole-shot, goes right down the groove, and extends her lead at every marker.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  499 Peggy Llewellyn                       751 Steve Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  7.023 189.18                    -0.001  7.071 187.63
 Qualified:             #4  7.029 188.65                       #13  7.099 189.10
This is Llewellyn's 17th start, her tenth from the top half of the field. Johnson has started from the 13th position 20 times. They have met just once, Llewellyn winning that one.

Johnson leaves just a tick too early and gives Llewellyn the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  412 Michael Phillips                        5 Matt Smith                   
E1                   0.031  7.123 189.60     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.007 190.00
 Qualified:            #14  7.144 190.40                        #3  6.996 188.81
A good staging battle here, Phillips sits up on his bike for a few seconds at one point. Smith gets the hole-shot, then pulls away, extending his lead at every interval.

In the next round it will be Ellis with lane choice over Krawiec, Llewellyn over Stoffer, Hines over Sampey, and Smith over Arana.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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