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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 03:36 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Antron Brown                           10 Craig Treble                 
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.003  7.116 185.77                    -0.006  7.075 189.73
 Qualified:             #8  7.006 188.15                        #9  7.021 192.11
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 2,435 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Brown is making perhaps his last start on a Pro Stock motorcycle today after being announced as the new driver for the Matco Tools Top Fuel Dragster in 2008. He's 19-11 against Treble. Treble is starting his 140th race. Treble is -.006 rad and Brown gets the first round win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Chip Ellis                            202 Junior Pippin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.110  6.996 189.50                     0.027  7.263 180.94
 Qualified:             #3  6.965 191.46                       #14  7.066 186.33
Ellis is 64-44 for his career. Pippen on the other hand is making his first ever NHRA start. Pippen also becomes the 165 different rider to make a start. He has announced plans to run the entire tour in 2008. Pippen just nails Ellis to the starting line but has problems with his bike at half track.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   88 Eddie Krawiec                          25 Matt Guidera                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  6.990 188.62                     0.024  7.035 188.20
 Qualified:             #6  6.972 189.90                       #11  7.023 187.94
Krawiec is 14-14 for his short career but is 1-0 against Guidera. Guidera is making his 34th start. It's dead even at the start but the Harley power pulls out the win on the top end. Eddie Krawiec's MOV: 0.0459 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Karen Stoffer                         751 Steve Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  7.019 189.47                     0.010  7.052 189.26
 Qualified:             #7  7.006 191.38                       #10  7.022 190.14
Stoffer is 5-2 against Johnson, who's making his 21st start at this event. Johnson gets a pretty good lead at the start but Stoffer was around him before 1000ft.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  499 Peggy Llewellyn                       235 Hector Arana                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  7.075 187.57                    -0.107  7.099 187.99
 Qualified:             #5  6.969 188.73                       #12  7.035 190.30
Llewellyn is hoping to unknot her 17-17 record with a round one win over Arana. Arana goes red and Llewellyn goes on.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  205 Shawn Gann                              1 Andrew Hines                 
E1                   0.047  7.182 175.46     ****WINNER****  0.032  6.984 191.46
 Qualified:            #16  7.097 188.02                        #1  6.956 192.22
This is the twenty first time that Hines has qualified for one of these events #1. Strangely enough it's only his second of 20907. Gann is a surprising 5-2 against Hines. Hines with the win gets a step closer to the title.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Angelle Sampey                          9 Geno Scali                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.993 190.24                     0.066  7.068 189.36
 Qualified:             #2  6.959 191.65                       #15  7.067 190.08
Sampey is 21-5 against Scali and an astounding 342-124 for her career. This is the last time she will be appearing under the Army banner and has not announced any plans for the 2008 season. This is Scali's 146th start. Sampey gets the light and the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Matt Smith                             77 Angie McBride                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  6.994 188.78                     0.063  7.152 165.68
 Qualified:             #4  6.965 190.46                       #13  7.057 182.28
This is just the second start ever for Angie McBride as she qualified at the Gainesville event in 2004. She becomes the 25th rider faced by Smith. The ride is down for this season for McBride, but next year? Who knows. Next round looks like this: Smith over Llewellyn; Hines over Brown; Sampey over Stoffer and Krawiec over Ellis by .006.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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