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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 01:26 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  263 Rob Mansfield                        1568 Justin Humphreys             
E1                   0.050  6.722 207.11     ****WINNER****  0.010  6.754 206.07
 Qualified:             #6  6.697 207.50                       #11  6.703 206.57
Weather conditions: air temperature 87 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 29.27 inches, adjusted altitude 3,541 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Humphreys with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold for the hole shot win. Justin Humphreys' MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Greg Anderson                           3 Dave Connolly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.731 206.29                     0.047  6.749 206.57
 Qualified:             #8  6.697 207.11                        #9  6.697 206.70
Anderson is 18 - 14 against Connolly in prior events. Anderson with the slight starting line advantage and takes the win by 0.0221 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Jason Line                             44 Mike Edwards                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  6.697 207.34                     0.016  6.742 206.32
 Qualified:             #7  6.697 207.34                       #10  6.700 205.63
Line is 8 - 4 against Edwards in prior events, and Line has won all four times they raced in round one. Line with a great light and drives away with the quickest pass of the round. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.815, 660ft-4.316/164.91mph, 1,000ft-5.609

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Kurt Johnson                         7406 Vinnie Deceglie              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.701 207.43                     0.093  6.712 206.01
 Qualified:             #1  6.680 206.42                       #16  6.715 205.69
Johnson is 1 - 0 against Deceglie in prior events. Johnson with a big starting line advantage and take the win light by about 19 feet. Deceglie with his quickest pass of the weekend in a losing effort. Johnson will have lane choice over Anderson in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Richie Stevens                         10 V. Gaines                    
E1                   0.022  6.734 206.39     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.721 206.26
 Qualified:             #4  6.685 206.54                       #13  6.711 205.82
Stevens is 5 - 4 against Gaines in prior events, and Stevens has won all four times they have raced in round one. They leave together and then it was all Gaines for the win by 0.0133 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Warren Johnson                         14 Jim Yates                    
E1                   0.074  6.691 208.26     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.727 205.69
 Qualified:             #3  6.685 207.98                       #14  6.712 205.16
Johnson is 46 - 19 against Yates in prior events, and 8 - 4 in round one meetings. Yates with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Jim Yates' MOV: 0.0116 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Yates will have lane choice over Humphreys in the next round. WJ with the quickest E.T. of the round in a losing effort. Warren Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.816, 660ft-4.316/165.07mph, 1,000ft-5.607

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Allen Johnson                         326 Steve Spiess                 
E1                   0.044  6.764 206.04     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.750 205.69
 Qualified:             #5  6.696 206.29                       #12  6.710 205.85
This is the first time Johnson and Spiess have faced each other in eliminations. Spiess has qualified for the last three races. Johnson with a slight starting line advantage, but Spiess chases him down by 300 feet and this is one of the big upsets of round one. Spiess will give up lane choice to Gaines in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jeg Coughlin                          445 Greg Stanfield               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  6.713 206.64                     0.029  6.737 205.63
 Qualified:             #2  6.684 206.26                       #15  6.714 205.51
Coughlin is 10 - 0 against Stanfield in prior events. Coughlin is out of the gate first and never looks back to take the win by 0.0275 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Coughlin will give up lane choice to Line in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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