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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 03:04 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 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
 1568 Justin Humphreys                       14 Jim Yates                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  6.714 206.20                     0.054  6.728 205.88
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Mansfield ) 0.010  6.754 206.07      (W Johnson   ) 0.027  6.727 205.69
 Qualified:            #11  6.703 206.57                       #14  6.712 205.16
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.21 inches, adjusted altitude 3,620 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

This is the first time Humphreys and Yates have faced each other in eliminations. Humphreys is first out of the gate, and never looks back for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  326 Steve Spiess                           10 V. Gaines                    
E2                   0.060  6.727 205.82     ****WINNER****  0.032  6.733 205.57
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Johnson   ) 0.052  6.750 205.69      (R Stevens   ) 0.022  6.721 206.26
 Qualified:            #12  6.710 205.85                       #13  6.711 205.82
Gaines one of the five Countdown to 1 competitors to survive round one. Gaines with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win by 0.0223 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Greg Anderson                           6 Kurt Johnson                 
E2                   0.037  6.708 207.37     ****WINNER****  0.003  6.694 207.34
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Connolly  ) 0.043  6.731 206.29      (V Deceglie  ) 0.043  6.701 207.43
 Qualified:             #8  6.697 207.11                        #1  6.680 206.42
Anderson is 25 - 15 against Johnson in prior events, and 4 - 3 advantage in round two meetings. The No.1 and 2 guys in the points. Johnson with a great light and never looks back to take the win light. He moves within five points of Anderson for the number one spot. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.813, 660ft-4.313/164.65mph, 1,000ft-5.606 Johnson will have lane choice over Gaines in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Jason Line                              1 Jeg Coughlin                 
E2                   0.018  6.725 206.73     ****WINNER****  0.003  6.712 206.04
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Edwards   ) 0.007  6.697 207.34      (G Stanfield ) 0.026  6.713 206.64
 Qualified:             #7  6.697 207.34                        #2  6.684 206.26
Line is 12 - 7 against Coughlin in prior events, and a 6 - 3 advantage in round two meetings. Number three and four in the points chase. Coughlin with a great light and he will take the win by 0.0281 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Coughlin will have lane choice over Humphreys by 0.002 seconds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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