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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 03:08 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Johnson                         371 Wes Wells                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.058 189.63                    -0.005  7.294 184.32
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A McBride   ) 0.035  7.035 192.08      (A Hines     ) 0.081  7.745 132.75
 Qualified:             #5  7.029 189.07                       #13  7.072 189.68
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.21 inches, adjusted altitude 3,620 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

These drivers have never raced each other in competition. Wells is red on the start and Johnson will continue to move up the points sheet with this round win. Johnson makes very stout run and he will have to see who he going to run in the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Angelle Sampey                        310 Joe DeSantis                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.066  7.082 186.64                     0.032  7.186 189.31
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Stoffer   ) 0.015  7.018 189.84      (C Rivas     ) 0.845  7.100 190.89
 Qualified:            #10  7.056 178.76                       #15  7.114 190.19
DeSantis takes a nice lead at the start but didn't have enough bike to hold off the hard charging Sampey. Angelle will take her Buell into the next round, and with this round victory earns more of those crucial points.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Matt Smith                            235 Hector Arana                 
E2                   0.031  7.032 188.91     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.032 191.43
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gann      ) 0.039  6.984 190.73      (C Treble    ) 0.011  7.059 189.07
 Qualified:             #1  6.952 192.08                        #8  7.038 189.28
We have a staging duel, Smith goes in first, Arana follows. Arana gets a big edge at the start, and he never looked back as Smith didn't have enough to run him down, they real identical ETs that will go down in the record books as a hole shot win. Arana will have lane choice over Johnson next round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Matt Guidera                            7 Eddie Krawiec                
E2                   0.031  7.137 184.60     ****WINNER****  0.011  7.020 192.49
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Ellis     ) 0.048  7.080 186.61      (J Pippin    ) 0.006  6.975 192.66
 Qualified:            #11  7.060 187.16                        #3  6.981 192.30
Buell vs Harley, Krawiec gets out of the gate first and he never looks back. Krawiec goes low et for the round and he will have lane choice over Sampey in the semi-finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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