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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 01:48 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, 23rd annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Johnson                           8 Karen Stoffer                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.126 183.49                    -0.002  7.099 186.74
 Qualified:             #9  7.044 189.79                        #8  7.032 189.58
12:34 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.56 inches, adjusted altitude 2,955 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Johnson is on a bit of a roll, winning the last two events. Stoffer leaves just a tick too soon and gives the win to Johnson.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Angelle Sampey                          6 Craig Treble                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.116 182.08                     0.027  7.151 181.94
 Qualified:             #7  7.017 187.42                       #10  7.055 189.50
These two have met 30 times, Sampey has a 19-11 advantage

She gets a great light then makes a great pass for the conditions and pulls away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  235 Hector Arana                           25 Matt Guidera                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.097 185.87                     0.018  7.106 186.41
 Qualified:             #6  7.008 190.16                       #11  7.059 188.60
Arana gets off the line first. Guidera starts to make up ground, pulling ahead at the 330 foot mark, then drifts out of the groove. Arana re-takes the lead before they reach half-track and pulls away for the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Chris Rivas                           202 Junior Pippin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.176  7.014 184.04                     0.051  7.169 180.16
 Qualified:             #3  6.990 188.81                       #14  7.106 185.08
Rivas is late off the line but starts to make up ground quickly. he doesn't catch Pippin until the 1000-foot mark, then pulls ahead and take the win.

Chris Rivas' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.122), 330 ft(-0.089), 660ft(-0.042), 1,000ft(-0.001). MOV: 0.0306 seconds (approximately 8 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  310 Joe DeSantis                            3 Chip Ellis                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.094  7.102 183.52
 Qualified:            #12  7.067 189.87                        #5  7.004 189.79
DeSantis gets in a bit of a hurry and leaves before the tree is activated giving Ellis the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  573 Mike Berry                              7 Eddie Krawiec                
E1                   0.020  7.447 177.25     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.032 189.52
 Qualified:            #16  7.111 185.46                        #1  6.970 191.65
Krawiec has won the only time these two have met. Berry stays with him off the line, then Krawiec starts to pull away and increases his lead all the way through the run.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Peggy Llewellyn                         1 Matt Smith                   
E1                   0.022  7.154 183.07     ****WINNER****  0.072  7.020 188.38
 Qualified:            #13  7.103 184.93                        #4  7.001 190.75
Smith is way behind off the line but drives around Llewellyn before they reach half-track.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Angie McBride                           2 Andrew Hines                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.121 182.53                    -0.033  7.292 151.66
 Qualified:            #15  7.109 186.82                        #2  6.985 190.94
Hines is a little too quick off the line and gives the win to McBride.

In the next round Krawiec will have lane choice over Johnson, Smith vs. Ellis, Sampey vs. McBride, and Rivas vs. Arana.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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