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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:34 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 23rd annual O'Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Kurt Johnson                          445 Greg Stanfield               
E2                   0.045  6.785 206.51     ****WINNER****  0.055  6.703 205.79
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Gaines    ) 0.016  6.668 206.73      (J Line      ) 0.029  6.668 206.61
 Qualified:             #7  6.646 207.72                       #15  6.689 205.85
Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.52 inches, adjusted altitude 3,193 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

Johnson is 9 - 3 against Stanfield in prior events. Johnson with a starting line advantage and then the car made a big move toward the centerline and that was all Stanfield needed to take the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jeg Coughlin                           44 Mike Edwards                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.668 206.07                     0.041  6.678 206.80
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Krisher   ) 0.035  6.662 206.13      (W Johnson   ) 0.042  6.667 206.26
 Qualified:             #1  6.631 207.56                        #8  6.646 206.95
Coughlin is 15 - 6 against Edwards in prior events. Coughlin with a big starting line advantage and never looked back for the win 0.0337 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  317 Rickie Jones                           14 Jim Yates                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  6.673 205.69                     0.060  6.686 206.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gray      ) 0.033  6.662 206.13      (G Anderson  ) 0.078  6.676 206.86
 Qualified:             #6  6.642 207.30                       #14  6.677 206.35
This is the first time Jones and Yates have faced each other in eliminations. Jones with a big starting line advantage and never trailed in this race for the win...Rickie Jones' MOV: 0.0415 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Jones will have lane choice over Stanfield in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1568 Justin Humphreys                        3 Dave Connolly                
E2                   0.035  6.676 206.80     ****WINNER****  0.021  6.668 207.05
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Johnson   ) 0.050  6.654 207.27      (L Morgan    ) 0.013  6.655 206.99
 Qualified:            #13  6.670 206.61                        #5  6.640 207.46
Connolly is 3 - 1 against Humphreys in prior events. Connolly with the starting line advantage and just drives away for the win. Dave Connolly's MOV: 0.0226 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He ties Coughlin for E.T., but he gets lane choice based on the faster mph.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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