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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:38 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 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
    5 Angelle Sampey                         77 Angie McBride                
E2                  -0.055  7.176 178.92     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.103 184.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Treble    ) 0.003  7.116 182.08      (A Hines     ) 0.020  7.121 182.53
 Qualified:             #7  7.017 187.42                       #15  7.109 186.82
2:28 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.52 inches, adjusted altitude 3,193 feet, track temperature 122 degrees.

Sampey leaves way too soon and hands the win to McBride.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Johnson                           7 Eddie Krawiec                
E2                  -0.047  7.464 145.02     ****WINNER****  0.012 10.110  81.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Stoffer   ) 0.017  7.126 183.49      (M Berry     ) 0.021  7.032 189.52
 Qualified:             #9  7.044 189.79                        #1  6.970 191.65
Johnson's streak comes to and end. he leaves way too soon and hands the win to Krawiec. Krawiec gets to half-track and backs off the throttle.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Chip Ellis                              1 Matt Smith                   
E2                   0.052  7.112 183.19     ****WINNER****  0.066  7.090 187.21
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Desantis  ) 0.094  7.102 183.52      (P Llewellyn ) 0.072  7.020 188.38
 Qualified:             #5  7.004 189.79                        #4  7.001 190.75
Ellis leaves the line first and starts to pull away. He extends his lead at the 330 foot mark, then Smith starts to make up ground. Ellis is still out in front at the 1000 foot mark, but can't hold off the hard charging Smith.

Smith will have lane choice over Krawiec in the third round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Chris Rivas                           235 Hector Arana                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.117  7.036 184.95                     0.082  7.213 186.48
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Pippin    ) 0.176  7.014 184.04      (M Guidera   ) 0.003  7.097 185.87
 Qualified:             #3  6.990 188.81                        #6  7.008 190.16
Arana gets the lead off the line, then Rivas drives around him before they reach the sixty foot mark. Rivas continues to pull away and makes the quickest pass of the session on the way to the win.

Rivas will have lane choice over McBride in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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