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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:52 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Modified 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
 1152 Tony Pontieri                           6 Tim Tindle                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.025 237.88                     0.055  6.040 237.05
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Distefano ) 0.038  6.046 237.38      (G Smith     ) 0.050  6.059 235.02
 Qualified:             #3  6.007 238.68                        #6  6.042 235.64
2:43 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.

Pontieri hits the throttle, makes a move to the right, but gets it under control and pulls away for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4356 Kirk Wilmes                          1212 Scott Ray                    
E2                   0.071  6.282 226.85     ****WINNER****  0.066  6.054 227.23
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Baker     ) 0.072  8.827 102.89      (H Laird     ) 0.030  6.028 235.97
 Qualified:            #15  6.278 226.92                       #10  6.069 218.76
Wilmes rattles the tires off the line, makes a move to the right, but by the time he recovers Ray was long gone.

Pontieri will have lane choice over Wilmes in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  237 Von Smith                               1 Joshua Hernandez             
E2                   0.043  8.629 105.50     ****WINNER****  0.085  5.990 240.12
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Knowles   ) 0.115  6.195 228.00      (T Lastor    ) 0.095  6.027 239.95
 Qualified:             #8  6.062 235.19                        #1  5.964 242.02
Smith rattles the tires off the line, makes a move to the right off the line, then has to give up on the run about 400 feet out. Hernandez goes right down the groove with another great pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   24 Troy Coughlin                           3 Jay Payne                    
E2                   0.120  8.007 112.81     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.230 231.91
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Kuhns     ) 0.105  6.010 237.00      (D Rowe      ) 0.012  6.101 234.04
 Qualified:            #13  6.120 234.45                       #12  6.107 207.88
Coughlin spins the tires of the line, stays with it for about 300 feet, then can't recover and gives up on the run.

Hernandez will have lane choice over Payne in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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