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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 04:58 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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
    7 Eddie Krawiec                           1 Matt Smith                   
E3                   0.058  7.111 185.28     ****WINNER****  0.046  7.115 186.85
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Johnson   ) 0.012 10.110  81.47      (C Ellis     ) 0.066  7.090 187.21
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.021  7.032 189.52      (P Llewellyn ) 0.072  7.020 188.38
 Qualified:             #1  6.970 191.65                        #4  7.001 190.75
3:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.50 inches, adjusted altitude 3,235 feet, track temperature 126 degrees.

Smith has a 42 point lead over Krawiec in the countdown. If krawiec were to win the race he could pull within two points.

It's not to be, Smith gets the hole-shot, Krawiec pulls ahead quickly, then falls just past the 1000 foot mark.

Matt Smith's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.016), 330 ft(-0.012), 660ft(-0.005), 1,000ft(-0.001). MOV: 0.0085 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Chris Rivas                            77 Angie McBride                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.075 184.14                     0.043  8.523 108.95
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H Arana     ) 0.117  7.036 184.95      (A Sampey    ) 0.037  7.103 184.42
E1    (J Pippin    ) 0.176  7.014 184.04      (A Hines     ) 0.020  7.121 182.53
 Qualified:             #3  6.990 188.81                       #15  7.109 186.82
Rivas gets the hole shot then extends his lead all the way through the run. He will have lane choice over Smith in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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