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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 05:06 PM

Pro Modified Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 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                        1212 Scott Ray                    
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.173 15.546  56.80                           No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Tindle    ) 0.008  6.025 237.88      (K Wilmes    ) 0.066  6.054 227.23
E1    (R Distefano ) 0.038  6.046 237.38      (H Laird     ) 0.030  6.028 235.97
 Qualified:             #3  6.007 238.68                       #10  6.069 218.76
3:58 p.m. Pontieri gets a break here. Ray leaves before the tree is activated, Pontieri goes up in smoke right off the line and just eases down the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jay Payne                               1 Joshua Hernandez             
E3                   0.058 16.052  50.27     ****WINNER****  0.048  6.001 233.56
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Coughlin  ) 0.013  6.230 231.91      (V Smith     ) 0.085  5.990 240.12
E1    (D Rowe      ) 0.012  6.101 234.04      (T Lastor    ) 0.095  6.027 239.95
 Qualified:            #12  6.107 207.88                        #1  5.964 242.02
Payne hits the throttle and goes up in smoke. Hernandez goes right down the groove with another great pass to take the win. He will have lane choice over Pontieri in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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