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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 06:20 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of final, round 4 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
   44 Chris Rivas                             1 Matt Smith                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.091  7.024 183.97                     0.064  7.098 187.00
 Prior rounds:
E3    (A McBride   ) 0.026  7.075 184.14      (E Krawiec   ) 0.046  7.115 186.85
E2    (H Arana     ) 0.117  7.036 184.95      (C Ellis     ) 0.066  7.090 187.21
E1    (J Pippin    ) 0.176  7.014 184.04      (P Llewellyn ) 0.072  7.020 188.38
 Qualified:             #3  6.990 188.81                        #8  7.036 187.47
5:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 95 degrees, relative humidity 36 percent, barometer 29.49 inches, adjusted altitude 3,603 feet, track temperature 124 degrees.

Smith is 7 - 0 against Rivas in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

Smith gets a big advantage off the line but Rivas drives around him quickly and pulls away for the win.

Chris Rivas' incremental margins: 60ft(0.027), 330 ft(0.050), 660ft(0.059), 1,000ft(0.061). MOV: 0.0475 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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