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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 01:20 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals presented by Pennzoil:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1568 Justin Humphreys                        1 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1                   0.017  6.976 162.51     ****WINNER****  0.028  6.642 207.05
 Qualified:             #8  6.629 207.27                        #9  6.631 207.59
Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,340 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Coughlin won here in 2000 and 2003. Coughlin is 6 - 2 against Humphreys in prior events, and 3 - 1 in round one meetings. Humphreys with problems on the burnout and backs up and does it again. Humphreys with the starting line advantage and the lead until half track, and that was when Coughlin drove by him and takes the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Mike Edwards                           31 Johnny Gray                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.634 207.11                     0.060  6.671 207.27
 Qualified:             #7  6.629 207.78                       #10  6.632 207.18
Edwards won here in '99. Gray is 1 - 0 against Edwards in prior events. Edwards was out of the gate first and never looked back to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Larry Morgan                           14 Jim Yates                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.050  6.655 206.20                     0.057  6.675 206.01
 Qualified:             #6  6.625 206.92                       #11  6.633 207.21
Morgan has been to all 21 races here in Memphis and he won here in 1990. Yates is 27 - 12 against Morgan in prior events, and 16 - 7 advantage in round one meetings. Morgan made a quick move toward the wall and he reeled it in and took the win by 0.0274 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Kurt Johnson                            5 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.029  6.666 206.67     ****WINNER****  0.077  6.618 208.36
 Qualified:             #5  6.618 207.69                       #12  6.642 207.72
Johnson won here in '06 and Line has won here in '04. Line is 12 - 10 against Johnson in prior events, and 4 - 0 advantage in round one meetings. Johnson with a big starting line advantage and the lead until just before the finish line when Line was able to chase him down. Jason Line's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.056), 330 ft(-0.033), 660ft(-0.022), 1,000ft(-0.008). MOV: 0.0005 seconds (approximately 2 inches). Line with the quickest pass of the round and his quickest pass of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Warren Johnson                         10 V. Gaines                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  6.661 208.59                    -0.013  6.993 156.55
 Qualified:             #3  6.610 208.88                       #14  6.653 207.02
J has been to all of the race here and he has won this race four times. Johnson is 11 - 7 against Gaines in prior events. Gaines turns on the red light and WJ advances to round two, he will give up lane choice to Morgan.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  445 Greg Stanfield                          3 Dave Connolly                
E1                   0.012  6.634 207.24     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.611 208.75
 Qualified:            #15  6.655 206.64                        #2  6.599 208.65
Connolly is 15 - 3 against Stanfield in prior events, and 6 - 2 advantage in round one meetings. Connolly is the defending event champion. Stanfield with the starting line advantage and the lead until just before the finish line when Connolly was able to chase him down. Dave Connolly's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.020), 330 ft(-0.016), 660ft(-0.011), 1,000ft(-0.005). MOV: 0.0014 seconds (approximately 5 inches). Connolly with the quickest pass of the round and he will have lane choice over Edwards.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Allen Johnson                         317 Rickie Jones                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.654 206.99                     0.020  6.669 205.91
 Qualified:             #1  6.591 208.52                       #16  6.673 205.66
Johnson is 2 - 0 against Jones in prior events. Jones with a slight starting line advantage, but Johnson chases him down just past half track and takes the win by 0.0108 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Johnson will give up lane choice to Coughlin in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  326 Steve Spiess                            2 Greg Anderson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  6.651 206.42                     0.088  6.632 208.94
 Qualified:            #13  6.646 206.35                        #4  6.610 208.68
Anderson is 1 - 0 against Spiess in prior events. Spiess with a big starting line advantage and never looks back to hold on for the hole shot win. Steve Spiess' MOV: 0.0091 seconds (approximately 3 feet). anderson with the top speed of the event in a losing effort. Spiess will give up lane choice to Anderson's teammate in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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