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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 01:30 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Craig Treble                          412 Michael Phillips             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.034 187.00                     0.012  7.097 190.46
 Qualified:             #8  7.014 185.74                        #9  7.015 192.47
12:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,399 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Treble is 9 - 2 against Phillips in prior events.

Phillips gets out of the gate first but Treble drives around him quickly and pulls away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  235 Hector Arana                            7 Eddie Krawiec                
E1                   0.054  7.127 187.47     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.968 191.35
 Qualified:            #10  7.024 188.02                        #7  7.002 190.19
Krawiec needs this win to keep his championship hopes alive. He gets off the line first and extends his lead all the way through the run and makes his quickest pass of the weekend.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Karen Stoffer                           5 Angelle Sampey               
E1                  -0.006  6.998 189.39     ****WINNER****  0.074  6.987 187.03
 Qualified:             #6  7.000 188.33                       #11  7.024 184.67
Sampey is 11 - 4 against Stoffer in prior events.

Stoffer leaves first, but a little too quickly. She turns on the red light and gives the win to Sampey. Sampey runs it all the way through and makes her quickest pass of the weekend.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Chris Rivas                           202 Junior Pippin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.997 186.98                     0.027  7.134 181.52
 Qualified:             #2  6.970 187.50                       #15  7.083 184.25
Rivas comes off the line, drifts out of the groove to the left, but hangs on to take the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  310 Joe DeSantis                            2 Andrew Hines                 
E1                   0.097  7.171 186.85     ****WINNER****  0.086  7.021 187.34
 Qualified:            #13  7.071 187.13                        #4  6.992 189.66
DeSantis was moving around early in the run and drifted out of the groove to the right. Hines went right down the groove and pulled away for the win.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Johnson                          77 Angie McBride                
E1                  -0.063  7.222 161.29     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.072 183.92
 Qualified:             #5  6.996 188.28                       #12  7.061 184.02
Johnson is 1 - 0 against McBride in prior events. Johnson is fourth in the points.

Johnson is a little quick off the line and gives the win to McBride.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Matt Smith                            573 Mike Berry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  6.942 189.26                     0.003  7.040 188.81
 Qualified:             #3  6.987 187.91                       #14  7.071 185.97
Smith is 6 - 0 against Berry in prior events.

Berry gets a huge hole-shot, keeps the lead for the first 300 feet, then Smith drives around and pulls away for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Chip Ellis                            485 GT Tonglet                   
E1                  -0.005  6.920 191.43     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.725 128.05
 Qualified:             #1  6.910 191.10                       #16  7.089 185.97
Ellis just misses the tree, then makes the quickest pass of the round in the loss. Tonglet gets past half-track and backs off the throttle.

In the next round it will be Treble with lane choice over Tonglet, Hines vs. McBride, Krawiec vs. Rivas, and Smith with lane choice over Sampey.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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