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Sun, 28 Sep 2008, 02:54 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 2 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
    7 Larry Morgan                            8 Warren Johnson               
E2                   0.040  6.676 206.16     ****WINNER****  0.060  6.641 208.01
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Yates     ) 0.050  6.655 206.20      (V Gaines    ) 0.049  6.661 208.59
 Qualified:             #6  6.625 206.92                        #3  6.610 208.88
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.77 inches, adjusted altitude 2,569 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Johnson is 35 - 19 against Morgan in prior events, and 14 - 5 in round two meetings. Morgan with the starting line advantage, but WJ was able to chase him down just past half track and he moves into the semifinals. Warren Johnson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.014), 330 ft(-0.011), 660ft(-0.004), 1,000ft(0.005). MOV: 0.0158 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Allen Johnson                           1 Jeg Coughlin                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.097  6.623 207.46                     9.680 No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Jones     ) 0.025  6.654 206.99      (J Humphreys ) 0.028  6.642 207.05
 Qualified:             #1  6.591 208.52                        #9  6.631 207.59
Coughlin is 17 - 6 against Johnson in prior events and they have raced four time in round two and they have each won twice. something happened to Coughlin because when the light turned green the car didn't move. Johnson moves into the semifinals. He has the low E.T. of the round so far.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Jason Line                            326 Steve Spiess                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.046  6.623 208.20                     0.057  6.664 206.76
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Johnson   ) 0.077  6.618 208.36      (G Anderson  ) 0.060  6.651 206.42
 Qualified:            #12  6.642 207.72                       #13  6.646 206.35
This is the first time Line and Spiess have faced each other in eliminations. Line with the starting line advantage and never looks back for the win. Jason Line's MOV: 0.0526 seconds (approximately 16 feet). He ties Johnson's E.T. but will get lane choice over Johnson based on mph.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Dave Connolly                          44 Mike Edwards                 
E2                   0.052  6.641 207.82     ****WINNER****  0.037  6.648 207.18
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.034  6.611 208.75      (J Gray      ) 0.043  6.634 207.11
 Qualified:             #2  6.599 208.65                        #7  6.629 207.78
Edwards is 4 - 3 against Connolly in prior events. Edwards with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Edwards with his 57th hole shot win and his seventh this year. Mike Edwards' MOV: 0.0087 seconds (approximately 3 feet). this is Connolly's tenth hole shot loss and his first this year. Edwards will give up lane choice to WJ in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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