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Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 04:54 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying Notes, Session #1
By Larry Sullivan

POMONA, Calif. - Notes from round 1 qualifying in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals listing lane, rider name, elapsed time, top speed, and position in order following run:
Right Lane: Aaron Pine No Time, Now #1

1:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 29.06 inches, adjusted altitude 1,909 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Pine finished second in Division 7 Sportsman Motorcycle competition this year and was supposed to make his Pro Stock Motorcycle debut today on a Katie Sullivan Suzuki, but the bike kept losing fire in the water and they pushed it to the side.

Left Lane: Rhett Lougheed Runs 7.244/182.67, Now #1
Right Lane: Dawn Matthews-Baugues No Time, Now #3

Matthews-Baugues staged and left, did not wait for the tree. Lougheed made a clean run, he's #1 for now...

Left Lane: Chris MacLaurin Runs 7.250/180.74, Now #3
Right Lane: Matt Guidera Runs 7.049/188.73, Now #1

Now Guidera is #1 - again, for now.

Left Lane: Scotty Pollacheck Runs 7.301/180.52, Now #5
Right Lane: Freddie Camarena Runs 7.115/188.04, Now #2

Left Lane: Bailey Whitaker Runs 7.090/183.84, Now #2
Right Lane: Katie Sullivan Runs 7.300/184.45, Now #6

Sullivan's bike bogged a bit on the launch, killing her ET.

Left Lane: Joe DeSantis Runs 7.120/189.52, Now #5
Right Lane: Redell Harris Runs 7.119/187.81, Now #4

We are almost half way through the field and Guidera is still atop the list. One of these two went a few feet long, stopping a few feet into the sand pit.

Left Lane: Mike Berry Runs 7.183/181.01, Now #7
Right Lane: Shawn Gann Runs 7.020/186.87, Now #1

Gann takes over the top spot and we should see a few sixes before the round is over.

Left Lane: Angie Smith Runs 7.016/185.69, Now #2
Right Lane: Jim Underdahl Runs 6.983/193.85, Now #1

Smith is reportedly going to be running in a four-wheeled Pro Stocker next season. She beat up on Underdahl in the short times, but his Suzuki took over on the top end and he is now #1 withour first six of the weekend.

Angie Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.083 sec., 330ft-2.887, 660ft-4.441/156.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.817.
Jim Underdahl's incremental times: 60ft-1.130 sec., 330ft-2.944, 660ft-4.478/159.10 mph, 1,000ft-5.827.

Left Lane: David Hope Runs 7.111/181.69, Now #7
Right Lane: Craig Treble Runs 6.958/192.03, Now #1

Hope's Buell made a big wiggle as he passed the tree and that had to hurt his ET. Treble made a very nice opening run and went tright to the head of the list. Craig Treble's incremental times: 60ft-1.072 sec., 330ft-2.881, 660ft-4.428/157.69 mph, 1,000ft-5.790.

Left Lane: Karen Stoffer Runs 7.031/186.10, Now #6
Right Lane: Michael Phillips Runs 6.948/193.71, Now #1

One of these two hit the rev limiter hard in first gear. Phillips lost a lot in the early numbers, but came on strongly on the top end and he is now #1. Michael Phillips' incremental times: 60ft-1.121 sec., 330ft-2.931, 660ft-4.458/160.10 mph, 1,000ft-5.795.

Left Lane: Steve Johnson Runs 7.111/184.70, Now #10
Right Lane: Hector Arana Runs 6.870/194.35, Now #1

Arana had a very quick ride right feom the start, with a 1.060 60-foot time! Hector Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.060 sec., 330ft-2.862, 660ft-4.385/160.73 mph, 1,000ft-5.720.

Left Lane: Eddie Krawiec Runs 6.893/193.54, Now #2
Right Lane: Matt Smith Runs 6.896/189.52, Now #3

Smith was even quicker than Arana at 60 feet, but could not match Arana's top-end charge - or Krawiec's either.

Eddie Krawiec's incremental times: 60ft-1.096 sec., 330ft-2.883, 660ft-4.401/160.63 mph, 1,000ft-5.738.
Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.059 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.378/159.68 mph, 1,000ft-5.724.

Left Lane: LE Tonglet Runs 12.187/63.12, Now #23
Right Lane: Andrew Hines Runs 6.874/193.24, Now #2

Tonglet needs to qualify well to keep Andrew Hines from stretching his 34 point championship lead to more than 40 points - because 40 points, like 34, is two rounds, 41 is three.

Bad run for Tonglet, off the throttle before going 300 feet. Hines made a strong run, took over the #2 spot and added two points to his lead - now Tonglet trails by 36 points.

Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.081 sec., 330ft-2.867, 660ft-4.383/161.36 mph, 1,000ft-5.717.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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