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Sat, 29 Sep 2012, 18:28 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Inaugural AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 1090 Raymond Commisso                     1456 Mike Janis                   
E1                   0.092  5.964 248.11     ****WINNER****  0.124  5.883 245.00
 Qualified:             #8  5.968 243.63                        #9  5.969 244.07
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.56 inches, adjusted altitude 2,144 feet.

Commisso with the starting line advantage, but Janis has the difference made up by 250 feet and take the win by 0.0492 seconds (approximately 18 feet). Janis with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Mike Janis' incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.596, 660ft-3.876/193.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.965. Commisso with his quickest pass in a losing effort. Raymond Commisso's incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.659, 660ft-3.960/192.52 mph, 1,000ft-5.052.

   43 Rickie Smith                           24 Troy Coughlin                
E1                   0.080  5.966 243.55     ****WINNER****  0.025  5.910 257.97
 Qualified:            #11  6.009 212.23                        #6  5.924 248.43
Smith is 1 - 0 against Coughlin in prior events. Coughlin with a big starting line advantage and then runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Coughlin with the big top end speed for the track speed record. Troy Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.045 sec., 330ft-2.753, 660ft-3.993/201.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.036. smith with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Rickie Smith's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.655, 660ft-3.947/192.28 mph, 1,000ft-5.041.

 5011 Mike Knowles                         1518 Pete Farber                  
E1                   0.026 11.229  77.20     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.353 218.19
 Qualified:             #7  5.954 246.75                       #10  5.988 246.03
Knowles is 1 - 0 against Farber in prior events. Knowles with a big starting line advantage, but then made a quick move toward the centerline and he clicked it off. Farber shook the tires right at the hit and pedaled it and takes the win.

  770 Donald Martin                        4720 Clint Satterfield            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.066  5.875 247.16                     0.071  6.006 241.20
 Qualified:             #2  5.861 247.84                       #15  6.130 236.84
This is the first time Martin and Satterfield have faced each other in eliminations. Martin with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Martin with a another great pass for the win. Donald Martin's incremental times: 60ft-0.970 sec., 330ft-2.612, 660ft-3.882/194.41 mph, 1,000ft-4.964. Martin will have lane choice against Farber in the next round. Satterfield with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Clint Satterfield's incremental times: 60ft-1.049 sec., 330ft-2.722, 660ft-3.994/195.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.078.

 1794 Mike Castellana                      5450 Steve Matusek                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.095  6.293 229.31                     0.057  6.358 183.00
 Qualified:             #5  5.911 241.20                       #12  6.069 249.67
Matusek is 1 - 0 against Castellana in prior events. Matusek with the starting line advantage, but Castellana has the lead when they go by the Christmas tree. Castellana then gets out of the groove and real close to the wall. Castellana does a great job driving staying with it and driving it back into the groove to take the win. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0272 seconds (approximately 7 feet). It appeared Matusek had the chutes out early...

    2 Danny Rowe                              4 Kenny Lang                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.105  5.921 245.49                     0.026  6.039 243.11
 Qualified:             #4  5.886 247.25                       #13  6.091 242.45
Rowe is 2 - 1 against Lang in prior events. Lang with a big starting line advantage, but Rowe has him chased down by 300 feet and takes the win by 0.0392 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Rowe will have lane choice over Castellana in the next round.

  777 Leah Pruett                           377 Harold Martin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.065  5.894 251.95                     0.056  6.147 211.76
 Qualified:             #3  5.880 251.06                       #14  6.125 215.62
This is the first time Pruett and Martin have faced each other in eliminations. Martin with a slight starting line advantage, but Pruett has the difference made up by the time they go by the time they go by the Christmas tree. she runs the second quickest pass of the round and will have lane choice over Coughlin in the next round. Leah Pruett's incremental times: 60ft-1.029 sec., 330ft-2.696, 660ft-3.947/199.55 mph, 1,000ft-5.001.

  321 Scott Ray                            3382 Don Walsh                    
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.030  5.856 252.57
 Qualified:            #16 12.965  62.84                        #1  5.816 255.43
Ray is not able to make the call after slamming the wall hard yesterday. Walsh with the quickest pass of the round and will lane choice over Janis in the next round. Don Walsh's incremental times: 60ft-1.006 sec., 330ft-2.662, 660ft-3.922/199.43 mph, 1,000ft-4.972.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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