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Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 13:36 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  635 Scotty Pollacheck                     413 Michael Ray                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.895 191.19                     0.064  6.903 190.38
 Qualified:             #8  6.886 190.16                        #9  6.887 191.95
12:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 2,064 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Ray is 1 - 0 against Pollacheck in prior events.

Pollacheck straps a hole-shot on Ray and starts to pull away. Ray starts making up ground at half track but quickly runs out of race track.

Scotty Pollacheck's incremental margins: 60ft(0.064), 330 ft(0.067), 660ft(0.066), 1,000ft(0.061). MOV: 0.0563 seconds (approximately 16 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  200 Chip Ellis                              8 Jerry Savoie                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.090 159.16                    -0.019  6.958 189.63
 Qualified:             #6  6.882 194.32                       #11  6.906 192.38
Savoie is 1 - 0 against Ellis in prior events.

Savoie leaves a little too quickly and gives Ellis the win. Ellis has problems late in the run and slows.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Andrew Hines                           10 Jim Underdahl                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.899 194.04                     0.029  6.942 193.27
 Qualified:             #4  6.862 195.00                       #13  6.912 194.07
Hines is 9 - 0 against Underdahl in prior events.

Hines is second in the points, just 13 points behind the leader Krawiec.

Hines gets off the line first and never trailed. he extends his lead at every marker and takes the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Eddie Krawiec                         751 Steve Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.222 156.44                    -0.036  7.018 190.06
 Qualified:             #3  6.839 194.77                       #14  6.929 193.43
Krawiec is 11 - 4 against Johnson in prior events.

Krawiec came into this round leading the points and needs this win to keep pace with Hines.

Johnson takes a shot at the tree and turns on the red light, giving Krawiec the win.

Krawiec will give up lane choice to Ellis in the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Hector Arana                          573 Mike Berry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056  6.845 195.73                     0.055  6.959 191.32
 Qualified:             #2  6.827 196.56                       #15  6.984 189.79
Arana is 5 - 1 against Berry in prior events.

Arana has had one of the quickest bikes in the class for the last few races but hasn't been able to take advantage of the horsepower. He is fourth in the points right now and needs this to keep pace with the leader.

Arana starts pulling away at the start and extends his lead all the way through the run to take the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Hector Arana Jr                      1528 John Hall                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.065  6.881 193.49                    -0.003  6.909 191.65
 Qualified:             #1  6.809 195.70                       #16  6.987 189.52
Arana Jr is 1 - 0 against Hall in prior events.

Arana Jr. is third in the points and has had the best bike this weekend.

Hall leaves just a tick too quickly and gives the win to Arana.

Arana will have lane choice over Pollacheck in the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Matt Smith                              6 Karen Stoffer                
E1                  -0.009  6.880 193.57     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.907 193.38
 Qualified:            #12  6.910 190.51                        #5  6.877 193.40
Smith is 11 - 8 against Stoffer in prior events.

Smith leaves a little too soon and turns on the red light, giving the win to Stoffer.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  205 Shawn Gann                              7 LE Tonglet                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  6.923 192.93                    -0.004  6.974 191.84
 Qualified:             #7  6.886 194.88                       #10  6.888 193.18
Tonglet is 1 - 0 against Gann in prior events.

It's another red light, Tonglet leaving too soon, giving the win to Gann. Gann did not make a qualifying pass yesterday, electing to save wear and tear on his bike after qualifying well Friday. He makes a decent pass here but will give up lane choice to Arana in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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