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Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 15:02 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 2 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
  200 Chip Ellis                              1 Eddie Krawiec                
E2                  -0.001  6.922 192.88     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.810 197.10
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Savoie    ) 0.028  7.090 159.16      (S Johnson   ) 0.037  7.222 156.44
 Qualified:             #6  6.882 194.32                        #3  6.839 194.77
1:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,325 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Ellis is 5 - 2 against Krawiec in prior events.

Ellis just misses the tree and gives Krawiec the win. Krawiec makes the quickest pass of the day and the fastest of the weekend in the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Andrew Hines                            6 Karen Stoffer                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.850 194.94                    -0.111  6.897 192.96
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Underdahl ) 0.021  6.899 194.04      (M Smith     ) 0.005  6.907 193.38
 Qualified:             #4  6.862 195.00                        #5  6.877 193.40
Hines is 17 - 7 against Stoffer in prior events.

Hines is second in the points and needs this to keep pace with Krawiec.

Stoffer leaves way too early and Hines takes the win and moves on to the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Hector Arana Jr                       635 Scotty Pollacheck            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.882 195.34                     0.002  6.946 189.31
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Hall      ) 0.065  6.881 193.49      (M Ray       ) 0.016  6.895 191.19
 Qualified:             #1  6.809 195.70                        #8  6.886 190.16
This is the first time Arana Jr and Pollacheck have faced each other in eliminations.

Pollacheck gets out of the gate first, hangs on to the lead for about 900 feet, then Arana goes around him and pulls away for the win.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.039), 330 ft(-0.038), 660ft(-0.014), 1,000ft(0.011). MOV: 0.0418 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Hines will have lane choice over Arana Jr. in the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Hector Arana                          205 Shawn Gann                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.110  7.758 179.73                     0.051  8.056 169.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.056  6.845 195.73      (L Tonglet   ) 0.011  6.923 192.93
 Qualified:             #2  6.827 196.56                        #7  6.886 194.88
Arana is 5 - 2 against Gann in prior events.

Gann gets a big advantage off the line, gets about 400 feet out and almost crosses the centerline before backing off the throttle. Arana pulled ahead but then slowed near the end of the run.

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

Hector Arana's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.015), 330 ft(-0.011), 660ft(0.007), 1,000ft(0.165). MOV: 0.2396 seconds (approximately 59 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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