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Sun, 07 Oct 2012, 14:55 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

    2 Mike Edwards                         2062 Ronnie Humphrey              
E1                   0.019 17.777  41.39     ****WINNER****  0.149  6.537 212.23
 Qualified:             #8  6.561 211.79                        #9  6.562 210.77
Weather conditions: air temperature 56 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 29.47 inches, adjusted altitude 819 feet, track temperature 70 degrees.

Edwards is 5 - 1 against Humphrey in prior events. Edwards with big starting line advantage and then had violent tire shake and pushed in the clutch. Humphrey with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

   10 Ron Krisher                            25 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1                   0.075  6.540 211.49     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.522 211.86
 Qualified:            #10  6.563 210.57                        #7  6.552 210.37
Coughlin is 30 - 15 against Krisher in prior events. Coughlin with a big starting line advantage and never trailed as he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Jeg Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.731, 660ft-4.195/168.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.458. Krisher with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Ron Krisher's incremental times: 60ft-0.986 sec., 330ft-2.744, 660ft-4.212/168.07 mph, 1,000ft-5.476.

    5 Vincent Nobile                          4 Allen Johnson                
E1                   0.007  6.547 211.36     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.526 212.43
 Qualified:            #11  6.567 211.43                        #6  6.545 211.39
Johnson is 5 - 4 against Nobile in prior events. Nobile with a great light and Johnson was able to chase him down just past half track and take the win. Allen Johnson's MOV: 0.0104 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Johnson with his quickest pass of the weekend and he runs the fastest pass of the event. Allen Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.751, 660ft-4.209/168.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.467. Nobile with the quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Vincent Nobile's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.748, 660ft-4.218/167.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.482.

  102 Frank Gugliotta                        51 Dave Connolly                
E1                   0.048  6.536 211.30     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.522 212.43
 Qualified:            #14  6.596 208.14                        #3  6.539 211.76
This is the first time Gugliotta and Connolly have faced each other in eliminations. connolly is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Dave Connolly's MOV: 0.0337 seconds (approximately 10 feet). Connolly with his career quickest pass for the win. Dave Connolly's incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.739, 660ft-4.200/168.72 mph, 1,000ft-5.461. Connolly will have lane choice over Johnson in the next round. Gugliotta with his career quickest and career fastest pass in the losing effort. Frank Gugliotta's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.738, 660ft-4.205/168.14 mph, 1,000ft-5.470.

  208 Warren Johnson                         55 V. Gaines                    
E1                   0.095  7.255 152.64     ****WINNER****  0.044  6.525 212.49
 Qualified:            #13  6.595 210.05                        #4  6.544 209.36
Johnson is 13 - 9 against Gaines in prior events. Gaines is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win. Gaines with the his quickest pass of the weekend and the fastest pass of the event. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.987 sec., 330ft-2.744, 660ft-4.205/168.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.465.

   21 Kurt Johnson                            6 Erica Enders                 
E1                   0.021  6.596 210.60     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.525 212.56
 Qualified:            #15  6.621 209.36                        #2  6.538 211.39
Johnson and Enders have each won 7 times against the other in prior events. Johnson with a slight starting line advantage, but Enders has the lead by the time they go by the Christmas tree and she gets the win. She runs her quickest pass of the weekend in the win. Erica Enders' incremental times: 60ft-0.982 sec., 330ft-2.743, 660ft-4.204/168.70 mph, 1,000ft-5.464. Enders will give up lane choice to Coughlin in the next round. Johnson with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Kurt Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-0.990 sec., 330ft-2.774, 660ft-4.253/166.46 mph, 1,000ft-5.526.

    1 Jason Line                              9 Shane Gray                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.070  6.482 213.64                     0.030  8.502 116.02
 Qualified:             #1  6.515 212.36                       #16  6.623 208.49
Line is 9 - 3 against Gray in prior events. Gray with a big starting line advantage and then a lot tire shake and pushed in the clutch. Line with a big time pass, the quickest of the event and that will tie the second quickest in the history of Pro Stock and that is the third fastest of the event and the third fastest in the history of Pro Stock. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.721, 660ft-4.177/169.40 mph, 1,000ft-5.428. Line will have lane choice over Humphrey in the next round.

    3 Greg Anderson                          13 Larry Morgan                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.487 212.86                    -0.154  6.559 210.60
 Qualified:             #5  6.544 198.99                       #12  6.574 209.59
Anderson is 24 - 3 against Morgan in prior events. Morgan is red and then runs his quickest pass of the weekend. Anderson with the second quickest pass weekend and the sixth quickest in the history of Pro Stock. Greg Anderson's incremental times: 60ft-0.979 sec., 330ft-2.727, 660ft-4.180/169.78 mph, 1,000ft-5.432. Anderson with lane choice over Gaines in the next round.

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