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Mon, 08 Oct 2012, 11:49 AM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 28th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   51 Dave Connolly                           4 Allen Johnson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026 26.684  25.96                    -0.006  6.533 212.59
 Prior rounds:
E1    (F Gugliotta ) 0.029  6.522 212.43      (V Nobile    ) 0.018  6.526 212.43
 Qualified:             #3  6.539 211.76                        #6  6.545 211.39
Weather conditions: air temperature 51 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 29.68 inches, adjusted altitude 194 feet, track temperature 61 degrees.

Connolly is 14 - 4 against Johnson in prior events. Johnson is too quick on the tree and turns on the red light and then Connolly has problems as soon as he lets out the clutch. He coast on down the track for the win. This is the first red light for Johnson this year.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Erica Enders                           25 Jeg Coughlin                 
E2                   0.022  6.589 212.43     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.523 211.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Johnson   ) 0.023  6.525 212.56      (R Krisher   ) 0.014  6.522 211.86
 Qualified:             #2  6.538 211.39                        #7  6.552 210.37
Coughlin is 4 - 1 against Enders in prior events. Today is Erica's birthday...Enders is first off the starting line, but Coughlin has the difference made up by the time he went by the Christmas tree and takes the win. Jeg Coughlin's MOV: 0.0618 seconds (approximately 19 feet). He will have lane choice over Connolly in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Greg Anderson                          55 V. Gaines                    
E2                   0.078 13.683  51.32     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.489 212.96
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Morgan    ) 0.033  6.487 212.86      (W Johnson   ) 0.044  6.525 212.49
 Qualified:             #5  6.544 198.99                        #4  6.544 209.36
Anderson is 23 - 3 against Gaines in prior events. Gaines with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Anderson shook right off the starting line and pushed in the clutch. Gaines moves into the top ten list of quickest pass in the history of Pro Stock with his career quickest and fastest passes. V. Gaines' incremental times: 60ft-0.967 sec., 330ft-2.718, 660ft-4.176/169.08 mph, 1,000ft-5.432.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2062 Ronnie Humphrey                         1 Jason Line                   
E2                   0.043 14.243  42.91     ****WINNER****  0.075  6.527 214.35
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Edwards   ) 0.149  6.537 212.23      (S Gray      ) 0.070  6.482 213.64
 Qualified:             #9  6.562 210.77                        #1  6.515 212.36
Line is 6 - 0 against Humphrey in prior events. Humphrey with the starting line advantage, but then he shakes and clicks it off. Line slows from his time yesterday and will give up lane choice to Gaines in the semifinal. Line with the fastest pass in the history of Pro Stock and he has a back up for that so that is the National speed record.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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