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Sat, 20 Oct 2012, 17:22 PM

Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Mod at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1456 Mike Janis                           4720 Clint Satterfield            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.078  3.978 191.29                     0.027  4.812 148.01
 Qualified:             #4  3.911 193.54                        #5  3.913 198.09
3:39 p.m. Satterfield launched and the engine stumbled. Janis got a clean launch and a clean run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  495 Jeffrey Cummins Jr                   1518 Pete Farber                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  3.938 187.44                     0.033  4.021 190.89
 Qualified:             #6  3.929 188.02                        #3  3.886 194.80
This has to be called an upset, Farber qualified better and had a holeshot, but Cummins ran him down almost immediately when Farber ran into early tire shake.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1794 Mike Castellana                       202 Todd Tutterow                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  3.893 194.02                     0.033  3.978 194.35
 Qualified:             #2  3.875 193.99                        #7  3.943 198.15
If Castellana wins, points-leader Jeff Naiser will be eliminated from championship contention.

Tutterow was off the mark first, but Castellana took the lead after about 200 feet, then pulled away for the win. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0457 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Castellana will have lane choice against Cummins in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  217 Tim Tindle                            133 Pat Musi                     
E1                   0.097  4.046 184.70     ****WINNER****  0.123  3.884 192.58
 Qualified:             #8  3.944 188.12                        #1  3.873 193.54
Musi is also in the championship chase, 20 points behind Castellana. He not only must win, but must go one round further than Castellana to take the title.

Musi was late at the green, but Tindle had early tire shake and Musi led by the time they went 60 feet, then pulled away with low ET of the round. He will have lane choice against Janis in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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