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Sat, 27 Oct 2012, 21:39 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  202 Todd Tutterow                        1090 Raymond Commisso             
E1                   0.124  6.076 243.68     ****WINNER****  0.040  5.974 246.08
 Qualified:             #8  5.967 242.67                        #9  5.968 245.45
Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.85 inches, adjusted altitude 3,660 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

This is the first time Tutterow and Commisso have faced each other in eliminations. Commisso with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5450 Steve Matusek                        1518 Pete Farber                  
E1                   0.101 13.713  85.96     ****WINNER****  0.189  5.974 242.23
 Qualified:             #7  5.967 249.81                       #10  5.971 243.46
This is the first time Matusek and Farber have faced each other in eliminations. Matusek is off the starting line first and makes a quick move toward the centerline. He has the car side ways before he lifts. Farber with a real nice pass to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1456 Mike Janis                             24 Troy Coughlin                
E1                   0.073  6.879 153.81     ****WINNER****  0.041  5.827 253.75
 Qualified:            #14  6.020 239.91                        #3  5.880 252.71
Janis is 2 - 1 against Coughlin in prior events. Coughlin is out of the gate first and never trailed as he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. this keeps his title hopes alive. Troy Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-0.991 sec., 330ft-2.647, 660ft-3.891/200.47 mph, 1,000ft-4.940. Janis with a lot of tire shake and clicks it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Rickie Smith                          770 Donald Martin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.048 232.87                     0.401  5.915 244.56
 Qualified:            #12  6.013 239.70                        #5  5.917 244.12
Martin is 1 - 0 against Smith in prior events. Smith with a huge starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. It appeared he used up an engine right in the lights. Martin with his quickest pass of the weekend in the loss.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4720 Clint Satterfield                    3382 Don Walsh                    
E1                   0.094  6.008 243.24     ****WINNER****  0.048  5.883 248.39
 Qualified:            #16  6.085 220.40                        #1  5.824 250.78
This is the first time Satterfield and Walsh have faced each other in eliminations. Walsh with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. walsh will have lane choice over Commisso in the next round. Satterfield with his quickest pass of the weekend in the loss.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Jay Payne                            1794 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.032 11.783 109.57     ****WINNER****  0.053  6.275 235.19
 Qualified:            #11  5.995 241.58                        #6  5.945 239.91
Castellana is 3 - 0 against Payne in prior events. Payne with the starting line advantage, but then makes a quick move toward the centerline and clicked it off. Castellana is out of the groove, but holds on for the win. He will give up lane choice to Coughlin in a big match up tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Dennis Radford                        777 Leah Pruett                  
E1                   0.109  6.107 197.31     ****WINNER****  0.044  5.967 250.09
 Qualified:            #13  6.018 238.81                        #4  5.912 250.27
This is the first time Radford and Pruett have faced each other in eliminations. Pruett is out of the gate first and takes the win and Radford clicked it off early. Pruett will have lane choice over Smith in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Kenny Lang                              2 Danny Rowe                   
E1                   0.040  6.117 241.32     ****WINNER****  0.056  5.960 219.08
 Qualified:            #15  6.023 243.28                        #2  5.878 245.27
Rowe is 3 - 1 against Lang in prior events. Lang with the starting line advantage, but Rowe has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree and takes the win. rowe will have lane choice over Farber in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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