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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 13:23 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
   43 Rickie Smith                          777 Leah Pruett                  
E2                   0.088 14.571  58.56     ****WINNER****  0.043  6.199 241.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Martin    ) 0.044  6.048 232.87      (D Radford   ) 0.044  5.967 250.09
 Qualified:            #12  6.013 239.70                        #4  5.912 250.27
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 3,258 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Smith is 2 - 1 against Pruett in prior events. Pruett with the starting line advantage and never trailed as Smith was up in smoke right at the hit. That puts an end to Smith's Championship hopes.


  Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Danny Rowe                           1518 Pete Farber                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.060  5.892 245.32                    -0.012  6.082 242.80
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Lang      ) 0.056  5.960 219.08      (S Matusek   ) 0.189  5.974 242.23
 Qualified:             #2  5.878 245.27                       #10  5.971 243.46
Farber is 1 - 0 against Rowe in prior events. Farber goes red and Rowe with a real nice pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1794 Mike Castellana                        24 Troy Coughlin                
E2                   0.044  6.404 185.84     ****WINNER****  0.035  5.860 249.07
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Payne     ) 0.053  6.275 235.19      (M Janis     ) 0.041  5.827 253.75
 Qualified:             #6  5.945 239.91                        #3  5.880 252.71
Castellana is 2 - 0 against Coughlin in prior events. Coughlin with the starting line advantage and never trailed to keep his Championship title hopes alive. Coughlin will have lane choice over Rowe in semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1090 Raymond Commisso                     3382 Don Walsh                    
E2                  -0.067  5.941 247.20     ****WINNER****  0.059  5.884 255.29
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Tutterow  ) 0.040  5.974 246.08      (C Satterfiel) 0.048  5.883 248.39
 Qualified:             #9  5.968 245.45                        #1  5.824 250.78
This is the first time Commisso and Walsh have faced each other in eliminations. Commisso goes red and then Walsh guns the quickest pass of the round for the win and lane choice over Pruett in the semifinal. Raymond Commisso's incremental times: 60ft-0.999 sec., 330ft-2.640, 660ft-3.935/192.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.026.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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