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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 16:11 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  635 Scotty Pollacheck                     200 Chip Ellis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.999 189.71                    -0.053  7.026 188.83
 Qualified:             #8  6.989 189.87                        #9  6.990 191.24
12:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.91 inches, adjusted altitude 3,951 feet, track temperature 99 degrees.

This is the first time Pollacheck and Ellis have faced each other in eliminations.

This one is over quickly, Ellis leaves too soon and turns on the red light, giving Pollacheck the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  751 Steve Johnson                           5 Hector Arana                 
E1                   0.035  7.114 188.81     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.988 191.19
 Qualified:            #10  6.994 190.22                        #7  6.989 191.57
Arana is 15 - 10 against Johnson in prior events.

Arana gets out of the gate first then makes his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Karen Stoffer                           7 LE Tonglet                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.021 190.92                     0.044  7.016 191.46
 Qualified:            #11  6.996 190.89                        #6  6.973 192.52
Tonglet is 4 - 2 against Stoffer in prior events.

Stoffer gets off the line first, then Tonglet pulls even at the sixty foot mark. Stoffer pulls away again, Tonglet makes a move, then Stoffer starts pulling away again and takes the win.

Karen Stoffer's incremental margins: 60ft(0.000), 330 ft(0.011), 660ft(0.013), 1,000ft(0.007). MOV: 0.0029 seconds (approximately 10 inches).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1528 John Hall                             413 Michael Ray                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  7.023 189.68                    -0.086  9.147  94.61
 Qualified:            #12  7.006 190.38                        #5  6.970 190.92
Hall is 2 - 1 against Ray in prior events.

Ray leaves way too early and gives the win to Hall.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  205 Shawn Gann                              3 Andrew Hines                 
E1                  -0.051  8.771  98.32     ****WINNER****  0.060 14.469  39.00
 Qualified:            #13  7.011 190.43                        #4  6.963 194.07
Gann leaves too soon and gives the win to Hines. Hines gets about 300 feet out and is out of power, not sure why.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  457 Redell Harris                           2 Hector Arana Jr              
E1                  -0.001  7.037 188.10     ****WINNER****  0.044  6.985 192.25
 Qualified:            #15  7.068 189.23                        #2  6.912 194.41
This is the first time Harris and Arana Jr have faced each other in eliminations.

Harris just misses the tree and turns on the red light. Arana goes right down the groove to move on to the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  485 GT Tonglet                              1 Eddie Krawiec                
E1                   0.060  7.089 189.82     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.938 194.02
 Qualified:            #16  7.079 190.03                        #1  6.902 195.11
This is the first time Tonglet and Krawiec have faced each other in eliminations.

Krawiec gets off the line first and extends his lead at every marker.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Jim Underdahl                           4 Matt Smith                   
E1                   0.059  7.030 191.19     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.945 191.27
 Qualified:            #14  7.059 188.15                        #3  6.949 192.96
Smith is 5 - 3 against Underdahl in prior events.

Smith gets off the line first then makes his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.

In the next round it will be Krawiec with lane choice over Pollacheck, Hall vs. Hines, Arana Jr. vs. Arana, and Smith vs. Stoffer.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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