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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 17:39 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
 1528 John Hall                               3 Andrew Hines                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.006  7.052 188.75                     0.037  7.082 189.52
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ray       ) 0.022  7.023 189.68      (S Gann      ) 0.060 14.469  39.00
 Qualified:            #12  7.006 190.38                        #4  6.963 194.07
2:32 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 4,341 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Hines is 2 - 0 against Hall in prior events.

Hall gets a great light, then outruns Hines to take the upset win. Hines is second in the points and this loss really puts a damper on his title hopes.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Hector Arana                            2 Hector Arana Jr              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.001 192.19                     0.090  9.247  93.99
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Johnson   ) 0.024  6.988 191.19      (R Harris    ) 0.044  6.985 192.25
 Qualified:             #7  6.989 191.57                        #2  6.912 194.41
Arana Jr is 2 - 1 against Arana in prior events.

Arana Jr. is a little behind off the line, starts losing ground, then sits up on the bike. Arana Sr. goes right down the groove for the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Karen Stoffer                           4 Matt Smith                   
E2                   0.018  6.994 192.14     ****WINNER****  0.037  6.973 191.84
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Tonglet   ) 0.037  7.021 190.92      (J Underdahl ) 0.035  6.945 191.27
 Qualified:            #11  6.996 190.89                        #3  6.949 192.96
Stoffer gets the advantage off the line, makes the second quickest run of the round so far, but is unable to hold off Smith with the quickest pass of the round so far.

Matt Smith's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.015), 330 ft(-0.011), 660ft(-0.005), 1,000ft(0.001). MOV: 0.0027 seconds (approximately 9 inches).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  635 Scotty Pollacheck                       1 Eddie Krawiec                
E2                   0.036  7.005 189.90     ****WINNER****  0.051  6.961 193.90
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Ellis     ) 0.013  6.999 189.71      (G Tonglet Jr) 0.052  6.938 194.02
 Qualified:             #8  6.989 189.87                        #1  6.902 195.11
Pollacheck gets out in front off the line, continues to hold the lead for the first half of the track, then Krawiec drives around and pulls away for the win.

Eddie Krawiec's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.034), 330 ft(-0.029), 660ft(-0.016), 1,000ft(0.005). MOV: 0.0292 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

In the next round Krawiec will have lane choice over Hall and Smith vs. Arana.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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