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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 17:27 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 LE Tonglet                            635 Scotty Pollacheck            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  6.890 195.34                     0.027  6.915 192.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Underdahl ) 0.035  6.898 193.93      (S Gann      ) 0.106  6.871 191.76
 Qualified:             #6  6.883 193.90                        #3  6.859 192.19
2:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 29.09 inches, adjusted altitude 1,805 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Pollacheck is 2 - 0 against Tonglet in prior events.

Pollacheck gets a starting line advantage and can't hold off a charging Tonglet. He's good until after the 1000 foot mark, where Tonglet just nips him in the lights.

LE Tonglet's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.031), 330 ft(-0.036), 660ft(-0.026), 1,000ft(-0.012). MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

LE Tonglet's incremental times: 60ft-1.059 sec., 330ft-2.859, 660ft-4.398/159.06 mph, 1,000ft-5.742.
Scotty Pollacheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.048 sec., 330ft-2.843, 660ft-4.392/158.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.750.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Matt Smith                              2 Hector Arana Jr              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.840 195.51                    -0.047  6.863 192.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ray       ) 0.050  6.829 195.93      (J Hall      ) 0.038  6.890 193.05
 Qualified:             #4  6.864 194.27                        #5  6.872 192.41
Arana Jr is 5 - 0 against Smith in prior events.

Matt Smith gets the easy win on Arana's big red light.

Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.057 sec., 330ft-2.837, 660ft-4.361/160.40 mph, 1,000ft-5.695.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Eddie Krawiec                           6 Karen Stoffer                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  6.811 198.29                    -0.018  6.907 192.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.072  6.818 198.12      (H Arana     ) 0.070  6.879 192.91
 Qualified:             #2  6.811 196.59                       #10  6.907 192.41
Krawiec is 12 - 4 against Stoffer in prior events.

Stoffer goes red this time and Krawiec runs another low six eighty, picking up on his best speed. He will have lane choice over Tonglet.

Eddie Krawiec's incremental times: 60ft-1.067 sec., 330ft-2.846, 660ft-4.361/161.75 mph, 1,000ft-5.681.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Andrew Hines                          751 Steve Johnson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.066  6.788 197.94                     0.048  6.889 194.58
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Surber    ) 0.027  6.817 197.59      (C Ellis     ) 0.033  6.865 195.14
 Qualified:             #1  6.809 196.53                        #9  6.895 192.74
Hines is 18 - 6 against Johnson in prior events.

Johnson gets the starting line advantage and runs close to his career best, but can't match the pace of the H-D's. Hines drives on by before the 330 lights and runs low ET and fastest speed of the meet. He will have lane choice over Smith later.

Andrew Hines' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.006), 330 ft(0.017), 660ft(0.044), 1,000ft(0.065). MOV: 0.0837 seconds (approximately 24 feet).

Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.050 sec., 330ft-2.825, 660ft-4.334/161.71 mph, 1,000ft-5.656.
Steve Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.062 sec., 330ft-2.860, 660ft-4.396/159.46 mph, 1,000ft-5.739.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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