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Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 20:40 PM

Pro Stock Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

   25 Jeg Coughlin                            3 Vincent Nobile               
E4                  -0.014  6.571 211.03     ****WINNER****  0.057  6.584 210.05
 Prior rounds:
E3    (V Gaines    ) 0.013  6.574 208.42      (G Stanfield ) 0.031  6.575 210.34
E2    (K Johnson   ) 0.036  6.569 210.47      (S Gray      ) 0.018  6.592 210.01
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.010  6.572 211.10      (M Hartford  ) 0.023  6.580 210.60
 Qualified:             #6  6.572 210.97                        #5  6.551 211.46
Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 28.83 inches, adjusted altitude 2,257 feet, track temperature 74 degrees.

Nobile is 2 - 1 against Coughlin in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round. nobile with problems getting the car to back up from the burnout and finally gets it back to the starting line and then Coughlin's engine dies and he can't get it to fire. He continues to hit the starter button and Nobile waits for him and finally Coughlin gets it to start. Coughlin then goes red and Nobile gets the win. this is Nobile's sith National event win in Pro Stock.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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