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Sun, 17 Mar 2013, 14:15 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Michael L. Jex





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 44th annual Amalie Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Scotty Pollacheck                     200 Chip Ellis                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.894 190.92                     0.011  6.947 190.00
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ray       ) 0.008  6.896 193.07      (M Smith     ) 0.036  7.009 192.06
 Qualified:             #8  6.855 192.30                       #16  6.910 191.00
2:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.88 inches, adjusted altitude 1,671 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Pollacheck is 1 - 0 against Ellis in prior events.

Ellis got a big jump off the line, and lead till past the 1000-foot mark. Scotty Pollacheck's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.027), 330 ft(-0.008), 660ft(0.016), 1,000ft(0.030). MOV: 0.0376 seconds (approximately 10 feet). This is Pollacheck's first visit to the semi final round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  751 Steve Johnson                           2 Andrew Hines                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.863 195.99                     0.011  6.935 190.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Tonglet   ) 0.043  6.881 194.32      (A Arana     ) 0.016  6.886 192.69
 Qualified:             #4  6.825 197.02                        #5  6.836 194.66
Another come from behind victory from the left lane - Johnson's Suzuki was still trailing at the 1000-foot mark, but his top end charge gave him a bike length victory at the finish line. Johnson will race Pollacheck in the next round, and Johnson will have lane choice.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1528 John Hall                               4 Hector Arana                 
E2                  -0.180  6.906 192.00     ****WINNER**** -0.067  6.848 195.03
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gann      ) 0.040  6.889 191.02      (J Underdahl ) 0.016  6.860 194.74
 Qualified:             #6  6.840 195.51                        #3  6.805 196.39
Big red light for Hall... Arana's pass is the best so far this round.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Eddie Krawiec                           3 Hector Arana Jr              
E2                   0.017  6.890 192.14     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.876 193.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 5.006  6.942 189.31      (M Phillips  ) 0.037  6.829 195.00
 Qualified:            #10  6.882 194.04                        #2  6.805 197.36
Krawiec's weekend ends by half a bike length. Arana will race his dad in the semis, and Arana Senior will have lane choice. 2:24 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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