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Sat, 20 Apr 2013, 16:51 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Pete Farber                           701 Clint Satterfield            
E1                  -0.026 15.474  62.81     ****WINNER****  0.075  6.090 238.68
 Qualified:             #9  6.030 242.45                        #8  6.019 246.98
Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.44 inches, adjusted altitude 1,589 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Farber goes red and Satterfield ges up in smoke and pedals it to get the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2377 Von Smith                             301 Eric Latino                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.109  5.884 245.67                     0.090  5.928 246.80
 Qualified:            #10  6.033 236.92                        #7  5.976 243.94
Latino with the starting line advantage, but Smith has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Smith with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.Von Smith's incremental margins: 60ft(0.002), 330 ft(0.024), 660ft(0.038), 1,000ft(0.029). MOV: 0.0252 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Von Smith's incremental times: 60ft-0.973 sec., 330ft-2.599, 660ft-3.878/194.63 mph, 1,000ft-4.968.
Latino with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Eric Latino's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.642, 660ft-3.935/196.90 mph, 1,000ft-5.016.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  213 Chip King                               1 Troy Coughlin                
E1                   0.065  6.015 249.81     ****WINNER****  0.034  5.909 248.52
 Qualified:            #12  6.082 247.16                        #5  5.963 243.72
Coughlin is out of the gate first in the match up of the Turbo cars and never trailed as he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Troy Coughlin's incremental times: 60ft-1.005 sec., 330ft-2.700, 660ft-3.940/208.75 mph, 1,000ft-5.005. King with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Matusek                        1456 Mike Janis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.065  5.987 250.55                     0.049  7.000 147.79
 Qualified:            #11  6.074 243.68                        #6  5.969 241.63
Janis with the starting line advantage, but starts to lose traction and Matusek has the lead by 500 feet and takes the win. Matusek with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Steve Matusek's incremental times: 60ft-1.027 sec., 330ft-2.723, 660ft-4.014/195.62 mph, 1,000ft-5.089.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Mike Castellana                       191 Kevin McCurdy                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.145  5.945 243.06                     0.030  6.096 239.53
 Qualified:             #4  5.944 238.93                       #13  6.143 231.83
McCurdy with a big starting line advantage and the lead until about 800 feet when Castellana chased him down. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0365 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Castellana will give up lane choice to Coughlin in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Rickie Smith                          567 Chris Juliano                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.137  9.215 100.24                     0.100  9.285 128.38
 Qualified:             #3  5.936 241.45                       #14  6.208 226.89
Juliano is out of the gate first, but they both start to shake and pedals it and Smith and takes the win by 0.0331 seconds (approximately 6 feet). Smith will give up lane choice to Matusek in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2105 Doug Winters                           10 Kenny Lang                   
E1                   0.092  7.199 150.03     ****WINNER****  0.150  6.401 173.52
 Qualified:            #15  6.592 214.55                        #2  5.931 247.20
Winters is out of the gate first, but Lang has the lead by the time the go by the Christmas tree and takes the win. Lang will give lane choice to V. Smith in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5011 Mike Knowles                            5 Danny Rowe                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  5.963 241.67                     0.033 10.359  85.96
 Qualified:            #16  9.339 100.92                        #1  5.867 249.07
Rowe is out the gate first, but shakes hard early and clicks it off. Knowles with his quickest pass of the weekend for the upset win. Knowles will have lane choice over Satterfield in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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