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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 13:15 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:
 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.    745   1  Katie Sullivan, '98 GSXR            12  0.019   6.870 193.79
  2.   1528   4  John Hall, '10 XB12R                 5  0.064   6.904 190.78
  3.      4   2  Hector Arana, '11 XB9R               4  0.054   6.948 190.11
  4.    751   3  Steve Johnson, '02 TL1000           13  0.046   6.964 191.19
1:04 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,058 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

Arana Sr. was the runner-up at this race in 2010.

Johnson went to the finals here in 2010. He was the runner-up in Gainesville at the first race this year.

Sullivan gets off the line first, then runs a career best to take the win.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Katie Sullivan was 0.0799 sec./about 22 feet ahead of 2. John Hall, who was 0.034 sec./about 9 feet ahead of 3. Hector Arana, who was 0.008 sec./about 2 feet ahead of 4. Steve Johnson

 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      6   2  Matt Smith, '10 XB9R                 3  0.028   6.856 193.88
  2.     10   3  Shawn Gann, '09 XB9R                11  0.041   6.876 194.10
  3.      8   1  Michael Ray, '12 XB9R                6  0.047   6.888 193.24
  4.     77   4  Angie Smith, '09 XB9R               14  0.021   7.031 190.35
Matt Smith won this race in 2010.

Angie Smith and gann both lost in the first round in 2010.

Angie Smith gets off the line first but started falling behind quickly. Matt Smith was second off the line, starts pulling away and goes on for the win. Gann makes his quickest pass of the weekend and will move on to the next round.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Matt Smith was 0.0334 sec./about 10 feet ahead of 2. Shawn Gann, who was 0.018 sec./about 5 feet ahead of 3. Michael Ray, who was 0.117 sec./about 33 feet ahead of 4. Angie Smith

 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      7   2  Scotty Pollacheck, '10 XB12R         2  0.032   6.818 194.24
  2.    533   4  Jim Underdahl, '03 TL1000R           7  0.037   6.847 195.25
  3.      9   1  LE Tonglet, '98 GSXR                10  0.044   6.901 192.69
  4.    573   3  Mike Berry, '10 XB9R                15  0.078   6.949 191.87
Berry lost in the second round of this race in 2010, as did Tonglet.

Underdahl lost in the first round in 2010.

Pollacheck gets out of the gate first and was never behind. Underdahl runs a career best and moves on to the next round.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Scotty Pollacheck was 0.0345 sec./about 10 feet ahead of 2. Jim Underdahl, who was 0.061 sec./about 17 feet ahead of 3. LE Tonglet, who was 0.082 sec./about 23 feet ahead of 4. Mike Berry

 Order Car# Lane  Driver         Car                Qual  RT       ET   Speed
  1.      1   4  Eddie Krawiec, '13 V-Rod            16  0.014   6.879 191.89
  2.      3   2  Hector Arana Jr., '12 XB9R           1  0.049   6.861 192.38
  3.      2   3  Andrew Hines, '12 V-Rod              9  0.028   6.921 190.22
  4.    301   1  Adam Arana, '13 XB9R                 8  0.119   6.881 193.88
Arana Jr. won the first race this year in Gainesville where he defeated Steve Johnson. This is his first four-wide race.

Krawiec lost in the first round at this race in 2010

This is Adam Arana's second race. he lost in the first round in Gainesville to Hines.

Hines lost in the first round of this race in 2010.

Krawiec gets out of the gate first and starts pulling away. Hines gets out second but Arana Jr. goes around him around half track and pulls away for the second spot. Adam Arana makes his quickest pass ever but it isn't enough to make it to the next round.

Finish Order & Margins: 1. Eddie Krawiec was 0.0174 sec./about 5 feet ahead of 2. Hector Arana Jr., who was 0.039 sec./about 11 feet ahead of 3. Andrew Hines, who was 0.051 sec./about 15 feet ahead of 4. Adam Arana

Lane-by-lane time (seconds) and speed (mph) behind leader (or fastest) at each timing increment, (0.000 if leading, 000 if fastest):

                             Start  60 ft  330 ft  660 ft  1,000 ft   Finish
          Adam Arana Lane 1: 0.105  0.117  0.132 0.125/000  0.117 0.107/000
    Hector Arana Jr. Lane 2: 0.035  0.043  0.033 0.024/001  0.021 0.017/002
        Andrew Hines Lane 3: 0.014  0.042  0.047 0.047/002  0.047 0.056/004
       Eddie Krawiec Lane 4: 0.000  0.000  0.000 0.000/002  0.000 0.000/002

In the next round it will be Krawiec, Arana, Jr., Sullivan, and Hall, Arana jr. with the lane choice. In the other quad it will be pollacheck, Underdahl, matt Smith, and Gann, Pollacheck with the lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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