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Sun, 28 Apr 2013, 15:44 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1528 John Hall                               3 Hector Arana Jr              
E3                   0.048  6.959 190.11     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.928 193.13
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Tonglet   ) 0.013  6.916 191.78      (H Arana     ) 0.070  6.906 193.68
E1    (K Sullivan  ) 0.016  6.894 192.69      (S Gann      ) 0.008  6.907 193.40
 Qualified:             #4  6.906 191.16                        #1  6.876 195.39
2:37 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,208 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

Arana Jr is 4 - 0 against Hall in prior events and he is undefeated for 2013 (so far).

Only a thousandth of a second separated them at the start and it was close for about 1,000 feet, then Arana pulled away to win by about 9 feet.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.001), 330 ft(0.002), 660ft(0.009), 1,000ft(0.018). MOV: 0.0326 seconds (approximately 9 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Scotty Pollacheck                       8 Michael Ray                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.987 191.48                    -0.009  7.060 190.67
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Smith     ) 0.085  6.913 190.65      (A Hines     ) 0.024  6.930 192.19
E1    (C Ellis     ) 0.047  6.894 193.43      (J Underdahl ) 0.039  6.876 194.18
 Qualified:             #2  6.896 191.67                        #6  6.913 193.60
Pollacheck is 2 - 1 against Ray in prior events.

Ray went red, Pollacheck was trip-zip perfect.

Hector Arana Jr. will have lane choice against Scotty Pollacheck in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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