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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 17:10 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe

JOLIET, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

    6 Matt Smith                              8 Michael Ray                  
E4                   0.102  6.992 190.22     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.986 191.29
 Prior rounds:
E3    (H Arana Jr  ) 0.032  7.033 189.92      (H Arana     ) 0.015  6.971 192.25
E2    (L Tonglet   ) 0.073  6.951 191.32      (S Pollacheck) 0.050  6.954 192.22
E1    (E Krawiec   ) 0.076  6.930 192.33      (J Hall      ) 0.011  6.945 184.42
 Qualified:             #1  6.908 192.11                       #10  6.988 192.06
4:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 83 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.20 inches, adjusted altitude 3,114 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Smith and Ray have each won 1 times against the other in prior events and this is the first time they have faced each other in a final round.

This is Smith's 29th career final. He has 13 wins.

this is Ray's fourth final. He has two wins, one this year.

Ray gets a huge holeshot on Smith then pulls away and extends his lead all the way through the run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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