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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 15:54 PM

Pro Modified Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2377 Von Smith                              43 Rickie Smith                 
E3                   0.085  5.986 235.64     ****WINNER****  0.090  5.933 242.80
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Janis     ) 0.017  6.001 238.13      (D Rowe      ) 0.057  5.924 243.85
E1    (H Martin    ) 0.074  5.990 237.80      (C Juliano   ) 0.126  6.010 239.40
 Qualified:            #12  6.069 234.82                        #1  5.910 243.94
V. Smith and R. Smith have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. V. smith with the starting line advantage and the lead until about 400 feet where R. smith was able to chase him down. Rickie Smith's MOV: 0.0488 seconds (approximately 17 feet). Rickie Smith is going to his second final round this year and fifth of his career.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Mike Castellana                      T217 Tim Tindle                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.052  5.956 242.71                     0.083  5.990 244.03
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Satterfiel) 0.044  5.912 242.89      (C King      ) 0.113  5.977 243.68
E1    (B Lutz      ) 0.044  5.878 242.80      (K Lang      ) 0.091  5.973 228.61
 Qualified:             #2  5.918 240.77                       #11  6.036 243.06
This is the first time Castellana and Tindle have faced each other in eliminations. Castellana with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Castellana will give up lane choice to R. Smith in the final. Castellana goes to his ninth career final round and his first this year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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