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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 18:09 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  745 Katie Sullivan                          3 Hector Arana Jr              
E3                   0.012  6.904 190.89     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.856 195.25
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Smith     ) 0.028  6.928 190.35      (J Savoie    ) 0.049  6.851 196.64
E1    (M Ray       ) 0.049  6.871 191.08      (S Pollacheck) 0.063  6.842 194.83
 Qualified:            #14  6.942 190.89                        #2  6.840 195.73
3:01 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 1,773 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Arana Jr is 1 - 0 against Sullivan in prior events.

Sullivan does what she need to and gets off the line well ahead of Arana.

Arana power comes to the front before the 60 foot lights and pulls steadily ahead for the bike length win.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins: 60ft(0.010), 330 ft(0.015), 660ft(0.017), 1,000ft(0.018). MOV: 0.0311 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

Katie Sullivan's incremental times: 60ft-1.081 sec., 330ft-2.882, 660ft-4.413/159.74 mph, 1,000ft-5.748.
Hector Arana Jr's incremental times: 60ft-1.054 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.379/160.04 mph, 1,000ft-5.713.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Hector Arana                            6 Matt Smith                   
E3                   0.058  6.891 196.07     ****WINNER****  0.101  6.827 195.59
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Tonglet   ) 0.033  6.816 198.44      (E Krawiec   ) 0.025  6.843 196.73
E1    (J Hall      ) 0.041  6.805 198.15      (S Gann      ) 0.059  6.826 196.44
 Qualified:             #4  6.865 195.05                        #1  6.838 195.73
Smith is 12 - 8 against Arana in prior events and extends it with another trip to the final round with lane choice.

Arana has a huge lead at the green, but Smith powers on by right after the 60 lights for the close win.

Matt Smith's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.004), 330 ft(0.010), 660ft(0.016), 1,000ft(0.023). MOV: 0.0216 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Hector Arana's incremental times: 60ft-1.082 sec., 330ft-2.881, 660ft-4.409/159.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.747.
Matt Smith's incremental times: 60ft-1.043 sec., 330ft-2.828, 660ft-4.350/160.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.681.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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