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Sat, 03 Aug 2013, 22:31 PM

Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Mod at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, ADRL Memphis Drags IV:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  277 Raymond Matos                        6556 Craig Cawte                  
E1                   0.087  3.934 191.29     ****WINNER****  0.061  3.909 190.73
 Qualified:             #8  3.923 191.10                        #9  3.926 197.91
9:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 82 percent, barometer 29.71 inches, adjusted altitude 2,249 feet, track temperature 93 degrees.

Cawte gets off the line first and gives up the lead. Matos started making up ground late in the run but came up short.

Craig Cawte's incremental margins: 60ft(0.042), 330 ft(0.053). MOV: 0.0513 seconds (approximately 14 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2377 Von Smith                            2995 Jimmy Keen                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  3.931 188.78                     0.059  3.924 191.76
 Qualified:            #10  3.940 188.91                        #7  3.922 191.84
Smith gets out of the gate first and holds off Keen for the hole shot win.

Von Smith's incremental margins: 60ft(0.028), 330 ft(0.022). MOV: 0.0051 seconds (approximately 17 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4958 Keith Haney                          1010 Chris Rini                   
E1                   0.155  4.037 186.28     ****WINNER****  0.140  3.884 190.75
 Qualified:            #16  4.172 170.32                        #1  3.886 190.92
Rini gets off the line with a slight advantage then runs a career best and the quickest pass of the weekend to pull away for the win. Haney made his quickest pass of the weekend but was falling behind at every marker.

Chris Rini's incremental times: 60ft-0.997 sec., 330ft-2.594.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  430 Erica Enders-Stevens                   40 Tim Savell                   
E1                   0.053  4.988 125.10     ****WINNER****  0.069  3.978 188.36
 Qualified:            #15  4.130 184.67                        #2  3.887 191.67
Enders-Stevens gets off the line first but the car lost traction and she had to back off the throttle. Savell drove around her quickly and went right down the groove to take the win. Enders-Stevens gets back on the throttle but finally gave up on the run about 400 feet out.

Savell will give up lane choice to Von Smith in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  872 Adam Flamholc                        2008 Kevin Rivenbark              
E1                   0.010  3.947 190.40     ****WINNER****  0.028  3.893 189.66
 Qualified:            #12  3.977 189.18                        #5  3.902 189.20
Flamholc gets off the line first, then Rivenbark quickly reels him in and pulls away for the win.

Kevin Rivenbark's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.008), 330 ft(0.032). MOV: 0.0368 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
1957H Larry Higginbotham                    303 Dan Stevenson                
E1                   0.016  3.998 177.63     ****WINNER****  0.018  3.983 190.67
 Qualified:            #13  4.044 175.25                        #4  3.902 193.63
Higginbotham gets off the line first and starts to pull away. He drifts to the left, then back to the right and loses a little speed. Stevenson starts gaining ground and finally pulls around near the end of the run.

Dan Stevenson's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.047), 330 ft(-0.064). MOV: 0.0137 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Rivenbark will have lane choice over Stevenson in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6967 Jim Bell                               43 Rickie Smith                 
E1                   0.162  4.281 146.56     ****WINNER****  0.098  3.884 195.96
 Qualified:            #14  4.095 191.48                        #3  3.896 194.83
Bell is late off the line, starts falling behind, then has problems late in the run. Smith went right down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  220 Kevin Fiscus                          297 Travis Harvey                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.033  3.895 189.23
 Qualified:            #11  3.949 196.07                        #6  3.916 188.23
Fiscus is a no-show and Harvey gets the free trip to the next round. Harvey Goes down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend.

Rickie Smith will have lane choice over Harvey in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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