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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 13:36 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2377 Von Smith                              43 Rickie Smith                 
E2                   0.065  6.052 236.55     ****WINNER****  0.062  5.967 240.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Castellana) 0.058  6.023 237.80      (J Hamstra   ) 0.094  6.199 229.86
 Qualified:             #9  6.061 236.75                        #1  5.963 240.68
1:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 70 percent, barometer 28.99 inches, adjusted altitude 3,003 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Rickie Smith is 2 - 1 against Von Smith in prior events.

This was pretty even at the green and over the first 300-400 feet, then Rickie's nitrous car started pulling away and kept extending the lead.

Rickie Smith's incremental margins: 60ft(0.011), 330 ft(0.005), 660ft(0.042), 1,000ft(0.071). MOV: 0.0886 seconds (approximately 31 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 220F Kevin Fiscus                            1 Troy Coughlin                
E2                   0.187  6.218 240.08     ****WINNER****  0.124  6.043 243.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Latino    ) 0.098  5.977 240.98      (T Tindle    ) 0.063  5.977 244.43
 Qualified:             #4  6.004 243.15                       #12  6.069 233.44
This is the first time these two have faced each other in eliminations.

Coughlin was a bit late, Fiscus was even later and this battle between to turbocharged entries was over when Fiscus got out of shape and had to backpedal.

Coughline races Rickie Smith in the semifinals, Smith has lane choice.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1456 Mike Janis                             10 Kenny Lang                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.049  5.976 242.23                     0.132  5.983 241.63
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Widener   ) 0.145  5.976 241.15      (P Farber    ) 0.019  6.003 240.72
 Qualified:             #2  5.986 241.76                        #7  6.039 240.17
Janis had a big holeshot and Lang could not make up the difference, both drivers making very good runs.

Mike Janis' incremental times: 60ft-1.007 sec., 330ft-2.647, 660ft-3.943/191.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.047.
Kenny Lang's incremental times: 60ft-0.985 sec., 330ft-2.636, 660ft-3.940/190.43 mph, 1,000ft-5.050.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  377 Harold Martin                         205 Kevin Rivenbark              
E2                   0.065  6.053 236.13     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.085 233.40
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Rowe      ) 0.115  6.034 230.80      (M Knowles   ) 0.035  6.033 234.74
 Qualified:            #14  6.074 234.00                       #11  6.064 235.89
This is the first time Martin and Rivenbark have faced each other in eliminations.

Rivenbark was off the line with a nice holeshot and he held on for the win against a quicker Martin.

Kevin Rivenbark's incremental margins: 60ft(0.063), 330 ft(0.053), 660ft(0.037), 1,000ft(0.021). MOV: 0.0097 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

Rivenbark will not have lane choice against Janis in the semifinals

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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