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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 14:20 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock 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
   25 Jeg Coughlin                           11 Shane Gray                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.657 206.80                     0.056 15.224  67.74
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Brogdon   ) 0.035  6.638 206.86      (V Nobile    ) 0.034  6.663 207.85
 Qualified:             #3  6.637 206.99                        #6  6.644 207.85
2:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 62 percent, barometer 28.97 inches, adjusted altitude 3,479 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Coughlin holds a 5-3 edge against Gray in prior events, 2-0 in round two.

Make that 3-0. Gray shook and lifted, giving Coughlin a free pass to the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Greg Anderson                         317 Rickie Jones                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.673 208.14                     0.003  8.027 125.03
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.024  6.624 208.49      (L Morgan    ) 0.049  6.664 204.66
 Qualified:             #4  6.640 208.10                        #5  6.644 207.85
Anderson has an 8-1 record against Jones, 5-1 in round two.

Double-oh lights in both lanes, but Anderson had the lead at 60 feet and was slowly pulling ahead. Then Jones' engine gave up the ghost, with a big plume of smoke, ending the contest. No oildown, the containment devices did their job.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 V. Gaines                               2 Jason Line                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.625 208.65                     0.037  6.644 207.50
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Johnson   ) 0.060  6.617 208.65      (C Steinbach ) 0.048  6.624 208.68
 Qualified:             #2  6.637 208.59                        #7  6.645 207.98
Line holds a 21-9 edge over Gaines in prior events, but that narrows to 5-2 in round two.

Line had a small holeshot, led to the 660-foot marker. Then Gaines took the lead and stayed there.

V. Gaines' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.014), 330 ft(-0.008), 660ft(-0.001), 1,000ft(0.007). MOV: 0.0134 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Gaines will have lane choice against Coughlin in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Mike Edwards                            1 Allen Johnson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.640 208.17                     0.050  6.631 208.62
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C McGaha    ) 0.015  6.613 208.71      (M Martino   ) 0.044  6.646 207.66
 Qualified:             #1  6.621 208.20                        #8  6.646 207.88
Edwards is 23-12 against AJ in prior events, but that evens at 6-6 in round two meetings.

On a holeshot, Edwards takes Johnson out and he will have lane choice against Anderson in the semifinals.

Mike Edwards' incremental margins: 60ft(0.028), 330 ft(0.023), 660ft(0.020), 1,000ft(0.019). MOV: 0.0187 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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