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Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 15:06 PM

Pro Modified Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 3 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
 1456 Mike Janis                            205 Kevin Rivenbark              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.117  5.999 241.54                     0.019  7.793 118.21
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Lang      ) 0.049  5.976 242.23      (H Martin    ) 0.024  6.085 233.40
E1    (J Widener   ) 0.145  5.976 241.15      (M Knowles   ) 0.035  6.033 234.74
 Qualified:             #2  5.986 241.76                       #11  6.064 235.89
2:57 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 56 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 3,386 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

This is the first time Janis and Rivenbark have faced each other in eliminations.

Rivenbark nailed Janis to the tree, but his engine expired in a cloud of smoke at 330 feet.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Troy Coughlin                          43 Rickie Smith                 
E3                   0.076  5.951 247.02     ****WINNER****  0.055  5.948 240.72
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Fiscus    ) 0.124  6.043 243.63      (V Smith     ) 0.062  5.967 240.08
E1    (T Tindle    ) 0.063  5.977 244.43      (J Hamstra   ) 0.094  6.199 229.86
 Qualified:            #12  6.069 233.44                        #1  5.963 240.68
Coughlin and Smith have each won 2 times against the other in prior events.

Smith was off the line first and then it was just about a dead-even race. Both drivers were quicker than the previous low ET of the event, Smith three thousandths quicker than Coughlin.

Rickie Smith's incremental margins: 60ft(0.054), 330 ft(0.106), 660ft(0.073), 1,000ft(0.046). MOV: 0.0243 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

He will have lane choice against Janis in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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