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Fri, 06 Sep 2013, 20:26 PM

Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Mod at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, 2013 ADRL Battle for the Belts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Rickie Smith                         2995 Jimmy Keen                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  3.887 195.73                     0.020  3.913 192.63
 Qualified:             #4 1,293                                #5 1,290        
Keen led for about 60 feet, then Smith took the lead and held on to the stripe. Rickie Smith's MOV: 0.0030 seconds (approximately 10 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  872 Adam Flamholc                        2008 Kevin Rivenbark              
E1                   0.047  3.988 189.50     ****WINNER****  0.062  3.895 190.32
 Qualified:             #3 1,319                                #6 1,090        
Flamholc left first, but they were dead-even at 60 feet, then Rivenbark pulled ahead and held on to get the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  297 Travis Harvey                         303 Dan Stevenson                
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.007  3.928 188.04                    -0.292  3.917 193.46
 Qualified:             #2 1,387                                #7 732          
Stevenson went way red. Harvey made a full pass, but won't have lane choice against Rivenbark in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
1957H Larry Higginbotham                    277 Raymond Matos                
E1                   0.022  7.219  65.89     ****WINNER****  0.154  4.873 106.89
 Qualified:             #8 674                                  #1 1,420        
Both cars got out of the groove and out of shape. Higginbotham slowed, but Matos stayed on the throttle, scraping some paint off on the wall enroute to the win (wall contact is not a foul under ADRL rules). He will not have lane choice against Smith in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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