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Sat, 14 Sep 2013, 18:14 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals presented by NAPA Auto Parts:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1277 David Hance                          5011 Mike Knowles                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.041  5.934 246.89                     0.009  6.186 237.50
 Qualified:             #8  5.973 246.08                        #9  5.984 243.15
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.35 inches, adjusted altitude 2,649 feet, track temperature 107 degrees.

This is the first time Hance and Knowles have faced each other in eliminations. Knowles with a great light and then started to shake and pedaled it. That was all Hance needed to take the win. Hance with his career quickest and fastest pass for the win. David Hance's incremental times: 60ft-1.045 sec., 330ft-2.691, 660ft-3.950/197.57 mph, 1,000ft-5.024.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Pete Farber                           348 Brad Personett               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  5.944 242.89                     0.089  5.955 250.60
 Qualified:            #10  6.000 242.41                        #7  5.947 249.76
This is the first time Farber and Personett have faced each other in eliminations. Farber with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Pete Farber's MOV: 0.0368 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Farber with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Pete Farber's incremental times: 60ft-0.978 sec., 330ft-2.618, 660ft-3.912/191.95 mph, 1,000ft-5.018.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1938 Eric Latino                             5 Danny Rowe                   
E1                   0.062  5.995 242.80     ****WINNER****  0.075  5.967 243.63
 Qualified:            #16  6.031 222.18                        #1  5.871 246.80
This is the first time Latino and Rowe have faced each other in eliminations. Latino with the starting line advantage, but rowe chases him down by 400 feet and then never trails from there on. Rowe gets the win by Danny Rowe's MOV: 0.0151 seconds (approximately 5 feet). Rowe will give lane choice to Hance in the next round. Latino made his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6556 Craig Cawte                          1456 Mike Janis                   
E1                   0.037  6.023 232.27     ****WINNER****  0.052  5.938 244.21
 Qualified:            #11  6.003 238.76                        #6  5.946 243.99
This is the first time Cawte and Janis have faced each other in eliminations. Cawte is out of the gate first, but Janis chases him down by 400 feet and takes the win by 0.0709 seconds (approximately 24 feet). Janis with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  303 Dan Stevenson                        2377 Von Smith                    
E1                   0.044  5.978 242.32     ****WINNER****  0.075  5.932 240.68
 Qualified:            #12  6.005 242.63                        #5  5.937 240.89
This is the first time Stevenson and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Stevenson with the starting line advantage, but Smith has the difference made up by 100 feet and he runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Von Smith's MOV: 0.0156 seconds (approximately 6 feet). Stevenson with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  191 Kevin McCurdy                           2 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.073  7.496 131.41     ****WINNER****  0.048  6.050 234.57
 Qualified:            #13  6.005 239.27                        #4  5.921 239.95
Castellana is 2 - 0 against McCurdy in prior events. Castellana with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. McCurdy with a lot of tire shake and clicked it off. Castellana will give up lane choice to V. Smith in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Kenny Lang                           1087 Jim Laurita                  
E1                   0.065  5.996 240.04     ****WINNER****  0.071  5.892 244.29
 Qualified:            #14  6.017 240.29                        #3  5.897 243.15
This is the first time Lang and Laurita have faced each other in eliminations. Lang with the starting line, but Laurita has the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Laurita with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. The chutes didn't come out and then when they came out they were all tangled up. He was on the brakes hard, but couldn't get it stopped before the sand. Lang with the quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Laurita will have lane choice over Janis in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  872 Adam Flamholc                          43 Rickie Smith                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.112  5.966 242.63                     0.074  6.079 240.17
 Qualified:            #15  6.028 239.87                        #2  5.888 243.55
Smith is 2 - 0 against Flamholc in prior events. Smith with the starting line advantage and then got real loose and clicked it off. Flamolc launched hard and ran his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Flamholc will give up lane choice to Farber in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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