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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 15:55 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 LE Tonglet                              7 Scotty Pollacheck            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.991 191.16                     0.002 10.413  79.23
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H Arana     ) 0.030  6.883 193.63      (J Hall      ) 0.041  6.900 193.77
E1    (A Arana     ) 0.040  6.872 193.68      (J Underdahl ) 0.027  6.881 193.18
 Qualified:             #9  6.885 195.70                        #4  6.856 195.85
2:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.55 inches, adjusted altitude 2,139 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Tonglet and Pollacheck have each won 2 times against the other in prior events.

Pollacheck gets off the line first and starts pulling away. He gets about 300 feet out, the bike sounds like it fails to shift, and he sits up on the bike. Tonglet drove around him quickly and pulled away for the win.

LE Tonglet's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.033), 330 ft(0.082), 660ft(0.743), 1,000ft(1.915). MOV: 3.3913 seconds (more than 100 feet).


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Michael Ray                             6 Matt Smith                   
E3                  -0.016  6.884 193.65     ****WINNER****  0.040  6.846 195.68
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Savoie    ) 0.043  6.855 193.74      (E Krawiec   ) 0.027  6.884 193.68
E1    (S Gann      ) 0.017  6.860 193.13      (J DeSantis  ) 0.109  6.845 195.70
 Qualified:             #2  6.830 196.99                        #3  6.850 195.68
Ray and Smith have each won 2 times against the other in prior events.

Ray leaves a little too early and hands the win to Smith. Smith goes right down the groove and will have lane choice over Tonglet in the final round.


Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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