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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 16:47 PM

Pro Modified Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green

MADISON, Ill. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

   43 Rickie Smith                            2 Mike Castellana              
E4                   0.038  7.060 144.81     ****WINNER****  0.031  6.084 194.72
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Laurita   ) 0.021  5.877 244.87      (R Patrick Jr) 0.065  6.254 171.23
E2    (H Martin    ) 0.058  5.894 242.84      (D Stevenson ) 0.045  5.855 245.36
E1    (C Satterfiel) 0.951  5.896 243.02      (R Muenks    ) 0.050  5.893 243.59
 Qualified:             #5  5.924 243.68                        #3  5.914 241.02
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.54 inches, adjusted altitude 2,375 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Smith is 3 - 2 against Castellana in prior events and Smith is 2 - 0 against Castellana in prior final rounds. Castellana with the starting line advantage and never trails for the win. Castellana with a nitrous explosion right in the lights, but still holds on for the win. This is his first National event win this year and fourth career win. Castellana with the win moves into second place in the points. Smith got real loose early and clicked it off.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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