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Sat, 26 Oct 2013, 20:54 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6294 Dennis Radford                        213 Chip King                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.996 239.78                     0.066  7.472 127.78
 Qualified:             #7  6.003 241.76                       #10  6.024 245.27
Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.91 inches, adjusted altitude 4,372 feet.

This is the first time Radford and King have faced each other in eliminations. Radford with the starting line advantage and then runs his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Dennis Radford's incremental times: 60ft-0.996 sec., 330ft-2.668, 660ft-3.955/190.83 mph, 1,000ft-5.060. King shook and clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Troy Coughlin                         303 Dan Stevenson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.069  5.918 245.72                     0.056  6.051 238.05
 Qualified:             #2  5.922 245.99                       #15  6.064 238.17
This is the first time Coughlin and Stevenson have faced each other in eliminations. Stevenson with the starting line advantage and the lead until around 400 feet when Coughlin chased him down. Coughlin with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. coughlin will have lane choice over Radford in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2377 Von Smith                               2 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.033  5.979 240.25     ****WINNER****  0.021  5.965 240.21
 Qualified:             #6  6.002 239.65                       #11  6.024 232.67
Smith is 3 - 0 against Castellana in prior events. Castellana with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Mike Castellana's MOV: 0.0265 seconds (approximately 9 feet). Castellana with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Smith 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
   10 Kenny Lang                             43 Rickie Smith                 
E1                   0.077  6.029 241.67     ****WINNER****  0.045  6.010 238.81
 Qualified:             #8  6.017 241.45                        #9  6.019 238.51
This is the first time Lang and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Smith with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Smith with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Lang pedaled it right at the hit and wasn't able to chase him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1456 Mike Janis                              8 Pete Farber                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043  5.977 241.11                     0.023  6.102 240.72
 Qualified:             #5  5.989 241.54                       #12  6.028 242.45
Janis and Farber have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Farber with the starting line advantage, but Janis had the difference made up by 150 feet and takes the win. 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
    5 Danny Rowe                           1938 Eric Latino                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  5.971 241.37                     0.056  6.006 240.85
 Qualified:             #4  5.973 242.63                       #13  6.038 241.32
Rowe is 1 - 0 against Latino in prior events. Latino with a slight starting line advantage, but Rowe had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Danny Rowe's MOV: 0.0312 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Rowe with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Latino with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort. Rowe with lane choice over Janis in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  360 Bob Rahaim                           5011 Mike Knowles                 
E1                   0.047  5.985 239.70     ****WINNER****  0.054  5.945 241.89
 Qualified:            #14  6.048 221.78                        #3  5.948 241.93
Rahaim with the starting line advantage, but Knowles had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree. Mike Knowles' MOV: 0.0337 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Knowles with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. Knowles will give up lane choice to Castellana in the next round. Rahaim 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
  202 Todd Tutterow                         205 Kevin Rivenbark              
E1                   0.061 10.381 112.41     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.060 232.11
 Qualified:             #1  5.876 250.69                       #16  6.076 231.91
This is the first time Tutterow and Rivenbark have faced each other in eliminations. Rivenbark with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win as Tutterow shook at right the hit and clicked it off. Rivenbark with his quickest pass of the weekend, but will give up lane choice to R. Smith in the next round.

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