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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 16:07 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations (Revised)
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - (Revised) Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 LE Tonglet                              8 Michael Ray                  
E1                   0.059  6.934 192.49     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.894 193.71
 Qualified:            #10  6.929 192.28                        #7  6.905 193.24
12:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 29.01 inches, adjusted altitude 2,396 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Tonglet is 1-0 against Ray in prior events; this is the first time thay have faced each other in round one.

Ray evened the tally with a great light and his best run of the event.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  745 Katie Sullivan                         77 Angie Smith                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  6.973 194.52                     0.056  7.500 145.52
 Qualified:             #9  6.921 195.22                        #8  6.908 195.22
The ladies have raced each other once before, Sullivan winning in round 2 at Sonoma this year.

Sullivan sawed the tree down and made a solid run, while Smith was busy leaning the bike over to keep it away from the centerline and going in a straight line and unable to catch up.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  751 Steve Johnson                           1 Eddie Krawiec                
E1                   0.058  6.923 193.13     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.930 190.70
 Qualified:            #11  6.940 194.13                        #6  6.893 192.60
Krawiec holds a 14-4 record against Joihnson in prior events, 8-1 in round one.

On a holeshot, Krawiec gets the win light by over a bike length.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  207 Chaz Kennedy                            7 Scotty Pollacheck            
E1                   0.103  6.875 193.54     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.856 194.91
 Qualified:            #13  6.946 190.43                        #4  6.874 194.18
Earlier this season, Pollacheck was on the bike Kennedy is now riding. This is Kennedy's third Pro Stock Motorcycle start.

Big starting line advantage to Pollacheck, winning easily with his quickest run of the event.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Shawn Gann                            301 Adam Arana                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  6.912 193.79                     0.043  6.923 195.82
 Qualified:            #15  6.961 191.95                        #2  6.852 196.36
This is only the second time these two have faced each other, Gann winning their first meeting, at Englishtown this year.

This was a close race and Arana had the better light, but his bike bogged a bit on the launch and Gann led by the time they went 60 feet.

Shawn Gann's incremental margins: 60ft(0.021), 330 ft(0.041), 660ft(0.027), 1,000ft(0.013). MOV: 0.0023 seconds (approximately 8 inches). He won't have lane choice against Ray in round two.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  533 Jim Underdahl                           3 Hector Arana Jr              
E1                   0.013  6.979 195.00     ****WINNER****  0.049  6.926 193.24
 Qualified:            #16  6.974 194.38                        #1  6.818 195.31
Arana ihas a 3-1 record against Underdahl, 3-0 in round one.

Underdahl moved first, but Arana led by the time they went 60 feet and held that lead the rest of the way.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins: 60ft(0.009), 330 ft(0.024), 660ft(0.024), 1,000ft(0.023). MOV: 0.0172 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He will have lane choice against Sullivan in round two.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Andrew Hines                            4 Hector Arana                 
E1                   0.084  6.931 192.08     ****WINNER****  0.063  6.871 195.73
 Qualified:            #12  6.940 191.67                        #5  6.875 193.02
Hines holds a 15-4 record against Arana, 3-0 in round one, but a lot of those wins came during a period when the Harley-Davidsons were dominant.

Arana led this one all the way, pulling away on the top end for the win. However, he won't have lane choice against Pollacheck in round two.



Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Matt Smith                           1528 John Hall                    
E1                  -0.024 No Time          ****WINNER****  -0.108  6.888 189.87
 Qualified:            #14  6.948 192.22                        #3  6.857 193.71
Smith holds a 3-2 record against Hall in prior events, 1-0 in round one.

Hall went red. Smith will have lane choice against Krawiec in round 2, the 2012 champion facing the 2013 champion.

Late note: Smith was DQ'ed at the scales and Hall will race Krawiec in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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