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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 15:33 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 V. Gaines                              29 Shane Tucker                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.039  6.584 210.83                     0.070  7.337 145.67
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Brogdon   ) 0.042  6.573 210.28      (C McGaha    ) 0.040  6.627 209.39
 Qualified:             #8  6.571 210.70                       #16  6.645 208.62
Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.75 inches, adjusted altitude 2,777 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

This is the first time Gaines and Tucker have faced each other in eliminations. Gaines with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Tucker started drifting out of the groove and got over by the wall before he clicked it of.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   11 Shane Gray                            154 Vincent Nobile               
E2                   0.030  6.572 210.64     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.577 210.57
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.039  6.576 211.43      (L Morgan    ) 0.050  6.563 210.44
 Qualified:             #5  6.551 211.06                        #4  6.551 211.16
Nobile is 7 - 2 against Gray in prior events. Nobile with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Vincent Nobile's MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Nobile will have lane choice over Gaines in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jason Line                              2 Allen Johnson                
E2                   0.026  6.556 210.93     ****WINNER****  0.031  6.543 212.16
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.054  6.569 211.56      (J Alund     ) 0.072  6.558 211.76
 Qualified:             #3  6.536 211.69                        #6  6.553 211.83
Line is 21 - 17 against Johnson in prior events. Line with the starting line advantage and the lead until right around 1000 feet when Johnson was able to chase him down to take the win. Allen Johnson's MOV: 0.0087 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Johnson with the quickest pass of the round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   51 Dave Connolly                           6 Erica Enders-Stevens         
E2   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.561 211.10                     0.054  6.617 210.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Coughlin  ) 0.028  6.551 211.30      (M Hartford  ) 0.016  6.531 212.09
 Qualified:             #7  6.565 210.77                        #2  6.531 211.23
Connolly and Enders-Stevens have each won 2 times against the other in prior events. Connolly with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will give up lane choice to Johnson in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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