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Sat, 18 Jul 2015, 17:31 PM

Pro Extreme Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BUDDS CREEK, Md. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Drag 965 Pro Extreme Motorcycle at the 2015 Professional Drag Racers Association Tour, NAS Racing PDRA North-South Shootout:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Ronald Procopio                      2323 Brad McCoy                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.128  4.220 166.33
 Qualified:             #8  4.128 170.02                        #9  4.182 166.81
4:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 29.77 inches, adjusted altitude 2,752 feet, track temperature 116 degrees.

Procopio was a no-show.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  133 Paul Gast                             613 Burke Forster                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.078  4.107 174.87                     0.072  4.290 161.96
 Qualified:             #7  4.121 173.01                       #10  4.203 167.01
Forster had a small advantage at the green, but Gast made that up in the first 60 feet, then pulled away for the win with his best ET and speed of the event

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Ashley Owens                         3339 Mike Thyen                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  4.153 171.18                     0.040  4.253 161.27
 Qualified:             #6  4.118 171.93                       #11  4.219 165.92
Thyen left first, but Owens went by about 100 feet out and pulled away for the win. To add insult to injury, Thyen lost the engine or transmission in the lights in a big cloud of smoke and the cleanup equipment rolled immediately.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 David Norris                          719 Frank Christian              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.111  4.124 171.08                     0.063  4.351 164.77
 Qualified:             #5  4.114 170.21                       #12  4.226 156.99
5:18 p.m. Quick recovery by the track cleanup crew and we're racing again. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 29.75 inches, adjusted altitude 2,893 feet, track temperature 128 degrees.

Christian had a big advantage at the green, but didn't have the power to run with Norris after that.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1934 Ronnie Smith                          730 Terry Schweigert             
E1                   0.075  4.339 165.72     ****WINNER****  0.076  4.222 168.14
 Qualified:            #13  4.238 165.50                        #4  4.106 170.95
Almost identical lights, but it was all Schweigert after that. He will not have lane choice against Norris in round two.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  123 T.T. Jones                              1 Eric McKinney                
E1                   0.111  4.280 151.51     ****WINNER****  0.116  4.149 174.89
 Qualified:            #14  4.251 165.94                        #3  4.103 174.93
Two bad lights, then McKinney pulled away for the win. Eric McKinney's MOV: 0.1264 seconds (approximately 28 feet). He will have lane choice against Owens in round two, by four thousandths.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Travis Davis                           77 Jay Fisher                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.057  4.083 176.51                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #2  4.099 174.84                       #15  4.262 166.70
Fisher's engine died at the starting line as he was staging. Davis made a stout run, quickest of the event, and he will have laine choice against Gast in round two.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2209 Eran Pielert                          110 Chris Garner-Jones           
E1                   1.192 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.050  4.120 169.68
 Qualified:            #16  4.391 158.33                        #1  4.087 168.83
Pielert staged, but made no attempt to launch the bike. Garner-Jones made a good run, will have lane choice against McCoy in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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