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Sat, 09 Sep 2017, 20:31 PM

Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





BENSON, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC at the 2017 Professional Drag Racers Association Tour, PDRA Drag Wars:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   1X Rickie Smith                          999 Ritchie Stevens              
E2                   0.015  3.754 202.33     ****WINNER****  0.069  3.676 202.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R MUENKS    ) 0.051  3.770 202.12      (J LAURITA   ) 0.041  3.789 191.35
 Qualified:             #6  3.744 202.88                        #3  3.694 202.42
8:15 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 1,694 feet.

Smith gets a big holeshot and stays in front to half track. Stevens reels him in and pulls away for the win with his quickest pass of the weekend.

Ritchie Stevens' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.038), 330 ft(0.011). MOV: 0.0243 seconds (approximately 7 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  933 Jason Harris                         1903 Randy Weatherford            
E2                  -0.004  3.781 199.32     ****WINNER****  0.032  3.979 146.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C PATRICK   ) 0.026  3.828 198.15      (C RINI      ) 0.058  3.751 199.58
 Qualified:            #12  3.785 200.32                        #4  3.702 200.83
Harris just misses the tree on the wrong side and goes red. Weatherford drifted to the right, got close to the wall, but was able to steer it back to the groove and take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jay Cox                                 5 Lizzy Musi                   
E2                   0.046  4.960  99.33     ****WINNER****  0.067  3.679 204.48
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J CAMP      ) 0.047  3.742 200.80      (D PERRY     ) 0.000  3.716 204.51
 Qualified:             #7  3.750 200.02                        #2  3.677 204.88
Cox gets out of the gate first, stays in front past the sixty foot mark, then he makes a move to the right and has to back off the throttle. Musi goes right down the groove with another good pass to take the win.

Stevens will have lane choice over Musi in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  146 Jim Halsey                              1 Tommy Franklin               
E2                   0.068  3.721 202.00     ****WINNER****  0.038  3.681 205.69
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J SACKUVICH ) 0.040  3.797 199.11      (B PERKINSON ) 0.037  3.716 204.54
 Qualified:             #8  3.755 199.91                        #1  3.665 205.66
Franklin gets the advantage off the line, goes right down the groove and takes the stripe for the win. With this run his 3.665 is the world record and his MPH of 205.69 is the world MPH record.

Franklin will have lane choice over Weatherford in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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