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Sun, 12 Nov 2017, 15:21 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Chris McGaha                         4683 Brian Self                   
E1                  -0.003  6.584 210.44     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.607 209.36
 Qualified:             #8  6.571 211.36                        #9  6.574 209.52
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 60 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 2,339 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Self is 1 - 0 against McGaha in prior events.

McGaha is a few ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Self the win.

Self with a good looking pass for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Erica Enders                            8 Allen Johnson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  6.554 209.82                     0.031  6.979 153.25
 Qualified:             #7  6.564 210.14                       #10  6.583 209.46
Erica Enders was the 2014 winner at this event. Allen Johnson was runner-up here in 2013.

Johnson is 19 - 12 against Enders in prior events.

Enders with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Johnson started drifting out of the groove and toward the centerline before he had to pus the clutch in.

Enders with her quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   15 Tanner Gray                            40 Alex Laughlin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.555 210.70                     0.032  6.599 208.42
 Qualified:             #6  6.562 210.50                       #11  6.583 209.10
Gray is 3 - 1 against Laughlin in prior events.

Gray with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Gray with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Bo Butner                               3 Shane Gray                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.081  6.581 210.57                     0.017  6.808 207.53
 Qualified:             #5  6.559 211.20                       #12  6.595 210.64
Bo Butner starts the day with 99 round wins in his Pro Stock career.

Gray is 4 - 3 against Butner in prior events.

Gray with the starting line advantage, but got loose early. Butner grabbed the lead by 250 feet and never trailed from there on for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Drew Skillman                         150 Kenny Delco                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.542 211.26                    -0.170 17.519  74.41
 Qualified:             #3  6.555 211.69                       #14  6.614 209.79
Skillman is 3 - 0 against Delco in prior events.

Delco goes red to give Skillman the win. Skillman with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win, that is also low E.T. of race day. He will have lane choice over Tanner Gray in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Jason Line                             52 Deric Kramer                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.550 210.97                     0.034  9.378  99.57
 Qualified:             #2  6.546 210.14                       #15  6.622 208.88
Jason Line has been the runner-up at this race four times. He is 11-2 in round one races at this event.

Line is 7 - 0 against Kramer in prior events.

Kramer does one his long smoky burnouts for the fans.

Line with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. He will have lane choice over Enders in the next round.

Kramer shook the tires right at the hit and pushed in the clutch.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Greg Anderson                         106 Alan Prusiensky              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.055  6.567 209.36                     0.055  6.639 207.72
 Qualified:             #1  6.541 209.79                       #16  6.665 207.34
Greg Anderson has six wins at this race and he is the defending event champion. His win in Las Vegas was the 90th of his career and he became just the 6th driver in all classes to win 90 or more races. His 150 final rounds are second best in the Pro Stock class behind Warren Johnson's 151. Greg is 12-3 in round-one matchups at this event.

Anderson is 7 - 0 against Prusiensky in prior events.

They have identical reaction times and Anderson had the lead when they went by the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for thew win. Anderson will have lane choice over Self in the next round.

Prusiensky 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 Jeg Coughlin                          666 Matt Hartford                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.612 208.23                     0.023  6.600 210.67
 Qualified:             #4  6.558 209.46                       #13  6.599 210.50
Jeg Coughlin's last win here was in 2007. He also won this race in 1999 and 2005.

Coughlin is 4 - 0 against Hartford in prior events.

Coughlin with a great light and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Jeg Coughlin's MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 14 inches). Coughlin's car was loose, but he stayed with it for the win. Coughlin will give up lane choice to Butner in the next round.

Hartford is just a tick off his qualifying time in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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