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Mon, 10 Sep 2001, 02:52 PM

IMPORT -5 - Pro Round 1 Eliminations
By Michael L Jex





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro at the Toyo Tires Import Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Moises Benitez      7.596 180.55  Q    8 Carlos Rivera      10.138 123.53
 *****WINNER***** 0.958  9.502 175.34  E1                  0.000 No Time
Rivera was a no-show.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Abel Ibarra         7.830 170.77  Q    5 Rafael Rivera       8.366 159.95
 *****WINNER***** 0.507  7.730 171.01  E1                  0.659 11.560  75.64
Rivera had problems - the reason not visible from here. Ibarra will race Benitez in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   9 Marcos Acosta      10.192 122.88  Q    7 Ryan Garcia         8.537 161.56
 *****WINNER***** 0.870 11.749  89.40  E1                  2.516 13.579  62.18


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 R.J. Simrock        7.789 167.97  Q    6 Jose Torres         8.423 162.65
                  0.478  9.928 121.00  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.655  8.573 164.57
Torres had the top end charge to take out the Pro points leader. This loss by Simrock and AEBS Ford will make the points very interesting indeed! Torres will race Acosta in the semis, and Torres will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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