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Sun, 30 Sep 2001, 05:25 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Bruce Allen         6.824 201.25  Q    9 Mike Edwards        6.825 201.37
                  0.377  6.859 199.64  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.411  6.858 201.34
It is 63 degrees, humidity is 65% and the barometer is 30.37 inches under sunny skies. Allen left too soon and that gave Edwards the freebie.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Darrell Alderman    6.821 202.21  Q   10 Greg Anderson       6.828 201.19
 *****WINNER***** 0.453  6.830 202.06  E1                  0.439  6.858 200.53
Anderson did his job on the tree, but did not have the power to hold off the hard charging Alderman.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Tom Martino         6.820 201.43  Q   11 Larry Morgan        6.829 201.22
 *****WINNER***** 0.437  6.831 201.52  E1                  0.471  6.880 199.97
Martino is having a great weekend. He strapped a light on Morgan and then just drove away for the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Kurt Johnson        6.801 202.70  Q   16 Tom Hammonds        6.844 201.49
 *****WINNER***** 0.467  6.813 201.67  E1                  0.536  6.831 201.70
Hammonds is late on the starting line and that is the end of his day as Kurt blast through the quarter-mile with the quickest et of the round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Troy Coughlin       6.819 201.73  Q   12 Brad Jeter          6.835 201.37
                  0.486  6.829 200.65  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.452  6.843 201.28
Jeter with the starting line advantage and the power to hold off a hard charging Coughlin for the hole shot win. That is Jeter's fifth hole shot win of the season second only to Troy's brother Jeg. Margin of victory = 0.020 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Warren Johnson      6.808 201.64  Q   13 V. Gaines           6.838 201.31
 *****WINNER***** 0.496  6.818 201.88  E1                  0.479  6.866 200.50
Gaines with the starting line advantage, but Johnson has the power to chase him down with the second quickest pass of the session.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Jim Yates           6.805 201.37  Q   14 Ron Krisher         6.841 200.77
 *****WINNER***** 0.458  6.847 200.77  E1                  0.449  6.871 200.44
Krisher with the starting line advantage, but that did not last long as Yates drove around him by 100 feet. Margin of victory = 0.015 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Mark Osborne        6.802 201.85  Q   15 George Marnell      6.842 201.01
                  0.471  6.808 202.58  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.432  6.838 201.19
Marnell riding high off his win from last week and he straps a hole shot on Osborne and has the power to hold off the quicker Osborne to move into roun two. Margin of victory = 0.009 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Marnell will give up lane choice to Alderman, Martino will have his pick over Yates, WJ will get to pick against Jeter, and Kurt will have his choice over Edwards in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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