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Sun, 7 Oct 2001, 06:10 PM

READING - Pro Stock Bike Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Bike at the 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning:

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Mike Berry          7.191 191.21  Q    4 Antron Brown        7.178 188.99
   (P Gast      ) 0.449  7.194 191.78  E1   (C Reuter    ) 0.538  7.186 192.17
                  0.265  7.265 185.59  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.433  7.165 189.10
Brown had a hard time getting out of round one when he ran out of the groove but was saved when Chris Reuter had shifter problems. This time, Berry drew the red light and Brown got the win.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  14 Steve Johnson       7.294 188.52  Q    6 Craig Treble        7.195 186.12
   (G Scali     ) 0.505  7.210 177.88  E1   (T Miceli    ) 0.422  7.121 193.18
 *****WINNER***** 0.425  7.183 179.95  E2                  0.453  7.222 186.07
Johnson ran a career best ET and earned a spot in the semifinals. Margin of victory = 0.067 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Reggie Showers      7.199 182.03  Q    2 GT Tonglet          7.143 184.40
   (B Vose      ) 0.452  7.166 189.04  E1   (S Hurwitz   ) 0.433  7.100 194.77
                  0.460  7.200 183.15  E2 *****WINNER***** 0.448  7.136 187.05
Tonglett left the line first and stayed ahead the whole way. That means he gets to face Steve Johnson in the semifinals.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Angelle Savoie      7.208 181.76  Q    1 Matt Hines          7.127 188.73
   (S Gann      ) 0.481  7.165 188.60  E1   (J DeSantis  ) 0.463  7.092 188.28
 *****WINNER***** 0.449  7.148 186.59  E2                  0.493  7.117 188.89
Savoie and Hines last met in the semifinal round of the Mopar Parts Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colo. Savoie won that round and went on to win in the finals. In round one here, Hines recorded a national record time of 7.092 seconds. His qualifying pass of 7.127 seconds backs up that time so unless someone else goes quicker this weekend, he'll have the national record. This time, Savoie got the hole shot on Hines and hung on to win. She'll have lane choice over Antron brown in the next round. Margin of victory = 0.013 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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