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Sun, Nov 15, 03:18 PM

POMONA - Pro Stock Bike Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Bike at the 34th annual NHRA Winston Finals:
 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Ron Ayers           7.377 184.16  Q   9 Paul Gast           7.382 183.48
 *****WINNER***** 0.473  7.392 180.03 E1                  0.487  7.425 178.50

11:58 AM The quickest field ever in Pro Stock Motorcycle goes into eliminations with the middle of the field up first, the top qualifiers preferring to wait to the end of the round. Ayers by about 12 feet in a close race.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Steve Johnson       7.377 185.83  Q  10 Larry Cook          7.389 179.28
                  0.393  7.393 179.85 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.409  8.183 119.64

Steve redlights this one away, Cook with problems on the run.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Greg Underdahl      7.374 178.28  Q  11 Tony Mullen         7.399 183.39
                  0.489  7.429 178.78 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.440  7.394 180.86
 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Angelle Seeling     7.250 184.61  Q  16 Redell Harris       7.487 180.90
 *****WINNER***** 0.456  7.272 182.70 E1                  0.432  7.645 174.24

Angelle posts quick ET of the round so far and has lane choice against Ayers.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Matt Hines          7.251 182.59  Q  15 Brian Ayers         7.472 174.82
 *****WINNER***** 0.428  7.263 185.03 E1                  0.498  7.542 177.38

Now Hines has low ET of the round and will have lane choice against Cook.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 David Schultz       7.339 184.95  Q  14 Roger Petterson     7.465 180.21
 *****WINNER***** 0.479  7.398 180.57 E1                  0.490  7.516 179.71

Even Viking horns can't pull off the win for the Swedish rider here, but Schultz cedes lane choice to Mullen.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  13 Craig Treble        7.434 173.98  Q   4 John Smith          7.349 187.38
 *****WINNER***** 0.453 (Broke)       E1                  0.224  7.338 182.70

As Smith brought the RPMs up the clutch pulled him through the beams. Then Treble broke on the launch.

 Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Antron Brown        7.355 178.28  Q  12 Gary Tonglet        7.430 180.28
 *****WINNER***** 0.404  7.361 181.41 E1                  0.385  7.497 177.33

And in the final pair Tonglet guesses at the tree and misses. Brown will have lane choice against Treble.







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