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Sun, 7 Oct 2001, 08:34 PM

READING - Pro Stock Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Pro Stock at the 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 Tom Martino         6.810 202.79  Q   14 Troy Coughlin       6.825 201.31
   (J Yates     ) 0.429  6.802 202.97  E1   (K Johnson   ) 0.442  6.771 203.83
   (D Alderman  ) 0.431  6.789 202.91  E2   (T Hammonds  ) 0.449  6.789 203.31
   (M Osborne   ) 0.403  6.799 201.34  E3   (J Coughlin  ) 0.464  6.769 202.64
                  0.443  6.847 200.59  E4 *****WINNER***** 0.500  6.768 203.40
4:28 PM This is Martino's 11th career final round, his second this year, winning at Sonoma earlier this year. It is Coughlin's ninth career final round. They have met seven times over their careers, Coughlin with a 5-2 edge in round wins.

Marttino drilled Troy on the tree, but Coughlin made up the difference quickly with a 0.998 60-foot time. They were side-by-side at half track and then Troy pulled away to win by a margin of victory = 0.022 seconds (approximately 6 feet). That's Troy's first national event win and he is the thirteenth different winner in Pro Stock this year.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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