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Sun, 7 Oct 2001, 07:25 PM

READING - Pro Stock Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 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    1 Mark Osborne        6.771 202.70
   (J Yates     ) 0.429  6.802 202.97  E1   (L Morgan    ) 0.466  6.761 202.94
   (D Alderman  ) 0.431  6.789 202.91  E2   (B Jeter     ) 0.464  6.766 203.74
 *****WINNER***** 0.403  6.799 201.34  E3                  0.475  6.754 204.35
3:14 PM Osborne and Martino met just once before this year, Ozzie winning that one, in Seattle. Martino takes his second holeshot win of the event, nailing the other Dodge (Alderman) last round and Ozzie this round. Margin of victory = 0.027 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Ozzie posts the quickest and fastest losing lap ever! He also takes the national speed record to 204.35.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  14 Troy Coughlin       6.825 201.31  Q    2 Jeg Coughlin        6.778 202.64
   (K Johnson   ) 0.442  6.771 203.83  E1   (V Gaines    ) 0.435  6.750 202.55
   (T Hammonds  ) 0.449  6.789 203.31  E2   (B Allen     ) 0.435  6.760 202.64
 *****WINNER***** 0.464  6.769 202.64  E3                  0.477  6.847 179.78
This the first time the two Coughlin brothers have faced each other this year. Troy gets the better light and then runs away from Jeg on the top end, getting his ninth chance to earn his first-ever national event title. He will have lane choice against Martino in the finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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