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Sat, 9 Sep 2000, 03:18 PM

ENGLISHTOWN - Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the 31st Matco Tools Spring SuperNationals presented by Racing Champions:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Jim Yates           6.859 200.83  Q    9 Tom Martino         6.860 200.65
                  0.496  6.962 198.20  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.445  6.983 197.51
The temperature is 85 degrees, humidity is 39% and barometer is 29.89 inches, under sunny skies. This is the second time this have raced this year and Martino wins this one to make it 2 and 0. Martino with his third hole-shot win of the year. Margin of victory = 0.030 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Brad Jeter          6.857 200.38  Q   10 Robert Patrick      6.860 200.11
 *****WINNER***** 0.441  7.003 198.12  E1                  0.507  7.036 197.88
This is the first time these two have faced off this year. Jeter drilled Patrick on the tree and never looked back.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Ron Krisher         6.851 200.83  Q   11 Greg Anderson       6.861 201.70
                  0.473  8.139 125.85  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.464  6.968 198.36
Krisher was fourth quickest yesterday in time trials. It did not matter as Anderson got the hole shot and never looked back.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Warren Johnson      6.849 201.37  Q   12 Allen Johnson       6.862 200.29
 *****WINNER***** 0.484  6.938 199.64  E1                  0.463  7.012 197.31
Allen Johnson was out of the gate first, but Warren was able to chase him down with the quickest pass of the session.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Troy Coughlin       6.847 200.11  Q   13 Darrell Alderman    6.864 199.52
                  0.497  6.967 198.67  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.483  6.962 198.50
Alderman left first and then had the power to hold off the hard charging Coughlin. Margin of victory = 0.019 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Mark Pawuk          6.841 199.91  Q   14 Hurley Blakeney     6.870 199.82
                  0.517  7.008 196.67  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.480  7.000 197.83
Blakeney won this one on both ends of the track and now will face Pawuk's teammate Anderson in round two. Anderson will get to pick his lane.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Richie Stevens      6.840 200.23  Q   15 Bruce Allen         6.877 200.80
 *****WINNER***** 0.465  6.956 197.68  E1                  0.483  7.044 196.36
"The Kid" with the second quickest pass of this session to take the win light and lane choice over Jeter in round two.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Jeg Coughlin        6.822 200.68  Q   16 Kurt Johnson        6.880 201.01
 *****WINNER***** 0.455  6.967 198.00  E1                  0.464  6.964 199.58
Number one and two in points and this could be Johnson's last chance at the championship. Jeg won it on a hole shot, and that was the fifth time this year Jeg has won on a hole shot.




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