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Sun, 21 Oct 2001, 12:52 PM

DALLAS - Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the 16th annual O'Reilly Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Warren Johnson      6.891 200.53  Q    9 Ron Krisher         6.894 200.04
 *****WINNER***** 0.446  6.906 199.91  E1                  0.460  6.945 199.46
This is the first time these two have met this year. Warren with a starting line advantage and that is not good for Krisher. Warren just stretches it out from there to take win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   7 Troy Coughlin       6.887 200.98  Q   10 Tom Martino         6.898 200.26
                  0.571  6.951 199.91  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.411  6.923 199.20
They both take their sweet time staging and finally Troy goes in and then Martino strapped a hole shot on him and won it on the other end of the track, too. This will avenge the loss in the finals from the last race.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   5 Tom Hammonds        6.883 200.22  Q   12 Mark Osborne        6.901 200.26
 *****WINNER***** 0.448  6.883 200.40  E1                  0.373  6.921 199.02
Osborne left too early and turned on the red light. Hammonds had him covered anyway.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 George Marnell      6.885 200.31  Q   11 Kurt Johnson        6.900 200.17
 *****WINNER***** 0.448  6.904 199.77  E1                  0.466  6.892 200.31
Marnell with the starting line advantage and the power to hold off hard charging Johnson for the hole-shot win. Margin of victory = 0.006 seconds (approximately 21 inches).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Hurley Blakeney     6.882 200.49  Q   13 Darrell Alderman    6.902 199.51
                  0.527 10.082  89.57  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.434  6.949 200.17
Alderman with the starting line advantage and never looked back as Hurley had problems and got out of it.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 Bruce Allen         6.878 200.35  Q   15 Greg Anderson       6.907 199.07
 *****WINNER***** 0.418  6.896 200.17  E1                  0.431  6.922 199.55
Allen with a great light and the power to take the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Jim Yates           6.877 200.62  Q   16 V. Gaines           6.911 200.49
                  0.461  6.867 200.53  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.409  6.915 200.35
Gaines with a great light and the power to hold off the hard charging Yates for the win. Margin of victory = 0.004 seconds (approximately 14 inches). Yates with quick et of the round.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Mike Edwards        6.872 200.62  Q   17 Brad Jeter          6.914 200.04
                  0.378  6.874 201.25  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.405  7.369 149.03
Edwards left too early and gives Jeter the freebie when red light came on. WJ will have lane choice over Jeter, Hammonds will have lane choice over Alderman, Gaines will have his pick over Martino, and Allen will get to pick against Marnell in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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