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Sun, 9 Jun 2002, 01:51 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Sunoco Race Fuels Pro Stock at the Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third annual Mopar Performance Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Charlie Peppers     6.591 209.83  Q   12 Jason Collins       6.622 210.67
   (J BARTUNEK  ) 0.501  6.639 209.05  E1   (C HOLBROOK  ) 0.475  9.091  97.85
 *****WINNER***** 0.514  6.622 209.69  E2                  0.456  6.784 199.91

1:40 PM Collins treed Peppers, but went to the left, out of the groove, and flirted with the centerline all the way down the track, letting Peppers back in the race.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Jeff Dobbins        6.614 210.47  Q   15 Steve Spiess        6.654 207.66
   (R MILLER    ) 0.483  6.632 210.67  E1   (D KIRK      ) 0.518  6.693 205.38
 *****WINNER***** 0.464  6.685 210.42  E2                  0.495  6.660 207.46

Dobbins, on a holeshot! Good drag race, Dobbins making up the starting line advantage in the first 60 feet, then skating around and losing ground, trailing past the 990-foot marker, then edging ahead in then lights. Dobbins' incremental margins (negative means he's behind): 60ft(0.038), 330 ft(-0.004), 660ft(-0.014), 1,000ft(-0.006). MOV: 0.0065 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Brian Gahm          6.565 211.61  Q    9 Tim Nabors          6.612 202.61
   (W STROUPE   ) 0.456  6.612 210.32  E1   (E MORTON    ) 0.414  6.635 208.81
 *****WINNER***** 0.464  6.575 211.16  E2                  0.459  6.654 209.05

Good race, Gahm taking the early lead and then stretching it to about a car length at the line. He will have lane choice against Peppers in the semifinals.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   3 John Montecalvo     6.586 209.93  Q   11 Carl Baker          6.617 209.54
   (R JONES     ) 0.501  6.609 209.64  E1   (D RICE      ) 0.495  6.616 210.23
 *****WINNER***** 0.477  6.615 209.74  E2                  0.523  6.580 211.46

Holeshot win for Montecalvo, Baker eating into his lead on the top end but coming up about three feet short. Montecalvo will have lane choice against Dobbins in the semifinals.





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