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Sun, 9 Jun 2002, 12:49 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Mopar Parts Pro Modified 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
   3 Carl Spiering       6.301 225.00  Q   14 Mark Nielsen        6.428 219.61
                  0.500  7.018 207.80  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.632  6.618 216.19

Under sunny skies with the temperature around 75 degrees, humidity is 65% and the barometer is 30.14 inches.

Spiering with a big starting line advantage and he then had violent tire shake and was close to the centerline and back toward the guardrail. That was all Nielsen needed as he had him chased down by 330 feet.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  10 Steve Vick          6.388 218.87  Q    7 Quain Stott         6.340 223.10
                  0.481  6.728 220.37  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.524  6.409 219.67

Vick was out of the gate first and was real loose using up all of his lane. Stott was straight down Broadway for the win.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   1 Mitch Stott         6.225 227.21  Q   16 Brian Daniels       6.511 215.77
 *****WINNER***** 0.489  6.308 225.56  E1                  0.490  6.550 214.74

They left together and then Stott just drove away as both cars were down the middle of their lanes.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   2 Mike Janis          6.282 225.56  Q   15 Mike Lockwood       6.449 220.04
 *****WINNER***** 0.522  6.351 224.60  E1                  0.471  6.426 221.07

Lockwood was out of the gate first and then chattered the tires and Janis caught him right before the 1000-foot mark and took the win by eight feet. Janis will have lane choice over Quain Stott.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
  12 Roy Wasko           6.417 218.23  Q    5 Harold Martin       6.314 221.51
 *****WINNER***** 0.517  6.413 218.60  E1                  0.590  6.405 220.10

Wasko with the big starting line advantage and enough power to hold on for the hole shot win.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   4 Fred Hahn           6.302 224.43  Q   13 Al Billes           6.421 215.51
 *****WINNER***** 0.452  6.310 224.71  E1                  0.533  6.296 223.32

Hahn was off the line first and had the power to hold off Billes. Billes with the quickest pass of the round, but is going home. Hahn will have lane choice over Wasko in the next round.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   6 Ed Hoover           6.321 220.64  Q   11 Troy Critchley      6.397 217.33
 *****WINNER***** 0.463  6.904 212.11  E1                  0.455 No Time

Critchley left first and then had violent tire shake and was real loose and from one side of his lane to the other and finally tagged the guardrail. Hoover was real loose and used up all of his lane, too. Hoover will take the win, but give up lane choice to Nielsen.

Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed
   8 Thomas Patterson    6.342 220.58  Q    9 Alan Pittman        6.373 217.91
                  0.507  7.764 134.12  E1 *****WINNER***** 0.478  6.330 221.34

Pittman was out of the gate first and never looked back to take the win, but will give up lane choice to Mitch Stott in the next round. Patterson was real loose right off the starting line.





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