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Sun, 12 Jun 2005, 02:01 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Torco Race Fuels Pro Stock at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Sixth annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  235 Chuck DeMory                          103 Daniel Seamon                
E2                   0.056  6.658 208.68     ****WINNER****  0.065  6.568 212.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R JONES     ) 0.139  6.612 208.10      (J MONTECALVO) 0.066  6.564 213.50
 Qualified:            #11  6.598 210.05                       #14  6.639 212.03
1:28 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 80 percent, barometer 29.36 inches, adjusted altitude 2,629 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

DeMory had a slightly better light, but his car steadily drifted to the right and he lost ground all the way down the track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Pete Berner                           262 Robert Patrick               
E2                   0.077  7.908 114.15     ****WINNER****  0.054  6.512 213.81
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J NOBILE    ) 0.028  6.606 209.85      (D RICE      ) 0.086  6.541 213.54
 Qualified:             #8  6.563 212.43                        #1  6.506 213.54
Berner had the front end up and the rear of the car wagging back and forth on the launch, while Patrick went right down the groove.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   22 Doug Kirk                               8 Steve Spiess                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.055  6.573 211.99                    -0.106  6.524 214.42
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J HAAS      ) 0.069  6.544 212.19      (E MACHACEK  ) 0.083  6.516 214.31
 Qualified:            #10  6.575 211.73                        #2  6.508 214.83
Spiess flinched and Kirk now has two round wins this year, but he lost lane choice to Seamon in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Frank Gugliotta                        10 Tony Gillig                  
E2                   0.027  8.720 106.03     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.526 213.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R PENLAND   ) 0.034  6.538 212.83      (L O'BRIEN   ) 0.074  6.500 213.16
 Qualified:             #4  6.526 213.00                        #5  6.527 212.90
Gugliotta's car took dead aim on the 330-foot timing marker and he had to lift to get the front end down and steer away from the line. By then, Gillig was long gone. Gillig faces Patrick in the semifinals and Patrick has lane choice, by 0.014 seconds.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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