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Sun, 12 Jun 2005, 02:07 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified 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
    5 Billy Harper                         1057 Carl Spiering                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.093  6.285 223.84                     0.068  6.397 226.70
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K BAKER     ) 0.058  7.064 155.94      (Q STOTT     ) 0.045  6.328 226.73
 Qualified:             #6  6.277 222.69                        #3  6.248 228.96
1:58 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 71 percent, barometer 29.34 inches, adjusted altitude 2,753 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Spiering's car got out fo the groove and fishtailed several times when he tried to bring it back. Meanwhile, Harper was on rails, right down the groove.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Mike Janis                              3 Harold Martin                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.121  6.221 226.81                     0.040  6.395 223.47
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M CASTELLANA) 0.072  6.258 228.54      (T PONTIERI  ) 0.089  6.406 221.20
 Qualified:            #12  6.342 226.39                        #4  6.267 225.60
Janis made a last-second lane swap, moving to the left lane. That may have been a factor because Janis was late and still able to run Martin down when Martin's car did some slipping and sliding in the middle of the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1051 Jim Halsey                              2 Al Billes                    
E2                   0.096  6.269 225.41     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.227 233.08
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E HOOVER    ) 0.073  6.322 225.00      (E WARE      ) 0.073  6.246 231.68
 Qualified:            #10  6.326 223.17                        #2  6.240 231.28
Billes had no trouble with the right lane, his car straight down the groove for the win after an excellent reaction time. Billes will have lane choice against Spiering in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1237 Burton Auxier                           9 Shannon Jenkins              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  6.287 222.55                     0.080  6.574 175.98
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R DISTEFANO ) 0.105  6.278 222.07      (C CARPENTER ) 0.097  6.205 222.84
 Qualified:             #9  6.309 220.91                        #1  6.191 227.11
Jenkins was uncharacteristically slow off the line and Auxier was well ahead and pulling away at half track. Auxier races Janis in the semifinals and Janis will choose the lanes.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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