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Sun, 26 Jun 2005, 04:19 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Torco Race Fuels Pro Modified at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Race Fuels:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  294 Dennis Radford                          4 Rick DiStefano               
E2                   0.063 13.201  61.34     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.339 208.33
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H MARTIN    ) 0.029  6.940 215.07      (V MILLS     ) 0.054  6.246 224.02
 Qualified:            #11  6.315 219.94                        #3  6.224 227.88
2:09 p.m. There was a slight delay while the track crew cleaned up a mess on the top end from a pair of exhibition runs.

DiStefano sawed the tree down and then Radford went into severe shake and had to give up on the chase.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   63 Ross Hogenson                           7 Quain Stott                  
E2                   0.049  6.373 217.60     ****WINNER****  0.095  6.295 226.73
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A BILLES    ) 0.037  6.536 214.48      (B AUXIER    ) 0.043  6.287 226.92
 Qualified:            #16  6.482 218.19                        #8  6.302 226.77
Hogenson almost pulled off the upset with a big holeshot, but Stott ran him down in the lights. Quain Stott's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.054), 330 ft(-0.059), 660ft(-0.034), 1,000ft(-0.005). MOV: 0.0329 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Mike Janis                           1051 Jim Halsey                   
E2                   0.084  6.248 225.45     ****WINNER****  0.059  6.177 224.25
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E HOOVER    ) 0.076  6.273 228.81      (K LANG      ) 0.062  6.182 224.62
 Qualified:             #7  6.266 228.23                        #2  6.204 225.33
Another good race, but Halsey led this one all the way and will have lane choice Ricky D next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1057 Carl Spiering                          44 Mike Castellana              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  6.265 227.38                     0.034  6.284 227.15
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S JENKINS   ) 0.095  6.316 226.35      (L SMITH     ) 0.100  6.243 226.54
 Qualified:            #12  6.348 226.32                        #4  6.232 227.50
Unbelievable - Spiering's car made a big move out toward the wall and then almost crossed the centerline when he yanked it back and he still held off Castellana for the win. Carl Spiering's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.002), 330 ft(0.032), 660ft(0.017), 1,000ft(0.007). MOV: 0.0061 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Not only that, Spiering has lane choice against Stott in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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