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Sun, 26 Jun 2005, 04:33 PM

Nitro Bikes Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nitro Bikes at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Race Fuels:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                   1 Ron Houniet                  
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.117  6.911 198.90
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.701 211.69
2:22 p.m. Houniet had the luxury of a bye run to check out his tuneup after a one-day layoff for rain. He made a nice, smooth-looking pass.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  357 Jody York                             133 Brian Hall                   
E1                   0.093  7.772 174.59     ****WINNER****  0.058  7.025 205.41
 Qualified:             #7  7.999 147.28                        #2  6.830 204.51
York's occupation is listed as "belly dancer." She was never in this one, Hall away first and pulling away all the way.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Wayne Eastcott                        111 Mike Scott                   
E1                   0.097  7.762 139.08     ****WINNER****  0.198  7.224 187.03
 Qualified:             #6  7.162 196.44                        #3  6.996 179.33
Eastcott had a big holeshot, but something went sour in his engine around half track and Scott went by for the win.Mike Scott's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.123), 330 ft(-0.117), 660ft(-0.109), 1,000ft(0.069). MOV: 0.4374 seconds (approximately 89 feet). Scott faces Hall in the semifinals, Hall will pick the lanes.

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   54 Andy Beauchemin                      3841 Ken Kent                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.098  7.542 163.41                     0.134  9.619  86.47
 Qualified:             #5  7.104 190.89                        #4  7.007 200.44
Kent's drive belt broke about 300 feet out, the front wheel slamming down hard. Up to that point, he was in control and pulling away. Andy Beauchemin's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.160), 330 ft(-0.375), 660ft(0.051), 1,000ft(0.993). MOV: 2.1137 seconds (more than 100 feet). Beauchemin faces Houniet in the semifinals, Houniet has lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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