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Sun, 30 Sep 2012, 13:24 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, Inaugural AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   55 V. Gaines                             256 Buddy Perkinson              
E1                   0.051  6.551 210.87     ****WINNER****  0.012  6.564 210.80
 Qualified:             #9  6.548 210.47                        #8  6.536 212.09
Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.49 inches, adjusted altitude 1,934 feet, track temperature 87 degrees.

This is the first time Gaines and Perkinson have faced each other in eliminations. Perkinson with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Buddy Perkinson's MOV: 0.0265 seconds (approximately 8 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   13 Larry Morgan                            2 Mike Edwards                 
E1                   0.037  6.575 209.62     ****WINNER****  0.069  6.537 211.63
 Qualified:            #10  6.553 210.54                        #7  6.532 211.73
Edwards is 14 - 11 against Morgan in prior events. Morgan with the starting line advantage and then spun the tires, but Edwards was able to chase him down on the top end. Mike Edwards' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.028), 330 ft(-0.024), 660ft(-0.016), 1,000ft(-0.006). MOV: 0.0068 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Ron Krisher                            51 Dave Connolly                
E1                   0.025  6.601 210.21     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.563 209.65
 Qualified:            #12  6.558 211.20                        #5  6.527 211.99
Connolly is 10 - 4 against Krisher in prior events. Connolly with a great light and the win by 0.0558 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Shane Gray                              6 Erica Enders                 
E1                   0.046  6.588 210.05     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.538 211.46
 Qualified:            #13  6.564 210.67                        #4  6.519 211.83
Enders is 5 - 2 against Gray in prior events. enders with the starting line advantage and then never trailed for the win by 0.0622 seconds (approximately 19 feet). Enders will have lane choice over her teammate Connolly in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  208 Warren Johnson                          3 Greg Anderson                
E1                   0.041  6.645 207.43     ****WINNER****  0.038  6.526 211.96
 Qualified:            #14  6.576 211.00                        #3  6.517 212.36
Anderson is 26 - 13 against Johnson in prior events. Anderson with a slight starting line advantage and then runs low E.T. of the round for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Greg Stanfield                          4 Allen Johnson                
E1                   0.015  6.590 209.43     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.535 211.49
 Qualified:            #15  6.576 210.01                        #2  6.516 212.76
Johnson is 17 - 9 against Stanfield in prior events. Stanfield with the starting line advantage and the lead until right before half track where Johnson was able to chase him down. Johnson with the second quickest pass of the round and will have lane choice over Edwards in the next round by 0.002 seconds.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   25 Jeg Coughlin                            1 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.004  6.587 210.70     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.514 212.13
 Qualified:            #16  6.581 210.14                        #1  6.496 213.47
Line is 20 - 16 against Coughlin in prior events. Coughlin with a near perfect light, but Line had the difference made up by the time they went by the Christmas tree...he then runs low E.T. of the round for the win. He will have lane choice over Perkinson in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4264 Chris McGaha                            5 Vincent Nobile               
E1                   0.040  6.579 210.28     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.546 211.03
 Qualified:            #11  6.553 210.31                        #6  6.530 212.33
Nobile is 1 - 0 against McGaha in prior events. Nobile is out of the gate first and never trailed for the win by 0.0381 seconds (approximately 12 feet). Nobile will give up lane choice to Anderson in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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