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Sun, 07 Apr 2013, 16:47 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 14th annual SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Erica Enders-Stevens                  317 Rickie Jones                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034 13.201  64.63                    -0.017  6.726 205.79
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.021  6.696 206.86      (D Kramer    ) 0.008  6.712 206.45
 Qualified:             #5  6.675 206.89                        #4  6.674 207.82
Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.66 inches, adjusted altitude 4,465 feet, track temperature 117 degrees.

This is the first time Enders-Stevens and Jones have faced each other in eliminations. Jones was a little too quick on the tree and turned on the red light. Enders-Stevens shook hard right off the starting line and pushed in the clutch and coasted to the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   41 Rodger Brogdon                         25 Jeg Coughlin                 
E2                   0.053 12.603  38.95     ****WINNER****  0.048  6.694 206.83
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Gaines    ) 0.060  6.706 205.41      (M Hartford  ) 0.051  6.679 207.40
 Qualified:            #11  6.706 205.47                        #3  6.655 207.34
Coughlin is 7 - 3 against Brogdon in prior events. Coughlin with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed as Brogdon shook hard and pushed in the clutch.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jason Line                              6 Mike Edwards                 
E2                   0.042  6.692 207.27     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.675 207.15
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Anderson  ) 0.064  6.680 207.69      (L Morgan    ) 0.076  6.672 207.78
 Qualified:             #8  6.689 207.78                        #1  6.642 208.26
Line is 16 - 14 against Edwards in prior events. Line with the starting line advantage and the lead until half track where Edwards was able to chase him down and hold on for the win. Mike Edwards' MOV: 0.0074 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Edwards will have lane choice over Enders-Stevens in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Vincent Nobile                          1 Allen Johnson                
E2                   0.032  6.708 206.70     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.668 206.92
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gray      ) 0.031  6.712 206.48      (J Carr      ) 0.127  6.671 207.34
 Qualified:            #10  6.697 206.54                        #2  6.652 207.53
Johnson is 9 - 4 against Nobile in prior events. Nobile is out of the gate first, but Johnson had the lead by the time they went by the Christmas tree and took the win by 0.0258 seconds (approximately 8 feet). Johnson with the quickest pass of the round and will have lane choice over Coughlin in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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