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Sun, 21 Apr 2013, 13:35 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fourth annual Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Steve Matusek                          43 Rickie Smith                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  6.213 240.12                     0.051 No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Janis     ) 0.065  5.987 250.55      (C Juliano   ) 0.137  9.215 100.24
 Qualified:            #11  6.074 243.68                        #3  5.936 241.45
Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,058 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

This is the first time Matusek and Smith have faced each other in eliminations. Smith was out of the gate first and made a quick move to the right and hit the wall. Matusek with the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  701 Clint Satterfield                    5011 Mike Knowles                 
E2                   0.142  9.204  95.58     ****WINNER****  0.064  6.158 239.70
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Farber    ) 0.075  6.090 238.68      (D Rowe      ) 0.060  5.963 241.67
 Qualified:             #8  6.019 246.98                       #16  9.339 100.92
Knowles is off the starting line first and never trailed for the win. Satterfield shook and shut off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Mike Castellana                         1 Troy Coughlin                
E2                   0.106  6.257 238.76     ****WINNER****  0.040  5.902 247.84
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K McCurdy   ) 0.145  5.945 243.06      (C King      ) 0.034  5.909 248.52
 Qualified:             #4  5.944 238.93                        #5  5.963 243.72
Castellana is 2 - 1 against Coughlin in prior events. Coughlin with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Coughlin with the quickest pass of the round and will have lane choice in the semifinal against Knowles.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Kenny Lang                           2377 Von Smith                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  5.951 245.54                     0.047  6.107 227.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Winters   ) 0.150  6.401 173.52      (E Latino    ) 0.109  5.884 245.67
 Qualified:             #2  5.931 247.20                       #10  6.033 236.92
Smith is 1 - 0 against Lang in prior events. They leave together and Lang with a great pass to get the win. Lang will have lane choice over Matusek in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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