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Sun, 27 Oct 2013, 13:05 PM

Pro Modified Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 13th annual NHRA Toyota Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   43 Rickie Smith                          205 Kevin Rivenbark              
E2                   0.044  5.996 238.55     ****WINNER****  0.025  6.009 218.62
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Lang      ) 0.045  6.010 238.81      (T Tutterow  ) 0.027  6.060 232.11
 Qualified:             #9  6.019 238.51                       #16  6.076 231.91
Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 27.82 inches, adjusted altitude 3,531 feet.

This is the first time Smith and Rivenbark have faced each other in eliminations. Rivenbark with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Kevin Rivenbark's MOV: 0.0067 seconds (approximately 2 feet). Rivenbark with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. From all reports from Smith this will be his last race behind the wheel and he can start to celebrate his Championship.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Troy Coughlin                        6294 Dennis Radford               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  5.889 246.75                           No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Stevenson ) 0.069  5.918 245.72      (C King      ) 0.055  5.996 239.78
 Qualified:             #2  5.922 245.99                        #7  6.003 241.76
Radford is 2 - 1 against Coughlin in prior events. Radford was a no show because the report is he was injuried in a scooter accindent in the pits last night.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Danny Rowe                           1456 Mike Janis                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.048  5.945 242.89                    -0.003  5.937 241.54
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Latino    ) 0.060  5.971 241.37      (P Farber    ) 0.043  5.977 241.11
 Qualified:             #4  5.973 242.63                        #5  5.989 241.54
Rowe and Janis have each won 2 times against the other in prior events. Janis is just a few ticks quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Rowe with his quickest pass of the weekend and he will have lane choice over Rivenbark in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Mike Castellana                      5011 Mike Knowles                 
E2                   0.022  6.135 174.84     ****WINNER****  0.108  5.883 245.18
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Smith     ) 0.021  5.965 240.21      (B Rahaim    ) 0.054  5.945 241.89
 Qualified:            #11  6.024 232.67                        #3  5.948 241.93
Castellana and Knowles have each won 1 times against the other in prior events. Castellana with the starting line advantage and the lead until right in the lights when Castellana banged it. Knowles with his career quickest pass for the win and he will have lane choice over Coughlin in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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