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Sun, 15 Mar 2009, 12:14 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 40th annual ACDelco NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  357 Larry Morgan                          317 Rickie Jones                 
E1                   0.052 14.082  48.00     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.642 207.50
 Qualified:             #9  6.627 208.01                        #8  6.626 207.94
Morgan with violent tire shake and he clicks it off. Jones was real loose right off the starting line, but reeled it in for the win light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   31 Johnny Gray                             8 Greg Stanfield               
E1                   0.059  6.648 208.68     ****WINNER****  0.051  6.650 207.69
 Qualified:             #7  6.625 208.17                       #10  6.633 208.07
Gray was real loose right off the starting line, but stayed with it. Stanfield with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Greg Stanfield's MOV: 0.0064 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   32 Justin Humphreys                        1 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1                   0.056 14.610  57.76     ****WINNER****  0.045  6.659 208.10
 Qualified:            #11  6.637 207.53                        #6  6.623 207.50
Humphreys is running a Bob Book powerplant. He has a lot of tire shake and the car makes a quick move toward the wall before he clicks it off. Coughlin was loose on the starting line but reels it in to take the win light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   14 Jim Yates                               5 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.048  6.658 207.66     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.605 208.65
 Qualified:            #12  6.644 207.75                        #5  6.618 208.81
Yates and Line have each won 6 times against the other in prior events and Line holds a four to three advantage in round one meetings. Line is out of the gate first and has his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win light. This is also the quickest pass of the round. Jason Line's incremental times: 60ft-0.993 sec., 330ft-2.769, 660ft-4.249/166.09 mph, 1,000ft-5.527.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  326 Steve Spiess                            3 Kurt Johnson                 
E1                   0.088  6.655 207.62     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.646 207.75
 Qualified:            #13  6.646 207.02                        #4  6.603 208.46
Speiss also is running Bob Book power. Johnson with the starting line advantage and takes the win light. He will give up lane choice to Line in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 V. Gaines                               4 Mike Edwards                 
E1                   0.057 16.152  49.01     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.608 204.51
 Qualified:            #16  6.667 207.05                        #1  6.582 209.10
Edwards is 9 - 7 against Gaines in prior events, and an eight to four advantage in round one meetings. Gaines with a lot of tire shake right off the starting line and clicks it off. Edwards with a great light and the second quickest pass of the round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  186 Tom Martino                             2 Greg Anderson                
E1                   0.046  6.642 207.56     ****WINNER****  0.032  6.608 208.81
 Qualified:            #15  6.655 207.08                        #2  6.596 209.59
Anderson is 5 - 0 against Martino in prior events. Yesterday was Anderson's birthday. Anderson with the starting line advantage and ties Edwards for second quickest pass of the round and the fastest pass of the round. He will have lane choice over Stanfield in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   10 Ron Krisher                             7 Allen Johnson                
E1                   0.069  7.952 124.53     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.612 208.30
 Qualified:            #14  6.647 207.56                        #3  6.600 207.82
Krisher is 9 - 8 against Johnson in prior events, and Krisher holds a six to four advantage in round one meetings. Today is Allen Johnson's mother Revonda's birthday. Krisher with a lot of tire chatter and Johnson drives away for the win light. He will have lane choice over Coughlin in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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