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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 16:03 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard

POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

  200 Chip Ellis                            751 Steve Johnson                
E1                  -0.087  9.258  93.57     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.865 195.14
 Qualified:             #8  6.892 194.04                        #9  6.895 192.74
12:45 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 29.12 inches, adjusted altitude 1,693 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Ellis has a 11 to 6 overall win advantage over Johnson, with a 7 to 5 first round ration.

Ellis has problems with the starter system and has to swap to a second one. The Buell finally comes to life and he has to hurry to stage. It must have spooked him, as he goes red big time.

Johnson makes his best run of the weekend on an easy win.

Steve Johnson's incremental times: 60ft-1.056 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.381/160.04 mph, 1,000ft-5.720.

    5 Hector Arana                            6 Karen Stoffer                
E1                   0.071  8.754 111.47     ****WINNER****  0.070  6.879 192.91
 Qualified:             #7  6.891 193.52                       #10  6.907 192.41
Arana is 8 - 2 against Stoffer in prior events.

They leave together ,but Arana's bike is sick and slows.

Karen Stoffer's incremental times: 60ft-1.056 sec., 330ft-2.851, 660ft-4.380/160.16 mph, 1,000ft-5.722.

    7 LE Tonglet                             10 Jim Underdahl                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.898 193.93                     0.067  6.876 193.40
 Qualified:             #6  6.883 193.90                       #11  6.931 193.88
Tonglet has a two to one win advantage over Underdahl, but they are one and one in first round matchups.

Tonglet is away first and is never header to get the hole shot win.

LE Tonglet's incremental margins: 60ft(0.034), 330 ft(0.017), 660ft(0.015), 1,000ft(0.012). MOV: 0.0101 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

LE Tonglet's incremental times: 60ft-1.071 sec., 330ft-2.878, 660ft-4.406/159.97 mph, 1,000ft-5.745.
Jim Underdahl's incremental times: 60ft-1.073 sec., 330ft-2.863, 660ft-4.389/160.40 mph, 1,000ft-5.725.

    1 Eddie Krawiec                         573 Mike Berry                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.072  6.818 198.12                     0.011  6.981 191.10
 Qualified:             #2  6.811 196.59                       #15  6.985 188.94
Krawiec wrapped up the 2102 Pro Stock Bike Championship yesterday and has a 7 to 2 overall advantage over Berry. He has a five to two first round advantage.

Berry has a big stating line advantage and stays in front until after the 330 lights. The big H-D HP drives Krawiec on by for the big win. He will have lane choice over Stoffer next round.

Eddie Krawiec's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.044), 330 ft(-0.014), 660ft(0.023), 1,000ft(0.064). MOV: 0.1026 seconds (approximately 29 feet).

Eddie Krawiec's incremental times: 60ft-1.064 sec., 330ft-2.851, 660ft-4.366/161.50 mph, 1,000ft-5.687.
Mike Berry's incremental times: 60ft-1.081 sec., 330ft-2.898, 660ft-4.450/157.48 mph, 1,000ft-5.812.

    3 Andrew Hines                           42 James Surber                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.817 197.59                     0.022  7.071 190.16
 Qualified:             #1  6.809 196.53                       #16  6.991 189.92
This is Surber first time to qualify in eight attempts. He will be Pedregon's forty-fifth opponent.

Arana gets away first and continues to pull ahead all the way to the finish line.

Andrew Hines' incremental margins: 60ft(0.078), 330 ft(0.134), 660ft(0.168), 1,000ft(0.208). MOV: 0.2490 seconds (approximately 69 feet).

Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.054 sec., 330ft-2.839, 660ft-4.357/161.36 mph, 1,000ft-5.682.
James Surber's incremental times: 60ft-1.137 sec., 330ft-2.978, 660ft-4.530/157.59 mph, 1,000ft-5.895.

    2 Hector Arana Jr                      1528 John Hall                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.890 193.05                     0.057  7.165 191.48
 Qualified:             #5  6.872 192.41                       #12  6.931 190.78
Arana has won all three of their earlier meeting and the one time they met in first round.

Arana takes the easy win, as Hall slows.

Hector Arana Jr's incremental margins: 60ft(0.201), 330 ft(0.267), 660ft(0.281), 1,000ft(0.287). MOV: 0.2943 seconds (approximately 83 feet).

Hector Arana Jr's incremental times: 60ft-1.055 sec., 330ft-2.850, 660ft-4.382/159.44 mph, 1,000ft-5.731.
John Hall's incremental times: 60ft-1.237 sec., 330ft-3.098, 660ft-4.644/158.87 mph, 1,000ft-5.999.

  635 Scotty Pollacheck                     205 Shawn Gann                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.106  6.871 191.76                     0.039  6.990 192.03
 Qualified:             #3  6.859 192.19                       #14  6.965 191.00
Pollacheck has only raced Gann once and won their first round matchup.

Pollacheck is way late and chases Gann to near the sixty foot lights before getting the win. He will have lane choice over Tonglet in round two.

Scotty Pollacheck's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.006), 330 ft(0.041), 660ft(0.055), 1,000ft(0.056). MOV: 0.0527 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

Scotty Pollacheck's incremental times: 60ft-1.048 sec., 330ft-2.827, 660ft-4.354/159.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.704.
Shawn Gann's incremental times: 60ft-1.109 sec., 330ft-2.935, 660ft-4.476/158.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.827.

1:01 p.m.

    4 Matt Smith                            413 Michael Ray                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.050  6.829 195.93                     0.020  6.884 193.54
 Qualified:             #4  6.864 194.27                       #13  6.931 190.30
Ray is 1 - 0 against Smith in prior events. Ray with the starting line advantage and the lead until just before half track. Smith takes the win by 0.0254 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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