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Sat, 03 Jun 2017, 21:17 PM

Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





BUDDS CREEK, Md. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Switzer Dynamics Switzer Dynamics Pro Nitrous presented by MoTeC at the 2017 Professional Drag Racers Association Tour, PDRA North-South Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  933 Jason Harris                          327 James Hancock                
E2                   0.057  4.153 138.50     ****WINNER****  0.055  3.771 198.32
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D PERRY     ) 0.039  3.802 199.11      (S BLAKE     ) 0.093  3.806 194.44
 Qualified:             #4  3.733 200.08                        #5  3.753 202.12
9:03 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 29.81 inches, adjusted altitude 1,816 feet.

No advantage for either driver off the line, Harris gets the early lead, then Hancock goes around and starts to pull away. Hancock's engine starts eating itself about 500 feet out, sparks flying out of the right side headers, but he stays on the throttle and takes the win. Harris had problems and was off the throttle early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  256 Buddy Perkinson                         5 Lizzy Musi                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.001  3.770 195.85                     0.073  3.707 204.32
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R WEATHERFOR) 0.018  3.773 195.62      (C PATRICK   ) 0.041  3.768 201.64
 Qualified:            #14  3.827 195.11                       #11  3.804 201.76
Perkinson is almost perfect off the line but Musi starts reeling him in quickly. musi continues to gain ground but runs out of race track. Perkinson hangs on and takes the holeshot win.

Buddy Perkinson's incremental margins: 60ft(0.064), 330 ft(0.052). MOV: 0.0094 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 John Camp                               1 Tommy Franklin               
E2                   0.059  3.764 198.76     ****WINNER****  0.060  3.695 204.29
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J SACKUVICH ) 0.036  3.816 199.20      (E WILSON    ) 0.077  3.719 202.67
 Qualified:             #7  3.766 190.75                        #2  3.697 204.76
Franklin goes right down the groove with his quickest pass of the weekend to take the win.

Franklin will have lane choice over Perkinson in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jay Cox                              1087 Jim Laurita                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.058  3.677 201.55                     0.072  4.260 129.90
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J DUNNE     ) 0.063  3.698 200.17      (T HOWARD    ) 0.053  4.062 179.23
 Qualified:             #1  3.684 201.46                        #8  3.769 200.86
Cox gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Laurita gets out of the groove, drifts toward the wall, then has to back off the throttle about 400 feet out to get it back in the groove. Cox goes on through with a career best pass to take the win.

Cox will have lane choice over Hancock in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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