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Sun, 20 Oct 2019, 13:23 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 34th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  442 Aaron Stanfield                       150 Kenny Delco                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.059  6.609 208.91                     0.064  6.635 208.68
 Qualified:             #8  6.556 210.14                        #9  6.560 209.49
Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 61 percent, barometer 29.23 inches, adjusted altitude 2,751 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

In 32 years at this event the No. 8 Pro Stock qualifier has won 17 times and the No. 9 qualifier has won 15 times in round one.

This is the first time Stanfield and Delco have faced each other in eliminations.

Stanfield with the slight starting line advantage and the win. Aaron Stanfield's MOV: 0.0313 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Jason Line                              7 Greg Anderson                
E1                   0.066  6.590 208.88     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.597 208.78
 Qualified:             #7  6.556 210.97                       #10  6.568 209.10
Jason Line has three wins at this event. Greg Anderson's four wins here are the most for any Pro Stock driver. This is the fourth time this year that Greg Anderson has started from the bottom half of the field. This is the 80th time these two have raced each other but just the sixth time in round one.

Anderson is 45 - 34 against Line in prior events.

Anderson with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Greg Anderson's MOV: 0.0392 seconds (approximately 12 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 410M Fernando Cuadra                      4264 Chris McGaha                 
E1                  -0.003  7.113 153.13     ****WINNER****  0.060  7.964 125.90
 Qualified:             #6  6.553 210.37                       #11  6.577 210.57
This is the 59th race for Fernando Cuadra and it is his best starting position (sixth).

McGaha is 2 - 0 against Cuadra in prior events.

Cuadra is a few ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give McGaha the win. McGaha with problems and slows, but gets the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  666 Matt Hartford                        406M Fernando Cuadra Jr.          
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.602 207.59                     0.022  6.615 208.17
 Qualified:             #5  6.548 210.64                       #12  6.591 209.07
Hartford is 1 - 0 against Cuadra Jr. in prior events.

Hartford with a couple ticks on the tree and never trails for the win. Matt Hartford's MOV: 0.0155 seconds (approximately 5 feet). Hartford with the win moves into second place by himself.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    8 Bo Butner                              29 Shane Tucker                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  6.617 208.14                     0.033  6.638 207.85
 Qualified:             #4  6.535 210.57                       #13  6.609 209.39
Butner is 3 - 0 against Tucker in prior events.

Tucker with the starting line advantage, but Butner has the lead by half track and never trails from there on for the win. Bo Butner's MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 20 inches). He will give up lane choice to Hartford in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   52 Deric Kramer                         1465 Val Smeland                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  6.577 209.56                     0.058  6.618 208.55
 Qualified:             #3  6.533 210.28                       #14  6.611 208.81
Kramer is 1 - 0 against Smeland in prior events.

Kramer with the starting line advantage and never trails for the win. He runs low E.T. of race day for the win. He will have lane choice over McGaha in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Erica Enders                           40 Alex Laughlin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  6.579 210.11                     0.038  7.820 127.56
 Qualified:             #2  6.510 211.53                       #15  6.616 209.23
Jeg Coughlin won here in 2002. In 18 starts here he is 11 - 7 in round 1. Richie Stevens is making his 153rd start and his first since Denver in 2017.

Enders is 6 - 3 against Laughlin in prior events.

Enders with the starting line advantage and the win. Laughlin with problems early and pushes the clutch in. Enders runs low E.T. of the race day and will have lane choice over Anderson in next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Jeg Coughlin                           19 Richie Stevens               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.121  6.573 209.49                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #1  6.509 210.41                       #16  6.648 209.14
Erica Enders won here in 2015. The No. 2 qualifier in Pro Stock is 22 - 10 in round 1 at this event. This is Alex Laughlin's lowest starting spot of the year. Erica is 6 - 1 against Alex in first round matchups.

Coughlin is 15 - 7 against Stevens in prior events.

As the team was adjusting the wheelie bar the parachute fell out. The starter shut him off and Coughlin gets the single.

Coughlin runs low E.T. of race day and will have lane choice over Stanfield in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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