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Sun, 09 Feb 2020, 14:52 PM

Pro Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Greg Anderson                           9 Chris McGaha                 
E1                   0.023  7.233 148.18     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.590 209.52
 Qualified:             #8  6.562 210.80                        #9  6.565 210.80
Anderson is 15 - 9 against McGaha in prior events.

Anderson with the slight starting line advantage and lead until right before half track when the car got loose and he pushed the clutch in.

McGaha was straight down the groove for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   40 Alex Laughlin                           4 Jason Line                   
E1                   0.037  6.561 210.14     ****WINNER****  0.025  6.569 209.39
 Qualified:            #10  6.566 209.82                        #7  6.558 208.59
Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 53 percent, barometer 28.69 inches, adjusted altitude 2,160 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

Line is 9 - 4 against Laughlin in prior events.

Line with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win in a close one. Jason Line's MOV: 0.0041 seconds (approximately 15 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  442 Aaron Stanfield                         5 Matt Hartford                
E1                   0.066  6.572 209.46     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.628 209.75
 Qualified:             #6  6.554 210.01                       #11  6.574 209.07
This is the first time Stanfield and Hartford have faced each other in eliminations.

Hartford with a great light and the power to hole on for the hole shot win in a close one.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Bo Butner                             799 Steve Graham                 
E1                   0.056  7.439 207.05     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.619 208.78
 Qualified:             #5  6.553 210.18                       #12  6.598 209.52
Butner is 2 - 0 against Graham in prior events.

Graham with a great light and kept it hooked up for the win. Butner with problems right when he let the clutch out and then the car hooked up.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  150 Kenny Delco                            10 Val Smeland                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  6.559 210.05                     0.058  6.640 208.97
 Qualified:             #4  6.553 210.60                       #13  6.610 208.75
This is the first time Delco and Smeland have faced each other in eliminations.

Delco with a great light and never trailed for the win. Delco is just a few clicks off his qualifying time for the win. He runs low E.T. of the round and will have lane choice over Graham in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   52 Deric Kramer                         406M Fernando Cuadra Jr.          
E1                   0.060 37.710  21.14     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.692 206.70
 Qualified:             #2  6.549 210.08                       #15  6.636 207.62
Kramer and Cuadra Jr. have each won 1 times against the other in prior events.

Cuadra Jr. with a near perfect light and never trailed for the win. This is the second round win for Cuadra Jr. and both have been against Kramer. He will give up lane choice to Line in the next round.

Kramer with problems right at the hit and pushed in the clutch and coasted down the track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Erica Enders                         409M Cristian Cuadra              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.429 130.13                     0.025 No Time      
 Qualified:             #3  6.552 210.80                       #14  6.611 209.39
Enders is 1 - 0 against Cuadra in prior events.

Enders with the starting line advantage, she is real loose around 330 feet. She reeled it in and then the car got real loose on the top end and she had the chut out early. She gets the win, and he chute collects the finish line timing block so Cuadra will not get a time. She will give up lane choice to Hartford in the next round.

Cuadra shook right at the hit and pushed in the clutch.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  703 Joey Grose                              2 Jeg Coughlin                 
E1                   0.069  6.700 206.29     ****WINNER****  0.053  6.542 210.18
 Qualified:            #16  6.640 205.79                        #1  6.525 210.64
Coughlin is 2 - 0 against Grose in prior events.

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

Grose with a clean pass in the losing effort.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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