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Sun, 08 Mar 2020, 14:13 PM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





ORLANDO, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the Drag Illustrated, World Doorslammer Nationals presented by CTech Manufacturing:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5450 Steve Matusek                        6280 Justin Bond                  
E1                   0.083  6.493 219.65     ****WINNER****  0.154  5.733 229.59
 Qualified:            #16  5.739 252.05                        #1  5.623 253.14
Matusek with the starting line advantage, but Bond chased him down early and gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  203 Jose Gonzalez                         206 Rick Hord                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.137  5.694 252.05                     0.066  5.801 236.84
 Qualified:             #9  5.719 249.86                        #8  5.709 248.61
Hord with the starting line advantage, but Gonzalez chased him down on the top end for the win. Jose Gonzalez's MOV: 0.0360 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  468 Jeff Jones                              2 Todd Tutterow                
E1                   0.071  5.730 250.18     ****WINNER****  0.020  5.705 250.83
 Qualified:            #13  5.724 248.66                        #4  5.684 253.04
Tutterow with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  213 Chip King                              43 Rickie Smith                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  5.739 239.36                     0.055  8.014  98.97
 Qualified:            #12  5.723 240.29                        #5  5.689 254.28
King with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win as Smith has problems and clicks it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4000 Jason Scruggs                           3 Mike Janis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  5.671 253.66                     0.009  5.758 243.28
 Qualified:             #2  5.656 254.86                       #15  5.733 248.29
Janis with a great light, but Scruggs chases him down for the win with the quickest pass of race day.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Steve Jackson                         318 Michael Biehle               
E1                   0.058  5.739 248.75     ****WINNER****  0.034  5.738 255.53
 Qualified:             #7  5.699 249.90                       #10  5.723 258.32
Biehle with the starting line advantage, but Jackson has the lead has they go by the Christmas tree. Biehle is able to chase him back down just before 1000 feet and grabs the win.

Michael Biehle's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.017), 330 ft(-0.056), 660ft(-0.025), 1,000ft(0.025). MOV: 0.0250 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

Jackson with problems in the shutdown area and his car makes contact with the wall. The report is he is out of the car and is okay.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5087 Jim Whiteley                           40 Alex Laughlin                
E1                   0.049  5.738 246.62     ****WINNER****  0.041  5.717 249.76
 Qualified:            #14  5.730 246.30                        #3  5.660 251.77
Laughlin with the slight starting line advantage and never trails for the win. Alex Laughlin's MOV: 0.0290 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  288 Sidnei Frigo                            9 Brandon Snider               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  5.713 249.81                     0.104  5.699 248.80
 Qualified:            #11  5.723 247.61                        #6  5.689 250.88
Frigo with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Sidnei Frigo's MOV: 0.0460 seconds (approximately 17 feet).

Round two pairing with the driver having lane choice listed first: Bond vs. Gonzalez; Tutterow vs. King; Scruggs vs. Laughlin.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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