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Sun, 19 Jul 2020, 11:12 AM

Pro Modified Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro Modified at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Lucas Oil NHRA Summernationals at Indianapolis:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Brandon Snider                          1 Steve Jackson                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  5.850 243.06                     0.033  5.852 245.67
 Qualified:             #5  5.853 243.59                       #12  5.909 242.89
Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 69 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 3,972 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

This is the first time Snider and Jackson have faced each other in eliminations.

Snider with a slight starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. This was a great drag race...Brandon Snider's MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5450 Steve Matusek                         701 Clint Satterfield            
E1                   0.008  6.094 193.40     ****WINNER****  0.049  5.854 243.90
 Qualified:            #14  5.930 247.38                        #3  5.848 242.36
Matusek is 2 - 1 against Satterfield in prior events.

Matusek with a great light, but Satterfield has the difference made up by 150 feet and never trails for m there on for the win.

Matusek started to drift out of the groove toward the centerline and clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  460 Justin Jones                            8 Khalid alBalooshi            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  5.923 244.78                     0.203  5.855 247.70
 Qualified:            #16  5.941 245.72                        #1  5.814 249.07
Jones is making his NHRA Pro Mod debut.

Jones with a big starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the win. Jones with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2343 Jeffery Barker                         44 Mike Castellana              
E1                   0.046  7.142 142.63     ****WINNER****  0.035  5.889 242.63
 Qualified:             #2  5.838 248.48                       #15  5.939 242.67
This is the first time Barker and Castellana have faced each other in eliminations.

Castellana with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win.

Baker started drifting toward the centerline and clicked it off.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  473 Chad Green                              2 Todd Tutterow                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  5.823 249.76                     0.031  5.957 240.51
 Qualified:             #4  5.851 248.84                       #13  5.922 243.63
Tutterow is 1 - 0 against Green in prior events.

Green with a couple ticks on the tree and runs his quickest and fastest of the weekend for the win.

He will have lane choice over Snider in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3361 Bo Butner                            4000 Jason Scruggs                
E1                   0.041  5.903 246.84     ****WINNER****  0.055  5.835 246.80
 Qualified:            #10  5.904 247.16                        #7  5.859 247.11
Butner making his NHRA Pro Mod debut.

Butner with the starting line advantage, but Scruggs had the lead by the time they go past the Christmas tree and never trailed from there on for the win.

Scruggs with his quickest pass of the weekend for the win. He will have lane choice over Castellana in the next round.

Butner with his quickest pass of the weekend in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   13 Jonathan Gray                        288K Kris Thorne                  
E1                   0.043  5.865 248.75     ****WINNER****  0.037  5.837 255.15
 Qualified:             #9  5.888 249.03                        #8  5.868 254.66
This is the first time Gray and Thorne have faced each other in eliminations.

Thorne with the starting line advantage and never trailed for the win. Kris Thorne's MOV: 0.0342 seconds (approximately 12 feet). He runs his quickest and fastest pass of the weekend for the win. He will have lane choice over Jones in the next round.

Gray with his quickest pass in the losing effort.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Mike Janis                            468 Jeff Jones                   
E1                   0.034 10.609  84.22     ****WINNER****  0.053  5.864 245.40
 Qualified:            #11  5.906 246.93                        #6  5.854 247.38
This is the first time Janis and Jones have faced each other in eliminations.

Janis with the starting line advantage, but then has severe tire shake and clicks it off.

Jones will give up lane choice to Satterfield in the next round

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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