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Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 19:01 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 48th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Eddie Krawiec                           7 LE Tonglet                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.831 197.42                     0.050 16.265  47.76
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Stoffer   ) 0.047  6.811 198.29      (S Pollacheck) 0.047  6.890 195.34
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.072  6.818 198.12      (J Underdahl ) 0.035  6.898 193.93
 Qualified:             #2  6.811 196.59                        #6  6.883 193.90
3:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 29.07 inches, adjusted altitude 1,855 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.

All of the riders in this round are former Champions. Krawiec is 10 - 4 against Tonglet in prior events.

Krawiec gets the easy win, as Tonglet sits up on his bike before the 330 lights.

He makes another strong pass, looking for lane choice going into the final round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Andrew Hines                            4 Matt Smith                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.049  6.807 198.00                     0.037 11.217  67.44
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Johnson   ) 0.066  6.788 197.94      (H Arana Jr  ) 0.035  6.840 195.51
E1    (J Surber    ) 0.027  6.817 197.59      (M Ray       ) 0.050  6.829 195.93
 Qualified:             #1  6.809 196.53                        #4  6.864 194.27
Hines is 20 - 7 against Smith in prior events. Smith celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday and is looking for a special present today.

In almost a repeat of the last pair. Smith has a small starting line advantage and is 0.016 ahead at sixty feet and then sits up on the bike right after that.

Hines puts another terrific pass together with even better speed and ET from earlier to take lane choice over Krawiec.

Andrew Hines' incremental times: 60ft-1.059 sec., 330ft-2.843, 660ft-4.355/162.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.675.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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