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Sun, 29 Apr 2012, 14:43 PM

Pro Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    5 Vincent Nobile                         13 Larry Morgan                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027 15.277  55.65                    -0.045  6.651 209.01
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Stanfield ) 0.020  6.581 210.73      (E Enders    ) 0.040  6.655 208.55
 Qualified:             #3  6.564 211.36                       #11  6.615 209.72
1:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 63 percent, barometer 29.97 inches, adjusted altitude 2,610 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Nobile holds a 3-1 record against Morgan. This is the first time they have faced each other in round two.

Morgan went red and may have thrown an easy win away because Nobile slowed almost immediately and coasted down the track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Mike Edwards                            1 Jason Line                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  6.603 209.75                     0.050  6.591 210.50
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Kent      ) 0.054  6.580 209.88      (R Jones     ) 0.036  6.571 210.08
 Qualified:             #7  6.579 209.43                        #2  6.550 211.00
Line holds a 15-13 record against Edwards, but Edwards holds a commanding 4-1 edge in round two meetings. Line swapped lanes at the last minute, taking the right lane.

Edwards took a two hundredths advantage at the green and held on for a holeshot win. He will have lane choice against Nobile in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Greg Anderson                          51 Dave Connolly                
E2                   0.037  6.611 210.05     ****WINNER****  0.019  6.596 210.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Johnson   ) 0.066  6.605 209.79      (R Brogdon   ) 0.053  6.569 211.13
 Qualified:             #5  6.575 211.00                        #4  6.568 211.00
Anderson holds a 19-16 edge against Connolly, but they are 5-5- in prior round two matchups.

Connolly also made a last-minute lane swap, but his worked out better than Line's. He had two hundredths in hand at the tree and steadily stretched that for a surprisingly big win margin.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Allen Johnson                        2062 Ronnie Humphrey              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.595 211.46                     0.102  6.603 210.41
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gray      ) 0.069  6.564 211.20      (R Krisher   ) 0.066  6.607 210.54
 Qualified:             #1  6.546 211.73                        #8  6.582 210.80
AJ is 6-0 against Humphrey in prior events, 3-0 in round two.

This was all Johnson, Humphrey late and unable to match Johnson's pace. Johnson won easily and was quick enough to earn lane choice against Connolly in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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