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Sun, 30 Jun 2013, 15:00 PM

Pro Stock Motorcycle Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Pro Stock Motorcycle at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   77 Angie Smith                             3 Hector Arana Jr              
E2                   0.059  7.129 170.88     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.019 189.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Gann      ) 0.126 11.107  69.80      (S Johnson   ) 0.037  6.987 190.46
 Qualified:             #5  6.948 188.15                        #4  6.946 192.44
1:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.18 inches, adjusted altitude 2,940 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Arana Jr is 3 - 1 against Smith in prior events.

Arana gets out of the gate first and extends his lead all the way through the run.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  301 Adam Arana                              4 Hector Arana                 
E2                   0.042  7.033 189.95     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.961 189.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Berry     ) 0.037  6.980 192.33      (J DeSantis  ) 0.078  7.008 190.83
 Qualified:             #6  6.966 188.60                        #3  6.930 193.32
This is the first time A. Arana and H. Arana have faced each other in eliminations.

They come off the line together but Senior starts pulling away and takes the win.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Scotty Pollacheck                       8 Michael Ray                  
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.050  6.954 192.22
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hines     ) 0.035  6.935 188.94      (J Hall      ) 0.011  6.945 184.42
 Qualified:             #2  6.929 191.24                       #10  6.988 192.06
Pollacheck is 3 - 1 against Ray in prior events.

Pollacheck starts the engine, blows an oil line and has to shut off the engine. Ray gets a single and runs quick enough to get lane choice over Arana Sr. in the next round.


Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed----Bike#-Rider-(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Matt Smith                              9 LE Tonglet                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.073  6.951 191.32                    -0.009  7.044 189.98
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Krawiec   ) 0.076  6.930 192.33      (J Savoie    ) 0.032  7.056 188.49
 Qualified:             #1  6.908 192.11                        #8  6.981 192.00
Tonglet is 8 - 2 against Smith in prior events.

Tonglet leaves a little too quickly and gives the win to Smith. Smith goes right down the groove and runs quick enough to earn lane choice over Arana jr. in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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