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Sat, 26 Jul 2014, 20:44 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 701Y Steve Parsons                        7498 Steve Casner                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.866 172.78                    -0.011  9.239   NS  
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.661
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Torres Jr ) 0.011  9.987  0.087      (D Anderson  ) 0.023  9.888 -0.012
E1    (J Spernak   ) 0.028  9.903  0.003      (Bye         ) -0.010  9.884 -0.016
 Qualified:             #3  9.903  0.003                       #31  9.884 -0.016
5:27 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.84 inches, adjusted altitude 2,352 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Steve Parsons' MOV: opponent's -0.011 red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7304 Bob Hefley                           7226 Lonnie Wilburn               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.033  9.943 147.97                     0.073  9.947  91.07
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.043             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Blodgett S) 0.040  9.875 -0.025      (R Balough   ) 0.042  9.905  0.005
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.030  9.939  0.039      (D Gray      ) 0.169  9.885 -0.015
 Qualified:            #21  9.939  0.039                       #30  9.885 -0.015
Bob Hefley's MOV: 0.0447 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  569 Michael Miller                        745 Mike Willoughby              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027 10.044 140.07                     0.013 12.309 103.87
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.144             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  2.409
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Childers  ) 0.020  9.926  0.026      (G Ventura   ) 0.019  9.927  0.027
E1    (D Fridolfs  ) 0.020  9.927  0.027      (R Beckstrom ) 0.027  9.908  0.008
 Qualified:            #16  9.927  0.027                        #7  9.908  0.008
Willoughby has a great 0.013 light and the just stumbles trying to come off the throttle stop. Easy win for Miller.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6086 John Whitmore                        7292 Todd Barton                  
E3                  -0.001  9.908 170.49     ****WINNER****  0.039 10.034 129.38
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.008             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.134
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Hardee    ) 0.000  9.888 -0.012      (R MacKenzie ) 0.041  9.870 -0.030
E1    (E Olpin     ) 0.005  9.953  0.053      (R Sides     ) 0.032  9.881 -0.019
 Qualified:            #23  9.953  0.053                       #32  9.881 -0.019
Ouch! Whitmore runs 0.008 to the index, but is -0.001 too quick at the green. Barton goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7829 Ted Seipel                            672 Curtis Geise                 
E3                   0.017  9.989 129.67     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.932 163.49
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.089             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.032
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Lindemann ) 0.007  9.867 -0.033      (R Naber     ) 0.009  9.906  0.006
E1    (K Comstock  ) 0.009  9.866 -0.034      (G Turczyn Jr) 0.009  9.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #38  9.866 -0.034                       #10  9.915  0.015
Curtis Geise's MOV: 0.0506 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7441 Glenn Roundtree                      7047 Mike Blodgett Jr.            
E3                   0.071  9.886 149.22     ****WINNER****  0.057  9.931 136.08
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Torres    ) 0.056  9.910  0.010      (G Carter    ) 0.014  9.906  0.006
E1    (R Kelly Jr  ) 0.073  9.931  0.031      (K Houmard   ) 0.022  9.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #18  9.931  0.031                        #9  9.915  0.015
Mike Blodgett Jr.'s MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  689 George Scott                           79 Tanner Hiatt                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.037  9.939 158.02                     0.007  9.987 142.04
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.039             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.087
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Mostowich ) 0.051  9.885 -0.015      (C Waggoner J) 0.008  9.889 -0.011
E1    (T Balough   ) 0.002  9.879 -0.021      (P Prange    ) 0.024  9.988  0.088
 Qualified:            #33  9.879 -0.021                       #24  9.988  0.088
Hiatt has a great 0.007 light, but give up too much stripe on the top end. Scott gets the four foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7941 Thomas Bayer                          767 Mike Wiblishouser            
E3   ****WINNER****  0.022 10.015 154.16                     0.010 12.577  79.15
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.115             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  2.677
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Boner     ) 0.022  9.928  0.028      (R Cates     ) 0.027  9.878 -0.022
E1    (E DeStaute  ) 0.019  9.913  0.013      (S Apted     ) 0.010  9.871 -0.029
 Qualified:             #8  9.913  0.013                       #36  9.871 -0.029
There is a big puff of smoke from Wiblishouser's car near half track and Bayer gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7815 Jason Brink                          6186 Dave Kelly                   
E3                   0.037  9.937 153.18     ****WINNER****  0.026  9.938 159.12
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Kinard    ) 0.008  9.924  0.024      (J Strom     ) 0.021  9.905  0.005
E1    (B McKay     ) 0.005  9.875 -0.025      (D Anderson  ) 0.023 10.044  0.144
 Qualified:            #34  9.875 -0.025                       #25 10.044  0.144
Good race. Just 0.001 difference in ET, Dave Kelly gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0105 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7363 Stephanie Skaggs                           Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.031  9.946 166.64     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.046    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Bowers    ) 0.013  9.883 -0.017   
E1    (R Willis    ) 0.028  9.938  0.038   
 Qualified:            #20  9.938  0.038                     Bye
Bye run for Skaggs.

5:39 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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