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Sat, 26 Jul 2014, 21:04 PM

Super Comp Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Comp 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
 5684 Cody Perkins                               Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.022  8.927 162.41     
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.027    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B VanPoperin) 0.016  8.926  0.026   
E1    (L Matsukado ) 0.041  8.923  0.023   
 Qualified:            #20  8.923  0.023                     Bye
5:46 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.

Bye run for Perkins.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7053 Steve Simorton                       7173 Daniel Valadez               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.008  8.934 172.67                     0.023  8.939 163.63
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.034             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Axford    ) 0.020  8.910  0.010      (C Lindsay   ) 0.033  8.883 -0.017
E1    (D Quigley   ) 0.051  8.902  0.002      (M Perivolari) 0.006  8.908  0.008
 Qualified:             #2  8.902  0.002                       #11  8.908  0.008
Great 0.008 light for Steve Simorton. MOV: 0.0205 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Matt Constant                        7817 Michael Lane                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  8.912 169.68                     0.026  8.922 170.84
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Cook      ) 0.024  8.918  0.018      (S Parsons   ) 0.003  8.915  0.015
E1                         No Time            (K Peterson-F) 0.031  8.960  0.060
 Qualified:            #34  8.881 -0.019                       #25  8.960  0.060
Close at the finish line! Matt Constant's MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        706C Chad Langdon                 
E3                   0.015  8.942 171.69     ****WINNER****  0.003  8.916 164.89
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.042             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Kern      ) 0.009  8.932  0.032      (S Williams  ) 0.020  8.911  0.011
E1    (J Bond      ) 0.030  8.983  0.083      (G Vellenowet) 0.015  8.878 -0.022
 Qualified:            #27  8.983  0.083                       #36  8.878 -0.022
Great nineteen package for Langdon and the ten foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7851 Robert Naber                         773L Lynn Welfringer              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.049  8.941 163.29                     0.017  8.991 151.39
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.041             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.091
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Torres    ) 0.022  8.916  0.016      (R Souza     ) 0.005  8.918  0.018
E1    (Bye         ) -0.013  8.896 -0.004      (K Christense) 0.013  8.815 -0.085
 Qualified:            #29  8.896 -0.004                       #38  8.815 -0.085
Welfringer's go right at the launch and it costs him. Naber gets the four foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7013 Bobby Dye Jr.                        6092 Ed Hauter                    
E3                   0.011  8.914 165.56     ****WINNER****  0.007  8.915 169.93
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.014             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Wright    ) 0.001  8.921  0.021      (M Gomez     ) 0.012  8.890 -0.010
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.125  8.880 -0.020      (G Garbiso   ) 0.028  8.977  0.077
 Qualified:            #35  8.880 -0.020                       #26  8.977  0.077
Two good lights and just 0.001 difference in ET. Ed Hauter's 0.007 light gives him the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0036 seconds (approximately 10 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7908 Steve Wellman                        7221 Jack Freckman                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.022  8.924 167.01                    -0.001  8.925 165.23
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.024             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Mangili   ) 0.029  8.903  0.003      (P Nagel     ) 0.023  8.886 -0.014
E1    (J Cream     ) 0.028  8.922  0.022      (G Boutte    ) 0.042  8.905  0.005
 Qualified:            #18  8.922  0.022                        #9  8.905  0.005
Steve Wellman's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Elden Lacer                          7528 Cameron Ferre                
E3                   0.041  8.963 167.95     ****WINNER****  0.009  8.972 166.52
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.063             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.072
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Alves     ) 0.049  8.909  0.009      (M Boner     ) 0.004  8.908  0.008
E1    (J Morgan    ) 0.005  8.885 -0.015      (C Babcock   ) 0.012  8.939  0.039
 Qualified:            #32  8.885 -0.015                       #23  8.939  0.039
Cameron Ferre's MOV: 0.0238 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  555 Michael Miller                       7265 Larry Scarth                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.034  8.895 175.46                     0.044  8.881 178.85
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.005             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Woodard   ) 0.006  8.890 -0.010      (D Krieger   ) 0.013  8.981  0.081
E1    (C Spernak   ) 0.033  8.882 -0.018      (C Waggoner  ) 0.017  8.945  0.045
 Qualified:            #33  8.882 -0.018                       #24  8.945  0.045
Michael Miller's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7842 Chris Forsyth                        C793 Nick Saetes                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.034  8.832 180.65                    -0.050  8.924 164.67
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.068             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Cerda     ) 0.029  8.939  0.039      (J Connelly  ) 0.155  8.817 -0.083
E1    (R Beckstrom ) 0.030  8.935  0.035      (V Torres    ) 0.036  8.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #22  8.935  0.035                       #31  8.887 -0.013
Saetes is too quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Forsyth gets the win.

5:56 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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