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Sat, 26 Jul 2014, 21:46 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 4 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
 7292 Todd Barton                          7047 Mike Blodgett Jr.            
E4                   0.059  9.844 152.64     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.896 135.85
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.056             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Whitmore  ) 0.039 10.034  0.134      (G Roundtree ) 0.057  9.931  0.031
E2    (R MacKenzie ) 0.041  9.870 -0.030      (G Carter    ) 0.014  9.906  0.006
E1    (R Sides     ) 0.032  9.881 -0.019      (K Houmard   ) 0.022  9.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #32  9.881 -0.019                        #9  9.915  0.015
6:37 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.

We start the round with a little staging duel. Mike Blodgett Jr. is first off the line and closest to the index for the win. MOV: Double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7363 Stephanie Skaggs                     6186 Dave Kelly                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.008  9.904 164.17                     0.017  9.906 161.59
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E3                   0.031  9.946  0.046      (J Brink     ) 0.026  9.938  0.038
E2    (R Bowers    ) 0.013  9.883 -0.017      (J Strom     ) 0.021  9.905  0.005
E1    (R Willis    ) 0.028  9.938  0.038      (D Anderson  ) 0.023 10.044  0.144
 Qualified:            #20  9.938  0.038                       #25 10.044  0.144
Just 0.002 difference in ET's and Stephanie Skaggs gets the ole shot win. MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7304 Bob Hefley                            569 Michael Miller               
E4                   0.025  9.869 145.97     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.917 152.16
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.031             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E3    (L Wilburn   ) 0.033  9.943  0.043      (M Willoughby) 0.027 10.044  0.144
E2    (M Blodgett S) 0.040  9.875 -0.025      (R Childers  ) 0.020  9.926  0.026
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.030  9.939  0.039      (D Fridolfs  ) 0.020  9.927  0.027
 Qualified:            #21  9.939  0.039                       #16  9.927  0.027
Winner gets the bye run tomorrow.

Michael Miller's MOV: Opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  689 George Scott                          672 Curtis Geise                 
E4                   0.026  9.919 164.61     ****WINNER****  0.016  9.912 166.95
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.019             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Hiatt     ) 0.037  9.939  0.039      (T Seipel    ) 0.024  9.932  0.032
E2    (K Mostowich ) 0.051  9.885 -0.015      (R Naber     ) 0.009  9.906  0.006
E1    (T Balough   ) 0.002  9.879 -0.021      (G Turczyn Jr) 0.009  9.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #33  9.879 -0.021                       #10  9.915  0.015
Curtis Geise's MOV: 0.0172 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7941 Thomas Bayer                         701Y Steve Parsons                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.006  9.929 163.24                     0.015  9.942 172.50
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.042
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Wiblishous) 0.022 10.015  0.115      (S Casner    ) 0.013  9.866 -0.034
E2    (M Boner     ) 0.022  9.928  0.028      (V Torres Jr ) 0.011  9.987  0.087
E1    (E DeStaute  ) 0.019  9.913  0.013      (J Spernak   ) 0.028  9.903  0.003
 Qualified:             #8  9.913  0.013                        #3  9.903  0.003
Thomas Bayer starts with a strong 0.006 RT and scores the close win. He will face Geise tomorrow. MOV: 0.0228 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

6:43 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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