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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 03:21 PM

Super Gas Round 6 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 6 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  190 Jim Smulligan                        1747 John Asta                    
E6                   0.026  9.936 154.49     ****WINNER****  0.009  9.947 152.61
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.036             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E5                   0.014  9.989  0.089      (R Lepage    ) 0.008  9.885 -0.015
E4    (H Robilotto ) 0.010  9.907  0.007      (D Clark     ) 0.041  9.863 -0.037
E3    (W Bogle     ) 0.026  9.938  0.038      (J Cira      ) -0.036  9.907  0.007
E2    (T Witman    ) 0.008  9.901  0.001      (M Combs     ) 0.021  9.913  0.013
E1    (R Pupa      ) 0.015  9.876 -0.024      (T Nicholson ) 0.044  9.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #47  9.876 -0.024                       #14  9.907  0.007
3:17 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.91 inches, adjusted altitude 1,552 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Ast got the close win for a trip to the finals. John Asta's MOV: 0.0062 seconds (approximately 17 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  101 Bob Phillips                          355 Ron Erks                     
E6                   0.045  9.904 147.81     ****WINNER****  0.017  9.922 158.33
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E5    (P Dehner    ) 0.014  9.864 -0.036      (J Kenny     ) 0.009  9.923  0.023
E4                   0.029  9.907  0.007      (T Bayer     ) 0.020  9.929  0.029
E3    (C Porter    ) 0.030  9.931  0.031      (T Stalba    ) 0.007  9.889 -0.011
E2    (D Bogle     ) 0.039  9.900  0.000      (D Connolly  ) 0.007  9.876 -0.024
E1    (F Volpe Jr  ) 0.043  9.900  0.000      (W Ketterman ) 0.024  9.973  0.073
 Qualified:             #2  9.900  0.000                       #32  9.973  0.073
Another close one and the final will be Erks vs. Asta. Ron Erks' MOV: 0.0107 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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