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Sun, 15 Oct 2006, 02:31 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  198 Steve Szupka                         1364 Raymond Skipper Jr.
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017 11.860 110.71                    -0.010 10.618 124.51
       J/SA  Dial: 11.80 (+/-):  0.060          B/FIA  Dial: 10.61 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Rowe      ) 0.039 11.827  0.037                     -0.018 10.634 -1.066
E1    (J DeBartolom) 0.010 11.791  0.041      (M Whaley    ) 0.004 10.587  0.097
 Qualified:            #22 11.767 -0.983                        #2 10.524 -1.176
2:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 30.12 inches, adjusted altitude 236 feet, track temperature 92 degrees. There's a light layer of clouds that should help tighten the track up a bit.

Skipper got the left front way up in the air, but too soon.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1811 Robbie Hudlow                        2561 Gene Jordan
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017 10.383 125.08                     0.019 10.704 122.24
       A/SA  Dial: 11.30 (+/-): -0.917           A/SA  Dial: 11.30 (+/-): -0.596
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Valentine ) 0.002 10.910  0.300      (J Penta     ) 0.051 10.769  0.019
E1    (A Bertozzi  ) 0.001 10.615  0.035      (J Fisher    ) 0.048 11.323  0.023
 Qualified:            #46 10.639 -0.661                       #53 16.423  5.123
Heads-up!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2020 Brenda Grubbs                        1513 Doug Chervanik
E3                  -0.013 11.603 111.09     ****WINNER****  0.136 10.737 119.28
       H/SA  Dial: 11.56 (+/-):  0.043          A/FIA  Dial: 10.69 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Morehead  ) -0.004 11.546  0.026      (N Hall      ) 0.084 10.670  0.000
E1    (C Blezien   ) 0.026 11.523  0.033      (J Lisa      ) 0.115 10.650  0.000
 Qualified:            #26 11.481 -0.969                       #45 10.614 -0.686
Chervanik races Skipper in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1421 Kevin Fogerty Jr                     1351 Tex Miller
E3                   0.011 11.532 113.64     ****WINNER****  0.058 11.007 115.32
       F/SA  Dial: 11.43 (+/-):  0.102           E/SA  Dial: 10.96 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Zane      ) 0.026 11.455  0.025      (B Valentine ) 0.011 10.968 -0.002
E1    (S Simmons Jr) 0.019 11.411  0.011      (K Gardner   ) 0.058 10.935  0.045
 Qualified:            #42 11.410 -0.740                       #10 10.899 -1.101
Fogerty had the better light, Miller the better wheelstand. But Fogerty could not run the number and the fastback Mustang will be back on a bye run next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1109 John Gray                             154 Anthony Fetch
E3                   0.033 12.735  83.61     ****WINNER****  0.016 12.066  82.08
       G/SA  Dial: 11.26 (+/-):  1.475          D/FIA  Dial: 11.71 (+/-):  0.356
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Moyer     ) 0.132 11.361  0.101      (M Farrell   ) 0.034 11.739  0.029
E1    (M Faul      ) 0.028 11.489  0.279      (N Reiter    ) 0.007 11.844  0.214
 Qualified:            #12 11.201 -1.099                       #44 11.599 -0.701
Gray slowed on the top end, could not see why.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  428 Kevin Helms                          1924 Bud Rowe
E3   ****WINNER****  0.006 10.413 115.05                    -0.032 11.953 108.54
        B/S  Dial: 10.32 (+/-):  0.093          F/FIA  Dial: 11.90 (+/-):  0.053
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Infantino ) 0.000 10.277 -0.103      (B Hawk      ) 0.047 11.929  0.049
E1    (Bye         ) 0.012 10.532  0.152      (W Caliendo  ) 0.030 11.871  0.021
 Qualified:             #1 10.258 -1.242                        #8 11.839 -1.111
Nice light by Helms. He races Fetch next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1290 James Perrone                        1188 Bill Nees Jr
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025 11.529 102.20                     0.042 14.847  86.95
       G/SA  Dial: 11.50 (+/-):  0.029           V/SA  Dial: 14.83 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Himes     ) 0.055 11.599  0.109      (B McNasby   ) 0.050 14.763  0.013
E1    (G Monahan   ) 0.042 11.438  0.048      (J Harrington) 0.027 14.765  0.055
 Qualified:            #30 11.374 -0.926                       #11 14.701 -1.099
James Perrone's MOV: 0.0052 seconds (approximately 8 inches). He races Hudlow in the quarterfinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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