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Sun, 2 Sep 2007, 08:36 PM

Pro FWD Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pro FWD at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1014 Jason Hunt                           141G Chris Rado                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.351  7.249 199.94                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #3  7.190 200.59                        #4  7.348 193.60
8:23 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.16 inches, adjusted altitude 2,688 feet, track temperature 101 degrees. The announcer says that three cars may be able to back up their National Record.

Rado drives through the lights before the tree is activated. The announcer say that Hunt sets the new ET record.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  699 Marty Ladwig                          750 Ed Bergenholtz               
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.340  7.716 187.94
 Qualified:             #2  7.175 199.97                        #5  7.845 185.00
Ladwig can't get the engine started and is pushed off the track. Bergenholtz picks up a ton over his prior best.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   44 Gary Gardella                           3 Bryan Jimenez                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.100  7.242 195.76                     0.068  7.988 176.17
 Qualified:             #1  7.156 201.91                        #6  8.070 172.78
Jimenez gets the advantage off the line and watches Gardella drive by before sixty feet. Gardella makes a strong run, but misses backing up the record.

8:33 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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