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Sun, 2 Sep 2007, 09:20 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Stock Eliminator 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
 2033 Doug Patrick                         1977 Michael Iacono               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.030 12.173 106.46                     0.029 10.789 108.78
       M/SA  Dial: 12.16 (+/-):  0.013          B/FIA  Dial: 10.77 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Wann      ) 0.023 12.196 -0.024      (M Stephenson) 0.020 10.594  0.014
E1    (J Shaul     ) 0.047 12.233  0.093      (L Cummings  ) 0.040 10.539 -0.071
 Qualified:           #111 12.236 -0.914                       #31 10.631 -1.069
8:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 38 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,585 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Identical RT's at the start and a very close finish too.Doug Patrick's MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 11 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5204 Fred Suiter                          6821 Mark Faul                    
E3                  -0.500 13.764  63.87     ****WINNER****  0.043 11.064 118.50
       A/SA  Dial: 10.29 (+/-):  3.474           C/SA  Dial: 11.08 (+/-): -0.016
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Shaw      ) 0.037 10.340  0.070      (S Brack     ) 0.019 10.942 -0.038
E1    (M McGinley  ) 0.042 10.275  0.005      (S Pourciau  ) 0.042 10.993  0.013
 Qualified:            #58 10.290 -1.010                      #106 10.772 -0.928
Suiter misses the tree by a full bulb to give the free pass to the next round to Faul.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4783 Rusty Hall                           6396 Sean Cour                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019 10.842 117.16                     0.041 11.907 107.15
       C/SA  Dial: 10.82 (+/-):  0.022          F/FIA  Dial: 11.91 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Barton    ) 0.013 10.729  0.069      (B Rogers    ) 0.014 11.832  0.022
E1    (D Black     ) 0.023 10.689 -0.021      (J Huff      ) 0.021 11.811  0.041
 Qualified:            #97 10.756 -0.944                       #17 11.829 -1.121
Hall gets the better light and pushes Cour by -0.003.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3609 John McCarthy Jr                     6730 Jim Waldo                    
E3                   0.180 14.454  87.92     ****WINNER****  0.046 10.328 115.03
       U/SA  Dial: 14.28 (+/-):  0.174           A/FI  Dial: 10.24 (+/-):  0.088
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Carnero   ) 0.019 14.236 -0.004      (J McCormack ) 0.030 10.170  0.030
E1    (N Stephenson) 0.112 14.193 -0.047      (C Marshburn ) 0.016 10.217  0.057
 Qualified:            #51 14.121 -1.029                       #67 10.251 -0.999
Bad light for McCarthy. Waldo waits four seconds and cards a 0.046 light to take the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1109 John Gray Jr.                        1656 Kenneth Miele                
E3                   0.061 11.283 115.21     ****WINNER****  0.099 10.284 127.21
       F/SA  Dial: 11.23 (+/-):  0.053           A/SA  Dial: 10.28 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Boster    ) 0.040 11.238  0.028      (C Belanger  ) 0.079 10.221  0.011
E1    (J Malone    ) 0.083 11.189  0.089      (D Ridgeway  ) 0.025 10.311  0.161
 Qualified:            #57 11.138 -1.012                        #9 10.125 -1.175
Miele overcomes a starting line deficite to take the win. Kenneth Miele's MOV: 0.0111 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4171 Greg Hill                            2700 Shane Carr                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027 10.982 118.37                     0.074 10.615 124.89
       E/SA  Dial: 11.01 (+/-): -0.028           B/SA  Dial: 10.68 (+/-): -0.065
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Cotten    ) 0.002 10.990  0.040      (P Cotten    ) 0.022 10.659  0.069
E1    (K Helms     ) 0.000 10.956  0.006      (D Lambeck   ) 0.033 10.658  0.068
 Qualified:            #59 10.991 -1.009                       #43 10.513 -1.037
Double breakout win for Hill.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5103 Danny Byrd                           1937 Lee Zane                     
E3                  -0.500 11.330 118.98     ****WINNER****  0.041 11.458 113.52
        F/S  Dial: 11.10 (+/-):  0.230           H/SA  Dial: 11.47 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Goins     ) 0.045 11.045  0.015      (J Hanlon    ) 0.014 11.310 -0.050
E1    (J Watson    ) 0.081 11.011 -0.089      (G Cooper    ) 0.035 11.362  0.002
 Qualified:            #60 11.097 -1.003                       #44 11.414 -1.036
Red light for Byrd and Zane will get to play again later today.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  312 Matt Antrobius                       1352 Bill Hawk                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.073 12.229 110.60                     0.059 10.587 119.01
      G/FIA  Dial: 12.17 (+/-):  0.059           B/SA  Dial: 10.48 (+/-):  0.107
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Sturgell  ) 0.051 12.149  0.019      (R Winchester) 0.070 10.420  0.000
E1    (J Davis     ) 0.033 12.121 -0.049      (M Walton    ) 0.050 10.417 -0.013
 Qualified:           #102 12.217 -0.933                       #54 10.528 -1.022
Matt Antrobius' MOV: 0.0344 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3209 Monte Howard                          751 Ben Wenzel Sr.               
E3                  -0.015 11.450 115.70     ****WINNER****  0.084 10.905 101.99
       H/SA  Dial: 11.47 (+/-): -0.020            D/S  Dial: 10.76 (+/-):  0.145
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Kreeber   ) 0.062 11.429  0.059      (B Koski     ) 0.048 10.648 -0.002
E1    (S Hall      ) 0.029 11.432  0.002      (B Lindley   ) 0.051 10.622 -0.078
 Qualified:            #46 11.415 -1.035                       #30 10.730 -1.070
Red light win for Wenzel.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3520 Steve Polhill                        1741 Matt Welker                  
E3                   0.220 16.552  79.10     ****WINNER****  0.007 11.133  97.03
       EF/S  Dial: 16.54 (+/-):  0.012           D/SA  Dial: 10.99 (+/-):  0.143
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Cook      ) 0.096 16.457 -0.063      (E Buth      ) 0.091 10.884 -0.006
E1    (D Fickler   ) 0.076 16.868  0.408      (M Morgan    ) 0.068 10.850  0.010
 Qualified:             #5 16.521 -1.229                       #85 10.883 -0.967
Matt Welker's MOV: 0.0824 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3391 Jerry Bennett                        3200 Tim Lowe                     
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.187 11.358 115.42                    -0.003 12.245 106.51
       G/SA  Dial: 11.33 (+/-):  0.028           L/SA  Dial: 12.03 (+/-):  0.215
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Helms     ) 0.015 11.260  0.010      (D Pendarvis ) 0.029 13.942  1.722
E1    (M Freeman   ) -0.500 11.250  0.000      (J Gower     ) 0.049 12.708  0.748
 Qualified:            #29 11.226 -1.074                       #45 11.965 -1.035
Another red light. Bennett will go on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3122 Bill Owen  II                        1499 Jim Boudreau                 
E3                   0.046 14.232  92.44     ****WINNER****  0.033 10.742 108.17
       BF/S  Dial: 14.07 (+/-):  0.162           B/SA  Dial: 10.62 (+/-):  0.122
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Warren    ) 0.062 14.019 -0.011      (B Morgan    ) 0.027 10.696  0.096
E1    (K Lynch     ) 0.071 13.981 -0.069      (B Hughes    ) -0.005 10.573 -0.027
 Qualified:           #116 14.059 -0.891                       #36 10.500 -1.050
Jim Boudreau's MOV: 0.0531 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1924 Bud Rowe                             3602 Jason McCormack              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027 10.677 123.32                     0.068 10.376 120.53
      B/FIA  Dial: 10.66 (+/-):  0.017            A/S  Dial: 10.37 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Ingram    ) 0.056 10.711  0.121      (G Monahan   ) 0.021 10.341  0.051
E1    (B Lent      ) 0.001 10.585 -0.005      (D Cook      ) 0.047 10.276  0.056
 Qualified:            #16 10.572 -1.128                       #96 10.305 -0.945
Good light for Rowe and a hole shot win. Bud Rowe's MOV: 0.0301 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5300 Al Corda                                3 Dan Fletcher                 
E3                   0.057 10.548 123.52     ****WINNER****  0.036 10.691 118.38
      B/FIA  Dial: 10.53 (+/-):  0.018           B/SA  Dial: 10.67 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Wingo     ) 0.023 10.431 -0.029      (R Gresens   ) 0.002 10.578  0.018
E1    (N Hall      ) 0.026 10.494  0.034      (B Sempsrott ) 0.014 10.574  0.034
 Qualified:             #7 10.502 -1.198                       #23 10.462 -1.088
Fletcher does what he does best and gets the close win. Dan Fletcher's MOV: 0.0187 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6780 Eric Waldo                           1986 Shane Oakes                  
E3                  -0.006 10.747 123.47     ****WINNER****  0.071 11.464 114.64
        C/S  Dial: 10.76 (+/-): -0.013           G/SA  Dial: 11.42 (+/-):  0.044
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Bailey    ) 0.020 10.707  0.037      (T Bishop    ) 0.072 11.314 -0.006
E1    (V Buchanan  ) 0.028 10.673  0.003      (M Buth      ) 0.066 11.363  0.013
 Qualified:           #114 10.743 -0.907                       #66 11.301 -0.999
Waldo red lights by -0.006 and gives the free pass to Oakes

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1308 Ralph Porpora                          11 Peter Biondo                 
E3                  -0.029 10.267 128.62     ****WINNER****  0.035 10.650 115.31
        A/S  Dial: 10.25 (+/-):  0.017           A/SA  Dial: 10.64 (+/-):  0.010
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Giermanski) 0.032 10.305  0.125      (S Welker    ) 0.015 10.555 -0.005
E1    (R Zink      ) 0.077 10.261  0.111      (R Fox       ) 0.020 10.527 -0.013
 Qualified:            #72 10.255 -0.995                       #88 10.340 -0.960
Another red. Biondo gets an easy one to end the round.

9:15 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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