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Sun, 2 Sep 2007, 10:02 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Gas 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
 1781 Dan Fletcher                            2 Rock Haas                    
E4   ****WINNER****  0.016  9.931 149.96                     0.027  9.943 151.05
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.043
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Horton    ) 0.015  9.936  0.036      (T Ratliff   ) 0.015  9.895 -0.005
E2    (B Craig Madd) 0.002  9.870 -0.030      (M Snyder    ) 0.011  9.884 -0.016
E1    (T Eckard    ) 0.021  9.943  0.043      (B Perot     ) 0.027  9.880 -0.020
 Qualified:            #22  9.943  0.043                       #51  9.880 -0.020
9:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,365 feet, track temperature 91 degrees.

Close race to start the round. Dan Fletcher's MOV: 0.0235 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 372A Alex Miller                            26 Sherman Adcock Jr            
E4   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.929 140.01                     0.009  9.937 147.88
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Sanders   ) 0.018  9.941  0.041      (J Brown     ) 0.017  9.865 -0.035
E2    (G Summers   ) 0.027  9.919  0.019      (J Virgadamo ) 0.022  9.946  0.046
E1    (B Fuller    ) 0.007  9.928  0.028      (T Seemann   ) 0.009  9.911  0.011
 Qualified:            #20  9.928  0.028                       #10  9.911  0.011
Two great lights and a close finish. Alex Miller's MOV: 0.0043 seconds (approximately 11 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3846 Chris Yates                            77 Max Tafoya Jr                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.929 142.39                     0.051  9.925 154.62
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Erks      ) 0.018  9.909  0.009      (M Fuqua     ) 0.026  9.972  0.072
E2    (D Dailey    ) 0.046  9.912  0.012      (I Boicesco  ) 0.027  9.872 -0.028
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.011  9.835 -0.065      (R Miller    ) 0.011  9.856 -0.044
 Qualified:            #71  9.835 -0.065                       #61  9.856 -0.044


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3846 Chris Yates                            77 Max Tafoya Jr                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.929 142.39                     0.051  9.925 154.62
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Erks      ) 0.018  9.909  0.009      (M Fuqua     ) 0.026  9.972  0.072
E2    (D Dailey    ) 0.046  9.912  0.012      (I Boicesco  ) 0.027  9.872 -0.028
E1    (T Logan     ) 0.011  9.835 -0.065      (R Miller    ) 0.011  9.856 -0.044
 Qualified:            #71  9.835 -0.065                       #61  9.856 -0.044
Chris Yates' MOV: 0.0022 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1349 Brian Forrester                         7 Jason Kenny                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.863 167.38                     0.021  9.859 160.10
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.041
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Anderson  ) 0.004  9.940  0.040      (J Napolitano) 0.025  9.914  0.014
E2    (S Eckard    ) 0.017  9.914  0.014      (V Mills     ) 0.014  9.939  0.039
E1    (R Eaker     ) 0.010  9.868 -0.032      (E Rudek     ) 0.005  9.895 -0.005
 Qualified:            #54  9.868 -0.032                       #44  9.895 -0.005
Double break out win for Forrester.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 373B Brad Gebhardt                        307T Andrew Thomas                
E4                   0.035  9.958 143.03     ****WINNER****  0.003  9.969 147.68
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.058             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.069
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Bayer     ) 0.031  9.906  0.006      (R Matthews  ) 0.023  9.933  0.033
E2    (K Boehner   ) 0.024  9.896 -0.004      (J Henderson ) 0.023  9.860 -0.040
E1    (L Strauss   ) 0.017 10.008  0.108      (B Leber     ) 0.012  9.851 -0.049
 Qualified:            #36 10.008  0.108                       #64  9.851 -0.049
Andrew Thomas' MOV: 0.0211 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 743M Bill Packard                         3492 Tom Williams                 
E4                  -0.008  9.882 139.39     ****WINNER****  0.067  9.851 164.11
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.049
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Linkhorn  ) 0.016  9.879 -0.021      (B Alderson  ) 0.024  9.923  0.023
E2    (R Connolly  ) 0.027  9.821 -0.079      (T Stalba    ) 0.040  9.901  0.001
E1    (R Sawyer    ) 0.018  9.910  0.010      (G Sarchenko ) 0.045  9.720 -0.180
 Qualified:             #9  9.910  0.010                       #76  9.720 -0.180
Packard goes red by -0.008 and Williams gets an easy one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4376 Jim Cappiello                        3629 Tim Tiry                     
E4   ****WINNER****  0.018 10.019 141.00                     0.043 10.004 142.61
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.119             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.104
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Ferderer  ) 0.027  9.932  0.032      (G Upshaw    ) 0.031  9.903  0.003
E2    (B Kleewein  ) 0.015  9.949  0.049      (S Williams  ) 0.039  9.907  0.007
E1    (J Smith     ) 0.018  9.984  0.084      (B Crenshaw  ) 0.140  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #34  9.984  0.084                        #5  9.906  0.006
Jim Cappiello's MOV: 0.0101 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1574 Frank Maiolo                           39 Leo Zynda                    
E4                   0.066  9.967 156.86     ****WINNER****  0.039  9.982 154.95
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.067             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.082
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Lafleur   ) 0.012  9.908  0.008      (J Beckman   ) 0.009  9.897 -0.003
E2    (A Kenny     ) 0.054  9.916  0.016      (R Duke      ) 0.017  9.915  0.015
E1    (R Dillman   ) 0.027  9.863 -0.037      (K Mostowich ) 0.031  9.888 -0.012
 Qualified:            #59  9.863 -0.037                       #49  9.888 -0.012
Another close one! Leo Zynda's MOV: 0.0128 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5159 Dave Nelson                          339L Randi Shipp                  
E4                   0.038  9.919 148.77     ****WINNER****  0.015  9.941 137.48
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.019             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E3    (Bye         ) 0.240  9.846 -0.054      (B Splingaire) 0.036  9.951  0.051
E2    (K Bowers    ) 0.023  9.893 -0.007      (W Meli      ) 0.040  9.856 -0.044
E1    (M Benoit    ) 0.011  9.904  0.004      (S Elliott   ) 0.017  9.914  0.014
 Qualified:             #2  9.904  0.004                       #12  9.914  0.014
WOW! Randi Shipp's MOV: 0.0014 seconds (approximately 4 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G218 Mike Ruff                            3007 Richard Baker                
E4                   0.013  9.963 145.99     ****WINNER****  0.025  9.935 132.52
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.063             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Norwood   ) 0.018  9.984  0.084      (S Hoyt      ) 0.011  9.976  0.076
E2    (C Mundt     ) 0.002  9.934  0.034      (T Gillespie ) 0.004  9.878 -0.022
E1    (R Davis     ) 0.016 10.021  0.121      (B Jackson   ) 0.017  9.910  0.010
 Qualified:            #37 10.021  0.121                        #8  9.910  0.010
Richard Baker's MOV: 0.0162 seconds (approximately 3 feet) will end the round.

9:52 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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