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Fri, 2 Nov 2007, 09:36 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6227 Devon Hilton                         7236 Mike Blodgett                
E2                   0.022  9.891 144.09     ****WINNER****  0.027  9.933 146.04
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.009             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Rowell    ) 0.032  9.912  0.012      (L Johnson   ) 0.017  9.885 -0.015
 Qualified:            #14  9.912  0.012                       #39  9.885 -0.015
5:54 p.m. Round 2 for Super Gas is alive and well.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5559 Jeff Cheney                          7224 John Ross                    
E2                   0.022  9.883 159.53     ****WINNER****  0.028  9.901 152.09
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cross     ) 0.035  9.864 -0.036      (L Scarth    ) 0.030  9.925  0.025
 Qualified:            #48  9.864 -0.036                       #23  9.925  0.025


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7566 Ray Cordeiro                           78 Val Torres                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  9.907 153.46                     0.042  9.899 156.84
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Welfringer) 0.007  9.896 -0.004      (T Seipel    ) 0.030  9.910  0.010
 Qualified:            #35  9.896 -0.004                       #10  9.910  0.010


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                        767G Gerald Turczyn               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  9.893 169.40                     0.010  9.870 152.12
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.030
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Priddy    ) 0.031  9.916  0.016      (S Hudson    ) 0.018  9.875 -0.025
 Qualified:            #18  9.916  0.016                       #43  9.875 -0.025


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7875 Roy Cracraft                         5348 Kevin Moore                  
E2                   0.147  9.836 135.09     ****WINNER****  0.039  9.915 144.91
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.064             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Okerman   ) 0.067 10.239  0.339      (M Coltrin   ) 0.022  9.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #33 10.239  0.339                        #8  9.907  0.007


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7608 Randy Kersey                          588 Terry Keddington             
E2                   0.016  9.963 146.86     ****WINNER****  0.015  9.953 144.67
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.063             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.053
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Carroll   ) 0.086  9.865 -0.035      (G Ventura   ) 0.023  9.923  0.023
 Qualified:            #47  9.865 -0.035                       #22  9.923  0.023
Terry Keddington's MOV: 0.0112 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7544 Brad Pierce                          743M Bill Packard                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.024  9.883 143.76                    -0.004  9.922 139.72
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Galati    ) 0.000  9.870 -0.030      (K Kleinewebe) 0.016  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #45  9.870 -0.030                       #20  9.917  0.017


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6683 Diana Anderson                       7156 Art Rebrovich                
E2                   0.050  9.897 155.42     ****WINNER****  0.007  9.961 150.35
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.061
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Wiebe     ) 0.010  9.884 -0.016      (M Constant  ) 0.013  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:            #40  9.884 -0.016                       #15  9.912  0.012


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  505 Sheldon Gecker                       7809 Val Torres                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  9.905 157.65                     0.022  9.922 159.27
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Larsen    ) 0.011  9.902  0.002      (C Pettit    ) 0.019  9.973  0.073
 Qualified:             #4  9.902  0.002                       #29  9.973  0.073
Sheldon Gecker's MOV: 0.0304 seconds (approximately 7 feet). No Championship for Mr. Torres. He had to win the event to win the championship.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7775 Karen Comstock                       7411 Bob Herr                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  9.963 155.60                     0.032  9.989 147.12
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.063             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.089
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Wiechmann ) 0.033  9.911  0.011      (R Coleman   ) 0.019  9.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #13  9.911  0.011                       #38  9.887 -0.013
Karen Comstock's MOV: 0.0424 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6941 Arlyn Staiger                        7892 Will Boxold                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.005  9.914 153.60                     0.020  9.927 163.39
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.014             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Verlingo  ) 0.004  9.913  0.013      (A Hoefer    ) 0.006  9.883 -0.017
 Qualified:            #16  9.913  0.013                       #41  9.883 -0.017


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7192 Ryan Herem                           6890 George Scott                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.049  9.904 147.17                     0.061  9.871 155.31
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Burnitzki ) 0.037  9.904  0.004      (D DiVita    ) 0.033  9.989  0.089
 Qualified:             #5  9.904  0.004                       #30  9.989  0.089


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                          701Y Steve Parsons                
E2                   0.057  9.864 165.27     ****WINNER****  0.012  9.908 157.85
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.036             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) 0.137  9.934  0.034      (R Kato      ) 0.018  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:            #27  9.934  0.034                        #2  9.901  0.001
Nice .020 package for Parsons.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7755 Larry Marshall                        734 Gary Cooke                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  9.935 143.46                     0.110 10.113 129.92
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.035             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.213
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Sims      ) 0.049  9.951  0.051      (R Strohm    ) 0.029  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:            #28  9.951  0.051                        #3  9.901  0.001
Something bad happened to Cooke's car.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  716 Ed DeStaute                          7332 Larry Bradshaw               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.938 145.11                    -0.012  9.869 153.39
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.038             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Broguiere ) 0.000 10.043  0.143      (M Tafoya Jr ) 0.010  9.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #31 10.043  0.143                        #6  9.904  0.004


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                         760 Jerry Calton                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  9.898 157.50                     0.033  9.888 155.65
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.002             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Momjian   ) 0.002  9.867 -0.033      (K Drew      ) 0.044  9.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #46  9.867 -0.033                       #21  9.922  0.022


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Ed Olpin                             7765 Jim Hughes                   
E2                         No Time                                 No Time      
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.025  9.910  0.010      (W Herem     ) 0.040  9.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #11  9.910  0.010                       #36  9.887 -0.013
This was a staging duel that went on even before prestageing. The starter finally pulled them aside and moved on to the next pair. They will likely run them at the end if they behave themselves.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Jesse Serna                          7993 Tom Grueser                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  9.907 151.20                     0.012  9.832 136.34
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.068
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lough     ) 0.025  9.859 -0.041      (K Mostowich ) 0.025  9.928  0.028
 Qualified:            #49  9.859 -0.041                       #24  9.928  0.028


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  602 Steve Apted                          4961 Craig Anderson               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  9.916 160.73                     0.019  9.926 158.35
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Fabbro    ) 0.020  9.873 -0.027      (D Anderson  ) 0.001  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #44  9.873 -0.027                       #19  9.917  0.017
Steve Apted's MOV: 0.0253 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7648 Bob Harris                            731 Rick Beckstrom               
E2                   0.029  9.958 163.67     ****WINNER****  0.031  9.943 165.66
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.058             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.043
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Lee       ) 0.025  9.910  0.010      (F Kondrotas ) 0.012  9.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #12  9.910  0.010                       #37  9.887 -0.013
Rick Beckstrom's MOV: 0.0135 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Wayne Newman                         7989 William Boxold               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034  9.931 157.08                     0.075  9.878 153.37
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.022
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Blaisdell ) 0.011  9.914  0.014      (J Denton    ) 0.037  9.883 -0.017
 Qualified:            #17  9.914  0.014                       #42  9.883 -0.017


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 X757 Dave Zewe                            7261 Dana Keniry                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  9.887 158.76                    -0.008  9.915 155.92
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.013             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Botelho   ) 0.026  9.846 -0.054      (R Perez     ) 0.012  9.930  0.030
 Qualified:            #50  9.846 -0.054                       #25  9.930  0.030


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   26 Sherman Adcock Jr                      76 Chris Newman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  9.849 156.28                    -0.002  9.899 164.35
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.051             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Broguiere ) 0.018  9.845 -0.055      (D Beresford ) 0.006  9.932  0.032
 Qualified:            #51  9.845 -0.055                       #26  9.932  0.032
The new 2007 Super Gas Champ takes another round win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7851 Robert Naber                         373G Jacklyn Gebhardt             
E2                   0.018  9.894 153.40     ****WINNER****  0.020  9.904 164.07
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Miller    ) 0.005  9.907  0.007      (J Mercer    ) 0.005 10.262  0.362
 Qualified:             #9  9.907  0.007                       #34 10.262  0.362


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7337 Hollis Colleasure                     735 Steve Williams               
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.211  9.837 162.53
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.063
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Momjian   ) 0.029  9.904  0.004      (K Harkema   ) 0.014 10.098  0.198
 Qualified:             #7  9.904  0.004                       #32 10.098  0.198


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                6725 Andy Boen                    
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.047  9.901 150.87
                                                  S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (M Blodgett J) 0.028  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:                                                       #1  9.900  0.000


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Ed Olpin                             7765 Jim Hughes                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  9.953 151.26                     0.039  9.976 142.55
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.053             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.076
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.025  9.910  0.010      (W Herem     ) 0.040  9.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #11  9.910  0.010                       #36  9.887 -0.013
The pair that was backed away is brought back to see if they'll behave this time. They decide that staging is a good thing and this time they don't play games. The win goes to Olpin.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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