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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 11:58 AM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
 6941 Arlyn Staiger                        7755 Larry Marshall               
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.007  9.900 155.52                    -0.123  9.872 150.56
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.000             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (W Boxold    ) 0.005  9.914  0.014      (G Cooke     ) 0.042  9.935  0.035
E1    (A Verlingo  ) 0.004  9.913  0.013      (T Sims      ) 0.049  9.951  0.051
 Qualified:            #16  9.913  0.013                       #28  9.951  0.051
8:43 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 1,503 feet, track temperature 68 degrees.

Double red light win for Staiger.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 X757 Dave Zewe                             731 Rick Beckstrom               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.007  9.876 151.90                     0.024  9.858 168.98
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.024             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.042
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Keniry    ) 0.015  9.887 -0.013      (B Harris    ) 0.031  9.943  0.043
E1    (B Botelho   ) 0.026  9.846 -0.054      (F Kondrotas ) 0.012  9.887 -0.013
 Qualified:            #50  9.846 -0.054                       #37  9.887 -0.013
Double Breakout win for Zewe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7192 Ryan Herem                            605 Mike Ferderer                
E3                   0.002  9.861 146.94     ****WINNER****  0.042  9.874 168.53
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.039             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.026
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Scott     ) 0.049  9.904  0.004      (G Turczyn   ) 0.021  9.893 -0.007
E1    (L Burnitzki ) 0.037  9.904  0.004      (W Priddy    ) 0.031  9.916  0.016
 Qualified:             #5  9.904  0.004                       #18  9.916  0.016
...and again for Ferderer.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6725 Andy Boen                            7236 Mike Blodgett                
E3                   0.003  9.880 150.93     ****WINNER****  0.021  9.882 147.92
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.020             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.047  9.901  0.001      (D Hilton    ) 0.027  9.933  0.033
E1    (M Blodgett J) 0.028  9.900  0.000      (L Johnson   ) 0.017  9.885 -0.015
 Qualified:             #1  9.900  0.000                       #39  9.885 -0.015
I see a pattern here. Blodgett wins.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                        5348 Kevin Moore                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.023  9.898 150.88                     0.052  9.878 154.49
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.002             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.022
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Calton    ) 0.025  9.898 -0.002      (R Cracraft  ) 0.039  9.915  0.015
E1    (R Momjian   ) 0.002  9.867 -0.033      (M Coltrin   ) 0.022  9.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #46  9.867 -0.033                        #8  9.907  0.007
Once more...Balough goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7224 John Ross                            7566 Ray Cordeiro                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.015  9.896 154.79                     0.036  9.885 155.19
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Cheney    ) 0.028  9.901  0.001      (V Torres Jr ) 0.032  9.907  0.007
E1    (L Scarth    ) 0.030  9.925  0.025      (G Welfringer) 0.007  9.896 -0.004
 Qualified:            #23  9.925  0.025                       #35  9.896 -0.004
Ross to round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  602 Steve Apted                           716 Ed DeStaute                  
E3                   0.004  9.896 155.15     ****WINNER****  0.017  9.920 139.24
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Anderson  ) 0.004  9.916  0.016      (L Bradshaw  ) 0.030  9.938  0.038
E1    (R Fabbro    ) 0.020  9.873 -0.027      (R Broguiere ) 0.000 10.043  0.143
 Qualified:            #44  9.873 -0.027                       #31 10.043  0.143
Breakout win for DeStaute.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  505 Sheldon Gecker                         10 Wayne Newman                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.005  9.888 153.95                     0.000  9.862 157.96
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.038
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Torres    ) 0.009  9.905  0.005      (B Boxold    ) 0.034  9.931  0.031
E1    (J Larsen    ) 0.011  9.902  0.002      (C Blaisdell ) 0.011  9.914  0.014
 Qualified:             #4  9.902  0.002                       #17  9.914  0.014
Double breakout win for Gecker. Newman with a perfect light. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7775 Karen Comstock                         26 Sherman Adcock Jr            
E3                   0.038  9.861 153.67     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.915 145.63
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.039             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Herr      ) 0.016  9.963  0.063      (C Newman    ) 0.004  9.849 -0.051
E1    (P Wiechmann ) 0.033  9.911  0.011      (T Broguiere ) 0.018  9.845 -0.055
 Qualified:            #13  9.911  0.011                       #51  9.845 -0.055
Adcock, the new 2007 SG Champ, keeps racking up the wins.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Jesse Serna                             8 Ed Olpin                     
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  9.895 153.39                     0.010  9.891 153.86
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.009
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Grueser   ) 0.019  9.907  0.007      (J Hughes    ) 0.031  9.953  0.053
E1    (D Lough     ) 0.025  9.859 -0.041      (J Roubicek  ) 0.025  9.910  0.010
 Qualified:            #49  9.859 -0.041                       #11  9.910  0.010
Double breakout win for Serna.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                       7544 Brad Pierce                  
E3                   0.027  9.878 151.90     ****WINNER****  0.025  9.895 144.38
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.022             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H Colleasure) 0.211  9.837 -0.063      (B Packard   ) 0.024  9.883 -0.017
E1    (K Harkema   ) 0.014 10.098  0.198      (A Galati    ) 0.000  9.870 -0.030
 Qualified:            #32 10.098  0.198                       #45  9.870 -0.030
Double breakout again. Pierce wins.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  588 Terry Keddington                     373G Jacklyn Gebhardt             
E3                  -0.002  9.878 153.58     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.851 166.99
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.022             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.049
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Kersey    ) 0.015  9.953  0.053      (R Naber     ) 0.020  9.904  0.004
E1    (G Ventura   ) 0.023  9.923  0.023      (J Mercer    ) 0.005 10.262  0.362
 Qualified:            #22  9.923  0.023                       #34 10.262  0.362
One final double breakout win, but the red light counts first. Gebhardt wins.

8:52 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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