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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 12:22 PM

Super Comp Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Comp 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
 7725 Mike Hiatt                           7013 Bobby Dye Jr.                
E3                  -0.031  8.929 164.91     ****WINNER****  0.014  8.898 169.89
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.029             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Boner     ) 0.025  8.908  0.008      (B Cannon    ) 0.020  8.918  0.018
E1    (G Ross      ) 0.006  8.868 -0.032      (M Ferderer  ) 0.036  8.897 -0.003
 Qualified:            #43  8.868 -0.032                       #31  8.897 -0.003
9:05 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.

We start the round with a red light win for Dye.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 710F Craig Blaisdell                      765C Shannon Chennault            
E3                   0.058  8.844 174.89     ****WINNER****  0.054  8.906 175.09
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.056             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lirones   ) 0.012  8.904  0.004                     0.043  8.905  0.005
E1    (J Gruba     ) 0.057  8.886 -0.014      (B Force     ) 0.091  8.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #38  8.886 -0.014                        #1  8.900  0.000
They leave almost together and Blaisdell misses on the top end. Chennault goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  555 Michael Miller                       7351 Jerry Denton                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.040  8.877 170.43                    -0.001  8.934 172.21
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.023             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Jeffery   ) 0.017  8.911  0.011      (J Lamb      ) 0.002  8.932  0.032
E1    (M Allen     ) 0.009  8.910  0.010      (M Gulko     ) 0.021  8.854 -0.046
 Qualified:            #10  8.910  0.010                       #46  8.854 -0.046
Denton misses the green by -0.001 and gives the win to Miller.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  731 Rick Beckstrom                       5512 Jim Schultz                  
E3                  -0.002  8.888 182.30     ****WINNER****  0.016  8.896 177.72
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Stevenson ) 0.012  8.919  0.019      (L Scarth    ) 0.023  8.934  0.034
E1    (M Tafoya Jr ) 0.028  8.894 -0.006      (D Alves     ) 0.035  8.866 -0.034
 Qualified:            #32  8.894 -0.006                       #44  8.866 -0.034
Red light win for Schultz.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7160 Andy Spiegel                         780F Danny Aguayo                 
E3                   0.024  8.899 178.42     ****WINNER****  0.023  8.918 168.77
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.001             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Stark     ) 0.020  8.904  0.004      (W Boxold    ) 0.033  8.913  0.013
E1    (K Kleinewebe) 0.012  8.883 -0.017      (R Momjian   ) 0.008  8.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #39  8.883 -0.017                        #3  8.904  0.004
Breakout win for Aguayo.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Jeff Cheney                             8 Anthony Castillo             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  8.893 161.67                     0.033  8.888 175.18
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.007             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Comstock  ) 0.010  8.958  0.058      (D Hall      ) 0.005  8.903  0.003
E1    (C Waggoner  ) 0.004  8.854 -0.046      (R Lahn      ) 0.027  8.911  0.011
 Qualified:            #47  8.854 -0.046                       #11  8.911  0.011
Number 2 vs. Number 8, and Castillo needs to win to stay in the hunt for the #1 spot.

Castillo gives up the advantage off the line and then breaks out by -0.005 more than Cheney.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7800 Les Figueroa Jr                        79 Shawn Langdon                
E3                   0.004  8.883 180.77     ****WINNER****  0.000  8.921 159.42
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.017             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Gecker    ) 0.006  8.936  0.036      (R Priddy    ) 0.007  8.920  0.020
E1    (L Rogers    ) 0.042  8.988  0.088      (J Richardson) 0.020  8.924  0.024
 Qualified:            #28  8.988  0.088                       #16  8.924  0.024
Say Hello to your new 2007 Lucas Oil Super Comp Champion!

He still has the killer instinct and nails the tree for a perfect RT in his win over Figueroa.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7669 Matt Constant                         550 Ed Olpin                     
E3   ****WINNER****  0.022  9.117 135.14                           26.567  48.86
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.217             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): 17.667
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Kern      ) 0.013  8.897 -0.003      (G Boutte    ) 0.023  8.929  0.029
E1    (W Silvia    ) -0.003  8.924  0.024      (E Smith     ) 0.005  8.988  0.088
 Qualified:            #17  8.924  0.024                       #29  8.988  0.088
Olpin has problems before the green and motors on down the track. Constant takes the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7765 Jim Hughes                           7826 Kyle Seipel                  
E3                   0.077  8.862 160.00     ****WINNER****  0.022  8.918 136.94
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.038             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Duncan    ) 0.017  8.881 -0.019      (R Broguiere ) 0.021  8.905  0.005
E1    (T Carli     ) 0.072  8.995  0.095      (A Jeffery   ) 0.023  8.929  0.029
 Qualified:            #30  8.995  0.095                       #18  8.929  0.029
Breakout win for Seipel.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                          1 Ron Erks                     
E3                   0.014  8.924 167.97     ****WINNER****  0.037  8.901 175.52
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.024             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Coapstick ) 0.016  8.906  0.006      (T McBride   ) 0.013  8.935  0.035
E1    (M Gomez     ) 0.026  8.935  0.035      (C Forsyth   ) 0.016  8.894 -0.006
 Qualified:            #21  8.935  0.035                       #33  8.894 -0.006
Ron Erks' MOV: 0.0002 seconds (approximately 1 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                           59 Gary Stinnett                
E3                   0.014  8.819 169.70     ****WINNER****  0.004  8.886 173.83
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.081             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.014
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Strickland) 0.028  8.919  0.019      (D Crumlich  ) 0.022  8.891 -0.009
E1    (R Symons    ) 0.185  8.811 -0.089      (K Mostowich ) 0.002  8.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #49  8.811 -0.089                       #13  8.915  0.015
Double Breakout win for Stinnett.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7688 Jeff Agalsoff                              Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  8.923 138.88     
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.023     
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Naber     ) 0.009  8.905  0.005   
E1    (N Saetes    ) 0.009  8.903  0.003   
 Qualified:             #2  8.903  0.003                     Bye
Bye run for Agalsoff.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7691 Aaron Kinard                          746 Courtney Force               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.009  8.948 152.71                     0.129  8.867 173.32
        S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.048             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.033
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Barton    ) 0.042  8.970  0.070      (T Greenmyer ) 0.045  8.968  0.068
E1    (D Morgan    ) 0.007  8.955  0.055      (J Momjian   ) 0.012  8.892 -0.008
 Qualified:            #24  8.955  0.055                       #36  8.892 -0.008
Breakout win for Kinard.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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