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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 12:52 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Stock Eliminator 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
 6791 Tom Gaynor                             78 Errol Farmer                 
E4                   0.067 10.967 119.91     ****WINNER****  0.030 10.957 119.78
      C/FIA  Dial: 11.00 (+/-): -0.033           D/SA  Dial: 10.95 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Forester  ) 0.052 10.991  0.081      (J Shaul     ) 0.006 10.959  0.009
E2    (J Waldo     ) 0.042 11.002 -0.068      (R Bedford   ) 0.009 11.050  0.000
E1    (W Alston    ) 0.026 10.974 -0.026      (B Pott      ) 0.031 10.955  0.005
 Qualified:            #29 10.998 -1.002                       #43 10.963 -0.887
9:35 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 39 percent, barometer 29.01 inches, adjusted altitude 1,893 feet, track temperature 81 degrees.

Farmer gets the advantage off the line and pushes Gaynor out on the top end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7002 Jim Meador                           6570 Toby Lang                    
E4                  -0.006 10.768 118.95     ****WINNER****  0.013 11.612 112.61
       D/SA  Dial: 10.76 (+/-):  0.008           G/SA  Dial: 11.63 (+/-): -0.018
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Henderson ) 0.002 10.773  0.043      (R McClanahan) 0.014 11.618  0.008
E2    (A Durham    ) 0.046 10.871  0.031      (D Chervanik ) 0.024 11.732  0.022
E1    (G Torres    ) 0.064 10.753  0.033      (C Rayburn   ) 0.010 11.617 -0.033
 Qualified:             #5 10.739 -1.111                       #74 12.122 -0.178
Meador goes red by -0.006 and Lang takes a free pass to round 5.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6231 Kelly Thomas                         7185 Dave Bridgewater             
E4   ****WINNER****  0.006 12.229 106.93                     0.095 10.677 122.80
      G/FIA  Dial: 12.24 (+/-): -0.011           B/SA  Dial: 10.75 (+/-): -0.073
 Prior rounds:
E3    (N Ariotti   ) 0.020 12.219 -0.011      (V Guilmino  ) 0.027 10.772  0.062
E2    (D Howard    ) 0.022 12.340  0.020      (M Nelson    ) 0.021 10.881  0.001
E1    (M Johnston  ) 0.038 12.239  0.009      (G Person    ) 0.167 10.728 -0.012
 Qualified:            #40 12.242 -0.908                       #54 10.750 -0.800
Double breakout win for Thomas.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  781 Tony DeFrank                         7053 Bernie Cunningham            
E4                  -0.001 11.435  96.57     ****WINNER****  0.028 10.910 121.98
       F/SA  Dial: 11.30 (+/-):  0.135          B/FIA  Dial: 10.89 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E3                   0.024 11.282  0.082      (R Ariotti   ) 0.052 10.858 -0.022
E2    (J Schloe    ) 0.014 11.380  0.030      (M Iacono    ) 0.003 11.007  0.007
E1    (B Phillips  ) 0.025 11.244 -0.096      (C Smith     ) 0.018 10.904  0.044
 Qualified:            #57 11.372 -0.778                       #53 10.889 -0.811
Ouch! DeFrank goes red by -0.001 and Cunningham gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6032 Jody Lang                            6104 Brad Plourd                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.008 12.357  99.31                     0.052 10.355 121.51
       N/SA  Dial: 12.35 (+/-):  0.007           A/SA  Dial: 10.33 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E3    (K Ariotti   ) 0.029 12.505  0.175      (B Brown     ) 0.036 10.346  0.016
E2    (M Faul      ) 0.016 12.448  0.008      (T Kadar     ) 0.055 10.432  0.012
E1    (T Miller    ) 0.003 12.336  0.006      (K Rizzoli   ) 0.044 10.330  0.000
 Qualified:            #68 12.706 -0.594                       #36 10.349 -0.951
Plourd's Championship hopes go up in smoke, as he is slow on the tree and can't make up the difference. Great 15 package for Lang.

Michael Iacono is the 2007 Lucas Oil Stock Champion!

Next Round pairings: Farmer vs. J.Lang; Cunningham vs. T.Lang; and Thomas gets the Bye.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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