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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 02:18 PM

Super Gas Round 5 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 5 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 373B Brad Gebhardt                              Bye
E5   ****WINNER****  0.023  9.855 150.98     
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.045     
 Prior rounds:
E4    (R Weaver    ) 0.005  9.960  0.060   
E3    (I Boicesco  ) 0.015  9.914  0.014   
E2    (R Eaker     ) 0.017  9.881 -0.019   
E1    (A Lawrence  ) 0.013  9.935  0.035   
 Qualified:            #37  9.935  0.035                     Bye
2:10 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.19 inches, adjusted altitude 3,344 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4747 Tommy Phillips                         34 Ron Erks                     
E5   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.913 152.40                     0.033  9.922 164.67
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.013             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E4    (R Haas      ) 0.017  9.886 -0.014      (T Bayer     ) 0.008  9.908  0.008
E3                   0.010  9.911  0.011      (J Shipp     ) 0.016 10.024  0.124
E2    (B Seemann   ) 0.012  9.937  0.037      (A Thomas    ) 0.036  9.948  0.048
E1    (E Rudek     ) 0.017  9.933  0.033      (P Richardson) 0.025  9.949  0.049
 Qualified:            #36  9.933  0.033                       #41  9.949  0.049
Tommy Phillips' MOV: 0.0297 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Jeff Cheney                          1728 Jeff Szilagyi                
E5   ****WINNER****  0.025  9.899 158.04                     0.039  9.887 152.35
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E4    (P Brown     ) 0.005  9.891 -0.009      (J Stover    ) 0.012  9.890 -0.010
E3    (C MacMillan ) 0.022  9.834 -0.066      (G Summers   ) 0.024  9.891 -0.009
E2    (S Hoyt      ) 0.009  9.934  0.034      (J Nance     ) 0.064  9.852 -0.048
E1    (H Robison   ) 0.000  9.961  0.061      (T Ratliff   ) 0.002  9.969  0.069
 Qualified:            #43  9.961  0.061                       #48  9.969  0.069
Cheney has the better light and runs Szilagyi out. Cheney vs Phillips in #6.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5222 Max Tafoya Jr                          18 Tom Stalba                   
E5   ****WINNER****  0.035  9.915 158.89                     0.030  9.928 149.90
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E4    (J Napolitano) 0.018  9.854 -0.046      (C Lundquist ) 0.068  9.996  0.096
E3    (K Damron    ) 0.060  9.910  0.010      (J Kenny     ) 0.032  9.909  0.009
E2    (D Kroft     ) 0.016  9.878 -0.022      (S Gecker    ) 0.019  9.921  0.021
E1    (B Jackson   ) 0.029  9.882 -0.018      (D Tatum     ) 0.003  9.895 -0.005
 Qualified:            #64  9.882 -0.018                       #59  9.895 -0.005
Max Tafoya Jr's MOV: 0.0083 seconds (approximately 22 inches). Tafoya gets a bye into the semis.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Mike Ruff                            260T Tom Joseph                   
E5   ****WINNER****  0.021  9.910 140.61                     0.031  9.907 150.70
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.010             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E4    (R Kurth     ) 0.019  9.900  0.000      (S Deffenbaug) 0.007  9.881 -0.019
E3    (D Fletcher  ) 0.006  9.918  0.018      (K Mostowich ) 0.023  9.902  0.002
E2    (L Klingensmi) 0.003  9.919  0.019                     0.038  9.857 -0.043
E1    (B Maddox    ) 0.009  9.899 -0.001      (H Day       ) 0.017  9.902  0.002
 Qualified:            #57  9.899 -0.001                        #1  9.902  0.002
Mike Ruff's MOV: 0.0071 seconds (approximately 19 inches). Ruff vs Gebhardt.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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