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Mon, 1 Sep 2008, 02:24 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of round 5 eliminations in Stock Eliminator 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
  441 Mitch Truman                         5300 Al Corda                     
E5   ****WINNER****  0.042 11.672 103.71                     0.030 10.596 122.54
       I/SA  Dial: 11.67 (+/-):  0.002           B/SA  Dial: 10.52 (+/-):  0.076
 Prior rounds:
E4    (B McClister ) 0.035 11.637 -0.003      (B Parker    ) 0.041 10.470 -1.080
E3    (B Koski     ) 0.026 11.792  0.122      (D Morgan    ) 0.084 10.490  0.000
E2    (B Hawk      ) 0.012 11.735  0.045      (B Darroch   ) 0.048 10.468  0.008
E1    (T Emmons    ) 0.025 11.680  0.030      (D Geary     ) 0.018 10.459  0.029
 Qualified:           #105 11.620 -0.980                       #45 10.469 -1.081
2:14 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.

128 qualified, eight made it to Monday. Soon there will be four.

Corda had the better light, could not run the number.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3218 Paul Boster                          3209 Monte Howard                 
E5   ****WINNER****  0.110 10.625 121.08                     0.063 11.683 111.35
       B/SA  Dial: 10.59 (+/-):  0.035           H/SA  Dial: 11.58 (+/-):  0.103
 Prior rounds:
E4    (B Rowe      ) 0.002 10.627  0.057      (J DeFrank   ) 0.050 11.537 -0.013
E3    (D Edwards   ) 0.133 10.585  0.015      (D Rampy     ) 0.021 11.562  0.002
E2    (E Wingo     ) 0.015 10.538 -0.012      (T Kreeber   ) 0.004 11.560  0.030
E1    (M Stephenson) 0.066 10.554  0.044      (D Bridgewate) 0.043 11.533  0.063
 Qualified:            #64 10.496 -1.054                      #100 11.453 -0.997
Howard had a huge advantage at the tree, came up a tenth short of his dial-in. Paul Boster's MOV: 0.0218 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4772 David Buckner                        2920 Edmond Richardson            
E5   ****WINNER****  0.002 11.065 118.08                     0.062 10.833 118.20
       E/SA  Dial: 11.03 (+/-):  0.035           C/SA  Dial: 10.86 (+/-): -0.027
 Prior rounds:
E4    (K Lynch     ) 0.040 11.084  0.094      (G Howell    ) 0.061 10.709 -0.991
E3    (G Richard   ) 0.079 11.045  0.075      (T Rambo     ) 0.046 10.815  0.025
E2    (R West      ) 0.034 11.010  0.030      (J Harrison  ) 0.013 10.760  0.040
E1    (R Winchester) 0.052 11.024  0.044      (M Buth      ) 0.037 10.905  0.165
 Qualified:             #6 10.767 -1.233                       #98 10.700 -1.000
THis one worked out normally, Buckner had a big holeshot with his 0.002 light and he ran Richardson out on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1348 Mike Farrell                         213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E5   ****WINNER****  0.090 12.051  79.48                     2.341 12.879  92.50
       G/SA  Dial: 11.12 (+/-):  0.931           B/SA  Dial: 10.63 (+/-):  2.249
 Prior rounds:
E4    (N Grier     ) 0.018 11.110  0.030      (P Cannan    ) 0.045 10.563 -0.007
E3    (P Biondo    ) 0.018 11.104  0.044      (D Black     ) 0.037 10.623  0.053
E2    (J Strickland) 0.034 11.053  0.023      (J Bardekoff ) 0.033 10.416 -1.134
E1    (T Hoven     ) 0.041 10.987 -1.313      (M Freeman   ) 0.048 10.550  0.060
 Qualified:            #71 11.252 -1.048                       #59 10.489 -1.061
Another strange race, Bertozzi just sitting there when the light turned green.

Farrell will race Truman and Buckner will race Boster in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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