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Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 01:56 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 1 Class Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 1 class eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA, Fourth annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  308 Greg Fulk                            3139 Ron Seibenick                
C1   ****WINNER****  0.113 12.582 103.39     ****WINNER****  0.207 17.278  75.42
       O/SA Index: 13.45 (+/-): -0.868           EF/S Index: 17.75 (+/-): -0.472
 Qualified:            #41 12.516 103.80                       #73 17.176  75.13
11:47 a.m. Seibineck went .500 under earlier in qualifying, so he's a class winner.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3608 Bill Sempsrott                       3137 Brian Seibenick              
C1   ****WINNER****  0.043 11.662 113.32     ****WINNER****  0.002 14.168  92.44
        K/S Index: 12.85 (+/-): -1.188           T/SA Index: 14.70 (+/-): -0.532
 Qualified:             #6 11.705 112.60                       #72 14.023  93.29


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3492 Donnie Beeler                        3616 Judy McCormack               
C1   ****WINNER****  0.070 11.262 117.01     ****WINNER****  0.004 12.094 109.59
        G/S Index: 12.20 (+/-): -0.938           K/SA Index: 12.95 (+/-): -0.856
 Qualified:             #5 11.028 118.31                        #3 11.770 111.15


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3122 Bill Owen                            3746 Jack Larsen                  
C1   ****WINNER****  0.141 14.426  93.09     ****WINNER**** -0.035 15.469  85.89
       CF/S Index: 15.45 (+/-): -1.024            V/S Index: 15.55 (+/-): -0.081
 Qualified:            #31 14.445  79.52                       #82 15.459  85.45
Larsen fails to meet the -.500 requirement and is not a class winner.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3850 Lewis Conkey                          751 Ben Wenzel                   
C1   ****WINNER**** -0.048 12.362 107.27     ****WINNER****  0.031 10.821 122.51
        M/S Index: 13.15 (+/-): -0.788            D/S Index: 11.80 (+/-): -0.979
 Qualified:            #49 12.250 106.92                       #16 10.729 122.58


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1044 John Shaul                                 Bye
C1   ****WINNER****  0.043  9.976 132.41     
      AA/SA Index: 10.90 (+/-): -0.924    
 Qualified:            #42  9.969 132.53                     Bye
Nice run, but not his best of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3569 Patrick Downing                      3241 Tom Reese                    
C1   ****WINNER****  0.036 12.889 101.90                     0.093 13.047 101.71
       P/SA Index: 13.75 (+/-): -0.861           P/SA Index: 13.75 (+/-): -0.703
 Qualified:            #58 12.889 101.47                       #57 12.887 102.47
This is a final. They were just 0.002 apart in earlier qualifying - and Downing runs right on his prior best time for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3222 Chris Stephenson                     3200 Tim Lowe                     
C1   ****WINNER****  0.058 12.800 102.25                    -0.052 12.119 107.72
       L/SA Index: 13.00 (+/-): -0.200           L/SA Index: 13.00 (+/-): -0.881
 Qualified:            #80 12.799   NS                         #44 12.078 108.66
This is for a trophy.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3651 Bob Gere                                   Bye
C1   ****WINNER****  0.015 11.918 104.38     
       L/SA Index: 13.00 (+/-): -1.082    
 Qualified:            #13 11.905 110.46                     Bye


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                3526 Chris Schafer                
C1                                            ****WINNER****  0.019 12.456 105.70
                                                 N/SA Index: 13.30 (+/-): -0.844
 Qualified:                                                      #71 12.611 104.79
There are three in N/SA, but the pair got split up pulling through the tower and will have to come back to run as a pair. This is the bye run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 100E Merle Eschman                        3372 Dan Walcott                  
C1                   0.103 11.234 115.99     ****WINNER****  0.141 11.163 118.31
       E/SA Index: 12.00 (+/-): -0.766           E/SA Index: 12.00 (+/-): -0.837
 Qualified:            #62 11.165 116.58                       #61 11.157 118.82
Dan Walcott's MOV: 0.0334 seconds (approximately 6 feet). There are four cars in the class.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3446 Judi Bureski                           31 Greg Hill                    
C1                   0.049 11.328 115.89     ****WINNER****  0.066 10.916 119.38
       E/SA Index: 12.00 (+/-): -0.672           E/SA Index: 12.00 (+/-): -1.084
 Qualified:            #67 11.213 116.90                        #4 10.826 120.20


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3066 Bert Morgan                          1634 Briane Philbrick             
C1   ****WINNER****  0.183 12.918 101.45                    -0.009 13.126 103.39
       Q/SA Index: 14.10 (+/-): -1.182           Q/SA Index: 14.10 (+/-): -0.974
 Qualified:             #1 12.846 101.90                       #17 13.042 101.79
This is for a trophy.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3535 Rick Baehr                           3548 Charley Downing              
C1                   0.029 12.302 106.32     ****WINNER****  0.058 12.243 105.55
       M/SA Index: 13.15 (+/-): -0.848           M/SA Index: 13.15 (+/-): -0.907
 Qualified:            #69 12.419  93.91                       #54 12.274   NS  
This is for a trophy. Charley Downing's MOV: 0.0303 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3488 Donald Long                          3656 Bruce Witherspoon            
C1                   0.023 11.476 113.87     ****WINNER****  0.092 11.300 117.04
       G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -0.824           G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -1.000
 Qualified:            #51 11.410 114.23                        #7 11.158 118.42
There are six cars in G/SA. Bruce Witherspoon's MOV: 0.1075 seconds (approximately 18 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3023 Chuck Belanger                       3187 Billy Baker                  
C1                  -0.001 11.380 113.17     ****WINNER****  0.019 11.414 114.63
       G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -0.920           G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -0.886
 Qualified:            #36 11.314 113.18                       #39 11.343 115.24


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3393 Darrell Steiger                      3428 Tom Rambo                    
C1   ****WINNER****  0.012 11.287 115.69                     0.039 11.338 115.71
       G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -1.013           G/SA Index: 12.30 (+/-): -0.962
 Qualified:            #66 11.505 114.51                       #35 11.313 115.91
Darrell Steiger's MOV: 0.0786 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3188 Marvin Robinson                      1351 Tex Miller                   
C1                   0.002 11.730 113.46     ****WINNER****  0.150 11.204 117.54
       F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -0.420           F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -0.946
 Qualified:            #79 11.805 112.44                       #27 11.128 117.95
There are seven cars in F/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3340 Chuck Beach                          3120 Lyn Smith                    
C1   ****WINNER****  0.078 11.091 115.81                     0.094 11.106 117.81
       F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -1.059           F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -1.044
 Qualified:            #24 11.118 101.97                       #23 11.113 117.39
Good race...Chuck Beach's MOV: 0.0318 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3990 Tim Gillespie                        3751 Terry Nagel                  
C1   ****WINNER****  0.024 11.151 117.44                     0.025 11.281 116.13
       F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -0.999           F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -0.869
 Qualified:            #30 11.144 117.57                       #56 11.283 116.26
Tim Gillespie's MOV: 0.1318 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                1967 Jim Marshall                 
C1                                            ****WINNER****  0.039 11.295  98.28
                                                 F/SA Index: 12.15 (+/-): -0.855
 Qualified:                                                       #9 11.028 118.38
Marshall gets the bye...and takes it easy on the parts.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   35 Matt Antrobius                       1150 Russell Linke                
C1   ****WINNER****  0.082 11.699 112.33                    -0.006 11.480 114.71
       H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.751           H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.970
 Qualified:            #63 11.627   NS                         #14 11.373 115.30
There should be five cars in H/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   35 Matt Antrobius                       1150 Russell Linke                
C1   ****WINNER****  0.082 11.699 112.33                    -0.006 11.480 114.71
       H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.751           H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.970
 Qualified:            #63 11.627   NS                         #14 11.373 115.30


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3377 Joe Marcinowski                      1880 Steve Sweitzer               
C1                  -0.017 12.316 106.51     ****WINNER****  0.144 12.126 109.28
       H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.134           H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -0.324
 Qualified:            #81 12.258 107.42                       #78 12.053 109.93


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                3277 Rick Winchester              
C1                                            ****WINNER****  0.058 11.425 115.06
                                                 H/SA Index: 12.45 (+/-): -1.025
 Qualified:                                                      #10 11.328 115.95


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 Katie Sepanek                        3022 Jennifer McCormack           
C1   ****WINNER****  0.065 11.648 101.07                    -0.016 11.904 109.02
       I/SA Index: 12.60 (+/-): -0.952           I/SA Index: 12.60 (+/-): -0.696
 Qualified:            #40 11.660 111.88                       #53 11.721 111.07
There are three in I/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1134 Tom Kreeber                                Bye
C1   ****WINNER****  0.070 11.524 113.65     
       I/SA Index: 12.60 (+/-): -1.076    
 Qualified:            #12 11.498 113.69                     Bye


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                3726 Terry Dye                    
C1                                            ****WINNER****  0.136 14.095  80.90
                                                 BF/S Index: 14.95 (+/-): -0.855
 Qualified:                                                      #11 13.841  87.32


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  396 Mike Fuller                          1189 Wes McCracken                
C1                   0.089 10.671 122.91     ****WINNER****  0.018 10.591 122.50
       B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -0.879           B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -0.959
 Qualified:            #48 10.647 122.95                       #45 10.628 123.23
There are eight in B/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    7 Dan Fletcher                          368 Ed Bennett III               
C1   ****WINNER****  0.040 10.790 102.89                     0.178 10.894 127.11
       B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -0.760           B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -0.656
 Qualified:            #28 10.534 125.38                       #59 10.692 126.89


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3385 Jim Nichols                          1041 Steven Welker                
C1                   0.065 10.679 123.86     ****WINNER****  0.055 10.535 124.38
       B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -0.871           B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -1.015
 Qualified:            #47 10.646 124.25                       #18 10.498 124.41


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5204 Fred Suiter                          3218 Paul Boster                  
C1   ****WINNER****  0.145 10.508 116.58                    -0.040 10.541 125.68
       B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -1.042           B/SA Index: 11.55 (+/-): -1.009
 Qualified:            #15 10.474 124.87                       #20 10.500 126.27


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3205 Larry McFarland                      3969 Joe Martens                  
C1   ****WINNER****  0.117 10.675 124.80                    -0.093 10.527 126.92
        B/S Index: 11.50 (+/-): -0.825            B/S Index: 11.50 (+/-): -0.973
 Qualified:            #60 10.650 125.22                       #43 10.575 126.40
This is for a trophy.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3057 Bret Velde                           3533 Brett McFarland              
C1                   0.088 11.020 122.59     ****WINNER****  0.170 10.216 130.02
        A/S Index: 11.25 (+/-): -0.230            A/S Index: 11.25 (+/-): -1.034
 Qualified:            #76 10.757 124.82                        #8 10.113 131.41
There are four in A/SA. Looked like McFarland had problems on the launch, but he went by Velde early in the run. Looks like he broke a wheelie bar.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3602 Jason McCormack                      1329 Denny Ford                   
C1   ****WINNER****  0.211 10.547 105.65                    -0.090 10.453 127.53
        A/S Index: 11.25 (+/-): -0.703            A/S Index: 11.25 (+/-): -0.797
 Qualified:            #26 10.220 130.35                       #70 10.555 126.78


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3954 John Keihn                            198 Steve Szupka                 
C1                   0.066 19.179  62.82     ****WINNER****  0.025 11.913 110.90
       J/SA Index: 12.75 (+/-):  6.429           J/SA Index: 12.75 (+/-): -0.837
 Qualified:            #77 12.342   NS                         #65 11.953  99.90
This is for a trophy. Looked like Keihn broke on the launch, slowing immediately.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3852 David Edwards                        3664 Bryan Merkle                 
C1   ****WINNER****  0.044 10.809 121.92                     0.047 11.229 119.47
       C/SA Index: 11.70 (+/-): -0.891           C/SA Index: 11.70 (+/-): -0.471
 Qualified:            #34 10.706 122.80                       #75 11.176 119.82
There are supposed to be five cars in C/SA, only see four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3002 Doug Baker                           1608 Gary Richard                 
C1                  -0.148 10.773 122.18     ****WINNER****  0.146 10.882 100.95
       C/SA Index: 11.70 (+/-): -0.927           C/SA Index: 11.70 (+/-): -0.818
 Qualified:            #38 10.740 122.39                       #29 10.693   NS  


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  428 Kevin Helms                          2172 Bill Harris                  
C1   ****WINNER****  0.025 11.197 119.44                    -0.012 10.991 120.62
       D/SA Index: 11.85 (+/-): -0.653           D/SA Index: 11.85 (+/-): -0.859
 Qualified:            #64 11.046 119.68                       #52 10.966 120.10
Should be five in D/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  441 Mitch Truman                           11 Lee Zane                     
C1   ****WINNER****  0.002 11.116 117.27                    -0.002 10.913 121.44
       D/SA Index: 11.85 (+/-): -0.734           D/SA Index: 11.85 (+/-): -0.937
 Qualified:            #68 11.097 117.18                       #32 10.845 121.75


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3206 Steve McFarland                      1274 Brent Darroch                
C1                   0.046 10.771 122.46     ****WINNER****  0.155 10.603 126.54
        C/S Index: 11.65 (+/-): -0.879            C/S Index: 11.65 (+/-): -1.047
 Qualified:            #46 10.743 122.50                       #19 10.599 127.41
Brent Darroch's MOV: 0.0595 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  383 Larry Hill                             33 Randy Wilkes                 
C1                  -0.032 10.309 127.70     ****WINNER****  0.111 10.311 131.42
       A/SA Index: 11.30 (+/-): -0.991           A/SA Index: 11.30 (+/-): -0.989
 Qualified:            #33 10.296 127.94                       #21 10.256 129.84
Should also be five in A/SA.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3295 John Dinkel                            39 Keith Lynch                  
C1                   0.009 12.344  89.20     ****WINNER****  0.122 10.275 127.27
       A/SA Index: 11.30 (+/-):  1.044           A/SA Index: 11.30 (+/-): -1.025
 Qualified:            #74 10.736 122.83                       #22 10.257 127.47


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1990 David Barton                               Bye
C1   ****WINNER****  0.043 10.174 129.02     
       A/SA Index: 11.30 (+/-): -1.126    
 Qualified:             #2 10.115 129.31                     Bye
Barton closes out the round. Except for the N/SA rerun, and one of the two cars is nowhere to be seen.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3384 Mike McGinley                        3240 Bobby Michael                
C1   ****WINNER****  0.011 12.226 106.73                     0.078 12.324 107.82
       N/SA Index: 13.30 (+/-): -1.074           N/SA Index: 13.30 (+/-): -0.976
 Qualified:            #25 12.269 106.12                       #37 12.317 107.74
1:50 p.m. Somehow these two, from the same home town, managed to get separated between the head of staging and the starting line, so they had to come back and run as a pair to determine who goes to the finals. It will be McGinley.

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