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Sat, 20 Sep 2008, 02:06 PM

Hemi Super Stock Challenge Round 1 Eliminations (Revised)
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - (Revised) Results of round 1 eliminations in MOPAR Hemi Super Stock Challenge at the NHRA, Fourth annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  335 Jeffrey Kobylski                      428 Kevin Helms                  
E1                  -0.042  9.937 103.47     ****WINNER****  0.078  8.945 130.52
 Qualified:            #13  8.911 -0.839                        #6  8.740 -1.010
1:42 p.m. Fourteen of the hemi cars showed up for the Challenge, one or two broke in qualifying.

Helms got a freebie and advances to the quarterfinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1954 Bob Wolkwitz                         3651 Charlie Westcott Jr.         
E1                   0.885 22.046  57.54     ****WINNER**** -0.020  8.602 155.67
 Qualified:             #9  8.772 -0.978                        #2  8.605 -1.145
Westcott left early and Wolkwitz hadn't even brouight the RPMs up for the launch. Wait - Late Information! Wolkwitz was in deep, a foul, and Westcott gets to come back after all since Wolkwitz's foul came first..

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3036 Charlie Westcott                     1968 Chuck Comella                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  8.765 156.94                     0.277  8.760 151.26
 Qualified:             #1  8.585 -1.165                        #8  8.750 -1.000
"Dad" wins on a holeshot - this is al;ready a strange round!! He earns a bye to the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1798 Bucky Hess                            364 Tony DePillo                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  8.791 150.40                     0.119  9.028 149.53
 Qualified:             #7  8.749 -1.001                       #14  8.955 -0.795
Hess with a great light for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4426 Joe Teuton Jr.                        350 Jim Pancake                  
E1                   0.000  8.907 149.15     ****WINNER****  0.098  8.743 150.43
 Qualified:            #11  8.811 -0.939                        #4  8.635 -1.115
Teuton cut the tree down and Pancake still had enough to take the win. He races Hess next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4446 J Allen Sherman                      1517 Jim Daniels                  
E1                   0.008  8.879 150.80     ****WINNER****  0.091  8.672 152.87
 Qualified:            #10  8.786 -0.964                        #3  8.613 -1.137
Great light for Sherman, but Daniels has been quick this weekend. He faces Helms next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3392 Don Bales                            799J John Rains                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.032  9.576 115.28
 Qualified:            #12  8.813 -0.937                        #5  8.644 -1.106
Bales was unable to answer the call and Rains got a break because his car spun the tires and waddled around. He faces Westcott, Jr. next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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