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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 09:00 AM

Stock Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 1 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
   11 Lee Zane                             3295 John Dinkel                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.056 11.125  92.44                     0.088 11.643 114.16
       D/SA  Dial: 10.86 (+/-):  0.265           A/SA  Dial: 10.71 (+/-):  0.933
 Qualified:            #33 10.845 -1.005                       #74 10.736 -0.564
8:21 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 59 degrees, relative humidity 73 percent, barometer 29.31 inches, adjusted altitude 1,320 feet, track temperature 64 degrees. Should be lots of breakouts this morning.

Dinkel slowed on the top end.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  751 Ben Wenzel                           3751 Terry Nagel                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.121 10.720 122.57                    -0.045 11.286 115.75
        D/S  Dial: 10.76 (+/-): -0.040           F/SA  Dial: 11.34 (+/-): -0.054
 Qualified:            #16 10.729 -1.071                       #57 11.281 -0.869


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3188 Marvin Robinson                      3428 Tom Rambo                    
E1                  -0.028 11.769 113.20     ****WINNER****  0.157 11.323 115.42
       F/SA  Dial: 11.70 (+/-):  0.069           G/SA  Dial: 11.32 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #77 11.730 -0.420                       #36 11.313 -0.987
Lots of red bulbs today.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1044 John Shaul                           3616 Judy McCormack               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.083  9.942 132.48                    -0.051 12.215  97.74
      AA/SA  Dial: 9.96 (+/-): -0.018            K/SA  Dial: 12.05 (+/-):  0.165
 Qualified:            #45  9.969 -0.931                        #4 11.770 -1.180


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3187 Billy Baker                          3066 Bert Morgan                  
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.025 11.298 115.30                    -0.121 17.300  52.83
       G/SA  Dial: 11.34 (+/-): -0.042           Q/SA  Dial: 12.95 (+/-):  4.350
 Qualified:            #42 11.343 -0.957                        #1 12.846 -1.254


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3954 John Keihn                           3023 Chuck Belanger               
E1                   0.071 12.270  97.42     ****WINNER****  0.090 11.336 113.01
       J/SA  Dial: 12.31 (+/-): -0.040           G/SA  Dial: 11.29 (+/-):  0.046
 Qualified:            #78 12.342 -0.408                       #37 11.314 -0.986


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1329 Denny Ford                           1351 Tex Miller                   
E1                   0.023 10.567 127.51     ****WINNER****  0.035 11.178 108.10
        A/S  Dial: 10.44 (+/-):  0.127           F/SA  Dial: 11.09 (+/-):  0.088
 Qualified:            #69 10.453 -0.797                       #28 11.128 -1.022
Tex Miller's MOV: 0.0276 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3340 Chuck Beach                          3241 Tom Reese                    
E1                   0.077 11.114 104.80     ****WINNER****  0.000 13.024 101.35
       F/SA  Dial: 11.15 (+/-): -0.036           P/SA  Dial: 12.99 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #17 11.091 -1.059                       #58 12.887 -0.863
Nice job by Reese, starting with a perfect light. Tom Reese's package: 0.034.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1041 Steven Welker                         368 Ed Bennett III               
E1                   0.081 21.799  36.18     ****WINNER****  0.170 10.689 123.29
       B/SA  Dial: 11.55 (+/-): 10.249           B/SA  Dial: 11.55 (+/-): -0.861
 Qualified:            #19 10.498 -1.052                       #60 10.692 -0.858
Welker's car broke on the launch and Bennett won the heads-up contest.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3488 Donald Long                          1134 Tom Kreeber                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014 11.407 112.23                     0.053 11.488 113.99
       G/SA  Dial: 11.40 (+/-):  0.007           I/SA  Dial: 11.49 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:            #53 11.410 -0.890                       #12 11.498 -1.102
Donald Long's package: 0.021.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3200 Tim Lowe                               31 Greg Hill                    
E1                  -0.012 12.067 107.79     ****WINNER****  0.046 10.860 119.96
       L/SA  Dial: 12.08 (+/-): -0.013           E/SA  Dial: 10.83 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #46 12.078 -0.922                        #5 10.826 -1.174


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3651 Bob Gere                             2172 Bill Harris                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037 11.917 108.69                     0.101 11.044 119.82
       L/SA  Dial: 11.89 (+/-):  0.027           D/SA  Dial: 10.97 (+/-):  0.074
 Qualified:            #13 11.905 -1.095                       #54 10.966 -0.884


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3569 Patrick Downing                      1634 Briane Philbrick             
E1                   0.084 13.080  93.82     ****WINNER****  0.059 13.044 104.07
       P/SA  Dial: 13.90 (+/-): -0.820           Q/SA  Dial: 13.04 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:            #59 12.889 -0.861                       #18 13.042 -1.058
Downing's dial-in doesn't look right and he breaks out by a ton.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3656 Bruce Witherspoon                    3548 Charley Downing              
E1                   0.047 11.126 118.99     ****WINNER****  0.027 12.348 103.71
       G/SA  Dial: 11.29 (+/-): -0.164           M/SA  Dial: 12.47 (+/-): -0.122
 Qualified:             #7 11.158 -1.142                       #48 12.243 -0.907


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3277 Rick Winchester                      3850 Lewis Conkey                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.041 11.352 115.62                     0.033 12.310 107.28
       H/SA  Dial: 11.32 (+/-):  0.032            M/S  Dial: 12.25 (+/-):  0.060
 Qualified:            #10 11.328 -1.122                       #51 12.250 -0.900
Rick Winchester's MOV: 0.0201 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3377 Joe Marcinowski                      3002 Doug Baker                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032 12.231 105.78                     0.047 10.749 116.58
       H/SA  Dial: 12.20 (+/-):  0.031           C/SA  Dial: 10.73 (+/-):  0.019
 Qualified:            #81 12.258 -0.192                       #40 10.740 -0.960
Joe Marcinowski's MOV: 0.0038 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3385 Jim Nichols                          3533 Brett McFarland              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.001 10.641 124.22                     0.119 10.106 128.89
       B/SA  Dial: 10.61 (+/-):  0.031            A/S  Dial: 10.18 (+/-): -0.074
 Qualified:            #49 10.646 -0.904                        #8 10.113 -1.137
Nichols cut the tree down and McFarland spent a lot of time with the wheels in the air. Jim Nichols' package: 0.032.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3990 Tim Gillespie                        3139 Ron Seibenick                
E1                   0.098 11.150 115.32     ****WINNER****  0.061 17.137  78.24
       F/SA  Dial: 11.17 (+/-): -0.020           EF/S  Dial: 17.15 (+/-): -0.013
 Qualified:            #32 11.144 -1.006                       #73 17.176 -0.574
Seibenick wins the double-breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3057 Bret Velde                           3852 David Edwards                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014 11.079 120.37                    -0.022 10.669 123.32
        A/S  Dial: 10.80 (+/-):  0.279           C/SA  Dial: 10.70 (+/-): -0.031
 Qualified:            #76 10.757 -0.493                       #35 10.706 -0.994


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3372 Dan Walcott                          3120 Lyn Smith                    
E1                   0.099 11.123 118.74     ****WINNER****  0.035 11.183 117.48
       E/SA  Dial: 11.15 (+/-): -0.027           F/SA  Dial: 11.13 (+/-):  0.053
 Qualified:            #64 11.157 -0.843                       #23 11.106 -1.044


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1880 Steve Sweitzer                       3240 Bobby Michael                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027 12.061 108.19                     0.026 12.269 107.79
       H/SA  Dial: 12.07 (+/-): -0.009           N/SA  Dial: 12.32 (+/-): -0.051
 Qualified:            #79 12.053 -0.397                       #38 12.317 -0.983
Almost identical lights, Sweitzer with the smaller breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3726 Terry Dye                            3421 Dick Kincaid                 
E1                   0.066 13.913  86.16     ****WINNER****  0.071 10.861 121.14
       BF/S  Dial: 13.94 (+/-): -0.027           C/SA  Dial: 10.84 (+/-):  0.021
 Qualified:            #11 13.841 -1.109                       #52 10.807 -0.893
Dye took too much stripe and Kincaid gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  396 Mike Fuller                          1967 Jim Marshall                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003 10.622 123.20                    -0.045 11.027 118.66
       B/SA  Dial: 10.63 (+/-): -0.008           F/SA  Dial: 11.02 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #50 10.647 -0.903                        #9 11.028 -1.122


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3222 Chris Stephenson                     3969 Joe Martens                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022 12.969  86.23                    -0.001 10.542 126.85
       L/SA  Dial: 12.77 (+/-):  0.199            B/S  Dial: 10.62 (+/-): -0.078
 Qualified:            #80 12.799 -0.201                       #39 10.527 -0.973
Martens went red by "a lousy thou."

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3393 Darrell Steiger                       441 Mitch Truman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025 11.600 105.52                     0.277 11.084 112.55
       G/SA  Dial: 11.47 (+/-):  0.130           D/SA  Dial: 11.11 (+/-): -0.026
 Qualified:            #30 11.287 -1.013                       #71 11.097 -0.753
Steiger's new "Sublime Lime" Dart is really, really green - and it's a winner, Truman really, really late.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3535 Rick Baehr                           3218 Paul Boster                  
E1                  -0.019 12.335 106.41     ****WINNER****  0.036 10.499 126.49
       M/SA  Dial: 12.34 (+/-): -0.005           B/SA  Dial: 10.50 (+/-): -0.001
 Qualified:            #62 12.302 -0.848                       #21 10.500 -1.050


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  383 Larry Hill                           3664 Bryan Merkle                 
E1                   0.079 10.360 127.15     ****WINNER****  0.025 11.245 111.68
       A/SA  Dial: 10.28 (+/-):  0.080           C/SA  Dial: 11.15 (+/-):  0.095
 Qualified:            #34 10.296 -1.004                       #75 11.176 -0.524
Hill's "new" Barracuda is a sharp-looking car, but Bryan Merkle's MOV: 0.0390 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  198 Steve Szupka                           39 Keith Lynch                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026 11.822 111.84                     0.040 10.294 120.21
       J/SA  Dial: 11.79 (+/-):  0.032           A/SA  Dial: 10.26 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #65 11.913 -0.837                       #24 10.257 -1.043
Steve Szupka's MOV: 0.0166 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3206 Steve McFarland                      3492 Donnie Beeler                
E1                  -0.010 10.730 122.87     ****WINNER****  0.033 11.208 116.82
        C/S  Dial: 10.74 (+/-): -0.010            G/S  Dial: 11.18 (+/-):  0.028
 Qualified:            #47 10.743 -0.907                        #6 11.028 -1.172
McFarland was 0.010 under at both ends of the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3137 Brian Seibenick                      1608 Gary Richard                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033 14.096  92.66                     0.128 10.762 115.05
       T/SA  Dial: 14.09 (+/-):  0.006           C/SA  Dial: 10.72 (+/-):  0.042
 Qualified:            #72 14.023 -0.677                       #31 10.693 -1.007
Brian Seibenick's package: 0.039 with that "big, old" Regal..


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3746 Jack Larsen                          1189 Wes McCracken                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046 15.457  79.91                     0.064 10.651 116.13
        V/S  Dial: 15.45 (+/-):  0.007           B/SA  Dial: 10.64 (+/-):  0.011
 Qualified:            #82 15.459 -0.091                       #41 10.591 -0.959
Larsen proves that you don't have to be able to run a second under to win. Jack Larsen's MOV: 0.0224 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1990 David Barton                          308 Greg Fulk                    
E1                  -0.004 10.144 129.22     ****WINNER****  0.118 12.584 103.36
       A/SA  Dial: 10.10 (+/-):  0.044           O/SA  Dial: 12.54 (+/-):  0.044
 Qualified:             #3 10.115 -1.185                       #44 12.516 -0.934


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3526 Chris Schafer                          33 Randy Wilkes                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.099 12.472 106.04                    -0.014 10.219 130.63
       N/SA  Dial: 12.46 (+/-):  0.012           A/SA  Dial: 10.24 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #63 12.456 -0.844                       #22 10.256 -1.044


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3122 Bill Owen                             428 Kevin Helms                  
E1                   0.037 14.271  92.32     ****WINNER****  0.011 11.153  99.77
       CF/S  Dial: 14.32 (+/-): -0.049           D/SA  Dial: 11.19 (+/-): -0.037
 Qualified:            #27 14.426 -1.024                       #68 11.046 -0.804
Helms broke the Corvette yesterday, but it's a winner today.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   19 Katie Sepanek                        3608 Bill Sempsrott               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023 11.693 108.88                     0.035 11.675 110.79
       I/SA  Dial: 11.66 (+/-):  0.033            K/S  Dial: 11.68 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:            #43 11.648 -0.952                        #2 11.662 -1.188
Sempsrott took 0.005 too much stripe. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Dan Fletcher                         3446 Judi Bureski                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037 10.662 116.70                     0.104 11.240 116.57
       B/SA  Dial: 10.57 (+/-):  0.092           E/SA  Dial: 11.20 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:            #29 10.534 -1.016                       #70 11.213 -0.787
Dan Fletcher's MOV: 0.0154 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   35 Matt Antrobius                       3602 Jason McCormack              
E1                   0.022 11.564 114.71     ****WINNER****  0.043 10.241 120.56
       H/SA  Dial: 11.62 (+/-): -0.056            A/S  Dial: 10.29 (+/-): -0.049
 Qualified:            #67 11.627 -0.823                       #26 10.220 -1.030
McCormack made a nice wheels-up launch, grabbed second gear with the wheels in the air, and won the double-breakout race.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1150 Russell Linke                        3022 Jennifer McCormack           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028 11.477 108.79                     0.065 11.767 110.40
       H/SA  Dial: 11.39 (+/-):  0.087           I/SA  Dial: 11.71 (+/-):  0.057
 Qualified:            #14 11.373 -1.077                       #55 11.721 -0.879
Russell Linke's MOV: 0.0073 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1274 Brent Darroch                        3205 Larry McFarland              
E1                   0.028 10.676 122.66     ****WINNER****  0.044 10.656 125.42
        C/S  Dial: 10.61 (+/-):  0.066            B/S  Dial: 10.61 (+/-):  0.046
 Qualified:            #20 10.599 -1.051                       #61 10.650 -0.850
Stick shifts, a pair. McFarland stood his Mustang on the bumper, landed it hard, and still won by 0.0045 seconds (approximately 10 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 100E Merle Eschman                        3384 Mike McGinley                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.108 11.244 115.76                           No Time      
       E/SA  Dial: 12.00 (+/-): -0.756           N/SA  Dial: 13.30 (+/-): 86.699
 Qualified:            #66 11.165 -0.835                       #25 12.265 -1.035
McGinley was a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3391 Jerry Bennett                        5204 Fred Suiter                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.057 10.473 113.96
       D/SA  Dial: 11.85 (+/-): 88.149           B/SA  Dial: 10.47 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #56 10.980 -0.870                       #15 10.474 -1.076
Bennett was also a no-show. Suiter did a nice, smooth wheelstand, missed his dial by 0.003.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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