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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 02:26 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 2 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
 1880 Steve Sweitzer                       1634 Briane Philbrick             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.033 12.135 109.19                    -0.017 13.183 103.21
       H/SA  Dial: 12.12 (+/-):  0.015           Q/SA  Dial: 13.06 (+/-):  0.123
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Michael   ) 0.027 12.061 -0.009      (P Downing   ) 0.059 13.044  0.004
 Qualified:            #79 12.053 -0.397                       #18 13.042 -1.058
2:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 40 percent, barometer 29.31 inches, adjusted altitude 2,771 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1150 Russell Linke                        3664 Bryan Merkle                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016 11.576 109.75                     0.056 11.269 119.24
       H/SA  Dial: 11.51 (+/-):  0.066           C/SA  Dial: 11.23 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Mc Cormack) 0.028 11.477  0.087      (L Hill      ) 0.025 11.245  0.095
 Qualified:            #14 11.373 -1.077                       #75 11.176 -0.524
Russell Linke's MOV: 0.0137 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3222 Chris Stephenson                      368 Ed Bennett III               
E2                  -0.030 12.828 101.48     ****WINNER**** -0.050 10.846 126.71
       L/SA  Dial: 12.85 (+/-): -0.022           B/SA  Dial: 10.79 (+/-):  0.056
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Martens   ) 0.022 12.969  0.199      (S Welker    ) 0.170 10.689 -0.861
 Qualified:            #80 12.799 -0.201                       #60 10.692 -0.858


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3393 Darrell Steiger                      3277 Rick Winchester              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.028 11.520 113.65                     0.065 11.400 114.97
       G/SA  Dial: 11.50 (+/-):  0.020           H/SA  Dial: 11.42 (+/-): -0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Truman    ) 0.025 11.600  0.130      (L Conkey    ) 0.041 11.352  0.032
 Qualified:            #30 11.287 -1.013                       #10 11.328 -1.122


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3241 Tom Reese                            3023 Chuck Belanger               
E2                   0.051 13.142  99.74     ****WINNER****  0.100 11.382 112.05
       P/SA  Dial: 13.04 (+/-):  0.102           G/SA  Dial: 11.38 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Beach     ) 0.000 13.024  0.034      (J Keihn     ) 0.090 11.336  0.046
 Qualified:            #58 12.887 -0.863                       #37 11.314 -0.986
Chuck Belanger's MOV: 0.0517 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3120 Lyn Smith                             308 Greg Fulk                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.097 11.193 117.56                    -0.044 12.633 103.03
       F/SA  Dial: 11.18 (+/-):  0.013           O/SA  Dial: 12.60 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Walcott   ) 0.035 11.183  0.053      (D Barton    ) 0.118 12.584  0.044
 Qualified:            #23 11.106 -1.044                       #44 12.516 -0.934


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3377 Joe Marcinowski                      3205 Larry McFarland              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.073 12.321 105.04                     0.039 10.610 120.38
       H/SA  Dial: 12.31 (+/-):  0.011            B/S  Dial: 10.70 (+/-): -0.090
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Baker     ) 0.032 12.231  0.031      (B Darroch   ) 0.044 10.656  0.046
 Qualified:            #81 12.258 -0.192                       #61 10.650 -0.850
McFarland had a huge wheelie and wandered out of the groove before landing the front end. That excursion may have done him in, he took way too much stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   11 Lee Zane                             3651 Bob Gere                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025 10.972 121.17                    -0.039 11.992 109.38
       D/SA  Dial: 10.96 (+/-):  0.012           L/SA  Dial: 11.99 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Dinkel    ) 0.056 11.125  0.265      (B Harris    ) 0.037 11.917  0.027
 Qualified:            #33 10.845 -1.005                       #13 11.905 -1.095
Lee Zane's package: 0.037.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5204 Fred Suiter                          3057 Bret Velde                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.187 10.488 121.33                     0.197 10.978 110.46
       B/SA  Dial: 10.50 (+/-): -0.012            A/S  Dial: 11.08 (+/-): -0.102
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Bennett   ) 0.057 10.473  0.003      (D Edwards   ) 0.014 11.079  0.279
 Qualified:            #15 10.474 -1.076                       #76 10.757 -0.493
Almost identical, slow lights and a double-breakout win for Suiter.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  198 Steve Szupka                         1044 John Shaul                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029 11.935 111.03                    -0.020 10.563  97.33
       J/SA  Dial: 11.95 (+/-): -0.015          AA/SA  Dial: 9.97 (+/-):  0.593
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Lynch     ) 0.026 11.822  0.032      (J Mc Cormack) 0.083  9.942 -0.018
 Qualified:            #65 11.913 -0.837                       #45  9.969 -0.931


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3385 Jim Nichols                          1351 Tex Miller                   
E2                   0.173 10.698 120.66     ****WINNER****  0.024 11.282 110.71
       B/SA  Dial: 10.67 (+/-):  0.028           F/SA  Dial: 11.21 (+/-):  0.072
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Mc Farland) 0.001 10.641  0.031      (D Ford      ) 0.035 11.178  0.088
 Qualified:            #49 10.646 -0.904                       #28 11.128 -1.022


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3492 Donnie Beeler                        3602 Jason McCormack              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041 11.305 112.35                     0.156 10.312 129.02
        G/S  Dial: 11.24 (+/-):  0.065            A/S  Dial: 10.32 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Mc Farland) 0.033 11.208  0.028      (M Antrobius ) 0.043 10.241 -0.049
 Qualified:             #6 11.028 -1.172                       #26 10.220 -1.030
Stick shifts, a pair. McCormack was late and Beeler made no mistakes.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   19 Katie Sepanek                        3526 Chris Schafer                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023 11.770 105.23                     0.069 12.495 106.00
       I/SA  Dial: 11.77 (+/-):  0.000           N/SA  Dial: 12.52 (+/-): -0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Sempsrott ) 0.023 11.693  0.033      (R Wilkes    ) 0.099 12.472  0.012
 Qualified:            #43 11.648 -0.952                       #63 12.456 -0.844
Katie Sepanek's package: 0.023, all at the starting line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3218 Paul Boster                          3746 Jack Larsen                  
E2                   0.055 10.600 125.17     ****WINNER****  0.049 15.545  77.85
       B/SA  Dial: 10.54 (+/-):  0.060            V/S  Dial: 15.49 (+/-):  0.055
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Baehr     ) 0.036 10.499 -0.001      (W Mc Cracken) 0.046 15.457  0.007
 Qualified:            #21 10.500 -1.050                       #82 15.459 -0.091
"Underdog" marches on, almost to half track before Boster got the green. Jack Larsen's MOV: 0.0111 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3137 Brian Seibenick                      3421 Dick Kincaid                 
E2                   0.034 14.125  91.96     ****WINNER****  0.108 10.900 123.46
       T/SA  Dial: 14.15 (+/-): -0.025           C/SA  Dial: 10.88 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Richard   ) 0.033 14.096  0.006      (T Dye       ) 0.071 10.861  0.021
 Qualified:            #72 14.023 -0.677                       #52 10.807 -0.893
Seibenick had a tenth in hand and took too much stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3488 Donald Long                          3139 Ron Seibenick                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037 11.515 105.65                     0.036 17.480  76.45
       G/SA  Dial: 11.40 (+/-):  0.115           EF/S  Dial: 17.25 (+/-):  0.230
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Kreeber   ) 0.014 11.407  0.007      (T Gillespie ) 0.061 17.137 -0.013
 Qualified:            #53 11.410 -0.890                       #73 17.176 -0.574
This was fun to watch, almost identical lights. Seibenick "dumped him" and lost.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3428 Tom Rambo                             751 Ben Wenzel                   
E2                   0.075 11.397 114.83     ****WINNER****  0.049 10.857 116.32
       G/SA  Dial: 11.37 (+/-):  0.027            D/S  Dial: 10.82 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Robinson  ) 0.157 11.323  0.003      (T Nagel     ) 0.121 10.720 -0.040
 Qualified:            #36 11.313 -0.987                       #16 10.729 -1.071
Ben Wenzel's MOV: 0.0164 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   31 Greg Hill                            100E Merle Eschman                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047 10.947 119.34                    -0.102 11.268 115.84
       E/SA  Dial: 12.00 (+/-): -1.053           E/SA  Dial: 12.00 (+/-): -0.732
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Lowe      ) 0.046 10.860  0.030      (M Mc Ginley ) 0.108 11.244 -0.756
 Qualified:             #5 10.826 -1.174                       #66 11.165 -0.835
Heads-Up!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Dan Fletcher                          396 Mike Fuller                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.038 10.600 105.05                     0.078 10.714 115.83
       B/SA  Dial: 11.55 (+/-): -0.950           B/SA  Dial: 11.55 (+/-): -0.836
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Bureski   ) 0.037 10.662  0.092      (J Marshall  ) 0.003 10.622 -0.008
 Qualified:            #29 10.534 -1.016                       #50 10.647 -0.903
Heads-Up!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  428 Kevin Helms                          3548 Charley Downing              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013 11.219 103.80                     0.049 12.440 101.88
       D/SA  Dial: 11.15 (+/-):  0.069           M/SA  Dial: 12.37 (+/-):  0.070
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Owen      ) 0.011 11.153 -0.037      (B Witherspoo) 0.027 12.348 -0.122
 Qualified:            #68 11.046 -0.804                       #48 12.243 -0.907
Helms is chasing the Jeg's Crown award, having won Stock at Belle Rose in April.

He's still in the running. Kevin Helms' MOV: 0.0374 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                3187 Billy Baker                  
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.055 11.419 114.65
                                                 G/SA  Dial: 11.36 (+/-):  0.059
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (B Morgan    ) -0.025 11.298 -0.042
 Qualified:                                                      #42 11.343 -0.957
Baker gets the bye this round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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