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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 06:44 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA, Fourth annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Ray Connolly                         3275 Doug McRobie                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.023  9.933 156.37                     0.044  9.877 150.08
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.033             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.023
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Dailey    ) 0.030 10.068  0.168      (J Szilagyi  ) 0.010  9.887 -0.013
E2    (C Mac Millan) 0.032  9.903  0.003      (J Henderson ) 0.026  9.907  0.007
E1    (M Conkle    ) 0.028  9.930  0.030      (R Eaker     ) 0.078  9.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #16  9.930  0.030                       #12  9.922  0.022
6:00 p.m. Connolly got the win light, McRobie getting to the finish line first and breaking out. Then McRobie's car made a hard left turn, hitting the left wall hard. The car bounced off, coming back across the track and hitting the right wall before stopping well into the shutdown area. The safety crew removed McRobie from the car and he was transported by ambulance to Licking Memorial Hospital, in Newark, for treatment. If we get any word on his condition before the end of the event, we will pass it along.

Connolly's win gives him a bye to the semifinals..


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3752 Kenneth Lafollette                   3952 Marvin Benoit Jr             
E4                   0.076  9.867 146.29     ****WINNER****  0.034  9.886 147.81
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.033             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Ford      ) 0.022  9.914  0.014      (M Snyder    ) 0.007  9.900  0.000
E2    (J Nance     ) 0.062  9.826 -0.074      (C Yates     ) 0.012  9.924  0.024
E1    (G Hartig    ) 0.046  9.945  0.045      (B Fast      ) 0.040  9.918  0.018
 Qualified:            #21  9.945  0.045                        #8  9.918  0.018
6:36 p.m. Benoit wins in a double-breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3824 Gary Linkhorn                          14 John Napolitano              
E4   ****WINNER****  0.014  9.902 153.63                    -0.025 11.308 102.66
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.002             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  1.408
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Theodor   ) 0.038  9.918  0.018      (M Sanders   ) 0.014  9.899 -0.001
E2    (D Kroft     ) 0.003  9.924  0.024      (J Stover    ) 0.010  9.909  0.009
E1    (T Eckard    ) 0.021  9.994  0.094      (R Clark     ) 0.007  9.916  0.016
 Qualified:            #27  9.994  0.094                        #6  9.916  0.016
Gary Linkhorn's package: 0.016. Linkhorn races Benoit in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1064 Todd Logan                           1915 Ray Sawyer                   
E4                   0.007 10.192 142.45     ****WINNER****  0.026 10.087 135.27
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.292             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.187
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Leber     ) 0.010  9.909  0.009      (B Jackson   ) 0.023  9.917  0.017
E2    (L Zynda     ) 0.007  9.940  0.040      (S Hoyt      ) -0.008  9.895 -0.005
E1    (E Arnold    ) 0.042  9.915  0.015      (S Eckard    ) 0.020  9.886 -0.014
 Qualified:             #5  9.915  0.015                       #35  9.886 -0.014
Logan's car got very, very close to the half-track timing markers.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   32 Carl Root                                  Bye
E4   ****WINNER****  0.035  9.881 149.75     
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.019     
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Erks      ) 0.017  9.914  0.014   
E2    (N on File   ) 0.009  9.917  0.017   
E1    (J Balcom    ) 0.030  9.937  0.037   
 Qualified:            #19  9.937  0.037                     Bye
Root will race Sawyer in the quarters.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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