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Sun, 06 May 2012, 15:37 PM

Nostalgia Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jason Murray





BOISE, Idaho - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nostalgia Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                   1 Jason Rupert                 
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.150  5.897 228.42
 Qualified:                                                       #1  5.826 250.06
1:00 pm. Great weather for opening round of eliminations. Rupert makes a great run and he will lift just a little bit early.

Jason Rupert's incremental times: 60ft-1.009 sec., 330ft-2.612, 660ft-3.885/194.97 mph, 1,000ft-4.963.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  605 Jim Obalek                            646 Ryan Davenport               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.199  5.867 243.04                     0.115  6.563 209.83
 Qualified:             #3  6.010 237.71                        #4  6.652 179.64
Obalek lays down his quickest pass of the weekend. Davenport and crew still having trouble with their car as they have been off the pace all weekend long. Davenport will have lane choice over Rupert in the semi-finals.

Jim Obalek's incremental times: 60ft-1.012 sec., 330ft-2.611, 660ft-3.866/196.46 mph, 1,000ft-4.947.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7284 Kurt Cruise                           496 John Hale                    
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.181  5.942 244.10
 Qualified:             #5  8.490 136.79                        #2  6.004 246.30
Cruise isn't able to get the car fired. Hale makes his best run of the weekend and he will have a single in the next round.

John Hale's incremental times: 60ft-1.054 sec., 330ft-2.708, 660ft-3.957/204.26 mph, 1,000ft-5.024.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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