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Sun, 06 May 2012, 17:37 PM

Nostalgia Funny Car Round 2 Eliminations
By Jason Murray

BOISE, Idaho - Results of round 2 eliminations in Nostalgia Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 42nd Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor at Firebird Raceway:

  605 Jim Obalek                              1 Jason Rupert                 
E2                   0.173  5.969 239.36     ****WINNER****  0.165  5.764 251.60
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Davenport ) 0.199  5.867 243.04                     0.150  5.897 228.42
 Qualified:             #3  6.010 237.71                        #1  5.826 250.06
Obalek has lane choice in this matchup. A great race here. Rupert got out first but had to use everything he had to hold off the Obalek as he was trying to catch him. Rupert sets both ends of the track records with that pass.

Jim Obalek's incremental times: 60ft-1.021 sec., 330ft-2.644, 660ft-3.927/191.20 mph, 1,000ft-5.032.
Jason Rupert's incremental times: 60ft-0.994 sec., 330ft-2.568, 660ft-3.811/199.07 mph, 1,000ft-4.871.

        Bye                                 496 John Hale                    
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.279  6.019 245.16
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (K Cruise    ) 0.181  5.942 244.10
 Qualified:                                                       #2  6.004 246.30
Hale makes another very good run but will not have lane choice in the final round.

John Hale's incremental times: 60ft-1.075 sec., 330ft-2.747, 660ft-4.016/200.66 mph, 1,000ft-5.098.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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