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Fri, 18 May 2012, 19:07 PM

Super Gas Shootout Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in DRAW/RFC Super Gas Shootout at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3567 Carl Root                            3952 Marvin Benoit Jr             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.932 147.73                     0.037  9.914 154.92
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.032             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:             #9  9.905  0.005                        #1  9.901  0.001
6:58 p.m. Carl Root's MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3172 Leo Zynda                            3426 Frank Miller                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.088  9.902 163.00                           No Time      
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.002             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099
 Qualified:            #15  9.911  0.011                        #7  9.905  0.005
No sign of Miller's car, so Zynda gets a free tuning pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3231 Paul Richardson                      3846 Chris Yates                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.040  9.887 161.56                    -0.018  9.885 142.09
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.013             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015
 Qualified:             #8  9.905  0.005                       #16  9.913  0.013
Paul Richardson's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 358D Aaron Witsman                        3372 Steven Hoyt                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  9.899 154.95                    -0.016  9.862 163.61
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.038
 Qualified:             #2  9.901  0.001                       #10  9.907  0.007
Aaron Witsman's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 138A Duane Lafleur                        3602 Tim Schmidt                  
E1                   0.012  9.883 150.75     ****WINNER****  0.041  9.895 160.23
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:            #14  9.911  0.011                        #6  9.904  0.004
Lafleur had a nice advantage on the tree, took too much stripe. Schmidt races Witsman in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3213 Bill Jackson                         3820 Corinne MacMillan            
E1                   0.010  9.876 153.37     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.901 164.05
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.024             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #11  9.908  0.008                        #3  9.902  0.002
Tough matchup...identical lights. MacMillan put together a 0.011 package for the win. She races Zynda in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  331 Billy Smith                          1555 John Cira                    
E1                   0.028  9.894 166.19     ****WINNER****  0.006  9.901 140.87
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #13  9.909  0.009                        #5  9.903  0.003
John Cira's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0150 seconds (approximately 4 feet), opponent broke out. Cira races Root in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3394 Tim Gillespie                        3264 Paul Fidler                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.987 142.03                     0.020 10.018 140.09
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.087             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.118
 Qualified:             #4  9.902  0.002                       #12  9.908  0.008
Tim Gillespie's MOV: 0.0332 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He races Richardson in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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