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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 13:52 PM

7.0 PRO Group Bl, Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in 7.0 PRO Group B at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, California Hot Rod Reunion XXI:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7114 Mike Buerksen                         686 Todd Swinford                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  7.040 180.28                     0.289  6.992 199.43
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.040             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
10:20 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 1,602 feet.

Swinford is way late and Mike Buerksen's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.1990 seconds (approximately 58 feet), opponent broke out by -0.008.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  663 Shane Harter                         6586 Jeremy Jelinski              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061  7.082 196.19                     0.023  6.996 190.00
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.082             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Both cars deep stage and Shane Harter gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by just -0.004.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6045 Jim Fersch                           7126 Terri Lynne Brewster         
E1                   0.145  6.870 202.27     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.742 177.18
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.130             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.742
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Fersch is way late and then breaks out by a ton. Brewster gets the free pass to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Mathew Leonard                       7888 Don Dicero                   
E1   ****WINNER****        No Time                                 No Time      
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Both cars left before the gree, but Leonard gets the win, as he left second.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 676M Chris Marshall                       4605 Peter Veahy                  
E1                  -0.500  6.868 203.06     ****WINNER****  0.127  7.022 188.62
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.132             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.022
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Peter Veahy's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  108 Greg Holman                           117 Rocky Pirrone                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.190  6.870 196.53                     0.208  6.366 219.40
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.130             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.634
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Pirrone does a 1000 foot burnout and Holman waits a while before doing his.

WHAT? Both cars run way under the .0 index! Greg Holman gets the Double Breakout win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  659 Michael Peck                         6532 Dewayne Sanders              
E1                   0.036  6.997 191.10     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.015 181.72
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.003             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
A great close race and Dewayne Sanders gets the win MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.003.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Sam Daghir                            644 Leon Aines                   
E1                   0.243  8.954 102.16     ****WINNER****  0.008  7.276 147.89
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  1.954             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.276
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Daghir is way late on the green and then can't run the number. Leon Aines dumps on the top end for the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 728J Jess Sturgeon                        7039 Chaysse Trimp                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.147  8.194 110.45                    -0.115 10.894  79.43
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  1.194             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  3.894
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Jess Sturgeon clicks it way early, as he sees the win bulb for his opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6659 Cal Tebb                                2 Greg Howland                 
E1                   0.110  6.981 179.92     ****WINNER****  0.080  7.509 187.18
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.019             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.509
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Two more looong burnouts with Howard taking the "win" with his half track effort. Lots of smoke in both lanes.

In the real race, Greg Howland get lucky. He can't run the number, but his opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                 696 Jesse Welch                  
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.117  7.537 183.62
                                                   7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.537
 Qualified:                                                      #99 No Time      
Welsh gets the first round bye run to round two.

10:47 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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