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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 14:22 PM

7.0 PRO Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in 7.0 PRO 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
 6570 Todd Miller                           657 David Brant                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.077  7.066 180.21                     0.351  6.997 198.03
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.066             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.003
 Qualified:            #10  7.056  0.056                        #7  7.030  0.030
10:50 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 1,602 feet.

Todd Miller's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.2050 seconds (approximately 60 feet), opponent broke out by -0.003 after a late start.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 E719 Mike Smith                            658 Joey Steckler                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.187  6.985 196.90                     0.099  6.928 196.99
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.015             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.072
 Qualified:            #13  7.071  0.071                        #4  7.023  0.023
Mike Smith's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  791 Richard High                         7183 Jesse Adams                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  7.193 189.76                     0.028  6.922 179.54
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.193             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.078
 Qualified:             #9  7.043  0.043                        #8  7.040  0.040
Richard High's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6536 Ron Huegli                            121 Dave Rosenberg               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.413  7.043 198.82                           No Time      
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.043             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999
 Qualified:             #1  7.005  0.005                       #16  7.083  0.083
Huegli's Monza gives the fans a smoky burnout to past half track and coasts to a stop after the finish line lights. Rosenberg waits patiently in his dragster and then does a "standard" burn out.

Ron Huegli gets the free pass to round two, as Rosenberg leaves way before the green light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6660 Darrell Webb                         7472 Bob Murphy                   
E1                   0.242  6.884 202.12     ****WINNER****  0.041  7.008 193.21
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.116             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #12  7.067  0.067                        #5  7.025  0.025
Murphy is away first by a bunch and the runs 0.008 to the index for the easy win

Webb is way late and then breaks out by a bunch.

11:00 a.m. Time out, as Webb can't get the Nova stopped and drives it into the sand trap.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7866 Jeff Woods                           7111 Bill Windham                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.095  7.103 155.02                     0.077 11.119  74.11
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.103             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  4.119
 Qualified:             #3  7.020  0.020                       #14  7.071  0.071
11:09 a.m. Back to racing.

Windham gets a nice starting line advantage, but the altered gets loose about 330 feet out and he has to lift.

Woods is paying attention and dumps on the top end to save a brake out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  684 Neil Fagen                            225 Ronnie Lennon                
E1                   0.101  6.940 198.32     ****WINNER****  0.060  6.972 174.01
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.060             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.028
 Qualified:            #11  7.060  0.060                        #6  7.030  0.030
Ronnie Lennon is away first and Fagen closes the gap going down the track. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0090 seconds (approximately 3 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7841 Tony Trimp                            720 Richard Phillips             
E1                   0.060  7.366 155.54     ****WINNER****  0.065  7.023 176.42
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.366             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:            #15  7.076  0.076                        #2  7.009  0.009
Last pair of the round.

Only 0.005 difference in RT's and Richard Phillips quickly gets on by and pulls steadily ahead for the easy win.

11:16 a.m. Round Two Pairings: Huegli vs. High; Smith vs. Murphy; Phillips vs. Miller; Woods vs. Lennon.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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