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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 16:18 PM

Nostalgia Pro Mod Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nostalgia Pro Mod 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
 7766 John Overholser                       726 Marc Meadors                 
E1                   0.069 No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.165  5.873 248.75
 Qualified:             #8  6.933 202.48                        #1  6.011 206.20
1:01 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 1,853 feet.

Meadors gets a luck win, even though he has the red light, as Overholser's Chevy gets really loose and starts to bicycle right off the line. He gets the car dead sideways and darts across the track into Meadors lane, taking out the 330 foot reflector. The run is DQ'd.

Meadors pass way straight and clean to take the best ET and speed of the weekend.

Marc Meadors' incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.618, 660ft-3.888/195.36 mph, 1,000ft-4.966.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7965 Sean Renteria                        7238 Bret Williamson              
E1                   0.030  7.301 154.81     ****WINNER****  0.110  6.233 229.55
 Qualified:             #9  7.001 235.02                        #3  6.157 222.55
1:07 p.m. Back to eliminations.

Renteria is away first and then has the car get loose. He pedals, but Williamson is long gone for the easy win.

Bret Williamson's incremental times: 60ft-1.092 sec., 330ft-2.776, 660ft-4.120/184.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.263.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1115 Joe Lopone Jr.                       1940 Terry Housley                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.106  6.215 232.55                     0.096  8.856 103.83
 Qualified:             #5  6.384 226.01                        #4  6.167 233.80
Housley has a small starting line advantage, but has issues and slows.

Lopone makes a big improvement in performance in the easy win, but will give up lane choice to Meadors next round.

Joe Lopone Jr.'s incremental times: 60ft-1.027 sec., 330ft-2.728, 660ft-4.081/182.82 mph, 1,000ft-5.239.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7350 Rob Cacioppo                         7700 Scott Bailey                 
E1                   0.049 12.839  68.60     ****WINNER****  0.037  6.014 235.56
 Qualified:             #7  6.490 206.16                        #2  6.027 243.85
Bailey takes the lead at the green and runs a better ET to secure the easy win. He will have lane choice over Williamson next round.

Cacioppo's Corvette gets loose off the line and he has to lift.

Scott Bailey's incremental times: 60ft-1.010 sec., 330ft-2.699, 660ft-3.994/192.38 mph, 1,000ft-5.086.

1:14 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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