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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 19:26 PM

7.0 PRO Group B, Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of final, round 3 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                         663 Shane Harter                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.085 189.66                     0.304  7.105 171.36
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.085             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.105
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Buerksen  )       No Time            (J Sturgeon  ) 0.023  7.236  0.236
E1    (T Swinford  ) 0.042  7.040  0.040      (J Jelinski  ) 0.061  7.082  0.082
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
4:12 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,727 feet.

Harter is way late and Harter gets the hole shot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Greg Howland                         6532 Dewayne Sanders              
E3                   0.046  6.968 170.95     ****WINNER****  0.130  7.092 186.82
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): -0.032             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.092
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Welch     ) 0.047  7.081  0.081                     0.222  7.108  0.108
E1    (C Tebb      ) 0.080  7.509  0.509      (M Peck      ) 0.033  7.015  0.015
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Sanders is late and still steals one, as Howland breaks out.

He will race Harter next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4605 Peter Veahy                           644 Leon Aines                   
E3   ****WINNER****  1.073 No Time                                 No Time      
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Leonard   ) 0.225  7.365  0.365      (T Lynne Brew) 0.115  7.351  0.351
E1    (C Marshall  ) 0.127  7.022  0.022      (S Daghir    ) 0.008  7.276  0.276
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
The winner gets the bye run to the finals.

Aines has engine problems at the end of the burnout and rolls to a stop on the track near the 1000 foot lights.

Veahy is shut off, to allow the car too be pulled off the track safely. He restarts the engine, stages, and takes the green for the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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