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Sat, 16 Feb 2013, 13:29 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 794F Kevin Sexton                          716 Ed DeStaute                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.071  9.886 136.07                    -0.004  9.876 151.36
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.024
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Mignacca  ) 0.003  9.911  0.011      (V Torres    ) 0.178  9.934  0.034
E1    (G Turczyn Jr) 0.013  9.922  0.022      (C Waggoner J) 0.022  9.942  0.042
 Qualified:            #14  9.922  0.022                       #22  9.942  0.042
10:13 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 26 percent, barometer 29.05 inches, adjusted altitude 1,781 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Kevin Sexton's MOV: opponent's -0.004 red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7890 Randy Fabbro                         7544 Brad Pierce                  
E3                  -0.003  9.881 135.67     ****WINNER****  0.006  9.941 142.49
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.019             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Harris    ) 0.004  9.859 -0.041      (T Hiatt     ) 0.025  9.896 -0.004
E1    (D Sato      ) 0.005  9.853 -0.047      (M Boner     ) 0.004  9.949  0.049
 Qualified:            #33  9.853 -0.047                       #25  9.949  0.049
Brad Pierce cuts a 0.006. MOV: opponent's -0.003 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7061 Matt Blodgett                        7019 Peter Bothe                  
E3                   0.023  9.882 140.43     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.897 146.50
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Torres Jr ) 0.012  9.909  0.009      (L Bogacki   ) 0.005  9.884 -0.016
E1    (G Wallace   ) 0.037  9.920  0.020      (K Boehner   ) 0.012  9.903  0.003
 Qualified:            #12  9.920  0.020                        #4  9.903  0.003
Peter Bothe's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7613 Kevin Kleineweber                     549 Russ Ginger                  
E3                   0.023  9.940 151.78     ****WINNER****  0.003  9.928 163.93
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.040             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Wood      ) 0.020  9.920  0.020      (H Colleasure) 0.007  9.871 -0.029
E1    (B Treadway  ) 0.027  9.882 -0.018      (J Ross      ) 0.000  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:            #32  9.882 -0.018                        #8  9.912  0.012
Russ Ginger leads with a 0.003 RT. MOV: 0.0324 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                           7 Tommy Phillips               
E3                   0.006  9.884 168.64     ****WINNER****  0.005  9.919 150.70
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Anderson  ) 0.018  9.901  0.001      (R Cordeiro  ) 0.032  9.905  0.005
E1    (M Blodgett J) 0.004  9.942  0.042      (V Campa     ) 0.017  9.924  0.024
 Qualified:            #23  9.942  0.042                       #15  9.924  0.024
0.005 light to a 0.006 light!

Tommy Phillips gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                        789 Lynsi Torres                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.015  9.906 168.60                     0.025  9.892 166.93
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Osborn    ) 0.057  9.942  0.042                     0.025  9.876 -0.024
E1    (M Willoughby) 0.015  9.987  0.087      (D Meziere   ) 0.031  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #26  9.987  0.087                        #1  9.900  0.000
Steve Williams runs 0.006 to the index for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.008.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                        7261 Dana Keniry                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.000  9.885 169.00                    -0.007  9.940 158.02
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.040
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L Rogers    ) 0.024  9.895 -0.005      (P Giacalone ) 0.027  9.904  0.004
E1    (T Seipel    ) 0.032  9.897 -0.003      (D Coapstick ) 0.015  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #29  9.897 -0.003                        #5  9.906  0.006
Randy Balough nails the tree with a perfect light and the win. MOV: opponent's -0.007 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6161 Bernie Plourd                         731 Rick Beckstrom               
E3                   0.034  9.837 142.37     ****WINNER****  0.029  9.915 169.10
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.063             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Smith     ) 0.029  9.838 -0.062      (L Scarth    ) 0.100  9.943  0.043
E1    (D Lough     ) 0.034  9.931  0.031      (R Kato      ) 0.021  9.918  0.018
 Qualified:            #19  9.931  0.031                       #11  9.918  0.018
Rick Beckstrom's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7652 Kevin McClelland                           Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.001  9.876 155.29     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.024    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Kondrotas ) 0.013  9.920  0.020   
E1    (M Lang      ) 0.007  9.930  0.030   
 Qualified:            #18  9.930  0.030                     Bye
Bye run to round three.

McClelland uses up a perfectly good 0.001 light that he might need later.

10:21 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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