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Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 14:29 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  635 Marv Wiebe                           5486 Chris Bishop                 
E2                   0.032  9.884 153.21     ****WINNER****  0.004  9.917 151.85
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Coughlin J) 0.017  9.895 -0.005      (R Cates     ) 0.009  9.935  0.035
 Qualified:            #31  9.895 -0.005                       #14  9.935  0.035
12:10 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 34 percent, barometer 28.79 inches, adjusted altitude 1,762 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Bishop cuts a strong 0.004 light and pushes Wiebe out for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Jimmy Lewis                           569 Michael Miller               
E2                   0.026  9.864 157.69     ****WINNER****  0.021  9.874 154.83
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.036             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Naber     ) 0.013  9.987  0.087      (T Barton    ) 0.045  9.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #26  9.987  0.087                        #9  9.922  0.022
Just 0.005 difference at the green and Michael Miller gets the win. MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 409E Lamar Swindoll                       794F Kevin Sexton                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050 10.007 147.65                     0.167  9.927 140.90
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.107             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Williams  ) 0.002  9.960  0.060      (T Phillips  ) 0.005  9.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #23  9.960  0.060                        #6  9.915  0.015
Sexton is late and Swindoll holds him off for the eight foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Thomas Bayer                         5298 Kent Boehner                 
E2                  -0.021  9.856 156.97     ****WINNER****  0.041  9.907 159.49
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.044             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Coapstick ) 0.008  9.931  0.031      (D Sanchez   ) 0.004 10.162  0.262
 Qualified:            #12  9.931  0.031                       #29 10.162  0.262
No double for Bayer this weekend, as he goes red. Boehner to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7216 Doug Romfo                            725 David Rockcastle             
E2                   0.042  9.974 157.14     ****WINNER****  0.007  9.974 140.12
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.074             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.074
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Waggoner J) 0.024  9.912  0.012      (L Rogers    ) 0.007  9.957  0.057
 Qualified:             #4  9.912  0.012                       #21  9.957  0.057
Identical ET's, but Rockcastle uses his 0.007 RT for the eight foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7439 Clint Fishel                          745 Mike Willoughby              
E2                   0.027  9.943 147.34     ****WINNER****  0.051  9.900 167.80
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.043             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Kelly Jr  ) 0.025  9.935  0.035      (B Downing   ) 0.053  9.893 -0.007
 Qualified:            #16  9.935  0.035                       #33  9.893 -0.007
Mike Willoughby runs right on the index for the close win. MOV: 0.0198 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  542 Kris Whitfield                       7987 Brian Fritz                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.928 142.72                     0.060  9.907 143.60
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Harkema   ) 0.043  9.944  0.044      (J Calton    ) 0.008  9.903  0.003
 Qualified:            #19  9.944  0.044                        #2  9.903  0.003
Fritz runs 0.007 to the index, but gave the starting line to Kris Whitfield. MOV: 0.0098 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 788D Douglas Crumlich                     767G Gerald Turczyn Jr.           
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.918 158.02                     0.028  9.908 163.31
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Calixtro  ) 0.014  9.915  0.015      (A Galati    ) 0.062  9.957  0.057
 Qualified:             #5  9.915  0.015                       #22  9.957  0.057
Douglas Crumlich has the better package for the close win. MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 16 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                          55 Trevor Larson                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.060  9.900 163.35                     0.063  9.937 151.20
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.000             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Maddox    ) 0.028  9.929  0.029      (M Blodgett S) 0.029 10.080  0.180
 Qualified:            #11  9.929  0.029                       #28 10.080  0.180
Just 0.003 difference at the green and Mike Ferderer runs right on the index for the win. MOV: 0.0406 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        7544 Brad Pierce                  
E2                   0.017  9.937 166.64     ****WINNER****  0.020  9.927 135.95
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Comstock  ) 0.012 10.011  0.111      (R Cordeiro  ) 0.029  9.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #27 10.011  0.111                       #10  9.922  0.022
Another close start with just 0.003 at the green. It's close at the finish too. Brad Pierce's MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 22 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 701Y Steve Parsons                        6832 Don Anderson                 
E2                   0.032  9.884 164.79     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.928 159.63
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Denton    ) 0.023  9.937  0.037      (D Lough     ) 0.007  9.885 -0.015
 Qualified:            #17  9.937  0.037                       #34  9.885 -0.015
Don Anderson's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4797 Bill Dennis                            77 Hollis Colleasure            
E2                   0.054  9.890 151.51     ****WINNER****  0.025  9.925 153.60
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.010             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E De Staute ) 0.058  9.916  0.016      (B Treadway  ) 0.025  9.968  0.068
 Qualified:             #7  9.916  0.016                       #24  9.968  0.068
Hollis Colleasure is first off the line for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7905 Joe Galati                            588 Terry Keddington             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  9.934 144.40                     0.059  9.918 163.77
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Pearson   ) 0.058  9.917  0.017      (D Anderson  ) 0.023  9.976  0.076
 Qualified:             #8  9.917  0.017                       #25  9.976  0.076
Joe Galati's MOV: 0.0118 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Luke Bogacki                         6350 Ron MacKenzie                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  9.937 138.40                     0.023  9.889 131.47
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Broussard ) 0.004  9.941  0.041      (R Knapp     ) 0.023  9.857 -0.043
 Qualified:            #18  9.941  0.041                       #35  9.857 -0.043
Bogacki gets a 0.004 starting line advantage and gets the win on MacKenzie's -0.011 breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 731K Tanner Hiatt                          406 Jesse Serna                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.906 162.02                     0.028  9.890 159.27
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Scarth    ) 0.013  9.935  0.035      (L Torres    ) 0.004  9.894 -0.006
 Qualified:            #15  9.935  0.035                       #32  9.894 -0.006
Tanner Hiatt's MOV: Opponent broke out.

Tanner Hiatt's package: 0.019.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Roger Kato                           7809 Val Torres                   
E2                   0.030  9.906 157.34     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.904 169.19
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Torres Jr ) 0.019  9.932  0.032      (B Wood      ) 0.018  9.899 -0.001
 Qualified:            #13  9.932  0.032                       #30  9.899 -0.001
Close at both ends of the track! Val Torres is a little quicker at the green. MOV: 0.0083 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6247 Eddy Plaizier                         549 Russ Ginger                  
E2                   0.005  9.878 163.97     ****WINNER****  0.003  9.897 153.53
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.022             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Moore     ) 0.027  9.909  0.009      (J Schade    ) 0.012  9.951  0.051
 Qualified:             #3  9.909  0.009                       #20  9.951  0.051
Two great lights and Russ Ginger gets the win. MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                T522 Shawn Anderson               
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.046  9.855 144.32
                                                   S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.045
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (D Meziere   ) 0.189  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:                                                       #1  9.901  0.001
Bye run for Anderson.

12:25 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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