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Sat, 23 Feb 2013, 20:27 PM

Super Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Super Stock 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
  767 Tim Hall                               75 Mike Cotten                  
E1                   0.004 10.583 123.62     ****WINNER****  0.146 10.168 129.28
       SS/JA  Dial: 11.00 (+/-): -0.417          SS/JA  Dial: 11.00 (+/-): -0.832
 Qualified:            #37 10.456 -0.544                       #10 10.122 -0.878
Heads-up! 5:42 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent, barometer 28.59 inches, adjusted altitude 2,435 feet.

Cotton overcomes a 0.004 light by Hall for the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 R731 Randy Loge                           5200 Abe Loewen                   
E1                   0.048 10.921 119.90     ****WINNER****  0.017  9.766 134.94
       SS/KA  Dial: 10.93 (+/-): -0.009          SS/FM  Dial: 9.76 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #45 10.860 -0.390                       #18  9.711 -0.789
Abe Loewen's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0160 seconds (approximately 3 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6791 Tom Gaynor                           5149 Phil Unruh                   
E1                   0.081  9.835 135.93     ****WINNER****  0.026  8.576 148.77
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.88 (+/-): -0.045           SS/CM  Dial: 8.56 (+/-):  0.016
 Qualified:            #28  9.816 -0.684                        #1  8.514 -0.986
Huge wheelstand leave for Gaynor and then he breaks out by a bunch. Unruh gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5440 Gene Bichlmeier                      7774 Rodger Comstock              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037 11.447 109.28                    -0.068  9.165 140.11
        SS/O  Dial: 11.42 (+/-):  0.027         SS/AAA  Dial: 9.04 (+/-):  0.125
 Qualified:            #16 11.386 -0.814                       #43  8.969 -0.431
Looks like mosquito abatement in the lights, as there is a wall of smoke from Comstock's Mustang. To add insult to injury, he red lit too. Gene Bichlmeier goes on to the next round.

5:50 p.m. The trucks are rolling.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  357 Rick Brown                              8 Mark Faul                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003 10.515 125.82                     0.027 10.178 127.27
       SS/KA  Dial: 10.51 (+/-):  0.005          GT/DA  Dial: 10.21 (+/-): -0.032
 Qualified:            #14 10.415 -0.835                       #41 10.057 -0.443
6:03 p.m. Back to racing...

Rick Brown cuts a great 0.003 light for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7031 Gregg Luneack                         765 Kip Martin                   
E1                   0.011 10.819 113.12     ****WINNER****  0.047 10.481 124.97
       SS/KA  Dial: 10.83 (+/-): -0.011           SS/L  Dial: 10.44 (+/-):  0.041
 Qualified:            #39 10.767 -0.483                       #12 10.387 -0.863
Kip Martin's MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.011.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7474 Justin Lamb                          5629 Ritch Ahrens                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.054  8.873 150.97                     0.055 10.055 131.28
       SS/DM  Dial: 8.87 (+/-):  0.003           GT/EA  Dial: 10.02 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:             #3  8.802 -0.948                       #30  9.997 -0.653
Close RT's and Justin Lamb runs 0.003 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0186 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6009 Bob Marshall                           78 Michael Wesolowski           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003 10.073 129.37                    -0.154 15.420  68.92
       GT/TB  Dial: 10.05 (+/-):  0.023         SS/AAA  Dial: 8.70 (+/-):  6.720
 Qualified:            #15 10.031 -0.819                       #42  8.964 -0.436
The Mustang smoke the tires at the green like another burnout.

Bob Marshall cuts a 0.003 light. MOV: opponent's red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5517 Justin Jenkins                       5231 Grant Singer                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  9.678 126.09                     0.094  9.363 143.72
       GT/CA  Dial: 9.61 (+/-):  0.068           SS/DM  Dial: 9.29 (+/-):  0.073
 Qualified:            #13  9.545 -0.855                       #40  9.277 -0.473


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  718 Chuck Stubeck                        5461 Eric Pearson                 
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.011  9.748 133.10                    -0.006 11.567  84.44
       SS/FA  Dial: 9.75 (+/-): -0.002           SS/JA  Dial: 10.69 (+/-):  0.877
 Qualified:            #24  9.704 -0.746                       #51 10.852 -0.148
Chuck Stubeck's MOV: opponent's -0.006 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5726 Jeffrey Johnson                        57 Doug Baumgardner             
E1                   0.075 10.064 130.17     ****WINNER****  0.061  9.303 135.12
       GT/EA  Dial: 10.05 (+/-):  0.014          SS/DA  Dial: 9.30 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #29  9.996 -0.654                        #2  9.249 -0.951
Doug Baumgardner runs 0.003 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0256 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6002 Rick McKinney                        4466 Robert Cruzen                
E1                   0.027 10.907 118.32     ****WINNER****  0.031  9.232 143.72
       SS/LA  Dial: 10.85 (+/-):  0.057          GT/AA  Dial: 9.19 (+/-):  0.042
 Qualified:            #31 10.814 -0.636                        #4  9.165 -0.935
Close RT's and a close finish. Robert Cruzen's MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6633 Joe Sorensen                         7702 Mike Graham                  
E1                   0.047 10.251 128.76     ****WINNER****  0.046 10.348 126.64
       SS/EA  Dial: 10.28 (+/-): -0.029          GT/HA  Dial: 10.37 (+/-): -0.022
 Qualified:            #50 10.185 -0.165                       #23 10.295 -0.755
Just 0.001 difference in RT's and Mike Graham gets the win. MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Steve Wann                           7800 Bob Fordyce                  
E1                  -0.011  9.890 118.49     ****WINNER****  0.085  9.531 138.43
       GT/AA  Dial: 9.90 (+/-): -0.010           GT/BA  Dial: 9.55 (+/-): -0.019
 Qualified:            #47  9.858 -0.242                       #20  9.486 -0.764
Bob Fordyce's MOV: opponent's -0.011 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6842 Dan Cyr                              7607 Jack Bystrom                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.088  9.779 136.44                     0.107  9.596 137.16
       SS/CS  Dial: 9.77 (+/-):  0.009           SS/FA  Dial: 9.54 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:            #33  9.728 -0.572                        #6  9.525 -0.925
Dan Cyr runs 0.009 for the win. MOV: 0.0667 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Don Keen                                5 Ken Etter                    
E1                   0.034 10.928 119.78     ****WINNER****  0.030 10.210 130.10
       SS/LA  Dial: 10.94 (+/-): -0.012          GT/HA  Dial: 10.21 (+/-):  0.000
 Qualified:            #36 10.898 -0.552                        #9 10.150 -0.900
Close start and Ken Etter runs right on his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.012.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6846 Byron Setters                        7267 Larry Scarth                 
E1                   0.058  9.762 135.39     ****WINNER****  0.084 10.490 120.68
       GT/BA  Dial: 9.60 (+/-):  0.162           GT/TA  Dial: 10.46 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #22  9.492 -0.758                       #49 10.379 -0.171
Setters has the starting line advantage and then slows down track. Scarth gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5424 Ron Parness                          203W Kip Rhoton                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.105  9.906 129.29                    -0.067 10.990 121.10
       SS/GA  Dial: 9.88 (+/-):  0.026           SS/JA  Dial: 10.94 (+/-):  0.050
 Qualified:            #25  9.832 -0.718                       #52 10.867 -0.133
Ron Parness' MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6521 Charlene Gullett                     3231 Harry Doolittle              
E1                   0.235 10.650 120.48     ****WINNER****  0.082 12.206 108.39
       GT/JA  Dial: 10.64 (+/-):  0.010          SS/NA  Dial: 12.15 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:            #27 10.607 -0.693                       #54 12.131 -0.019
Gullett is way late and Doolittle goes to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  709 Doug Broaddus                        4733 R.J. Torres                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.147  9.360 143.69                    -0.014 10.450 105.50
       GT/AA  Dial: 9.33 (+/-):  0.030           SS/GA  Dial: 10.25 (+/-):  0.200
 Qualified:            #17  9.295 -0.805                       #44 10.150 -0.400
Doug Broaddus' MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7155 Leo Glasbrennar                        73 Don Kennedy                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  9.913 127.43                     0.000  9.283 144.43
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.91 (+/-):  0.003           GT/AA  Dial: 9.22 (+/-):  0.063
 Qualified:            #32  9.876 -0.624                        #5  9.172 -0.928
Nice 0.007 light for Leo Glasbrennar and then he runs 0.003 to his dial. MOV: 0.0532 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

Kennedy cuts a perfect light and can't run dial.

Leo Glasbrennar's package: 0.010.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  361 Bo Butner                            3573 John Stock                   
E1                   0.087 10.682 121.41     ****WINNER****  0.025 10.933 121.38
       GT/IA  Dial: 10.68 (+/-):  0.002          GT/MA  Dial: 10.87 (+/-):  0.063
 Qualified:            #35 10.641 -0.559                        #8 10.834 -0.916
John Stock runs 0.002 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 4 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7401 Darren Smith                         7053 Bernie Cunningham            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  9.733 126.51                     0.027 10.754 123.80
       SS/FA  Dial: 9.72 (+/-):  0.013           SS/JA  Dial: 10.70 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:            #19  9.662 -0.788                       #46 10.660 -0.340
Identical RT's and Darren Smith takes the close win. MOV: 0.0217 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Jimmy DeFrank                        4689 Paula Cotten                 
E1                   0.032  8.884 152.74     ****WINNER****  0.020 11.120 117.48
       SS/BS  Dial: 8.84 (+/-):  0.044           SS/KA  Dial: 11.09 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #21  8.887 -0.763                       #48 11.017 -0.233
Paula Cotten's MOV: 0.0266 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                          554 Ron Roddel                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016 10.190 122.58                    -0.016 10.769 123.04
       SS/IA  Dial: 10.21 (+/-): -0.020          GT/LA  Dial: 10.71 (+/-):  0.059
 Qualified:            #34 10.140 -0.560                        #7 10.631 -0.919
Dan Fletcher's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  640 Don Thomas                           6777 Rick Paton                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046 10.026 131.51                           No Time      
       GT/DA  Dial: 10.50 (+/-): -0.474          SS/AS  Dial: 9.60 (+/-): 90.399
 Qualified:            #38  9.979 -0.521                       #11  8.723 -0.877
Paton is a No Show and Thomas gets the free ticket to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4104 Candy Mesa                           4420 Tim Hebert                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.048  8.806 154.17
       SS/AM  Dial: 9.00 (+/-): 90.999           SS/AH  Dial: 9.30 (+/-): -0.494
 Qualified:            #53  8.962 -0.038                       #26  8.606 -0.694
Mesa is the No Show this time. Herbert goes to the next round too.

6:23 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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