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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 15:15 PM

Super Stock Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 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
  357 Rick Brown                           3231 Harry Doolittle              
E2                  -0.040 10.795 101.51     ****WINNER****  0.021 12.075 110.15
       SS/KA  Dial: 10.45 (+/-):  0.345          SS/NA  Dial: 12.11 (+/-): -0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Faul      ) 0.003 10.515  0.005      (C Gullett   ) 0.082 12.206  0.056
 Qualified:            #14 10.415 -0.835                       #54 12.131 -0.019
12:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,717 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Brown goes red and Doolittle goes on.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  709 Doug Broaddus                        4466 Robert Cruzen                
E2                  -0.004  9.973 108.03     ****WINNER****  0.033 12.174  72.03
       GT/AA  Dial: 10.10 (+/-): -0.127          GT/AA  Dial: 10.10 (+/-):  2.074
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Torres    ) 0.147  9.360  0.030      (R McKinney  ) 0.031  9.232  0.042
 Qualified:            #17  9.295 -0.805                        #4  9.165 -0.935
Heads-up! Robert Cruzen gets the free pass to the next round. MOV: opponent's -0.004 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5440 Gene Bichlmeier                      7474 Justin Lamb                  
E2                   0.124 11.373 104.95     ****WINNER****  0.066  8.805 145.03
        SS/O  Dial: 11.32 (+/-):  0.053          SS/DM  Dial: 8.77 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Comstock  ) 0.037 11.447  0.027      (R Ahrens    ) 0.054  8.873  0.003
 Qualified:            #16 11.386 -0.814                        #3  8.802 -0.948
Bichlmeier is late and Lamb gets a twelve foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3573 John Stock                           4689 Paula Cotten                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.012 10.888 118.33                     0.104 10.987 117.55
       GT/MA  Dial: 10.82 (+/-):  0.068          SS/KA  Dial: 11.00 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Butner    ) 0.025 10.933  0.063      (J DeFrank   ) 0.020 11.120  0.030
 Qualified:             #8 10.834 -0.916                       #48 11.017 -0.233
John Stock has a nice 0.012 light. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0110 seconds (approximately 23 inches), opponent broke out after a late start

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Mike Cotten                          7702 Mike Graham                  
E2                   0.129 10.121 120.72     ****WINNER****  0.017 10.363 106.55
       SS/JA  Dial: 10.13 (+/-): -0.009          GT/HA  Dial: 10.34 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hall      ) 0.146 10.168 -0.832      (J Sorensen  ) 0.046 10.348 -0.022
 Qualified:            #10 10.122 -0.878                       #23 10.295 -0.755
Mike Graham's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0800 seconds (approximately 14 feet), opponent broke out after a late leave.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6009 Bob Marshall                           57 Doug Baumgardner             
E2                   0.083 10.004 132.14     ****WINNER****  0.007  9.251 131.16
       GT/TB  Dial: 10.02 (+/-): -0.016          SS/DA  Dial: 9.20 (+/-):  0.051
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Wesolowski) 0.003 10.073  0.023      (J Johnson   ) 0.061  9.303  0.003
 Qualified:            #15 10.031 -0.819                        #2  9.249 -0.951
Doug Baumgardner starts his move towards a win with a nice 0.007 light. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0090 seconds (approximately 21 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7267 Larry Scarth                            5 Ken Etter                    
E2                   0.055 10.379 127.38     ****WINNER****  0.052 10.090 131.20
       GT/TA  Dial: 10.43 (+/-): -0.051          GT/HA  Dial: 10.12 (+/-): -0.030
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Setters   ) 0.084 10.490  0.030      (D Keen      ) 0.030 10.210  0.000
 Qualified:            #49 10.379 -0.171                        #9 10.150 -0.900
Close RT's, just 0.003 difference. Ken Etter's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6842 Dan Cyr                              7401 Darren Smith                 
E2                  -0.132  9.648 139.47     ****WINNER****  0.015  9.578 137.25
       SS/CS  Dial: 9.72 (+/-): -0.072           SS/FA  Dial: 9.62 (+/-): -0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Bystrom   ) 0.088  9.779  0.009      (B Cunningham) 0.027  9.733  0.013
 Qualified:            #33  9.728 -0.572                       #19  9.662 -0.788
Cry is way red and Smith goes on to round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  718 Chuck Stubeck                         640 Don Thomas                   
E2                  -0.023  9.725 134.60     ****WINNER****  0.073  9.997 132.39
       SS/FA  Dial: 9.69 (+/-):  0.035           GT/DA  Dial: 9.98 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Pearson   ) -0.011  9.748 -0.002      (R Paton     ) 0.046 10.026 -0.474
 Qualified:            #24  9.704 -0.746                       #38  9.979 -0.521
Another red light. Stubeck this time. Thomas gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7155 Leo Glasbrennar                      5200 Abe Loewen                   
E2                   0.038  9.808 136.06     ****WINNER****  0.036  9.724 135.17
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.78 (+/-):  0.028           SS/FM  Dial: 9.70 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Kennedy   ) 0.007  9.913  0.003      (R Loge      ) 0.017  9.766  0.006
 Qualified:            #32  9.876 -0.624                       #18  9.711 -0.789
Two thousandths difference in RT's and a close finish. Abe Loewen gets there first. MOV: 0.0061 seconds (approximately 15 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5517 Justin Jenkins                       4420 Tim Hebert                   
E2                   0.031  9.522 132.80     ****WINNER****  0.041  8.602 148.61
       GT/CA  Dial: 9.50 (+/-):  0.022           SS/AH  Dial: 8.60 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Singer    ) 0.026  9.678  0.068      (C Mesa      ) 0.048  8.806 -0.494
 Qualified:            #13  9.545 -0.855                       #26  8.606 -0.694
Close at the finish line. Tim Hebert gets the nod. MOV: 0.0108 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  765 Kip Martin                           5424 Ron Parness                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.034 10.336 127.15                    -0.003  9.823 132.76
        SS/L  Dial: 10.40 (+/-): -0.064          SS/GA  Dial: 9.85 (+/-): -0.027
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Luneack   ) 0.047 10.481  0.041      (K Rhoton    ) 0.105  9.906  0.026
 Qualified:            #12 10.387 -0.863                       #25  9.832 -0.718
Parness is red by just -0.003 and Martin is going to round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                         7800 Bob Fordyce                  
E2                   0.040 10.105 127.63     ****WINNER****  0.040  9.451 139.99
       SS/IA  Dial: 10.12 (+/-): -0.015          GT/BA  Dial: 9.45 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Roddel    ) 0.016 10.190 -0.020      (S Wann      ) 0.085  9.531 -0.019
 Qualified:            #34 10.140 -0.560                       #20  9.486 -0.764
Identical RT's and Bob Fordyce runs 0.001 to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                5149 Phil Unruh                   
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.006  8.563 139.95
                                                 SS/CM  Dial: 8.00 (+/-):  0.563
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (T Gaynor    ) 0.026  8.576  0.016
 Qualified:                                                       #1  8.514 -0.986
Bye run for Unruh. Nice 0.006 light.

1:10 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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