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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 19:34 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7450 Fred Kondrotas                        717 Randy Balough                
E4                   0.026  9.894 145.23     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.897 162.35
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E3    (Bye         ) 0.000  9.899 -0.001      (R Naber     ) 0.023  9.921  0.021
E2    (D Cook      ) 0.020  9.909  0.009      (A Galati    ) 0.026  9.906  0.006
E1    (L Rogers    ) 0.034  9.902  0.002      (J Terrill   ) 0.018  9.947  0.047
 Qualified:             #1  9.902  0.002                       #35  9.947  0.047
5:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,661 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Randy Balough is getter on the tree for the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0130 seconds (approximately 3 feet) in a double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7450 Fred Kondrotas                        717 Randy Balough                
E4                   0.026  9.894 145.23     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.897 162.35
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E3    (Bye         ) 0.000  9.899 -0.001      (R Naber     ) 0.023  9.921  0.021
E2    (D Cook      ) 0.020  9.909  0.009      (A Galati    ) 0.026  9.906  0.006
E1    (L Rogers    ) 0.034  9.902  0.002      (J Terrill   ) 0.018  9.947  0.047
 Qualified:             #1  9.902  0.002                       #35  9.947  0.047


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7702 Ken Harkema                          T522 Shawn Anderson               
E4                   0.130  9.972 132.31     ****WINNER****  0.050  9.928 135.70
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.072             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Keddington) 0.015  9.900  0.000      (M Wiebe     ) 0.000  9.918  0.018
E2    (J Ross      ) 0.016  9.902  0.002      (J Calixtro  ) 0.034  9.864 -0.036
E1    (K Mostowich ) 0.023  9.919  0.019      (K Manogue   ) 0.022  9.801 -0.099
 Qualified:            #19  9.919  0.019                       #53  9.801 -0.099
Harkema is dead late and Shawn Anderson gets the easy win. MOV: 0.1245 seconds (approximately 24 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5678 Jason Schade                         7833 Dave Meziere                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.005  9.923 155.04                    -0.002  9.897 166.05
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.023             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Ferderer  ) 0.019  9.957  0.057      (G Mignacca  ) 0.028  9.879 -0.021
E2    (B Treadway  ) 0.047 10.037  0.137      (M Blodgett S) 0.027  9.906  0.006
E1    (G Wallace   ) 0.033  9.933  0.033      (B Dennis    ) 0.019 10.068  0.168
 Qualified:            #27  9.933  0.033                       #47 10.068  0.168
I can't remember the last time I saw Dave Meziere go red, but he does this time by just -0.002. Schade's VW goes on/

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7566 Ray Cordeiro                          767 Mike Wiblishouser            
E4                   0.029  9.888 154.37     ****WINNER****  0.009  9.910 157.89
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.010
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Walker    ) 0.032  9.879 -0.021      (R Knapp     ) 0.019  9.917  0.017
E2    (J Farrar    ) 0.002  9.913  0.013      (R Ginger    ) 0.009  9.883 -0.017
E1    (G Turczyn Jr) 0.023  9.918  0.018      (P Prange    ) 0.000  9.929  0.029
 Qualified:            #18  9.918  0.018                       #25  9.929  0.029
Mike Wiblishouser cuts a 0.009 light for the win. He races Balough next round. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7809 Val Torres                           701Y Steve Parsons                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.897 168.68                    -0.005  9.931 170.92
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Strausheim) 0.004  9.919  0.019      (D Rockcastle) 0.055  9.903  0.003
E2    (R Kelly Jr  ) 0.042  9.925  0.025      (K Will      ) 0.016  9.922  0.022
E1    (C Naffziger ) 0.014  9.912  0.012      (S Williams  ) 0.009  9.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #11  9.912  0.012                        #4  9.904  0.004
Val Torres will race Schade's VW next round. MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7905 Joe Galati                             59 Kari Larson                  
E4                   0.016  9.934 144.50     ****WINNER****  0.017  9.905 161.30
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Boner     ) 0.033  9.915  0.015      (D Anderson  ) 0.030  9.990  0.090
E2    (J Serna     ) 0.032  9.915  0.015      (B Mendenhall) 0.036  9.906  0.006
E1    (C Fishel    ) 0.033  9.927  0.027      (T Barton    ) 0.005  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #22  9.927  0.027                       #15  9.917  0.017
Winner gets the bye run to round five.

Just 0.001 difference in their RT's and Kari Larson goes on. MOV: 0.0289 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7019 Peter Bothe                           745 Mike Willoughby              
E4   ****WINNER****  0.019  9.911 141.47                     0.030  9.875 165.07
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.011             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.025
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Fritz     ) 0.006  9.940  0.040      (R Kato      ) 0.013  9.907  0.007
E2    (R Cates     ) 0.025  9.918  0.018      (K Kleinewebe) 0.045  9.904  0.004
E1    (N Downing   ) 0.037  9.903  0.003      (K Robinson  ) 0.018  9.890 -0.010
 Qualified:             #3  9.903  0.003                       #50  9.890 -0.010
Peter Bothe will race Anderson next round. MOV: Opponent broke out.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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