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Sun, 10 Mar 2013, 19:17 PM

A FUEL Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in A FUEL at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series 2013, 55th Annual March Meet:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6258 Mike Pauluk                          7777 Bill Wayne                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.366  7.122 150.78
 Qualified:            #11 28.000   NS                          #2  6.424 208.75
3:48 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 31 percent, barometer 29.55 inches, adjusted altitude 1,713 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Pauluk drove through the lights and won't get a time. Wayne lifts early on the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7293 Shawn Corbari                        7706 Ken Bates Jr.                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.079  6.648 202.42                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #4  6.468 212.66                        #9  8.184 170.67
Bates is a no show and Corbari will get a single to round two. He makes a clean and straight pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7573 Kin Bates                             777 John Harless                 
E1                  -0.008  6.419 223.39     ****WINNER****  0.171 10.328  79.56
 Qualified:             #6  6.596 218.19                        #7  6.659 209.49
Bates misses the green by just -0.008. Harless leaves and then slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
        Bye                                 750 Darrell Waters               
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.126  6.404 219.94
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.376 218.80
Waters gets the bye run and will race Harless next round. He makes a hard pass, running close to his qualifying times.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  713 Jerry Kumre Jr                       1766 Mike Burns                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  6.474 202.21                     0.541  7.119 187.73
 Qualified:             #3  6.440 204.26                       #10 20.181  53.43
Burns just sits in the lights at the green and watches Kumre fly away.

Kumre makes a clean and strong pass, close to his qualifying times.

He will raceCobari in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 646D Les Davenport                        7734 Dennis Allen                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.242 218.48                     0.061  6.780 197.97
 Qualified:             #5  6.591 212.49                        #8  6.894 200.95
It's Davenport from start to finish, as get gets the better light and then makes the quickest pass of the weekend for the easy win. He faces Wayne later today.

Allen's car is soft off the line and picks up the pace down track. He improves on his ET to no avail.

4:12 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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