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Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 14:19 PM

A/GAS Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in A/GAS 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
 7257 Jim Data                             7526 Rob Patten                   
E2                   0.675  7.858 169.30     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.998 135.22
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.258             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.398
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Rieder    ) 0.069  7.690  0.090      (R Wilson    ) 0.035  7.736  0.136
 Qualified:            #28  7.464 -0.136                       #21 10.190  2.590
11:03 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 60 percent, barometer 29.52 inches, adjusted altitude 551 feet.

Rob Patten gets an easy win, as Data has problems. MOV: 0.5026 seconds (more than 100 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                7355 Bret Pichler                 
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.064  7.709 179.30
                                                   A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.109
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (G Herrera   ) 0.063  7.717  0.117
 Qualified:                                                      #16  7.843  0.243
Bye run for Pichler.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  647 Brad Chafee                          7894 Steve Galileo                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.615 175.43                     0.022  7.637 182.13
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.015             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hatcher   ) 0.052  7.746  0.146      (C Beanes    ) 0.026  7.657  0.057
 Qualified:             #2  7.606  0.006                        #9  7.639  0.039
Brad Chafee's MOV: 0.0077 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

He will run against Patten later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7867 Dean Hall                            7399 Steve Faller                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.668 167.07                     0.024  7.664 182.33
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.068             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.064
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Bush      ) 0.021  7.607  0.007      (M Mossi     ) 0.046 10.190  2.590
 Qualified:            #23  7.596 -0.004                       #15  7.786  0.186
Close finish! Dean Hall gets the win. MOV: 0.0011 seconds (approximately 4 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 101T Frank Merenda                        3638 Andy Hiemstra                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.046  7.553 181.18                           No Time      
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.047             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): 92.399
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Quiroga   ) 0.034  7.718  0.118      (D Burch     ) 0.017 14.008  6.408
 Qualified:             #7  7.629  0.029                       #14  7.780  0.180
Hiemstra is a no show and Merenda goes to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7550 Rick Logsdon                         B762 Ray Padgett                  
E2                   0.022  7.686 177.09     ****WINNER****  0.073  7.616 179.76
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.086             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J White     ) 0.033  7.744  0.144      (P Cogswell  ) 0.065  7.641  0.041
 Qualified:            #12  7.747  0.147                        #5  7.618  0.018
Ray Padgett's MOV: 0.0195 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

He races Pichler next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7629 Terry Newton                         7118 Keith Morovich               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.617 181.50                     0.070  7.597 180.21
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.017             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Scott     ) 0.150  7.703  0.103      (B Frye      ) 0.037  7.629  0.029
 Qualified:             #3  7.614  0.014                       #10  7.650  0.050
Terry Newton's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0300 seconds (approximately 8 feet), opponent broke out.

Merenda will be in the other lane later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7770 Jim Ferren                            721 Al White                     
E2                   0.021  7.547 179.06     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.551 178.68
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.053             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.049
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Ratzloff  ) 0.077  7.616  0.016      (C Lee       ) 0.104  7.610  0.010
 Qualified:            #26  7.549 -0.051                        #4  7.618  0.018
Al White's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0020 seconds (approximately 6 inches) in a double breakout.

11:15 a.m. He will race against Hall in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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