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Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 14:51 PM

A FUEL Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 2 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
  777 John Harless                          750 Darrell Waters               
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  5.280 No Time      
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Bates     ) 0.171 10.328  79.56                     0.126  6.404 219.94
 Qualified:             #7  6.659 209.49                        #1  6.376 218.80
11:40 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 29.51 inches, adjusted altitude 1,318 feet.

Harless is a no show. Waters takes the tree and is pushed away.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  713 Jerry Kumre Jr                       7293 Shawn Corbari                
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.002  6.599 199.70                    -0.058  6.507 214.69
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Burns     ) 0.060  6.474 202.21      (K Bates Jr  ) 0.079  6.648 202.42
 Qualified:             #3  6.440 204.26                        #4  6.468 212.66
Corbari goes in deep and red lights. Kumre will face Waters in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 646D Les Davenport                        7777 Bill Wayne                   
E2                   0.028  6.997 145.22     ****WINNER****  0.058  6.435 197.45
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Allen     ) 0.044  6.242 218.48      (M Pawluk    ) 0.366  7.122 150.78
 Qualified:             #5  6.591 212.49                        #2  6.424 208.75
Winner gets the bye run to the final round.

Davenport gets a big advantage off the line and leads Wayne until near the 1000 foot lights, where the blower goes bang. Bill Wayne gets on by for the easy win.

Bill Wayne's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.046), 330 ft(-0.073), 660ft(-0.095), 1,000ft(0.136). MOV: 0.5327 seconds (more than 100 feet).

11:46 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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