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Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 20:44 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7502 Greg Martin                          7592 John Parrino                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  9.914 149.31                     0.002  9.879 138.64
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.014             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lewis     ) 0.035  9.904  0.004      (R Cordeiro  ) 0.009  9.923  0.023
 Qualified:             #4  9.904  0.004                       #23  9.923  0.023
5:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Greg Martin's MOV: Opponent broke out after a 0.002 RT.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6832 Don Anderson                         7947 Shawn Steele                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.067  9.937 160.19                     0.029  9.885 151.78
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Brink     ) 0.036  9.905  0.005      (H Colleasure) 0.022  9.923  0.023
 Qualified:             #5  9.905  0.005                       #24  9.923  0.023
Don Anderson's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7152 Ron Kelly Jr.                        7544 Brad Pierce                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.024  9.888 139.79                     0.027  9.886 143.73
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Whitmore  ) 0.017  9.917  0.017      (T Seipel    ) 0.034  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #20  9.917  0.017                        #1  9.900  0.000
Ron Kelly Jr.'s MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0010 seconds (approximately 3 inches) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7809 Val Torres                           7585 Marko Perivolaris            
E2                   0.015  9.939 158.28     ****WINNER****  0.001  9.948 156.63
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.039             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.048
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Langdon   ) 0.039  9.915  0.015      (G Hehr      ) 0.009  9.769 -0.131
 Qualified:            #19  9.915  0.015                       #38  9.769 -0.131
Close in the lights! Marko Perivolaris scores a near perfect 0.001 RT and takes the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0059 seconds (approximately 16 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Aaron Kinard                          716 Ed DeStaute                  
E2                   0.006  9.888 156.90     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.901 126.57
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Bowers    ) 0.003  9.920  0.020      (G Ventura   ) 0.002  9.903  0.003
 Qualified:            #22  9.920  0.020                        #3  9.903  0.003
Ed DeStaute runs 0.001 to the index for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out after a 0.006 RT

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  686 Bill Huntington                      138A Duane LaFleur                
E2                   0.042 10.096 151.97     ****WINNER****  0.029 10.001 137.36
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.196             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.101
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Warn      ) 0.025  9.887 -0.013      (R Childers  ) 0.012  9.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #35  9.887 -0.013                       #16  9.913  0.013
Looks like a bunch of games in the lights.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6236 Rod Souza                             731 Rick Beckstrom               
E2                   0.025 10.050 144.15     ****WINNER****  0.046  9.938 165.46
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.150             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Finn      ) 0.041  9.907  0.007      (R Nicholas  ) 0.039  9.928  0.028
 Qualified:             #7  9.907  0.007                       #26  9.928  0.028
Souza slows and Beckstrom gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7138 Joe Greco                            7614 Bruce McPartland             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  9.901 147.04                     0.021  9.924 155.02
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.046  9.908  0.008      (G Roundtree ) 0.007  9.930  0.030
 Qualified:             #9  9.908  0.008                       #28  9.930  0.030
Joe Greco runs 0.001 to the index to take the win. MOV: 0.0125 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             7851 Robert Naber                 
E2                   0.027  9.877 163.91     ****WINNER****  0.014  9.917 159.48
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.023             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Wiblishous) 0.009  9.905  0.005      (T Hiatt     ) 0.015  9.926  0.026
 Qualified:             #6  9.905  0.005                       #25  9.926  0.026
Robert Naber pushes Olpin out with a 0.014 light. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4588 Buddy Wood                            569 Michael Miller               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.012  9.906 151.87                     0.068  9.893 154.72
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Blaisdell ) 0.069  9.930  0.030      (D Mitchell  ) 0.022  9.908  0.008
 Qualified:            #27  9.930  0.030                        #8  9.908  0.008
Buddy Wood's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0430 seconds (approximately 10 feet), opponent broke out by -0.007.

Buddy Wood's package: 0.018.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 767G Gerald Turczyn Jr.                   7309 Duane Daniel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  9.921 158.50                     0.035  9.917 148.23
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.021             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Pearson   ) 0.031  9.912  0.012      (R Lahn      ) 0.021 10.390  0.490
 Qualified:            #13  9.912  0.012                       #32 10.390  0.490
Another close finish. Gerald Turczyn Jr. gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0057 seconds (approximately 15 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7750 Marty Jacobs                         7905 Joe Galati                   
E2                   0.052  9.924 160.29     ****WINNER****  0.030  9.904 144.58
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.024             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Lee       ) 0.006  9.912  0.012      (C Waggoner J) 0.010  9.890 -0.010
 Qualified:            #14  9.912  0.012                       #33  9.890 -0.010
Galati runs 0.004 to the index for the ten foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7341 Tom Pulliam                          7267 Larry Scarth                 
E2                   0.034  9.837 152.28     ****WINNER****  0.047  9.909 169.36
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.063             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Anderson  ) 0.032  9.900  0.000      (G Reust     ) 0.012  9.920  0.020
 Qualified:             #2  9.900  0.000                       #21  9.920  0.020
Larry Scarth is second off the line, but runs 0.009 to the index for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        701Y Steve Parsons                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.001  9.912 156.08                     0.017  9.933 169.21
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Apted     ) 0.003  9.890 -0.010      (K Comstock  ) 0.000  9.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #34  9.890 -0.010                       #15  9.913  0.013


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        701Y Steve Parsons                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.001  9.912 156.08                     0.017  9.933 169.21
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Apted     ) 0.003  9.890 -0.010      (K Comstock  ) 0.000  9.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #34  9.890 -0.010                       #15  9.913  0.013
Ken Mostowich has a strong 0.001 RT. MOV: 0.0374 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

Ken Mostowich's package: 0.013.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 711T Tony Broussard                       777Z Tom Lindemann                
E2                   0.049  9.845 160.52     ****WINNER****  0.044  9.893 163.10
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.055             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Farrar    ) 0.037  9.913  0.013      (L Wilburn   ) 0.013  9.833 -0.067
 Qualified:            #18  9.913  0.013                       #37  9.833 -0.067
Tom Lindemann's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3020 Dwight Nuest                         7047 Mike Blodgett Jr.            
E2                   0.072  9.850 147.81     ****WINNER****  0.039  9.880 141.16
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.050             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Sexton    ) 0.030  9.947  0.047      (C Geise     ) 0.004  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:            #31  9.947  0.047                       #12  9.912  0.012
Mike Blodgett Jr.'s MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0030 seconds (approximately 8 inches) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7922 Jim Spernak                          7236 Mike Blodgett Sr.            
E2                  -0.002  9.884 151.80     ****WINNER****  0.032  9.884 154.69
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Strom     ) 0.012  9.909  0.009      (A Galati    ) 0.029  9.934  0.034
 Qualified:            #10  9.909  0.009                       #29  9.934  0.034
Mike Blodgett Sr.'s MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7356 Ted Kellner                          7192 Ryan Herem                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  9.927 145.28                     0.033  9.887 153.51
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.027             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Tucker    ) 0.017  9.861 -0.039      (R Willis    ) 0.029  9.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #36  9.861 -0.039                       #17  9.913  0.013
Ted Kellner's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                       7471 Kim Will                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.951 149.83                     0.042  9.950 145.59
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.051             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.050
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) 0.006  9.911  0.011      (D Meziere   ) 0.101  9.939  0.039
 Qualified:            #11  9.911  0.011                       #30  9.939  0.039
Last pair of the round.

Just 0.001 difference in ET's and Steve Williams gets the hole shot win MOV: 0.0127 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

5:40 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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