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Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 21:32 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
        Bye                                7152 Ron Kelly Jr.                
E3                                            ****WINNER****  0.069  9.978 136.97
                                                   S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.078
 Prior rounds:
E2                                           (B Pierce    ) 0.024  9.888 -0.012
E1                                           (J Whitmore  ) 0.017  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:                                                      #20  9.917  0.017
6:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Bye run for Kelly.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 767G Gerald Turczyn Jr.                   7502 Greg Martin                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  9.948 158.46                     0.036  9.935 148.80
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.048             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Daniel    ) 0.026  9.921  0.021      (J Parrino   ) 0.032  9.914  0.014
E1    (D Pearson   ) 0.031  9.912  0.012      (J Lewis     ) 0.035  9.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #13  9.912  0.012                        #4  9.904  0.004
Gerald Turczyn Jr.'s MOV: 0.0047 seconds (approximately 12 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7236 Mike Blodgett Sr.                    7585 Marko Perivolaris            
E3                   0.044  9.971 151.51     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.981 152.68
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.071             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.081
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Spernak   ) 0.032  9.884 -0.016      (V Torres    ) 0.001  9.948  0.048
E1    (A Galati    ) 0.029  9.934  0.034      (G Hehr      ) 0.009  9.769 -0.131
 Qualified:            #29  9.934  0.034                       #38  9.769 -0.131
Marko Perivolaris' MOV: 0.0217 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6832 Don Anderson                         7905 Joe Galati                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.925 146.02                     0.010  9.957 144.91
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.057
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Steele    ) 0.067  9.937  0.037      (M Jacobs    ) 0.030  9.904  0.004
E1    (J Brink     ) 0.036  9.905  0.005      (C Waggoner J) 0.010  9.890 -0.010
 Qualified:             #5  9.905  0.005                       #33  9.890 -0.010
Don Anderson's MOV: 0.0244 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

He faces Perivolaris next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  716 Ed DeStaute                          7047 Mike Blodgett Jr.            
E3                   0.052  9.976 130.63     ****WINNER****  0.022  9.986 132.62
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.076             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.086
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Kinard    ) 0.018  9.901  0.001      (D Nuest     ) 0.039  9.880 -0.020
E1    (G Ventura   ) 0.002  9.903  0.003      (C Geise     ) 0.004  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:             #3  9.903  0.003                       #12  9.912  0.012
Mike Blodgett Jr.'s MOV: 0.0203 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  731 Rick Beckstrom                       138A Duane LaFleur                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.006  9.944 160.31                     0.028  9.970 146.61
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.044             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.070
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Souza     ) 0.046  9.938  0.038      (B Huntington) 0.029 10.001  0.101
E1    (R Nicholas  ) 0.039  9.928  0.028      (R Childers  ) 0.012  9.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #26  9.928  0.028                       #16  9.913  0.013
Rick Beckstrom cuts a strong 0.006 RT in the wins MOV: 0.0482 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7138 Joe Greco                            777Z Tom Lindemann                
E3                   0.046  9.936 144.55     ****WINNER****  0.015  9.904 140.99
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.036             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B McPartland) 0.032  9.901  0.001      (T Broussard ) 0.044  9.893 -0.007
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.046  9.908  0.008      (L Wilburn   ) 0.013  9.833 -0.067
 Qualified:             #9  9.908  0.008                       #37  9.833 -0.067
Tom Lindemann runs 0.004 to the index in the win. MOV: 0.0630 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

Turczyn will be in the other lane next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                       7267 Larry Scarth                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.000  9.948 168.68                     0.017  9.943 171.79
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.048             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.043
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Will      ) 0.029  9.951  0.051      (T Pulliam   ) 0.047  9.909  0.009
E1    (Bye         ) 0.006  9.911  0.011      (G Reust     ) 0.012  9.920  0.020
 Qualified:            #11  9.911  0.011                       #21  9.920  0.020
Steve Williams Cuts a perfect light and gets the close win. He races Beckstrom next round. MOV: 0.0128 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4588 Buddy Wood                           7356 Ted Kellner                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  9.913 158.58                     0.028  9.971 136.23
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.013             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.071
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Miller    ) 0.012  9.906  0.006      (R Herem     ) 0.020  9.927  0.027
E1    (C Blaisdell ) 0.069  9.930  0.030      (R Tucker    ) 0.017  9.861 -0.039
 Qualified:            #27  9.930  0.030                       #36  9.861 -0.039
Buddy Wood runs close to the index and will race Blodgett Jr. in round four. MOV: 0.0389 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        7851 Robert Naber                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.951 166.29                    -0.001  9.955 148.22
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.051             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.055
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Parsons   ) 0.001  9.912  0.012      (E Olpin     ) 0.014  9.917  0.017
E1    (S Apted     ) 0.003  9.890 -0.010      (T Hiatt     ) 0.015  9.926  0.026
 Qualified:            #34  9.890 -0.010                       #25  9.926  0.026
Ken Mostowich's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light.

He will face Kelly in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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