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Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 21:52 PM

Stock Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Stock Eliminator 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
 7002 Jim Meador                           7616 Ryan Mangus                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.032 10.737 122.30                    -0.010 20.312  56.42
        D/SA  Dial: 10.73 (+/-):  0.007           F/SA  Dial: 11.30 (+/-):  9.012
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B McClanahan) 0.003 10.771  0.031      (W Carrell   ) 0.035 11.390  0.090
E1    (L Edgecombe ) 0.121 10.771 -0.779      (J Irving    ) 0.051 11.315  0.055
 Qualified:            #11 10.693 -0.857                       #40 11.331 -0.519
5:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Jim Meador runs 0.007 to his dial in the win. MOV: opponent's red -0.010 light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Caroline Jimerfield                  7644 Eric Reyes                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.045 12.176 108.94                     0.088  9.289 137.92
        J/SA  Dial: 12.09 (+/-):  0.086          BB/SA  Dial: 9.18 (+/-):  0.109
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Hewes     ) 0.053 12.117  0.027      (J Jerome    ) -0.014 12.538  3.408
E1    (J Durham    ) 0.071 12.094  0.034                     0.028  9.334 -0.966
 Qualified:            #42 12.068 -0.382                        #1  9.233 -1.067
Almost a three second head start for Jimerfield and then has a bunch of smoke from the engine down track. Reyes is late and slows to give the win to Jimerfield.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  758 Barry Polley                         6711 Tommy Gaynor                 
E3                   0.249 10.336 126.86     ****WINNER****  0.040 10.984 102.13
        A/SA  Dial: 10.35 (+/-): -0.014           C/SA  Dial: 10.84 (+/-):  0.144
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Comstock  ) 0.114 10.344  0.044      (P Cannan    ) 0.023 10.761  0.031
E1    (M Kirby     ) 0.015 10.321  0.021      (R Bursell   ) 0.023 10.777  0.127
 Qualified:            #29 10.293 -0.707                       #24 10.668 -0.732
Polley is dead late and Tommy Gaynor gets the free pass to the next round. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0510 seconds (approximately 9 feet), opponent broke out by -0.014.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7474 Justin Lamb                          7355 Chad Loge                    
E3                   0.008 10.978 121.00     ****WINNER****  0.038 11.011 107.10
        D/SA  Dial: 10.71 (+/-):  0.268           C/SA  Dial: 10.92 (+/-):  0.091
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Faul      ) 0.002 10.951  0.161      (D Dreher    ) 0.071 11.096 -0.304
E1    (D Keen      ) 0.042 10.845  0.115      (J Stein     ) 0.015 10.928  0.038
 Qualified:            #10 10.659 -0.891                       #39 10.866 -0.534
Lamb scores a 0.008 RT and then the car slows down track. Loge gets the win.

He will race Jimerfield later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Kayla Mozeris                         728 Brent Calvert                
E3                   0.059 11.105 114.55     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.778 132.90
        F/SA  Dial: 11.12 (+/-): -0.015          CC/SA  Dial: 9.77 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Calvert   ) 0.012 11.108 -0.012      (D Lambeck   ) 0.011  9.844  0.074
E1    (D Moreno    ) 0.084 11.411  0.331      (J Gaynor    ) 0.020  9.705 -0.055
 Qualified:            #21 11.065 -0.785                       #15  9.769 -0.831
Brent Calvert's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0230 seconds (approximately 4 feet), opponent broke out. Nice 0.021 package.

He faces Gaynor later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1781 Dan Fletcher                         7857 John Gray                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021 11.084 108.49                     0.047 11.102 111.04
        E/SA  Dial: 11.07 (+/-):  0.014           F/SA  Dial: 11.13 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Wann      ) 0.027 11.114  0.024      (R Pauley    ) 0.013 11.101  0.031
E1    (C Rayburn   ) 0.014 11.044  0.014      (S Valkanoff ) 0.017 11.270  0.240
 Qualified:            #31 11.002 -0.698                       #14 11.017 -0.833
Meador will race Fletcher in round four. as Gary breaks out.

6:00 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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