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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 18:15 PM

Super Gas Final, Round 7 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 7 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
 7047 Mike Blodgett                         731 Rick Beckstrom               
E7                   0.020  9.891 143.22     ****WINNER****  0.002  9.911 168.51
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.009             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.011
 Prior rounds:
E6                   0.025  9.892 -0.008      (G Turczyn Jr) 0.036  9.911  0.011
E5    (D Anderson  ) 0.035  9.863 -0.037                     0.005  9.897 -0.003
E4    (B Wood      ) 0.149  9.893 -0.007      (S Williams  ) 0.033  9.927  0.027
E3    (E DeStaute  ) 0.022  9.986  0.086      (D LaFleur   ) 0.006  9.944  0.044
E2    (D Nuest     ) 0.039  9.880 -0.020      (R Souza     ) 0.046  9.938  0.038
E1    (C Geise     ) 0.004  9.912  0.012      (R Nicholas  ) 0.039  9.928  0.028
 Qualified:            #12  9.912  0.012                       #26  9.928  0.028
3:09 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 1,773 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Blodgett has 5 prior wins with four in SG and one in Super Stock. He won here in 1998. Beckstrom also has five wins with four in Super Comp and one in Super Gas. He won here in 2003.

Rick Beckstrom cuts a strong 0.002 light to push out Blodgett by just -0.009 seconds and take the Super Gas Championship.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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