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Thu, 29 Aug 2013, 13:09 PM

Factory Stock Showdown Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 1 eliminations in the Factory Stock Showdown at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 59th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1192 Bob Hochrun                          4556 Rhett Fulton
C1                   0.149  9.800 138.70     ****WINNER****  0.103  9.581 140.14
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.700          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.919
 Qualified:           #145  9.784 138.66                       #29  9.526 140.62
This will be the first of the Factory Stock Showdown cars. The final two rounds will be run tomorrow, along with the MOPAR Hemi Challenge.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4992 Brian Massingill                     1707 Jim Boburka
C1                   0.008 10.991 121.00     ****WINNER****  0.064  9.567 138.78
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-):  0.491          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.933
 Qualified:           #148  9.793 136.10                       #30  9.526 139.44
Massingill gets way loose after a 0.008 light and gives the win to Boburka.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  572 Robbie Massey                        335X Dave Connolly
C1                   0.020  9.652 136.00     ****WINNER****  0.047  9.273 142.85
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.848          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -1.227
 Qualified:            #88  9.649 136.34                        #9  9.306 142.72
Connolly is second off the line and still gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3559 Mike Pustelny                        5250 Todd Patterson
C1                  -0.024 10.242 111.17     ****WINNER****  0.039  9.305 143.02
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.258          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -1.195
 Qualified:            #66  9.606 137.68                        #6  9.247 143.38
Todd Patterson gets the Bye Run next round too! MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1722 Paula Cambria                        4044 Joseph Teuton
C1                   0.031  9.709 138.37     ****WINNER****  0.027  9.587 139.83
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.791          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): -0.913
 Qualified:           #107  9.685 138.33                       #14  9.398 141.98
OH, WOW!!! Teuton ges the front wheels sky high and keeps them there for almost 100 feet. and still takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3246 Clay Arnett                           439 Stephen Bell
C1   ****WINNER****  0.318 10.496 143.57                    -0.041 20.151 120.49
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-):  0.296          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-):  9.951
 Qualified:            #76  9.329 144.72                        #8  8.958 152.30
Both cars spin at the green and Bell gets the worst of it. Arnett goes on for the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3585 Jim Harrison                         1242 JC Beattie Jr.
C1   ****WINNER****  0.797 20.476  55.19                           No Time
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-):  9.976          FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): 89.499
 Qualified:            #12  9.330 142.91                       #96  9.666 134.11
Beattie can't get the car staged and has to be pushed back. Harrison motors on down and will race Boburka next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1990 David Barton                               Bye
C1   ****WINNER**** -0.004 26.269  28.97
       FS/AC Index: 10.50 (+/-): 15.769
 Qualified:             #2  9.079 142.88                     Bye
Barton goes red and then has the Challenger drive right towards the wall. He lifts and races Teuton later.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 J191 Jonathan Allegrucci                  7644 Eric Reyes
C1   ****WINNER****  0.046  9.017 147.78                     0.039  9.257 137.79
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.183          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -0.943
 Qualified:            #13  9.043 147.91                      #171 13.335 117.79


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 4312 P.B. Candies                         3361 Bo Butner
C1                   0.099  9.033 151.19     ****WINNER****  0.021  8.940 132.91
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.167          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.260
 Qualified:            #16  9.162 149.76                        #3  8.846 150.98


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 2730 Bo Kenney                            3334 Chris Holbrook
C1                   0.127 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.022  8.863 151.94
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): 89.799          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.337
 Qualified:            #21  9.193 146.65                        #4  8.860 152.12
Kenney broke and Holbrook gets to race Arnett in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 5415 John Dourlet                         4192 Brett Candies
C1                  -0.017 10.104 132.73     ****WINNER****  0.083  9.020 149.13
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -0.096          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.180
 Qualified:           #102  9.380 143.40                       #10  9.007 149.05
Brett Candies will race Butner later. MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 3611 Jimmy Ronzello                        373 Bill Skillman
C1                   3.170  9.340 147.60     ****WINNER****  0.128  8.834 153.40
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -0.860          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.366
 Qualified:            #58  9.289 150.30                        #5  8.886 152.71
Ronzello sits in the lights for over three seconds. Skillman gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 1489 Steve Ficacci                        1608 Gary Richard
C1                   0.002  9.319 144.30     ****WINNER****  0.121  8.976 151.53
       FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -0.881          FS/DC Index: 10.20 (+/-): -1.224
 Qualified:            #70  9.319 143.72                        #7  8.955 152.62
Richard races Allegrucci.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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