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Sun, 01 Sep 2013, 08:16 AM

Stock Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BROWNSBURG, Ind. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Stock Eliminator 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
 3339 Travis Sturgell                      4312 P.B. Candies                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.059 10.735 122.34                    -0.023  9.105 150.70
        C/SA  Dial: 10.73 (+/-):  0.005          FS/DC  Dial: 9.05 (+/-):  0.055
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Dziorny   ) 0.058 10.749 -0.001      (A Corda     ) 0.029  9.136  0.016
E2    (K Lynch     ) 0.046 10.744 -0.056      (R Campbell  ) 0.025  9.108 -0.012
E1    (M Skinner   ) 0.042 10.814  0.034      (V Buchanan  ) 0.018  9.111  0.081
 Qualified:           #133 10.645 -0.755                       #13  9.033 -1.167
8:03 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 82 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,829 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

We start Sunday's eliminations with a red light. Sturgell runs 0.005 to his dial


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3610 Leonard Mattingly                    3384 Mike McGinley                
E4                  -0.006 10.384 127.93     ****WINNER****  0.014 11.386 114.88
        B/SA  Dial: 10.38 (+/-):  0.004           H/SA  Dial: 11.38 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Bell      ) 0.010 10.489  0.079      (C Mattingly ) 0.013 11.458  0.008
E2    (D Fezell    ) 0.032 10.430  0.020      (E Reyes     ) -0.048 11.430 -0.720
E1    (T Turner    ) 0.062 10.407  0.017      (M Buth      ) 0.037 11.391  0.051
 Qualified:            #55 10.329 -0.921                       #79 11.279 -0.871
Mike McGinley runs 0.006 to his dial for the win. MOV: opponent's -0.006red light.

Mike McGinley's package: 0.020.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1020 Francois Periard                     1547 Jack Matyas                  
E4                  -0.051 10.388 126.73     ****WINNER****  0.096  9.720 136.46
        B/SA  Dial: 10.38 (+/-):  0.008          CC/SA  Dial: 9.73 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Blossom   ) 0.094 10.443  0.023      (J Myers     ) 0.030  9.787  0.057
E2    (R Fulton    ) 0.010 10.411  0.011      (E Brooks    ) 0.060  9.722 -0.018
E1    (R Gresens   ) -0.063 10.380  0.010      (D Connolly  ) 0.049  9.762  0.032
 Qualified:            #64 10.348 -0.902                       #72  9.719 -0.881
...and another red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1608 Gary Richard                         3540 Chuck Downing                
E4                  -0.052  8.917 152.99     ****WINNER****  0.113 10.830 121.04
       FS/DC  Dial: 8.95 (+/-): -0.033             F/S  Dial: 10.81 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Wilkes    ) 0.033  9.015  0.035      (H Costello  ) 0.025 10.899  0.019
E2    (M Kubiak    ) 0.167  8.982  0.022      (J McCormack ) 0.063 10.942  0.092
E1    (K LaPorte   ) -0.021  8.991  0.021      (P Cambria   ) 0.011 10.894 -0.006
 Qualified:             #6  8.955 -1.245                       #46 10.857 -0.943
I'm seeing a pattern here: Red Light!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3361 Bo Butner                             778 Jimmy DeFrank                
E4                   0.057  8.865 141.21     ****WINNER****  0.013 10.318 125.95
       FS/DC  Dial: 8.88 (+/-): -0.015            B/SA  Dial: 10.30 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Edwards   ) 0.025  9.010  0.140      (K Sepanek   ) 0.032 10.348  0.008
E2    (J Emmons    ) 0.026  8.892  0.042      (B Sempsrott ) 0.029 10.452  0.122
E1    (J Teuton    ) 0.010  8.931  0.031      (S Pourciau  ) 0.018 10.381  0.051
 Qualified:             #3  8.846 -1.354                       #27 10.249 -1.001
Jimmy DeFrank has a great 0.013 light and will race McGinley next round. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0110 seconds (approximately 2 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3277 Rick Winchester                        14 Jim Boudreau                 
E4                  -0.012 11.524 113.23     ****WINNER**** -0.038 10.417 126.77
        I/SA  Dial: 11.51 (+/-):  0.014           B/SA  Dial: 10.41 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E3    (T Frantz    ) 0.037 11.538  0.028      (M Pustelny  ) 0.060 10.442  0.012
E2    (L Stewart   ) 0.016 11.532 -0.018      (S Richardson) 0.029 10.348 -0.902
E1    (C Stephenson) 0.082 11.528 -0.002      (B Gibson    ) 0.029 10.418 -0.012
 Qualified:           #106 11.482 -0.818                       #50 10.317 -0.933
Jim Boudreau's MOV: opponent's red light. He faces Downing in round five.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4499 Kevin Stubbs                         6104 Brad Plourd                  
E4                   0.016 10.445 114.70     ****WINNER****  0.052 11.585  97.08
         C/S  Dial: 10.45 (+/-): -0.005           H/SA  Dial: 11.52 (+/-):  0.065
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Fitzsimmon) 0.024 10.613  0.013      (C Holbrook  ) 0.068 12.157  0.667
E2    (J Ronzello  ) 0.010 10.557 -0.043      (J Shipp     ) 0.035 11.480  0.000
E1    (T Rambo     ) 0.018 10.566  0.076      (M Ficacci   ) 0.081 11.471 -0.079
 Qualified:            #28 10.353 -0.997                      #116 11.343 -0.807
Brad Plourd was late, but still wins. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.005. He will see Matyas later.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2808 Bobby Warren                         5009 Scott Burton                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.007 10.481 126.36                    -0.003 10.356 125.94
        C/SA  Dial: 10.50 (+/-): -0.019           B/SA  Dial: 10.38 (+/-): -0.024
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Boburka   ) 0.042 10.632  0.092      (D Walther   ) 0.045 10.402  0.002
E2    (S Cummings  ) 0.045 10.535  0.035      (K Stott     ) 0.022 10.401  0.021
E1    (E Bednaz    ) 0.012 10.522  0.012      (S Novosel   ) 0.028 10.420  0.030
 Qualified:            #49 10.463 -0.937                       #57 10.334 -0.916
Bobby Warren starts with a strong 0.007 light. MOV: opponent's -0.003 red light. He races Sturgell in the next round.

8:13 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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