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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 17:39 PM

Summit Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Summit Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 A257 Marshall York                        N390 Nick Hastings                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061 12.059 107.94                    -0.009 12.239 109.61
       SPMAN  Dial: 12.13 (+/-): -0.071          SPMAN  Dial: 12.27 (+/-): -0.031
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,870 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Marshall York from Tallapoosa, Ga. representing Atlanta Dragway and Division 2.

Nick Hastings from Shelby, Ohio representing Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park and Division 3.

Hasting is just a little too quick on the tree and turns on the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 521R Alix Risse                           X602 AJ Tibbetts                  
E1                  -0.011 12.079 100.57     ****WINNER****  0.027 12.505 110.20
       SPMAN  Dial: 12.00 (+/-):  0.079          SPMAN  Dial: 12.46 (+/-):  0.045
Alix Risse from Waterloo, Iowa representing Cedar Falls Raceway and Division 5. She is the only female in this year's competition.

AJ Tibbetts from Bremerton, Wash. representing Bremerton Raceway and Division 6.

Alix was just a little too quick on the tree and turned on the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1482 Scott Smith                           423 Jeff Hefler                  
E1                   0.042 11.972 108.59     ****WINNER****  0.014 12.309  98.70
       SPMAN  Dial: 12.00 (+/-): -0.028          SPMAN  Dial: 12.26 (+/-):  0.049
Scott Smith from Birdsboro, Pa. representing Maple Grove Raceway and Division 1. First Summit ET Finals win and first trip to National Championship.

Jeff Hefler from Fort Worth, Texas representing Texas Raceway and Division 4. His fourth trip to Pomona, in 2006, 2010 and 2012. He won the National Championship in 2006.

Hefler with the starting line advantage and the win. Hefler will face Tibbets in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                E743 Gary Hairfield               
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.019 12.231 112.14
                                                 SPMAN  Dial: 12.19 (+/-):  0.041
Gary Harifield from San Diego, Calif. representing Barona and Division 7. This is his third trip to Pomona (2008, 2010) and he is a two-time Division 7 ET Racer of the Year (2008, 2010). Hairfield will York in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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