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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 12:37 PM

Super Comp Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Comp at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 54th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7280 Glenn Kern                           6917 Dick Vander Meer             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  8.898 153.96                     0.077  8.896 175.89
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.002             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Hicks     ) 0.090  8.928  0.028      (C Babcock   ) 0.052  8.880 -0.020
 Qualified:            #17  8.928  0.028                       #37  8.880 -0.020
8:46 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 29.14 inches, adjusted altitude 1,321 feet, track temperature 68 degrees.

Glenn Kern's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0024 seconds (approximately 7 inches) in a double breakout. -0.002 to -0.004!


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 765C Shannon Chennault                    7450 Don Meziere                  
E2                   0.000  8.915 174.98     ****WINNER****  0.007  8.907 173.21
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.015             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Shaughness) 0.015  8.906  0.006      (L Davidson  ) 0.014  9.083  0.183
 Qualified:             #7  8.906  0.006                       #27  9.083  0.183
WOW! take a look at these numbers. Don Meziere's MOV: 0.0010 seconds (approximately 3 inches).

Shannon Chennault's package: 0.015. Don Meziere's package: 0.014.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 Guy Aguayo                           7878 Colt Dwyer                   
E2                   0.040  8.949 168.09     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.943 166.76
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.049             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.043
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Alves     ) 0.023  8.898 -0.002      (Z Meziere   ) 0.003  8.908  0.008
 Qualified:            #31  8.898 -0.002                       #11  8.908  0.008


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7786 Michaelyn Roelle                     7748 Jack DeRencin                
E2                   0.017  8.857 167.24     ****WINNER****  0.007  8.929 162.41
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.043             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Connelly  ) 0.014  8.991  0.091      (R Fauset    ) 0.049  8.905  0.005
 Qualified:            #26  8.991  0.091                        #6  8.905  0.005
Jack DeRencin scores a great 0.007 RT for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7796 John Richardson                      7028 Don Barton                   
E2                   0.091  8.860 175.55     ****WINNER****  0.015  8.929 164.73
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.040             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.061  8.864 -0.036      (J Davis     ) 0.057  8.947  0.047
 Qualified:            #41  8.864 -0.036                       #21  8.947  0.047
Don Barton's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0074 seconds (approximately 23 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 765M Jim Momjian                          7817 Michael Lane                 
E2                   0.029  8.941 154.56     ****WINNER****  0.004  8.925 170.95
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.041             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gruba     ) 0.031  9.164  0.264      (J Scott     ) 0.013  8.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #28  9.164  0.264                        #8  8.907  0.007
Michael Lane starts with a 0.004 RT. MOV: 0.0412 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 706C Chad Langdon                         7782 Trent Langan                 
E2                   0.015  8.882 169.98     ****WINNER****  0.018  8.906 155.92
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Comstock  ) 0.000  8.887 -0.013      (D Cook      ) 0.033  8.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #35  8.887 -0.013                       #15  8.922  0.022
Trent Langan pushes Langdon out with a 0.006 to the index. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7855 Greg Boutte                          7528 Cameron Ferre                
E2                   0.044  9.604 135.89     ****WINNER****  0.005  9.302 125.89
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.704             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.402
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Roper     ) 0.019  9.186  0.286      (C Forsyth   ) 0.005  8.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #29  9.186  0.286                        #9  8.907  0.007
A huge plume of smoke from Boutte's engine right before the 660 lights. Looks like he loses twice this round.

Ferre cuts a 0.005 light on his easy win.

8:53 a.m. Time for some dusting and cleaning down track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 798A Bill Botelho                         7013 Bobby Dye Jr.                
E2                   0.002  8.871 164.25     ****WINNER****  0.024  8.883 161.88
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.029             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Woodard   ) 0.033  8.895 -0.005      (S Shearer   ) 0.006  8.918  0.018
 Qualified:            #33  8.895 -0.005                       #13  8.918  0.018
9:11 a.m. Big time clean up! Back to racing...

Bobby Dye Jr.'s MOV: Double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7265 Larry Scarth                         7073 Geoff Nelson                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  8.880 179.40                    -0.012  8.928 181.15
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.020             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Z Bogner    ) 0.012  8.949  0.049      (H Pierce    ) 0.007  8.902  0.002
 Qualified:            #22  8.949  0.049                        #2  8.902  0.002
Larry Scarth's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7685 Charlie Waggoner Jr.                 D706 Dick Krieger                 
E2                   1.342 26.813  45.15     ****WINNER****  0.030  8.908 137.74
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): 17.913             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Christense) -0.008  8.899 -0.001      (G Torres    ) 0.038  8.907  0.007
 Qualified:            #30  8.899 -0.001                       #10  8.907  0.007
Waggoner sits on the line at the green and then just motors on down the track.

Easy win for Krieger.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  741 Tim Smith                            7200 Robert Symons                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.039  8.955 159.85                     0.046  8.897 167.24
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.055             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N Cobb      ) 0.136  8.884 -0.016      (B VanPoperin) 0.061  8.923  0.023
 Qualified:            #36  8.884 -0.016                       #16  8.923  0.023
Tim Smith's MOV: Opponent broke out by just -0.003.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 701D Keith Winters                         547 Kevin Wright                 
E2                  -0.003  8.853 172.28     ****WINNER****  0.048  8.864 177.81
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.047             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.036
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Thompson  ) 0.004  8.920  0.020      (Bye         ) 0.022  8.893 -0.007
 Qualified:            #14  8.920  0.020                       #34  8.893 -0.007
Kevin Wright's MOV: opponent's -0.003 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7498 Steve Casner                         701Y Steve Parsons                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  8.919 179.02                     0.023  8.865 169.21
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.019             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Alonzo    ) 0.013  8.873 -0.027      (M Quigley Dy) 0.006  8.938  0.038
 Qualified:            #40  8.873 -0.027                       #20  8.938  0.038
Identical RT's and Steve Casner gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7851 Robert Naber                         7867 Dean Hall                    
E2                   0.028  8.961 172.65     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.973 176.01
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.061             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.073
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N Markuson  ) 0.031  8.905  0.005      (A Englen    ) 0.022  8.976  0.076
 Qualified:             #5  8.905  0.005                       #25  8.976  0.076
Dean Hall takes a 0.008 light to the win. MOV: 0.0082 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  569 Greg Krause                           731 Rick Beckstrom               
E2                  -0.011  8.860 186.82     ****WINNER****  0.025  8.881 182.72
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.040             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Boner     ) 0.012  8.937  0.037      (C Rash      ) 0.009  8.878 -0.022
 Qualified:            #19  8.937  0.037                       #39  8.878 -0.022
Rick Beckstrom's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7395 Justin Morgan                        7725 Mike Hiatt                   
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.041  8.854 181.23                    -0.042  8.972 177.25
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.046             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.072
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Madrid    ) 0.004  8.928  0.028      (T McBride   ) 0.009  8.878 -0.022
 Qualified:            #18  8.928  0.028                       #38  8.878 -0.022
Justin Morgan takes the win, going red just 0.001 seconds after Hiatt!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                         73 Thomas Bayer                 
E2                   0.088  8.835 180.52     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.884 161.71
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.065             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Lamb      ) 0.026  8.904  0.004      (S Moldenhaue) 0.028  8.958  0.058
 Qualified:             #4  8.904  0.004                       #24  8.958  0.058
Thomas Bayer starts with a 0.008 light for the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0493 seconds (approximately 13 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7809 Val Torres                           708B Bobby Mirizio                
E2                   0.011  8.970 166.52     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.929 169.15
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.070             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Seipel    ) 0.015  8.904  0.004      (M Constant  ) 0.000  8.954  0.054
 Qualified:             #3  8.904  0.004                       #23  8.954  0.054
Bobby Mirizio is just 0.003 quicker at the green. MOV: 0.0444 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  762 Colton Hiatt                         788D Doug Crumlich                
E2                   0.004  8.886 167.93     ****WINNER****  0.024  8.908 152.45
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.014             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Murdock   ) 0.008  8.896 -0.004      (C Hawk Jr   ) 0.012  8.915  0.015
 Qualified:            #32  8.896 -0.004                       #12  8.915  0.015
Doug Crumlich runs 0.008 to the index in the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  622 Tom Pappas                                 Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  8.894 178.59     
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.006    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Mangili   ) 0.020  8.900  0.000   
 Qualified:             #1  8.900  0.000                     Bye
Bye run to wrap up the round.

9:23 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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