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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 13:03 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas 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
  760 Mike Lang                            7592 John Parrino                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021 10.023 134.78                     0.036 10.133 146.37
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.123             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.233
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Wiblishous) 0.012  9.912  0.012      (P Wiechmann ) 0.058 10.123  0.223
 Qualified:             #7  9.912  0.012                       #24 10.123  0.223
9:43 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 58 degrees, relative humidity 64 percent, barometer 29.14 inches, adjusted altitude 1,371 feet, track temperature 68 degrees.

Parrino slows and Lang takes the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Roger Kato                             73 Chad Langdon                 
E2                  -0.002  9.907 160.56     ****WINNER****  0.005  9.896 137.71
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Blodgett S) 0.007  9.861 -0.039      (D Sato      ) 0.011  9.929  0.029
 Qualified:            #32  9.861 -0.039                       #15  9.929  0.029
Chad Langdon scores a 0.005 light for the win. MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 770A Michael Boner                        7862 Dave Coapstick               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.926 162.90                     0.031  9.898 155.56
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Willoughby) 0.024  9.877 -0.023      (T Wiens III ) 0.037  9.923  0.023
 Qualified:            #29  9.877 -0.023                       #12  9.923  0.023
Michael Boner's MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.002.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5887 Rick Cates                           7429 Tim Daniel                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.915 162.14                     0.027  9.876 149.96
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Esping    ) 0.031  9.918  0.018      (R Fabbro    ) 0.010  9.885 -0.015
 Qualified:             #9  9.918  0.018                       #26  9.885 -0.015
Rick Cates' MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 701P Pete Zak                             7648 Bob Harris                   
E2                  -0.003  9.871 147.81     ****WINNER****  0.007  9.883 170.41
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Pierce    ) 0.002  9.939  0.039      (T Barton    ) 0.015  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:            #19  9.939  0.039                        #2  9.901  0.001
Bob Harris starts with a 0.007 RT. MOV: opponent's -0.003 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Jesse Serna                           743 Gary Mignacca                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  9.887 159.74                    -0.001  9.893 142.67
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.013             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Turczyn Jr) 0.011  9.920  0.020      (J Strom     ) 0.031  9.881 -0.019
 Qualified:            #10  9.920  0.020                       #27  9.881 -0.019
Jesse Serna's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7775 Karen Comstock                       7047 Mike Blodgett                
E2                   0.012  9.889 160.10     ****WINNER****  0.008  9.926 139.31
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.011             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Ventura   ) 0.001  9.913  0.013      (G Wallace   ) 0.028  9.891 -0.009
 Qualified:             #8  9.913  0.013                       #25  9.891 -0.009
Two good lights and Mike Blodgett gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7787 Phillip Pacatang                     7379 Randy Bowers                 
E2                   0.016  9.882 146.51     ****WINNER****  0.020 10.126 154.79
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.226
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Vining    ) 0.146 10.102  0.202      (D Cook      ) 0.019  9.911  0.011
 Qualified:            #23 10.102  0.202                        #6  9.911  0.011
Randy Bowers' MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 780V Val Torres Jr                         717 Randy Balough                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.012  9.899 155.01                     0.007  9.881 169.53
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Kersey    ) 0.010  9.906  0.006      (C Dales     ) 0.023  9.979  0.079
 Qualified:             #5  9.906  0.006                       #22  9.979  0.079
Two more good lights and Val Torres Jr is just -0.001 too quick for the win MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7335 Anthony Galati                        734 Gary Cooke                   
E2                   0.001  9.925 151.19     ****WINNER****  0.012  9.914 157.37
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E1    (H Colleasure) 0.003  9.923  0.023      (G Scott III ) 0.003  9.876 -0.024
 Qualified:            #13  9.923  0.023                       #30  9.876 -0.024
Close in the lights. Galati wins the starting line with a great 0.001 light and Cooke wins the finish line with a better overall package. MOV: 0.0003 seconds (approximately 1 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 755M Mark Miyashiro                       701Y Steve Parsons                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  9.991 137.57                    -0.002  9.902 173.90
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.091             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Cordeiro  ) 0.022  9.968  0.068      (T Hiatt     ) 0.012  9.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #21  9.968  0.068                        #4  9.904  0.004
Mark Miyashiro's MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7685 Charlie Waggoner                        8 Peter Bothe                  
E2                   0.034  9.881 139.82     ****WINNER****  0.007  9.904 144.44
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.019             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Keniry    ) 0.009  9.726 -0.174      (Bye         ) 0.007  9.934  0.034
 Qualified:            #34  9.726 -0.174                       #17  9.934  0.034
Peter Bothe's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0047 seconds (approximately 12 inches), opponent broke out.

Peter Bothe's package: 0.011.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Rick Beckstrom                       769K Aaron Kinard                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.911 166.27                     0.010  9.928 161.79
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.011             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Smith     ) 0.018  9.941  0.041      (D Meziere   ) 0.017  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:            #20  9.941  0.041                        #3  9.901  0.001
Rick Beckstrom's MOV: 0.0096 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6086 John Whitmore                         605 Mike Ferderer                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  9.895 160.65                     0.024  9.895 170.77
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Stobbe    ) 0.012  9.880 -0.020      (R Naber     ) 0.024  9.921  0.021
 Qualified:            #28  9.880 -0.020                       #11  9.921  0.021
John Whitmore's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0093 seconds (approximately 2 feet) in a double -0.005 breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7374 Jim Van Gordon                       7941 Thomas Bayer                 
E2                   0.015 10.319 138.29     ****WINNER****  0.014 10.103 118.58
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.419             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.203
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Galati    ) 0.045  9.667 -0.233      (J Galante   ) 0.012  9.935  0.035
 Qualified:            #35  9.667 -0.233                       #18  9.935  0.035
Just 0.001 at the green, but a big slow down on the top end! Bayer goes to round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                       7498 Steve Casner                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.903 158.43                     0.015  9.926 140.66
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.003             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E DeStaute  ) 0.009  9.925  0.025      (K McClelland) 0.018  9.872 -0.028
 Qualified:            #14  9.925  0.025                       #31  9.872 -0.028
Close in the lights. Steve Williams' MOV: 0.0093 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  686 Bill Huntington                      7829 Ted Seipel                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  9.919 149.35                     0.017  9.932 132.13
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.019             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.032
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Mendenhall) 0.031  9.847 -0.053      (B Treadway  ) 0.001  9.929  0.029
 Qualified:            #33  9.847 -0.053                       #16  9.929  0.029
Another close one. Bill Huntington's MOV: 0.0098 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7809 Val Torres                                 Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.850 167.43     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.050    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Prenevost ) 0.011  9.900  0.000   
 Qualified:             #1  9.900  0.000                     Bye
Bye run.

9:55 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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