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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 14:33 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
  686 Bill Huntington                       760 Mike Lang                    
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.200  9.852 164.09
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.048
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Seipel    ) 0.021  9.919  0.019      (J Parrino   ) 0.021 10.023  0.123
E1    (B Mendenhall) 0.031  9.847 -0.053      (M Wiblishous) 0.012  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:            #33  9.847 -0.053                        #7  9.912  0.012
11:22 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 62 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.14 inches, adjusted altitude 1,576 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Huntington is a no show and Lang gets a free pass to round four.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7047 Mike Blodgett                           8 Peter Bothe                  
E3                   0.006  9.885 133.22     ****WINNER****  0.011  9.905 146.27
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Comstock  ) 0.008  9.926  0.026      (C Waggoner J) 0.007  9.904  0.004
E1    (G Wallace   ) 0.028  9.891 -0.009      (Bye         ) 0.007  9.934  0.034
 Qualified:            #25  9.891 -0.009                       #17  9.934  0.034
Peter Bothe has a nice sixteen package for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6086 John Whitmore                        7648 Bob Harris                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.010  9.907 156.50                     0.026  9.909 169.32
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.009
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Ferderer  ) 0.015  9.895 -0.005      (P Zak       ) 0.007  9.883 -0.017
E1    (D Stobbe    ) 0.012  9.880 -0.020      (T Barton    ) 0.015  9.901  0.001
 Qualified:            #28  9.880 -0.020                        #2  9.901  0.001
John Whitmore's MOV: 0.0187 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

John Whitmore's package: 0.017.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  734 Gary Cooke                           755M Mark Miyashiro               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  9.917 152.57                     0.021  9.944 146.15
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.044
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Galati    ) 0.012  9.914  0.014      (S Parsons   ) 0.020  9.991  0.091
E1    (G Scott III ) 0.003  9.876 -0.024      (R Cordeiro  ) 0.022  9.968  0.068
 Qualified:            #30  9.876 -0.024                       #21  9.968  0.068
Gary Cooke's MOV: 0.0365 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Chad Langdon                         7379 Randy Bowers                 
E3                  -0.008  9.885 137.54     ****WINNER**** -0.002  9.912 160.29
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Kato      ) 0.005  9.896 -0.004      (P Pacatang  ) 0.020 10.126  0.226
E1    (D Sato      ) 0.011  9.929  0.029      (D Cook      ) 0.019  9.911  0.011
 Qualified:            #15  9.929  0.029                        #6  9.911  0.011
Randy Bowers' MOV: opponent's -0.008 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Jesse Serna                          7809 Val Torres                   
E3                  -0.001  9.915 159.53     ****WINNER****  0.020  9.893 163.18
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Mignacca  ) 0.016  9.887 -0.013                     0.013  9.850 -0.050
E1    (G Turczyn Jr) 0.011  9.920  0.020      (E Prenevost ) 0.011  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #10  9.920  0.020                        #1  9.900  0.000
Serna goes red by just -0.001. Torres gets a pass to round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  735 Steve Williams                       780V Val Torres Jr                
E3                   0.012  9.912 168.28     ****WINNER****  0.015  9.905 159.48
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Casner    ) 0.029  9.903  0.003      (R Balough   ) 0.012  9.899 -0.001
E1    (E DeStaute  ) 0.009  9.925  0.025      (R Kersey    ) 0.010  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #14  9.925  0.025                        #5  9.906  0.006
Just 0.003 difference at the green. Val Torres Jr runs closer to the index for the win. MOV: 0.0047 seconds (approximately 14 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5887 Rick Cates                           7941 Thomas Bayer                 
E3                   0.019  9.882 160.16     ****WINNER****  0.001  9.907 153.20
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Daniel    ) 0.030  9.915  0.015      (J Van Gordon) 0.014 10.103  0.203
E1    (H Esping    ) 0.031  9.918  0.018      (J Galante   ) 0.012  9.935  0.035
 Qualified:             #9  9.918  0.018                       #18  9.935  0.035
Thomas Bayer's MOV: Opponent broke out.

Thomas Bayer's package: 0.008.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 770A Michael Boner                           1 Rick Beckstrom               
E3                   0.071  9.873 152.47     ****WINNER****  0.000  9.931 165.01
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.027             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Coapstick ) 0.045  9.926  0.026      (A Kinard    ) 0.018  9.911  0.011
E1    (M Willoughby) 0.024  9.877 -0.023      (G Smith     ) 0.018  9.941  0.041
 Qualified:            #29  9.877 -0.023                       #20  9.941  0.041
Rick Beckstrom nails the tree for the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0137 seconds (approximately 3 feet), opponent broke out.

11:30 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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