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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 15:19 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By Rick Green





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 4 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
        Bye                                6086 John Whitmore                
E4                                            ****WINNER**** -0.011  9.898 171.49
                                                   S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E3                                           (B Harris    ) 0.010  9.907  0.007
E2                                           (M Ferderer  ) 0.015  9.895 -0.005
E1                                           (D Stobbe    ) 0.012  9.880 -0.020
 Qualified:                                                      #28  9.880 -0.020
Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 1,570 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Whitmore with the bye...


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7379 Randy Bowers                         7809 Val Torres                   
E4                   0.014  9.846 166.39     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.890 161.81
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.054             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E3    (C Langdon   ) -0.002  9.912  0.012      (J Serna     ) 0.020  9.893 -0.007
E2    (P Pacatang  ) 0.020 10.126  0.226                     0.013  9.850 -0.050
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.019  9.911  0.011      (E Prenevost ) 0.011  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:             #6  9.911  0.011                        #1  9.900  0.000
They leave together and Torres wins the double breakout affair.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7941 Thomas Bayer                         780V Val Torres Jr                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.016  9.912 155.08                     0.006  9.924 160.12
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Cates     ) 0.001  9.907  0.007      (S Williams  ) 0.015  9.905  0.005
E2    (J Van Gordon) 0.014 10.103  0.203      (R Balough   ) 0.012  9.899 -0.001
E1    (J Galante   ) 0.012  9.935  0.035      (R Kersey    ) 0.010  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #18  9.935  0.035                        #5  9.906  0.006
Torres Jr. with the starting line advantage, but Bayer gets win. Thomas Bayer's MOV: 0.0026 seconds (approximately 7 inches). He will face Whitmore in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  734 Gary Cooke                              8 Peter Bothe                  
E4                   0.011  9.879 160.69     ****WINNER****  0.005  9.879 144.40
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.021             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Miyashiro ) 0.012  9.917  0.017      (M Blodgett J) 0.011  9.905  0.005
E2    (A Galati    ) 0.012  9.914  0.014      (C Waggoner J) 0.007  9.904  0.004
E1    (G Scott III ) 0.003  9.876 -0.024      (Bye         ) 0.007  9.934  0.034
 Qualified:            #30  9.876 -0.024                       #17  9.934  0.034
Bothe with the better light and wins the breakout race. He will face Torres in next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  760 Mike Lang                               1 Rick Beckstrom               
E4                   0.028  9.888 159.87     ****WINNER****  0.009  9.921 162.43
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Huntington) 0.200  9.852 -0.048      (M Boner     ) 0.000  9.931  0.031
E2    (J Parrino   ) 0.021 10.023  0.123      (A Kinard    ) 0.018  9.911  0.011
E1    (M Wiblishous) 0.012  9.912  0.012      (G Smith     ) 0.018  9.941  0.041
 Qualified:             #7  9.912  0.012                       #20  9.941  0.041
Beckstrom with the starting line advantage and the win. He will get the bye into the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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