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Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 20:49 PM

Super Gas Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 5 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
    1 Rick Beckstrom                             Bye
E5   ****WINNER****  0.046  9.931 170.75     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031    
 Prior rounds:
E4    (M Lang      ) 0.009  9.921  0.021   
E3    (M Boner     ) 0.000  9.931  0.031   
E2    (A Kinard    ) 0.018  9.911  0.011   
E1    (G Smith     ) 0.018  9.941  0.041   
 Qualified:            #20  9.941  0.041                     Bye
5:45 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 65 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.08 inches, adjusted altitude 1,913 feet, track temperature 69 degrees.

Bye run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    8 Peter Bothe                          7809 Val Torres                   
E5                   0.030  9.894 147.28     ****WINNER****  0.027  9.895 156.21
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.006             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E4    (G Cooke     ) 0.005  9.879 -0.021      (R Bowers    ) 0.013  9.890 -0.010
E3    (M Blodgett J) 0.011  9.905  0.005      (J Serna     ) 0.020  9.893 -0.007
E2    (C Waggoner J) 0.007  9.904  0.004                     0.013  9.850 -0.050
E1    (Bye         ) 0.007  9.934  0.034      (E Prenevost ) 0.011  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #17  9.934  0.034                        #1  9.900  0.000
Winner gets the bye run to the finals.

Just 0.003 difference at the gree and Val Torres gets the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0017 seconds (approximately 4 inches) in a double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6086 John Whitmore                        7941 Thomas Bayer                 
E5                   0.025  9.889 162.33     ****WINNER****  0.006  9.915 151.78
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.011             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E4                   -0.011  9.898 -0.002      (V Torres Jr ) 0.016  9.912  0.012
E3    (B Harris    ) 0.010  9.907  0.007      (R Cates     ) 0.001  9.907  0.007
E2    (M Ferderer  ) 0.015  9.895 -0.005      (J Van Gordon) 0.014 10.103  0.203
E1    (D Stobbe    ) 0.012  9.880 -0.020      (J Galante   ) 0.012  9.935  0.035
 Qualified:            #28  9.880 -0.020                       #18  9.935  0.035
Winner races Beckstrom tomorrow.

Thomas Bayer pushes Whitmore out with a strong 0.006 light. MOV: Opponent broke out.

5:48 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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