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Sat, 22 Feb 2014, 14:59 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 794F Kevin Sexton                         7685 Charlie Waggoner             
E2                   0.083 11.272 109.61     ****WINNER****  0.006  9.975 134.10
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  1.372             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.075
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E DeStaute  ) 0.008  9.931  0.031      (D Westra    ) 0.008  9.854 -0.046
 Qualified:            #17  9.931  0.031                       #33  9.854 -0.046
12:21 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 28.69 inches, adjusted altitude 2,606 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Charlie Waggoner cuts a 0.006 light and then gets an easy win, as Sexton slows down track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  781 Joe Freeman                          7115 Joe Calixtro                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.925 132.02                    -0.002  9.839 143.47
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.025             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.061
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Stobbe    ) 0.012  9.934  0.034      (K Mostowich ) 0.028  9.904  0.004
 Qualified:            #21  9.934  0.034                        #5  9.904  0.004
Joe Freeman's MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5188 Randy Nygaard                        7544 Brad Pierce                  
E2                   0.017  9.934 143.93     ****WINNER****  0.028  9.905 142.67
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gonzales  ) 0.018  9.943  0.043      (C Fishel    ) 0.024  9.912  0.012
 Qualified:            #27  9.943  0.043                       #11  9.912  0.012
Brad Pierce, the 2013 Champ, runs 0.005 to the index for the close win. MOV: 0.0182 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6683 Diana Anderson                       413H Craig Henderson              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.076  9.901 157.01                     0.067  9.917 142.39
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Fritz     ) 0.015  9.921  0.021      (D Anderson  ) 0.099  9.895 -0.005
 Qualified:            #15  9.921  0.021                       #31  9.895 -0.005
Diana Anderson runs 0.001 to the index for the come from behind win. MOV: 0.0077 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  543 Craig Maddox                         7379 Randy Bowers                 
E2                   0.028  9.905 163.41     ****WINNER****  0.018  9.913 160.35
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Hiatt     ) 0.006  9.910  0.010      (J Denton    ) 0.030  9.943  0.043
 Qualified:            #10  9.910  0.010                       #26  9.943  0.043
Close in the lights. Randy Bower gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0028 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7833 Dave Meziere                         5298 Kent Boehner                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  9.931 164.95                     0.017  9.947 161.00
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.031             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Naffziger ) 0.011  9.910  0.010      (G Cooke     ) 0.017  9.940  0.040
 Qualified:             #8  9.910  0.010                       #24  9.940  0.040
Another good race! Family Meziere moves on... Dave Meziere's MOV: 0.0066 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  569 Michael Miller                        767 Mike Wiblishouser            
E2                   0.031  9.852 159.64     ****WINNER****  0.019  9.858 163.51
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.048             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Kleinewebe) 0.042  9.910  0.010      (E Prenevost ) 0.025  9.941  0.041
 Qualified:             #9  9.910  0.010                       #25  9.941  0.041
Mike Wiblishouser's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0065 seconds (approximately 18 inches) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7930 Scott Rollins                        780V Val Torres Jr                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  9.903 160.56                     0.066  9.900 160.54
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.003             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Knapp     ) 0.036 10.355  0.455      (K Speed     ) 0.012  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #30 10.355  0.455                       #14  9.917  0.017
OUCH! Torres runs right on the index, but leaves after Scott Rollins. He runs 0.003 to the index in the win. MOV: 0.0195 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4797 Bill Dennis                           511 Jim LaBorde                  
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.500  9.872 166.09                    -0.020  9.864 158.56
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.028             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.036
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Langdon   ) 0.017  9.903  0.003      (G Turczyn Jr) 0.024  9.931  0.031
 Qualified:             #3  9.903  0.003                       #19  9.931  0.031
Bill Dennis' MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4588 Buddy Wood                            588 Terry Keddington             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.049  9.917 156.59                     0.008  9.895 155.72
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Galati    ) 0.001  9.916  0.016      (Z Clarke    ) 0.038 10.057  0.157
 Qualified:            #13  9.916  0.016                       #29 10.057  0.157
Buddy Wood's MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.005.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7216 Doug Romfo                           7775 Karen Comstock               
E2                   0.051  9.967 164.53     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.910 158.35
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.067             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Wiens III ) 0.046  9.930  0.030      (J Naffziger ) 0.027  9.892 -0.008
 Qualified:            #16  9.930  0.030                       #32  9.892 -0.008
Comstock to round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Jimmy Lewis                          5887 Rick Cates                   
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.500  9.904 161.54                     0.022  9.877 164.63
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Parrino   ) 0.012 10.001  0.101      (Bye         ) 0.027  9.914  0.014
 Qualified:            #28 10.001  0.101                       #12  9.914  0.014
Jimmy Lewis gets the break out win

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7851 Robert Naber                         7236 Mike Blodgett Sr.            
E2                  -0.026  9.877 167.18     ****WINNER****  0.043  9.900 153.72
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.023             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Ticer     ) 0.022  9.904  0.004      (T Barton    ) 0.024  9.934  0.034
 Qualified:             #4  9.904  0.004                       #20  9.934  0.034
Mike Blodgett Sr.'s MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7192 Ryan Herem                           4961 Craig Anderson               
E2                   0.026  9.926 151.10     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.902 160.33
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N Downing   ) 0.006  9.907  0.007      (L Rogers    ) 0.028  9.937  0.037
 Qualified:             #7  9.907  0.007                       #23  9.937  0.037
Craig Anderson's MOV: 0.0377 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 769K Aaron Kinard                         7498 Steve Casner                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  9.923 154.25                     0.035  9.926 141.52
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.023             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Serna     ) 0.008  9.935  0.035      (K Manogue   ) 0.022  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #22  9.935  0.035                        #6  9.906  0.006
Aaron Kinard's MOV: 0.0176 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   52 Trevor Larson                        7809 Val Torres                   
E2                   0.007  9.895 161.67     ****WINNER****  0.012  9.902 158.48
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Rockcastle) 0.020  9.931  0.031      (S Williams  ) 0.014  9.902  0.002
 Qualified:            #18  9.931  0.031                        #2  9.902  0.002
Val Torres' MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7566 Ray Cordeiro                               Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  9.959 169.87     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.059    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lang      ) 0.008  9.902  0.002   
 Qualified:             #1  9.902  0.002                     Bye
Bye run.

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