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Sun, 27 Apr 2014, 10:10 AM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual O'Reilly NHRA SpringNationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4069 Randy Phillips                         46 Jackson Collier              
E3                   0.036  9.865 167.12     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.883 152.85
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.035             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Freeman   ) 0.026  9.950  0.050      (J Salter    ) 0.008  9.958  0.058
E1    (S Choate    ) 0.037 10.003  0.103      (J King      ) 0.011  9.922  0.022
 Qualified:            #15 10.003  0.103                        #9  9.922  0.022
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 84 percent, barometer 29.65 inches, adjusted altitude 2,282 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Collier with the starting line advantage and wins the double breakout race. He will have the bye in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 448K Val Harmon                           4923 Frank Tamborella             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  9.958 144.71                     0.014  9.898 161.81
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.058             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Free      ) 0.072  9.916  0.016      (J Bunce     ) 0.031  9.972  0.072
E1    (R Laris     ) 0.011  9.910  0.010      (M Grandy    ) 0.015  9.860 -0.040
 Qualified:             #4  9.910  0.010                       #22  9.860 -0.040
Tamborella with the starting line advantage, but took a little too much stripe and broke out to give the win to Harmon.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4936 Robert Reider                        4175 Travis Salter                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.975 148.92                     0.000 10.010 146.78
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.075             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.110
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Anderson  ) 0.020  9.916  0.016      (J Cappiello ) 0.025  9.929  0.029
E1    (D Johnson   ) 0.013  9.916  0.016      (T Gray      ) 0.011  9.859 -0.041
 Qualified:             #5  9.916  0.016                       #23  9.859 -0.041
Salter with a perfect light, but Reider gets the win 0.0068 seconds (approximately 18 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 498K Rustin Mayse                            6 Jeff Lopez                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.004  9.893 154.17                     0.014  9.886 158.46
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.006  9.918  0.018      (J Wright    ) 0.016  9.923  0.023
E1    (J Costales  ) 0.016  9.903  0.003      (B Patterson ) 0.026  9.921  0.021
 Qualified:             #1  9.903  0.003                        #8  9.921  0.021
Mayse with a great light and wins the double breakout race. He will face Reider in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5532 Norman Brungardt                     4962 Scott Barker                 
E3                   0.096  9.984 161.65     ****WINNER****  0.026  9.979 157.63
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.084             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.079
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Franklin  ) 0.064 10.020  0.120      (T Phillips  ) 0.010  9.918  0.018
E1    (S Brinkley  ) 0.100  9.961  0.061      (A Savage    ) 0.023  9.920  0.020
 Qualified:            #13  9.961  0.061                        #7  9.920  0.020
Barker with the starting line advantage and the win. He will face Harmon in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Jesse Serna                            10 Jimmy Lewis                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.038  9.939 151.00                     0.055 13.218  74.17
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.039             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  3.318
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Pitt      ) 0.031  9.991  0.091      (T Allen     ) 0.020  9.912  0.012
E1    (T Phillips  ) 0.024  9.941  0.041      (R McKinley  ) 0.020  9.892 -0.008
 Qualified:            #12  9.941  0.041                       #18  9.892 -0.008
Serna with the starting line advantage and the win when Lewis has problems.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   48 Steven Collier                             Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.005  9.907 164.17     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Exner     ) 0.014 10.005  0.105   
E1    (B Wood      ) 0.017  9.904  0.004   
 Qualified:             #2  9.904  0.004                     Bye
Steven Collier's package: 0.012 on the bye run. He will Serna in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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