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Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 08:54 AM

Stock Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1351 Tex Miller                                 Bye
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.056 10.866 121.85     
        E/SA  Dial: 11.70 (+/-): -0.834   
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Boudreau  ) 0.010 10.946  0.016   
E1    (S Smyth     ) 0.018 10.934  0.004   
 Qualified:            #35 10.937 -0.763                     Bye
8:39 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 73 percent, barometer 29.49 inches, adjusted altitude 1,659 feet, track temperature 70 degrees.

Miller started the session off with a bye.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1937 Lee Zane                             E103 Richard Epprecht             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029 12.067 102.59                     0.007 10.642 121.72
        K/SA  Dial: 12.07 (+/-): -0.003           C/SA  Dial: 10.66 (+/-): -0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Lisa      ) 0.023 12.117 -0.013      (T Fletcher  ) 0.130 10.704  0.044
E1    (K Sepanek   ) 0.001 12.110  0.000      (S Welker    ) 0.075 10.646 -0.024
 Qualified:            #54 12.011 -0.639                       #46 10.676 -0.724
Epprecht was quicker out of the gate but took too much at the finish line. That gave the win to Zane.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 339L Randi Lyn Shipp                      1262 Ken Robinson                 
E3                   0.045 10.617 112.46     ****WINNER****  0.002 11.020 117.57
        C/SA  Dial: 10.56 (+/-):  0.057           E/SA  Dial: 10.99 (+/-):  0.030
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Richard   ) 0.012 10.618  0.008      (S Sisko Jr  ) 0.053 11.115  0.075
E1    (D Moulton   ) 0.031 10.601 -0.799      (J Boburka   ) 0.035 11.027 -0.003
 Qualified:            #29 10.608 -0.792                       #53 11.049 -0.651
Robinson was quicker out of the gate and held on to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1725 Larry Miller Sr.                     1455 Lenny Williams               
E3                   0.025 11.399 111.60     ****WINNER****  0.028 11.036 116.62
        H/SA  Dial: 11.37 (+/-):  0.029           F/SA  Dial: 11.01 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Linke     ) 0.024 11.434  0.024      (J Matyas    ) 0.051 11.080  0.030
E1    (K Richard   ) 0.046 11.397 -0.023      (D Mitchell  ) 0.065 11.029 -0.821
 Qualified:            #49 11.443 -0.707                       #25 11.032 -0.818
These two were close at the starting line and close at the finish line. Williams got the win. Lenny Williams' MOV: 0.0008 seconds (approximately 2 inches). Williams will race Robinson in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 173L Phil Lankford                        1525 Daniel Lynch                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.342 141.71                     0.043 11.434 114.18
        FS/C  Dial: 9.35 (+/-): -0.008            H/SA  Dial: 11.46 (+/-): -0.026
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Wayne Tota) 0.078  9.398  0.018      (B Letellier ) 0.057 11.485  0.025
E1    (D Barton    ) 0.023  9.356 -0.944      (D Pazak     ) 0.083 11.485  0.025
 Qualified:            #36  9.537 -0.763                       #44 11.421 -0.729
Lankford was quicker at the tree and played the finish line better to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1759 Anthony Bongiovanni                  1770 Gary Walters                 
E3                   0.139 15.673  71.52     ****WINNER****  0.029 11.203 107.68
       FS/AA  Dial: 8.27 (+/-):  7.403            G/SA  Dial: 11.17 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Kohr      ) 0.046  8.363  0.043      (J Harris    ) 0.031 11.221  0.001
E1                   -0.037  8.304 -0.026      (R Don       ) 0.097 11.193  0.023
 Qualified:             #1  8.325 -1.075                       #26 11.185 -0.815
Bongiovanni was slow getting off the starting line. Walters got the win and will race Zane in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1986 Shane Oakes                          1977 Michael Iacono               
E3                   0.018 11.628 108.74     ****WINNER****  0.024 10.621 113.68
        J/SA  Dial: 11.58 (+/-):  0.048           D/SA  Dial: 10.60 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Perrone   ) 0.001 11.672  0.042      (K Fogerty   ) 0.034 10.624 -0.016
E1    (F Periard   ) 0.009 11.682  0.022      (T O`Loughlin) 0.033 10.620 -0.010
 Qualified:            #31 11.669 -0.781                       #23 10.697 -0.853
Oakes was quicker at the tree but Iacono drove by him to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 148K Karl Martel                          1120 Scott Goshert                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.118 10.162 123.81                     0.028 10.896 120.80
        A/SA  Dial: 10.11 (+/-):  0.052           E/SA  Dial: 10.72 (+/-):  0.176
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Thibeault ) 0.048 10.188  0.018      (T Barrett   ) 0.017 10.800 -0.020
E1    (J Alberts   ) 0.046 10.165  0.005      (C Massafra  ) 0.017 10.874  0.054
 Qualified:            #24 10.164 -0.836                       #16 10.821 -0.879
Goshert was quicker coming off the starting line but slower on the track. Martel got by him to take the win and earn a fourth round race against Miller.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 196A Allen George Jr                      1656 Kenneth Miele                
E3                   0.138  8.586 156.70     ****WINNER****  0.007  8.598 157.14
       FS/AA  Dial: 9.40 (+/-): -0.814           FS/AA  Dial: 9.40 (+/-): -0.802
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Ervin     ) 0.056  8.680 -0.030                     0.071  8.709 -0.691
E1    (R Horensky  ) -0.064  8.776  0.136      (T Summerton ) -0.094  8.659  0.029
 Qualified:            #43  8.659 -0.741                       #34  8.636 -0.764
Heads-up! Miele was quicker off the starting line and stayed ahead to take the win. He'll race Iacono in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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