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Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 11:46 AM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Gas 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
 1913 Charles Yannetti                       16 Ray Sawyer                   
E4                   0.049  9.882 156.17     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.905 174.05
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E3    (L Freer     ) 0.016  9.884 -0.016      (J Lopes     ) 0.003  9.912  0.012
E2    (J Kenny     ) 0.018  9.876 -0.024      (C DePascale ) 0.011  9.873 -0.027
E1    (B Hunter    ) 0.014  9.964  0.064      (T Goldman   ) 0.017  9.856 -0.044
 Qualified:            #17  9.964  0.064                       #27  9.856 -0.044
11:41 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 59 percent, barometer 29.52 inches, adjusted altitude 2,170 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Sawyer had the better light but Yannetti was quicker at the track. The problem for Yannetti was that he was too quick and broke out. Sawyer got the win and will move on to the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1745 Donald Miller                           8 Mike Sawyer                  
E4                   0.061  9.880 164.61     ****WINNER****  0.035  9.904 163.55
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.020             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Pellicane ) 0.027  9.925  0.025      (L Kreiger   ) 0.028  9.906  0.006
E2                   0.039  9.869 -0.031      (J Barbato   ) 0.003  9.911  0.011
E1    (K Bowers    ) 0.092  9.900  0.000      (D Cummings  ) 0.015  9.878 -0.022
 Qualified:             #1  9.900  0.000                       #25  9.878 -0.022
This was a close one but Sawyer got the win on a breakout. Mike Sawyer's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0020 seconds (approximately 6 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1396 Dale Koncen                          140R Kevin Robb                   
E4                   0.026  9.920 159.85     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.907 161.94
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.020             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E3    (L Forbes    ) 0.007  9.886 -0.014      (L Pinto     ) 0.007  9.918  0.018
E2    (R Grenier   ) 0.042  9.953  0.053      (R Derr      ) 0.014  9.906  0.006
E1    (M Lang      ) 0.029  9.876 -0.024      (J Cepelka   ) 0.014  9.942  0.042
 Qualified:            #26  9.876 -0.024                       #16  9.942  0.042
Robb had the quicker start and ran right on the class index to take the win. Robb will race Mike Sawyer in the semi-final round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2231 Frank Altilio                              Bye
E4   ****WINNER****  0.034 10.025 140.33     
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.125    
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J MacLean   ) 0.000  9.893 -0.007   
E2    (J Gallucci J) 0.018  9.891 -0.009   
E1    (L Klingensmi) 0.014  9.910  0.010   
 Qualified:             #9  9.910  0.010                     Bye
Altilio had a bye into a semi-final matchup against Ray Sawyer.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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