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Sun, 7 Oct 2001, 02:46 AM

CHRRX - Nostalgia Elim Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nostalgia Elim at the 10th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion Presented by Automobile Club of Southern California:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   9 Bobby Runyon        7.696  0.096 Q    1 Mike Kirby          7.600  0.000
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.460 21.973 14.373 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.569  7.995  0.395
This is a 7.60 second heads up breakout class. To show the variety of vehicles, Kirby is in the original Kay Sissel twin 250ci inline 6 cylinder dragster and Runyon has a short wheel base front engine blown small block Chevy. Runyon is away first, but can't hold off Kirby as the little dragster heads toward the guard rail and has to shut it down.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 DeWayne Sanders     7.872  0.272 Q    8 Ed Schwarz          7.687  0.087
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
 *****WINNER***** 0.442  8.026  0.426 E1                  0.527  7.984  0.384
Margin of victory = 0.043 seconds (approximately 10 feet). A close one here, as Sanders uses his starting line advantage to take the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 Mike Cross          7.712  0.112 Q    2 Dale Taros          7.608  0.008
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.421  7.749  0.149 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.441  7.675  0.075
Good side by side racing. Taros comes from behind to take the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  15 Rich Raymond        7.865  0.265 Q    7 Gil Valencia        7.679  0.079
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.559  8.013  0.413 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.540  7.869  0.269
Valencia is away first in the neat blown altered and leads from end to end.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  99 Bob Anderson       No Data       Q   12 Johnny Cofer        7.814  0.214
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.535 14.508  6.908 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.524  7.831  0.231
Larry Dixon Sr. was the number four qualifier and couldn't get the car to start. Anderson was ready as the alternate and jumped in to take his place. Both cars leave together and Cofer runs like he qualified to take the win.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   6 Tony Lemmon         7.671  0.071 Q   14 Walt Rhoades        7.846  0.246
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
 *****WINNER***** 0.773  7.716  0.116 E1                  0.534  8.344  0.744
Lemmon was dead late, but Rhoades has to lift.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  11 Mike Smith          7.800  0.200 Q    3 Scott Christlieb    7.652  0.052
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.750  7.512 -0.088 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.483  7.870  0.270
Margin of victory = breakout. Smith is asleep too. He is able to catch Christlieb, but runs too quick.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  13 Jerry Beach         7.835  0.235 Q    5 Nick Arias          7.666  0.066
        NE Index: 7.60                          NE Index: 7.60
                  0.515  7.731  0.131 E1 *****WINNER***** 0.501  7.702  0.102
Margin of victory = 0.043 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Another close race.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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