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Sat, 6 Oct 2001, 11:40 PM

READING - Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the 17th annual Pep Boys NHRA Nationals presented by Greased Lightning:

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   3 Jim Smulligan       9.901  0.001 Q   27 Bob Bielaszka       9.932  0.032
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (B Fast      ) 0.409  9.901  0.001 E1   (J Asta      ) 0.414  9.932  0.032
   (C Kenopic   ) 0.460  9.936  0.036 E2   (B Leber Jr. ) 0.433  9.908  0.008
                  0.460  9.963  0.063 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.446  9.977  0.077
7:32 PM Bielaszka wins in a mathematical dead heat.

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  15 Thomas Stalba Jr    9.915  0.015 Q   39 Bob Phillips       10.036  0.136
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (D Fisher    ) 0.450  9.915  0.015 E1   (J Tapman    ) 0.442 10.036  0.136
   (F Miller    ) 0.414  9.923  0.023 E2   (J Corbett Jr) 0.412  9.849 -0.051
 *****WINNER***** 0.421  9.863 -0.037 E3                  0.397  9.906  0.006


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  46 Rod Fuller          9.876 -0.024 Q   22 Brian Folk          9.922  0.022
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (B Sorce     ) 0.426  9.876 -0.024 E1   (J Pahl      ) 0.420  9.922  0.022
   (B Curtin    ) 0.421  9.982  0.082 E2   (J Heckman   ) 0.423  9.948  0.048
 *****WINNER***** 0.407  9.901  0.001 E3                  0.398  9.858 -0.042


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  32 Leland Hewell       9.956  0.056 Q    8 Ben Saia            9.905  0.005
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (J West      ) 0.441  9.956  0.056 E1   (T Hoover    ) 0.462  9.905  0.005
   (A DiMino    ) 0.456  9.900  0.000 E2   (D Staub     ) 0.443  9.839 -0.061
                  0.393  9.946  0.046 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.455  9.929  0.029


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  20 Chuck Rothermel     9.920  0.020 Q   44 Scott Denoro        9.885 -0.015
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (D Peden     ) 0.412  9.920  0.020 E1   (V Tanzola   ) 0.438  9.885 -0.015
   (I Boicesco  ) 0.418  9.889 -0.011 E2   (T DePascale ) 0.401  9.963  0.063
 *****WINNER***** 0.409  9.951  0.051 E3                  0.435  9.954  0.054
Margin of victory = 0.029 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  47 Steve Roberts       9.875 -0.025 Q   23 Hank Smith          9.925  0.025
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (T Hickey    ) 0.454  9.875 -0.025 E1   (L Judd      ) 0.412  9.925  0.025
   (R Ferraro   ) 0.448  9.929  0.029 E2   (P Luciano   ) 0.430  9.909  0.009
 *****WINNER***** 0.443  9.928  0.028 E3                  0.427  9.948  0.048
Margin of victory = 0.004 seconds (approximately 10 inches).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  10 George Smith        9.908  0.008 Q   34 Ron Orbin           9.963  0.063
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (T Burtis III) 0.414  9.908  0.008 E1                  0.419  9.963  0.063
   (B Seeman    ) 0.428  9.941  0.041 E2   (R Fordyce Sr) 0.448  9.909  0.009
                  0.423  9.928  0.028 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.411  9.938  0.038
Margin of victory = 0.002 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  16 Jim Fordyce         9.918  0.018 Q   40 Todd Beam          10.107  0.207
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (D Koncen    ) 0.457  9.918  0.018 E1   (J Cirigliano) 0.433 10.107  0.207
   (T Scott     ) 0.416  9.908  0.008 E2   (G Emig      ) 0.422  9.923  0.023
 *****WINNER***** 0.430  9.930  0.030 E3                  0.420  9.949  0.049
Margin of victory = 0.009 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  21 Mitch Smith         9.920  0.020 Q    6 Jeff Szilagyi       9.904  0.004
        SG Index: 9.90                         SUG Index: 9.90
   (G Conley    ) 0.427  9.920  0.020 E1   (J Michaels  ) 0.428  9.904  0.004
   (C Porter    ) 0.418  9.914  0.014 E2   (R Price     ) 0.412  9.886 -0.014
 *****WINNER***** 0.417  9.915  0.015 E3                  0.401  9.947  0.047
Margin of victory = 0.016 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  49 George Stack        9.864 -0.036 Q   26 Dale Barnard        9.931  0.031
       SUG Index: 9.90                         SUG Index: 9.90
   (D LaFleur   ) 0.429  9.864 -0.036 E1   (J Donnelly  ) 0.414  9.931  0.031
   (V Beam      ) 0.432  9.901  0.001 E2   (B Combs     ) 0.404  9.917  0.017
 *****WINNER***** 0.424  9.912  0.012 E3                  0.412  9.945  0.045
Margin of victory = 0.021 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  33 Ed Alessi Jr.       9.959  0.059 Q    9 Ron Blittersdorf    9.906  0.006
       SUG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (V Mills     ) 0.429  9.959  0.059 E1   (K Bowers    ) 0.420  9.906  0.006
   (T Seemann   ) 0.400  9.906  0.006 E2   (L Felver    ) 0.412  9.935  0.035
 *****WINNER***** 0.424  9.930  0.030 E3                  0.406  9.896 -0.004


 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
  37 Jim Morrison       10.012  0.112 Q   13 Frank Maiolo        9.913  0.013
        SG Index: 9.90                          SG Index: 9.90
   (G Zarzcki   ) 0.431 10.012  0.112 E1   (L Slodysko  ) 0.435  9.913  0.013
   (J Syner     ) 0.438  9.901  0.001 E2   (D Northrop  ) 0.420  9.887 -0.013
                  0.474  9.937  0.037 E3 *****WINNER***** 0.456  9.925  0.025
Margin of victory = 0.030 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET--(+/-)-Rd-Qua-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---(+/-)
   1 Ricky Hall          9.900  0.000 Q        Bye
        SG Index: 9.90
   (S Scott     ) 0.422  9.900  0.000 E1
   (M Gardner   ) 0.432  9.896 -0.004 E2
 *****WINNER***** 1.126 12.988  3.088 E3

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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