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Sat, 13 Nov 2004, 09:45 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By Darryl Jackman

We have a 2004 Champ in Super Gas!



POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 40th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  717 Randy Balough                        7854 Dwight Strickland
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025  9.919  0.019                     0.040  9.907  0.007
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Jennings  ) 0.014  9.921  0.021      (Bye         ) 0.021  9.837 -0.063
E1    (B Herr      ) 0.010  9.981  0.081      (J Sowards   ) 0.047  9.900  0.000
 Qualified:            #33  9.981  0.081                        #1  9.900  0.000
6:21 p.m. Randy Balough's MOV: 0.0034 seconds (approximately 9 inches). What a way to open the third round of Super Gas.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  770 Michael Boner                        6890 George Scott III
E3   ****WINNER****  0.049  9.866 -0.034                    -0.040  9.921  0.021
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Giacalone ) 0.075  9.923  0.023      (J Lintz     ) 0.020  9.883 -0.017
E1    (R Cloud     ) 0.002  9.938  0.038      (G Smith     ) 0.065  9.920  0.020
 Qualified:            #25  9.938  0.038                       #15  9.920  0.020
Scott goes red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 1915 Ray Sawyer                           1770 Jason Kenny
E3   ****WINNER****  0.048  9.924  0.024                     0.053  9.947  0.047
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Denton    ) 0.025  9.913  0.013      (E Olpin     ) 0.044  9.883 -0.017
E1    (L Wilburn   ) 0.015  9.923  0.023      (D Beresford ) 0.032  9.906  0.006
 Qualified:            #17  9.923  0.023                        #6  9.906  0.006
Lots of smoke from Kenny's car. Ray Sawyer's MOV: 0.0287 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7468 Don Narten Jr                        5669 Rod Fuller
E3                   0.021  9.914  0.014     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.907  0.007
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Smith     ) 0.046  9.892 -0.008      (P Dassonvill) 0.027  9.902  0.002
E1    (V Torres    ) 0.066  9.980  0.080      (J Ghyselinck) 0.013  9.876 -0.024
 Qualified:            #32  9.980  0.080                       #43  9.876 -0.024
Rod Fuller's MOV: 0.0048 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 5275 Max Tafoya Jr                        6173 Ken Mostowich
E3                  -0.002  9.921  0.021     ****WINNER****  0.031  9.896 -0.004
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Giordano  ) 0.051 10.078  0.178      (J Larsen    ) 0.013  9.941  0.041
E1    (G Mignacca  ) 0.007  9.925  0.025      (S Gecker    ) 0.002  9.949  0.049
 Qualified:            #19  9.925  0.025                       #29  9.949  0.049
-.002 for Tafoya. The win to Mostowich.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7019 Pete Boethe                          7423 Charlie Allen
E3   ****WINNER****  0.034  9.964  0.064                     0.025  9.989  0.089
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Button    ) 0.024  9.955  0.055      (T Keddington) 0.062  9.942  0.042
E1    (S Williams  ) 0.017  9.906  0.006      (R Okerman   ) 0.015  9.920  0.020
 Qualified:             #5  9.906  0.006                       #16  9.920  0.020
Pete Boethe's MOV: 0.0164 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7829 Ted Seipel                           780V Val Torres Jr
E3                   0.009  9.964  0.064     ****WINNER****  0.035  9.917  0.017
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Finn      ) 0.020  9.925  0.025      (B Harris    ) 0.178  9.914  0.014
E1    (R Coleman   ) 0.025  9.901  0.001      (R Fabbro    ) 0.046  9.988  0.088
 Qualified:             #2  9.901  0.001                       #34  9.988  0.088
Val Torres Jr's MOV: 0.0212 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7862 Dave Coapstick                         75 Joe Roubicek
E3                   0.010  9.886 -0.014     ****WINNER****  0.027  9.921  0.021
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E DeStaute  ) 0.017  9.902  0.002      (M Coltrin   ) 0.018  9.915  0.015
E1    (L Bradshaw  ) 0.066  9.930  0.030      (J Agalsoff  ) 0.054  9.909  0.009
 Qualified:            #20  9.930  0.030                        #9  9.909  0.009


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 4457 Jonathan Womack                      7449 Chip Rumis
E3   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.928  0.028                     0.053  9.916  0.016
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (N Misservill) 0.023  9.935  0.035      (B Leber     ) 0.001  9.906  0.006
E1    (G Ventura   ) 0.029  9.909  0.009      (J Lirones   ) 0.054  9.932  0.032
 Qualified:            #10  9.909  0.009                       #21  9.932  0.032
This one is for the Championship. If Womack wins he's the champ. If not it goes to Stalba. WINNER!!!!DING!!!DING!!! We have a 2004 Super Gas National Champion. Jonathan Womack's MOV: 0.0231 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7349 Tim Landis                           4968 Michael Miller
E3   ****WINNER****  0.001  9.919  0.019                     0.025  9.910  0.010
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Kenny     ) 0.024  9.903  0.003      (L Burnitzki ) 0.011  9.989  0.089
E1    (D Bracey    ) 0.083  9.902  0.002      (A Israel    ) 0.012 10.000  0.100
 Qualified:             #3  9.902  0.002                       #35 10.000  0.100
Something odd going on here as they seem to be doing something to the lane that Womack just ran in. There's no equipment but there are lots of people milling around after the stripe. No, a truck is on the track and we are cleaning the lane. We're back and Tim Landis' MOV: 0.0157 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7677 Jon Brazeau                            11 Tom Stalba Jr
E3                   0.004  9.948  0.048     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.923  0.023
        S/G Index: 9.90                           S/G Index: 9.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Wiechmann ) 0.019  9.957  0.057      (B Downing   ) 0.004  9.892 -0.008
E1    (Bye         ) 0.019  9.890 -0.010      (J Cross     ) 0.024  9.947  0.047
 Qualified:            #39  9.890 -0.010                       #28  9.947  0.047
The points runner-up for 2004 takes the win here. Tom Stalba Jr's MOV: 0.0053 seconds (approximately 14 inches). That's all for Round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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