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Sun, 14 Nov 2004, 06:01 PM

Super Comp Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 5 eliminations in Super Comp 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-- (+/-)
 7677 Jon Brazeau                           731 Rick Beckstrom
E5   ****WINNER****  0.017  8.884 -0.016                     0.003  8.877 -0.023
        S/C Index: 8.90                           S/C Index: 8.90
 Prior rounds:
E4    (S Gecker    ) 0.009  8.919  0.019                     0.009  8.857 -0.043
E3    (J Freer     ) 0.008  8.921  0.021      (S Chennault ) 0.008  8.885 -0.015
E2    (S Young     ) 0.006  8.925  0.025      (B Smith     ) 0.017  8.921  0.021
E1    (G Welfringer) 0.040  8.956  0.056      (M Ferderer  ) 0.060  8.930  0.030
 Qualified:            #31  8.956  0.056                       #23  8.930  0.030
2:50 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 28.93 inches, adjusted altitude 2,329 feet, track temperature 96 degrees.

Beckstrom has the better ET, but runs further under the 8.90 index to give the win to Brazeau.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   73 Thomas Bayer                         7669 Matt Constant
E5   ****WINNER****  0.088  8.868 -0.032                    -0.032  8.909  0.009
        S/C Index: 8.90                           S/C Index: 8.90
 Prior rounds:
E4    (K Kleinewebe) 0.026  8.886 -0.014      (S Brinkley  ) 0.014  8.900  0.000
E3    (J Morgan    ) 0.067  8.936  0.036      (R Mirizio   ) 0.129  8.920  0.020
E2    (M Woodard   ) 0.034  8.900  0.000      (S Langdon   ) 0.031  8.895 -0.005
E1    (S Williams  ) 0.031  8.920  0.020      (J Lucy      ) 0.022  8.927  0.027
 Qualified:            #18  8.920  0.020                       #21  8.927  0.027
Red light for Constant and a free pass to the semi's.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
 7513 Todd Stewart                         4372 Lyndon Rutland
E5                   0.034  8.854 -0.046     ****WINNER****  0.022  8.892 -0.008
        S/C Index: 8.90                           S/C Index: 8.90
 Prior rounds:
E4    (G Aguayo    ) 0.006  8.883 -0.017      (J Lirones   ) 0.004  8.906  0.006
E3    (R Naber     ) 0.036  8.946  0.046      (R Comstock  ) 0.027  8.925  0.025
E2    (J Ghyselinck) 0.010  8.889 -0.011      (G Stinnett  ) 0.023  8.884 -0.016
E1    (A Robles    ) 0.028  8.993  0.093      (J Kenny     ) 0.023  8.951  0.051
 Qualified:            #33  8.993  0.093                       #30  8.951  0.051
Rutland takes the championship if he can win this round.

He has the better RT and doesn't use as much of the stripe to take the double breakout win.

Ladies and Gentlemen, your new 2004 Super Comp National Champion: Lyndon Rutland! He will face Brazeau in the semi's and Constant will have the single.

2:55 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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