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Sun, 26 Jun 2005, 04:25 PM

Thunderbolts Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





EDMONTON, Alb. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Thunderbolts at the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series, Third Annual Western RV Rocky Mountain Nationals presented by TORCO Race Fuels:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6270 Shawn Bulechowsky                    6050 Duane Grosart                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.133  8.346 164.29                    -0.245  8.459 180.16
         TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.846              TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.959
 Qualified:             #8  7.961  0.461                        #1  7.510  0.010
2:16 p.m. Grosart's '55 Chevy is an AA/GAS car, capable of running much quicker than the Thunder Bolt's 7.50 standard. But he went way red here...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6247 Eddy Plaizier                        6600 Jay Mageau                   
E1                   0.050  7.468 170.47     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.647 180.67
         TB Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.032              TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.147
 Qualified:             #5  7.635  0.135                        #4  7.634  0.134
Plaizier took too much stripe and Mageau will race Bulechowsky in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6009 Sherrie Bodnarchuk                   6660 Darrell Webb                 
E1                   0.014  7.345 179.11     ****WINNER****  0.138  7.593 175.07
         TB Index: 7.50 (+/-): -0.155              TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.093
 Qualified:             #7  7.937  0.437                        #2  7.525  0.025
Bodnarchuk nailed Webb to the tree and then broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6547 Tony Coopress                        6659 Cal Tebb                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073  7.864 179.83                    -0.005  8.177 172.23
         TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.364              TB Index: 7.50 (+/-):  0.677
 Qualified:             #6  7.690  0.190                        #3  7.536  0.036
Tebb left early, shook, and almost crossed the centerline. Coopress will race Webb in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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