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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 16:38 PM

A FUEL Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in A FUEL at the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Racing Series, California Hot Rod Reunion XXI:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7777 Bill Wayne                            750 Darrell Waters               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.175  6.658 201.01                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #9  6.958 195.73                        #4  6.508 216.34
1:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 1,853 feet.

Wayne gets the easy win, as Waters is a no show.

Great pass to round two.

Bill Wayne's incremental times: 60ft-1.031 sec., 330ft-2.800, 660ft-4.273/166.11 mph, 1,000ft-5.556.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7293 Shawn Corbari                        7734 Dennis Allen                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.086  6.404 209.75                     0.076  6.910 206.39
 Qualified:             #5  6.549 209.75                        #8  6.797 208.52
Allen's starting line advantage is quickly gone, as Corbari thunders on by for a decisive win.

Shawn Corbari's incremental times: 60ft-1.031 sec., 330ft-2.736, 660ft-4.133/175.30 mph, 1,000ft-5.351.
Dennis Allen's incremental times: 60ft-1.197 sec., 330ft-3.064, 660ft-4.555/166.25 mph, 1,000ft-5.826.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7573 Kin Bates                             714 Bill Genco                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.109  6.348 220.58                     0.289  7.493 160.02
 Qualified:             #2  6.338 221.16                       #11  7.246 142.32
Genco is late and Bates is long gone and hard to find. Another strong pass for Bates and he will race Corbari next round.

Kin Bates' incremental times: 60ft-1.096 sec., 330ft-2.789, 660ft-4.164/179.42 mph, 1,000ft-5.341.
Bill Genco's incremental times: 60ft-1.121 sec., 330ft-3.016, 660ft-4.658/149.07 mph, 1,000ft-6.133.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  777 John Harless                         6258 Mike Pauluk                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.193  6.500 217.60                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #3  6.495 213.47                       #10  6.971 199.70
Pauluk can't get the engine started, so Harless will get a single to round two.

A nice clean pass, close to where he qualified for Harless. He will see Wayne in the next round.

John Harless' incremental times: 60ft-1.119 sec., 330ft-2.853, 660ft-4.255/174.12 mph, 1,000ft-5.472.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  720 Chip Beverett                        D776 Bobby Cottrell               
E1                   0.056  6.748 199.76     ****WINNER****  0.108  6.556 201.52
 Qualified:             #6  6.607 214.86                        #7  6.724 194.18
Beverett scores a brief starting line advantage, but Cottrell is much stronger and takes the easy win.

Chip Beverett's incremental times: 60ft-1.131 sec., 330ft-2.905, 660ft-4.369/167.24 mph, 1,000ft-5.644.
Bobby Cottrell's incremental times: 60ft-1.015 sec., 330ft-2.733, 660ft-4.177/169.04 mph, 1,000ft-5.451.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 646D Les Davenport                        7775 Frank McBee Jr.              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.329 188.54                     0.031  7.180 199.97
 Qualified:             #1  6.243 216.97                       #12 11.739  69.89
McBee smokes the tires at the green. Davenport is on a strong pass until near the top end, where smoke starts to pour from the engine.

He will race Cottrell in the next round.

Les Davenport's incremental times: 60ft-0.962 sec., 330ft-2.630, 660ft-4.014/176.19 mph, 1,000ft-5.227.

1:32 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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