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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 17:42 PM

7.0 PRO Group B, Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in 7.0 PRO Group B 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
 7114 Mike Buerksen                         108 Greg Holman                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.055  7.068 188.10                     0.227  7.110 188.25
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.068             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.110
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Swinford  ) 0.042  7.040  0.040      (R Pirrone   ) 0.190  6.870 -0.130
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
2:19 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 81 degrees, relative humidity 32 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,506 feet.

Holman is late and slows. Buerksen gets the nod.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Greg Howland                          696 Jesse Welch                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  7.081 159.38                     0.285  7.495 183.34
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.081             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.495
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Tebb      ) 0.080  7.509  0.509                     0.117  7.537  0.537
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Greg Howland gets an easy win and will race Sanders in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6532 Dewayne Sanders                            Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.222  7.108 189.50     
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.108    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Peck      ) 0.033  7.015  0.015   
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                           Bye
Bye run for Sanders.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Mathew Leonard                       4605 Peter Veahy                  
E2                   0.145 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.225  7.365 170.30
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.365
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Dicero    )       No Time            (C Marshall  ) 0.127  7.022  0.022
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Looks like the old AA/FA wars! Two blown Bantams with big winds to the line.

...and just like the old days, Leonard's big lead is for naught, as the car gets loose way down track and bounces off the wall. He still runs 7.374 at 135.04 MPH in the lights.

Veahy gets a gift win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7126 Terri Lynne Brewster                  644 Leon Aines                   
E2                   0.101  7.649 181.96     ****WINNER****  0.115  7.351 163.02
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.649             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.351
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Fersch    ) 0.051  7.742  0.742      (S Daghir    ) 0.008  7.276  0.276
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
2:34 p.m. Back to racing after a little dusting and cleaning.

Brewster gets a small advantage off the line, but it's all Aines after that for a decisive win. He will face Veahy next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  663 Shane Harter                         728J Jess Sturgeon                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.236 170.32                     0.032 23.143  34.84
         7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-):  0.236             7.0 Index: 7.00 (+/-): 16.143
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Jelinski  ) 0.061  7.082  0.082      (C Trimp (Cha) 0.147  8.194  1.194
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                             #99 No Time      
Sturgeon spins the tires at the hit and slows. Harter gets the win and will see Buerksen later.

2:38 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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