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Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 19:16 PM

A/GAS Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in A/GAS 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
 101T Frank Merenda                        7510 Rafael Quiroga               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.626 170.32                     0.007  7.797 134.83
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.026             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.197
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A White     ) 0.034  7.924  0.324      (R Wilson    ) 0.110  7.620  0.020
E1    (C Treur     ) 0.300  7.667  0.067      (B Schauer   ) 0.081  7.621  0.021
 Qualified:            #10  7.623  0.023                       #14  7.629  0.029
4:04 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 29.17 inches, adjusted altitude 2,727 feet.

Quiroga scores a strong 0.007 light, but Merenda runs a bunch closer to the index for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7894 Steve Galileo                        6649 Ken Ratzloff                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.593 163.57                     0.059  7.587 176.30
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.007             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Armstrong ) 0.148  7.844  0.244      (B Frye      ) 0.037  7.590 -0.010
E1    (D Hall      ) 0.016  7.605  0.005      (J Data      ) 0.042  7.575 -0.025
 Qualified:            #21  7.667  0.067                        #9  7.617  0.017
Steve Galileo's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0260 seconds (approximately 7 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3638 Andy Hiemstra                        7526 Rob Patten                   
E3                  -0.004  7.600 176.63     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.659 157.80
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.000             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-):  0.059
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Padgett   ) 0.027  7.622  0.022      (E Bush      ) 0.031  7.640  0.040
E1    (A Wardell   ) 0.044  7.566 -0.034      (S Faller    ) 0.053  7.617  0.017
 Qualified:            #11  7.624  0.024                       #15  7.630  0.030
OUCH! Hiemstra runs right on the index, but is -0.004 to quick on the lights. Patten gets the win. He will race Galileo later.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7931 Chris Beanes                         7777 Jimmy White                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.047  7.566 179.11                     0.037  7.547 178.57
         A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.034             A/G Index: 7.60 (+/-): -0.053
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.017  7.594 -0.006      (P Cogswell  ) 0.023  7.744  0.144
E1    (R Logsdon   ) 0.014  7.652  0.052      (J Ferren    ) 0.029  7.761  0.161
 Qualified:             #1  7.601  0.001                        #5  7.608  0.008
White gets a dime off the line, but Chris Beanes gets the win. He will race Merenda in round four. MOV: Double breakout.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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