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Fri, 15 Feb 2013, 21:59 PM

Super Stock Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Super Stock at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Super Start Batteries:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  767 Tim Hall                              554 Ron Roddel                   
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.005 10.370 126.46                    -0.022 10.537 125.35
       SS/JA  Dial: 10.42 (+/-): -0.050          GT/LA  Dial: 10.85 (+/-): -0.313
 Qualified:            #33 10.410 -0.590                        #1 10.569 -0.981
5:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 29.03 inches, adjusted altitude 2,183 feet, track temperature 69 degrees.

The first round starts with a red light by Roddel.

Hall gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6791 Tom Gaynor                           7111 Jon Irving                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.747 133.79                           No Time      
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.77 (+/-): -0.023           GT/IA  Dial: 10.85 (+/-): 89.149
 Qualified:            #20  9.782 -0.718                       #52 10.861 -0.339
Irving has problems in the burnout and is pushed away. Gaynor gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7248 Larry Kelley                           75 Mike Cotten                  
E1                  -0.147 11.069 119.71     ****WINNER****  0.043 10.078 125.59
       SS/VX  Dial: 11.08 (+/-): -0.011          SS/JA  Dial: 10.07 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #37 11.057 -0.543                        #5 10.082 -0.918
6:08 p.m. Back to racing after a timeout for cleaning the right lane.

Kelley is way too quick and gives the easy win to Cotten.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7350 Bob Bales                            4689 Paula Cotten                 
E1                  -0.061  9.720 134.14     ****WINNER****  0.037 10.958 121.06
       GT/CA  Dial: 9.79 (+/-): -0.070           SS/KA  Dial: 10.97 (+/-): -0.012
 Qualified:            #24  9.733 -0.667                       #56 10.991 -0.259
Another red light. Bales this time. Cotten goes to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 R731 Randy Loge                            670 Alan Falcone                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.067 10.772 122.71                    -0.011  9.596 139.00
       SS/KA  Dial: 10.78 (+/-): -0.008          GT/CA  Dial: 9.60 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #42 10.774 -0.476                       #10  9.592 -0.808
Looks like a pattern here! Loge gets the red light win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7513 Anthony Baeza                        7031 Gregg Luneack                
E1                   0.042 13.300  96.18     ****WINNER****  0.140 11.763  71.80
        SS/J  Dial: 10.80 (+/-):  2.500          SS/KA  Dial: 10.64 (+/-):  1.123
 Qualified:            #64 11.846  1.046                       #32 10.643 -0.607
Luneack is late, but gets the easy win, as Baeza slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7629 Joseph Faherty                        724 Greg Tims                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.162  8.799 153.37                    -0.110 11.299 116.22
       SS/AH  Dial: 8.89 (+/-): -0.091           SS/VX  Dial: 10.85 (+/-):  0.449
 Qualified:            #50  8.891 -0.409                       #18 10.879 -0.721
...and Tims goes red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  709 Doug Broaddus                        7101 Bill Chaffin                 
E1                  -0.028  9.290 145.22     ****WINNER****  0.132 27.519   NS  
       GT/AA  Dial: 9.28 (+/-):  0.010           SS/BX  Dial: 10.10 (+/-): 17.419
 Qualified:            #13  9.309 -0.791                       #45 10.082 -0.468
...and again. Red light and then Chaffin's Buick gives up and stops against the wall about 700 feet down track. He'll have all night to get it fixed before round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7006 Bruce Lippstreu                      7774 Rodger Comstock              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.168 10.017 132.21                    -0.066  8.973 153.58
       GT/FA  Dial: 10.00 (+/-):  0.017         SS/AAA  Dial: 8.97 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #15 10.026 -0.774                       #47  8.944 -0.456
6:29 p.m. The right lane is finally cleaned up and round one continues.

The red lights continue, as Comstock is next to join the club.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7668 Brad Rounds                          6633 Joe Sorensen                 
E1                   0.046  9.351 133.66     ****WINNER****  0.003 10.072 129.18
       SS/TB  Dial: 9.32 (+/-):  0.031           SS/DA  Dial: 10.06 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:            #29  9.328 -0.622                       #61 10.090 -0.110
Green lights a pair!

Joe Sorensen's MOV: 0.0620 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

Joe Sorensen's package: 0.015.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4466 Robert Cruzen                         791 Adam Emmer                   
E1                   0.014  9.328 145.16     ****WINNER****  0.020 10.133 126.21
       GT/AA  Dial: 9.13 (+/-):  0.198           GT/EA  Dial: 10.06 (+/-):  0.073
 Qualified:             #3  9.141 -0.959                       #35 10.073 -0.577
Two good green lights and Emmer gets the easy win, when Cruzen spins the tires.

Emmer's Ciera gets wacky after the finish line and he uses both lanes getting it back under control. He keeps the shiny and the win.

The top end crew are checking the track.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7318 Art Peterson                         7800 Bob Fordyce                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.010  9.634 139.33
       SS/JA  Dial: 10.52 (+/-): 89.479          GT/BA  Dial: 9.44 (+/-):  0.194
 Qualified:            #43 10.524 -0.476                       #11  9.448 -0.802
Peterson is a No Show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  714 Scott Kelley                         7511 Ted Seipel                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  9.972 133.18                     0.144 11.202 119.06
       SS/EX  Dial: 9.87 (+/-):  0.102           SS/KA  Dial: 11.20 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #30  9.886 -0.614                       #62 11.186 -0.064
Great light for Kelly and not so good for Seipel.

Ouch, Seipel runs 0.002 to his dial and loses on a hole shot to Kelly.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6032 Jody Lang                            5200 Abe Loewen                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024 10.878 120.34                     0.054  9.728 130.57
       GT/KA  Dial: 10.89 (+/-): -0.012          SS/FM  Dial: 9.77 (+/-): -0.042
 Qualified:            #41 10.964 -0.486                        #9  9.689 -0.811
Jody Lang's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7185 Dave Bridgewater                     7257 Brett Brown                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.081 10.276 128.16                    -0.005 11.188 117.07
       SS/GA  Dial: 10.30 (+/-): -0.024          SS/MA  Dial: 11.19 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:            #57 10.302 -0.248                       #25 11.190 -0.660
Dave Bridgewater's MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 714E Bob Earleywine                          5 Ken Etter                    
E1                  -0.037  9.921 134.18     ****WINNER****  0.077 10.085 132.05
        SS/H  Dial: 9.92 (+/-):  0.001           GT/HA  Dial: 10.10 (+/-): -0.015
 Qualified:            #36  9.935 -0.565                        #4 10.122 -0.928
Ken Etter's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Don Keen                             7607 Jack Bystrom                 
E1                   0.104 10.800 121.84     ****WINNER****  0.010  9.488 136.75
       SS/LA  Dial: 10.85 (+/-): -0.050          SS/FA  Dial: 9.48 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #34 10.872 -0.578                        #2  9.479 -0.971
Keen is late and Jack Bystrom gets the win with a 0.018 package. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0360 seconds (approximately 6 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5440 Gene Bichlmeier                      7451 Glenn Snow                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043 11.392 104.35                     0.053 10.132 132.46
        SS/O  Dial: 11.41 (+/-): -0.018          GT/EA  Dial: 10.15 (+/-): -0.018
 Qualified:            #12 11.405 -0.795                       #44 10.176 -0.474
Gene Bichlmeier's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0100 seconds (approximately 23 inches) in a identical -0.018 double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3231 Harry Doolittle                       361 Bo Butner                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018 12.266 108.56                     0.053 10.545 128.95
       SS/OA  Dial: 12.26 (+/-):  0.006          GT/IA  Dial: 10.55 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:            #63 12.258 -0.042                       #31 10.588 -0.612
Harry Doolittle has a good light and runs 0.006 to his dial. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0240 seconds (approximately 5 feet), opponent broke out by -0.005.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5462 Scott Pearson                        7411 Gary Tackett                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016 10.635 119.88                     0.043  9.661 137.13
       SS/JA  Dial: 10.63 (+/-):  0.005          GT/CA  Dial: 9.65 (+/-):  0.011
 Qualified:            #53 10.699 -0.301                       #21  9.691 -0.709
Scott Pearson scores a 0.021 package for the win. MOV: 0.0334 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  640 Don Thomas                           7401 Darren Smith                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.087 10.086 112.37                     0.060 10.156 118.67
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.99 (+/-):  0.096           SS/FA  Dial: 9.60 (+/-):  0.556
 Qualified:            #39  9.990 -0.510                        #7  9.613 -0.837
Thomas gets an easy win as Smith slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  600 Jeff Lane                            7117 Jim Rau                      
E1                   0.046  8.877 139.91     ****WINNER****  0.001 10.910 119.74
       SS/BS  Dial: 8.89 (+/-): -0.013           GT/JA  Dial: 10.87 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:            #16  8.908 -0.742                       #48 10.880 -0.420
Jim Rau cuts a 0.001 light. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  788 Keri Angeles Pari                    6002 Rick McKinney                
E1                   0.054 10.052 130.19     ****WINNER****  0.067 10.760 122.80
       SS/FA  Dial: 10.11 (+/-): -0.058          SS/LA  Dial: 10.77 (+/-): -0.010
 Qualified:            #58 10.243 -0.207                       #26 10.799 -0.651
Rick McKinney's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7155 Leo Glasbrennar                      203W Kip Rhoton                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043 10.159 123.36                     0.353 10.820 122.85
       GT/DA  Dial: 9.87 (+/-):  0.289           SS/JA  Dial: 10.84 (+/-): -0.020
 Qualified:            #28  9.869 -0.631                       #60 10.879 -0.121
Rhoton is late by a bunch and Leo Glasbrennar gets the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0010 seconds (approximately 2 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7728 Joel Larkin                            76 Staci Smith                  
E1                   0.098 10.207 130.35     ****WINNER****  0.044  9.693 128.44
       SS/IA  Dial: 10.19 (+/-):  0.017          GT/DA  Dial: 9.66 (+/-):  0.033
 Qualified:            #40 10.203 -0.497                        #8  9.673 -0.827
Staci Smith's MOV: 0.0383 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4420 Tim Hebert                            713 Jim Durham                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  8.636 141.97                     0.054 10.729 116.33
       SS/AH  Dial: 8.61 (+/-):  0.026           SS/JA  Dial: 10.70 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:            #23  8.611 -0.689                       #55 10.736 -0.264
Close finish. Tim Hebert's MOV: 0.0212 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Jimmy DeFrank                         797 Joe Kohorst                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  9.341 110.35                     0.025 20.012  50.34
       SS/CM  Dial: 8.75 (+/-):  0.591           GT/BA  Dial: 9.96 (+/-): 10.052
 Qualified:            #22  8.809 -0.691                       #54  9.968 -0.282
Kohorst's Camaro goes dead right towards the wall at the green and he has to lift.

Easy win for DeFrank to start 2013.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7267 Larry Scarth                         1781 Dan Fletcher                 
E1                  -0.004 12.475  75.20     ****WINNER****  0.054 10.058 121.34
       GT/TA  Dial: 10.36 (+/-):  2.115          SS/IA  Dial: 10.05 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #59 10.351 -0.199                       #27 10.055 -0.645
Scarth misses the green by just -0.004. Fletcher runs 0.008 to his dial.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7171 Fred Moreno                          7053 Bernie Cunningham            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  9.668 135.91                    -0.003 10.626 125.39
       SS/GA  Dial: 9.69 (+/-): -0.022           SS/JA  Dial: 10.57 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:             #6  9.675 -0.875                       #38 10.467 -0.533
...another red light. Cunningham is is -0.003 off. Moreno cuts a 0.008 light for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7228 Bill Blakeney                        7420 Eddie Leabo                  
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.028 10.107 127.75                           No Time      
       SS/HA  Dial: 10.12 (+/-): -0.013          SS/JA  Dial: 11.00 (+/-): 88.999
 Qualified:            #46 10.134 -0.466                       #14 10.216 -0.784
Leabo is a No Show. Blakeney goes on to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7550 Gary Williams                        7568 Bryan Broaddus               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.069 11.138 118.77                           No Time      
       SS/MA  Dial: 11.10 (+/-):  0.038          SS/EA  Dial: 10.35 (+/-): 89.649
 Qualified:            #19 11.131 -0.719                       #51  9.953 -0.397
Last car of the night. Broaddus is a No Show and Williams gets the free pass to the next round tomorrow.

6:52 p.m.

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