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Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 21:16 PM

Super Comp Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Comp at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7498 Steve Casner                         7669 Matt Constant                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.030  8.922 164.75                     0.027  8.862 165.58
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.022             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.038
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Bond      ) 0.021  8.913  0.013      (E Lacer     ) 0.021  8.947  0.047
E1    (P Nagel     ) 0.024  8.913  0.013      (S Steele    ) 0.021  8.903  0.003
 Qualified:            #15  8.913  0.013                        #6  8.903  0.003
6:00 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Steve Casner's MOV: Opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6938 Tom Gresham                          7190 Bobby Nascimento             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.037  8.879 176.81                     0.037  8.879 167.72
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.021             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B VanPoperin) 0.033  8.947  0.047      (Z Meziere   ) 0.000  8.888 -0.012
E1    (R Lillard   ) 0.021  8.910  0.010      (J Outram    ) 0.043  8.923  0.023
 Qualified:            #10  8.910  0.010                       #19  8.923  0.023
Tom Gresham and Nascimento run identical RT's and ET's. MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7450 Don Meziere                          7783 Jesse Adams                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.022  8.914 165.48                     0.057  8.826 168.24
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.014             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.074
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Valadez   ) 0.026  8.918  0.018      (R Roper     ) 0.019  8.958  0.058
E1    (M Hiatt     ) 0.001  8.905  0.005      (V Torres    ) 0.018  8.870 -0.030
 Qualified:             #8  8.905  0.005                       #36  8.870 -0.030
Don Meziere runs 0.014 to the index. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6237 Ross Souza                           7013 Bobby Dye Jr.                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  8.916 173.05                     0.025  8.942 158.50
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.016             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.042
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Hiatt     ) 0.048  8.912  0.012      (F Young     ) 0.011  8.921  0.021
E1    (T Parker    ) 0.000  8.900  0.000      (C Spernak   ) 0.021  9.027  0.127
 Qualified:             #2  8.900  0.000                       #30  9.027  0.127
Ross Souza's MOV: 0.0341 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 703D Kyle Rizzoli                          555 Michael Miller               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027  8.933 148.76                     0.028  8.964 176.47
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.033             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.064
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Langdon   ) 0.014 22.686 13.786      (C Waggoner  ) 0.006  8.921  0.021
E1    (P Cerda     ) 0.023  8.873 -0.027      (W Carrell   ) 0.034  8.905  0.005
 Qualified:            #35  8.873 -0.027                        #7  8.905  0.005
Just 0.001 difference in RT's and Kyle Rizzoli gets the win. MOV: 0.0322 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 355X Mark Cook                            7842 Chris Forsyth                
E3                   0.019 10.736 102.09     ****WINNER****  0.027  9.298 124.24
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  1.836             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.398
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Stewart   ) 0.015  8.899 -0.001      (G Torres    ) 0.036  8.925  0.025
E1    (G Garbiso   ) 0.032  8.941  0.041      (C Babcock   ) 0.019  9.036  0.136
 Qualified:            #22  8.941  0.041                       #31  9.036  0.136
Cook has a better RT and is pulling away, when the car slowed. Forsyth gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5684 Cody Perkins                          735 Steve Williams               
E3                   0.015  8.892 150.31     ****WINNER****  0.018  8.941 172.30
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.008             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Connelly  ) 0.013  8.941  0.041      (J Davis     ) 0.100  8.970  0.070
E1    (C Anderson  ) 0.012  8.981  0.081      (W Pennington) 0.027  8.921  0.021
 Qualified:            #28  8.981  0.081                       #18  8.921  0.021
Just 0.003 difference in RT's and Steve Williams gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out -0.008.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 David Alves                                Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  8.866 182.77     
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-): -0.034    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Myhre     ) 0.026  8.951  0.051   
E1    (C Axford    ) 0.007  8.900  0.000   
 Qualified:             #1  8.900  0.000                     Bye
Bye run for Alves.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 X761 Ryan Mangus                          767D Michael Winston              
E3                   0.028  8.973 165.68     ****WINNER****  0.027  8.920 158.67
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.073             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Morgan    ) 0.007  8.934  0.034      (D Quigley   ) 0.179  8.890 -0.010
E1    (G Hicks     ) 0.012  8.902  0.002      (C Blaisdell ) 0.016  8.893 -0.007
 Qualified:             #4  8.902  0.002                       #32  8.893 -0.007
Only 0.001 difference in RT's and Michael Winston big ol' GTO gets the win, as Mangus can't run the index. MOV: 0.0544 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5052 Sheldon Gecker                       6173 Ken Mostowich                
E3                   0.038  8.925 160.35     ****WINNER****  0.013  8.907 174.59
         S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.025             S/C Index: 8.90 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Lindsay   ) 0.101  8.886 -0.014      (S Parsons   ) 0.015  8.907  0.007
E1    (D Barton    ) 0.016  8.903  0.003      (N Saetes    ) 0.073  8.912  0.012
 Qualified:             #5  8.903  0.003                       #14  8.912  0.012
Last pair and Ken Mostowich takes both ends of the track for the win. Nice 0.020 package. MOV: 0.0432 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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