Drag Race Central - NHRA
Sat, 27 Jul 2013, 22:08 PM

Super Gas Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard



SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Super Gas 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
 6832 Don Anderson                         7585 Marko Perivolaris            
E4   ****WINNER****  0.088  9.910 158.09                    -0.005  9.934 151.60
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.010             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Galati    ) 0.018  9.925  0.025      (M Blodgett S) 0.013  9.981  0.081
E2    (S Steele    ) 0.067  9.937  0.037      (V Torres    ) 0.001  9.948  0.048
E1    (J Brink     ) 0.036  9.905  0.005      (G Hehr      ) 0.009  9.769 -0.131
 Qualified:             #5  9.905  0.005                       #38  9.769 -0.131
7:02 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 1,846 feet.

Don Anderson's MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7047 Mike Blodgett Jr.                    4588 Buddy Wood                   
E4   ****WINNER****  0.149  9.893 140.46                           No Time      
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099
 Prior rounds:
E3    (E DeStaute  ) 0.022  9.986  0.086      (T Kellner   ) 0.048  9.913  0.013
E2    (D Nuest     ) 0.039  9.880 -0.020      (M Miller    ) 0.012  9.906  0.006
E1    (C Geise     ) 0.004  9.912  0.012      (C Blaisdell ) 0.069  9.930  0.030
 Qualified:            #12  9.912  0.012                       #27  9.930  0.030
Wood bumps the transbrake through the staging beams and won't get a time. Blodgett gets a free pass to round five.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6173 Ken Mostowich                        7152 Ron Kelly Jr.                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.010  9.911 156.53                     0.023  9.913 135.00
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.011             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.013
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Naber     ) 0.030  9.951  0.051                     0.069  9.978  0.078
E2    (S Parsons   ) 0.001  9.912  0.012      (B Pierce    ) 0.024  9.888 -0.012
E1    (S Apted     ) 0.003  9.890 -0.010      (J Whitmore  ) 0.017  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #34  9.890 -0.010                       #20  9.917  0.017
Ken Mostowich has the better RT and runs closer to the index for the win. MOV: 0.0157 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  731 Rick Beckstrom                        735 Steve Williams               
E4   ****WINNER****  0.033  9.927 157.04                     0.179  9.908 159.14
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.027             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D LaFleur   ) 0.006  9.944  0.044      (L Scarth    ) 0.000  9.948  0.048
E2    (R Souza     ) 0.046  9.938  0.038      (K Will      ) 0.029  9.951  0.051
E1    (R Nicholas  ) 0.039  9.928  0.028      (Bye         ) 0.006  9.911  0.011
 Qualified:            #26  9.928  0.028                       #11  9.911  0.011
Rick Beckstrom gets the easy win, as Williams is late. MOV: 0.1276 seconds (approximately 30 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 767G Gerald Turczyn Jr.                   777Z Tom Lindemann                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.036  9.932 161.44                    -0.005  9.816 162.65
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.032             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.084
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Martin    ) 0.019  9.948  0.048      (J Greco     ) 0.015  9.904  0.004
E2    (D Daniel    ) 0.026  9.921  0.021      (T Broussard ) 0.044  9.893 -0.007
E1    (D Pearson   ) 0.031  9.912  0.012      (L Wilburn   ) 0.013  9.833 -0.067
 Qualified:            #13  9.912  0.012                       #37  9.833 -0.067
Gerald Turczyn Jr.'s MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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