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Sun, 16 Oct 2005, 06:19 PM

Super Gas Round 5 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 5 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA, Pennsylvania Dutch Classic:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1416 Tom Seemann                          1165 Ron Orbin                    
E5   ****WINNER****  0.045  9.907 145.88                     0.022  9.935 146.64
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.007             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E4    (C Cepelka   ) 0.080  9.910  0.010      (L Luciano   ) 0.001  9.919  0.019
E3    (W Meli      ) 0.002  9.958  0.058      (L Jones     ) 0.001  9.909  0.009
E2    (J Martin    ) 0.005  9.879 -0.021      (P Shallow   ) 0.007  0.652 -9.248
E1    (I Boicesco  ) 0.030  9.923  0.023      (P Fox       ) 0.028  9.866 -0.034
 Qualified:            #10  9.923  0.023                       #31  9.866 -0.034
6:13 p.m. - Orbin had a better light but Seemann had the better ET to get the win and earn a spot in the final round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1646 Ron Dolansky                          178 Earl Nichols Jr              
E5                   0.104  9.879 149.98     ****WINNER****  0.052  9.926 150.61
        S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.021             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E4    (R Fordyce Sr) 0.040  9.925  0.025      (S Roth      ) 0.017  9.910  0.010
E3    (D Petrillo  ) 0.004  9.907  0.007      (S Reinford  ) 0.127  9.793 -0.107
E2    (L Klingensmi) 0.017  9.928  0.028      (V Beam      ) 0.019  9.921  0.021
E1    (R Korek     ) 0.078  9.862 -0.038      (D Barnard   ) 0.019  9.911  0.011
 Qualified:             #9  9.920  0.020                        #3  9.911  0.011
This was Nichols all the way. Dolansky broke out trying to catch Nichols, after Nichols had the better start. Nichols will race Seemann in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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