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Sat, 3 Nov 2007, 11:46 AM

Stock Eliminator Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7131 Don Forester                         6791 Tom Gaynor                   
E3                  -0.017 11.997 109.24     ****WINNER****  0.052 10.991 121.51
       M/SA  Dial: 11.95 (+/-):  0.047          C/FIA  Dial: 10.91 (+/-):  0.081
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.208 12.100  0.040      (J Waldo     ) 0.042 11.002 -0.068
E1    (C Holroyd   ) 0.030 11.952 -0.018      (W Alston    ) 0.026 10.974 -0.026
 Qualified:             #1 11.978 -1.172                       #29 10.998 -1.002
8:32 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 1,503 feet, track temperature 68 degrees.

The pair of stock round three eliminations was decided early, as Forester missed the green by -0.017. Gaynor goes on to round four.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1044 John Shaul                             78 Errol Farmer                 
E3                   0.042 10.209 129.39     ****WINNER****  0.006 10.959 114.00
       A/SA  Dial: 10.17 (+/-):  0.039           D/SA  Dial: 10.95 (+/-):  0.009
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.004 10.308  0.018      (R Bedford   ) 0.009 11.050  0.000
E1    (L Zane      ) 0.047 10.234 -0.006      (B Pott      ) 0.031 10.955  0.005
 Qualified:            #33 10.327 -0.973                       #43 10.963 -0.887
Farmer takes a 0.006 light and a 0.009 over his dial to the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6570 Toby Lang                            7854 Ryan McClanahan              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.014 11.618 112.34                     0.052 10.140 123.78
       G/SA  Dial: 11.61 (+/-):  0.008          A/FIA  Dial: 10.17 (+/-): -0.030
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Chervanik ) 0.024 11.732  0.022      (G Waldo     ) 0.003 10.226  0.006
E1    (C Rayburn   ) 0.010 11.617 -0.033      (M Williams  ) 0.028 10.292  0.132
 Qualified:            #74 12.122 -0.178                       #28 10.290 -1.010
Lang has the advantage off the line and pushes McClanahan out on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1129 Victor Guilmino                      7185 Dave Bridgewater             
E3                   0.084 10.805 122.89     ****WINNER****  0.027 10.772 119.69
       D/SA  Dial: 10.79 (+/-):  0.015           B/SA  Dial: 10.71 (+/-):  0.062
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Jerome    ) 0.073 10.984  0.074      (M Nelson    ) 0.021 10.881  0.001
E1    (R Schloe    ) 0.093 10.818  0.008      (G Person    ) 0.167 10.728 -0.012
 Qualified:            #26 10.829 -1.021                       #54 10.750 -0.800
Classic Mustang vs. Camaro, with both cars wheels up at the green. Close race at the finish line. Dave Bridgewater's MOV: 0.0109 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  733 Richard Ariotti                      7053 Bernie Cunningham            
E3                   0.066 11.383 116.26     ****WINNER****  0.052 10.858 120.26
       F/SA  Dial: 11.42 (+/-): -0.037          B/FIA  Dial: 10.88 (+/-): -0.022
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Mandella  ) -0.049 11.524 -0.026      (M Iacono    ) 0.003 11.007  0.007
E1    (G Luneack   ) 0.051 11.538  0.078      (C Smith     ) 0.018 10.904  0.044
 Qualified:            #62 11.467 -0.683                       #53 10.889 -0.811
Double breakout win for Cunningham.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7257 Brett Brown                          6104 Brad Plourd                  
E3                   0.076 11.956 109.84     ****WINNER****  0.036 10.346 120.65
       I/SA  Dial: 11.99 (+/-): -0.034           A/SA  Dial: 10.33 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Waldo     ) 0.044 12.154  0.174      (T Kadar     ) 0.055 10.432  0.012
E1    (D Barcelon  ) 0.086 11.925 -0.005      (K Rizzoli   ) 0.044 10.330  0.000
 Qualified:            #64 11.938 -0.662                       #36 10.349 -0.951
Plourd does what he needs to do to keep his chances alive in his march to pass Iacono for the 2007 Championship. Brown helps him on the top end with a breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7002 Jim Meador                           5118 Troy Henderson               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.002 10.773 118.18                     0.067 10.235 124.48
       D/SA  Dial: 10.73 (+/-):  0.043            A/S  Dial: 10.24 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Durham    ) 0.046 10.871  0.031      (C Loge      ) 0.054 10.399  0.009
E1    (G Torres    ) 0.064 10.753  0.033      (T Seipel    ) 0.036 10.263 -0.007
 Qualified:             #5 10.739 -1.111                       #32 10.268 -0.982
Breakout win for Meador.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7708 Nick Ariotti                         6231 Kelly Thomas                 
E3                   0.105 11.578 107.68     ****WINNER****  0.020 12.219 106.23
       I/SA  Dial: 11.68 (+/-): -0.102          G/FIA  Dial: 12.23 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Denton    ) 0.016 11.803  0.033      (D Howard    ) 0.022 12.340  0.020
E1    (J Adams     ) -0.004 11.670  0.000      (M Johnston  ) 0.038 12.239  0.009
 Qualified:            #30 11.602 -0.998                       #40 12.242 -0.908
Double Breakout win for Thomas.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6032 Jody Lang                            7704 Kristin Ariotti              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029 12.505  91.82                    -0.043 11.828 110.26
       N/SA  Dial: 12.33 (+/-):  0.175          F/FIA  Dial: 11.85 (+/-): -0.022
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Faul      ) 0.016 12.448  0.008      (R Pauley    ) 0.035 11.913 -0.037
E1    (T Miller    ) 0.003 12.336  0.006      (J Emmons    ) 0.036 11.843  0.053
 Qualified:            #68 12.706 -0.594                        #4 11.814 -1.136
Red light win for Lang.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  781 Tony DeFrank                               Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.024 11.282 115.45     
       F/SA  Dial: 11.20 (+/-):  0.082    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Schloe    ) 0.014 11.380  0.030   
E1    (B Phillips  ) 0.025 11.244 -0.096   
 Qualified:            #57 11.372 -0.778                     Bye
DeFrank gets the Bye run.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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