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Sun, 10 Nov 2013, 17:41 PM

Summit Pro Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green

POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Summit Pro at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 268K Dylan Kiser                          7604 Rick Reynolds                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035 12.405 104.54                     0.084  9.066 146.89
       PROET  Dial: 12.35 (+/-):  0.055          PROET  Dial: 9.05 (+/-):  0.016
Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 2,870 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Dylan Kiser from Corryton, Tenn. representing Bristol Dragway and Division 2. NHRA Summit Jr. Drag Racing League graduate with lots of success. This is his first year in a big car and has won 7 of 10 finals he has been in this year.

Rick Reynolds from San Diego, Calif. representing Barona and Division 7. Track operator at Barona 1/8th-mile Drag Strip and he is one of three racers here representing the track.

Kiser with the starting line advantage and the win by 0.0101 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 E149 Raymond Whitehead                    3303 Kip Norup                    
E1                  -0.007 12.672 106.08     ****WINNER****  0.000  9.983 139.20
       PROET  Dial: 12.73 (+/-): -0.058          PROET  Dial: 9.93 (+/-):  0.053
Ray Whitehead from East Brunswick, N.J. representing Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and Division 1. First time Division 1 Summit Finals Champion.

Kim Norrup from Leafriver, Ill. representing Byron Dragway and Division 3.

Whitehead is just a little too quick on the tree and turns on the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  403 Alvie Merrill                        593R Reno Loeffelholz             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033 10.224 129.12                     0.044  9.487 140.80
       PROET  Dial: 10.22 (+/-):  0.004          PROET  Dial: 9.46 (+/-):  0.027
Alvie Merrill from Edmond, Okla., representing Thunder Valley Raceway Park and Division 4. He has been to Pomona multiple times representing Division 4.

Reno Leoffelholz from Shafer, Minn. representing Cedar Falls Raceway and Division 5.

Merrill with the starting line advantage and the win by 0.0346 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He will face in Kiser the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 Y606 Chris Stone                                Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018 10.303 128.43     
       PROET  Dial: 11.35 (+/-): -1.047   
Chris Stone from Mission, B.C. representing Mission Raceway and Division 6. He is the former Track Champion at Mission Raceway.

Stone will face Norup in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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