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Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 19:36 PM

Super Gas Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Super Gas at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 389A Larry Bernshausen                    2508 Jim Perry                    
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.003  9.918 161.67
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): 90.099             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Kuehner   ) 0.021  9.930  0.030      (C Trotter   ) 0.018  9.941  0.041
E1    (N Vrooman   ) 0.015  9.913  0.013      (T Ratliff   ) 0.003  9.929  0.029
 Qualified:             #8  9.913  0.013                       #16  9.929  0.029
7:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 35 percent, barometer 29.73 inches, adjusted altitude 2,240 feet, track temperature 100 degrees.

Bernshausen left before the tree came down.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 John Taylor                            19 Lenard Marshall              
E3                   0.026  9.866 166.42     ****WINNER****  0.002  9.872 162.59
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Williams  ) 0.002 10.038  0.138      (T Powell    ) 0.024  9.897 -0.003
E1    (L Zynda III ) 0.022  9.911  0.011      (R Kropfeld  ) 0.006  9.861 -0.039
 Qualified:             #7  9.911  0.011                       #31  9.861 -0.039
Marshall gets out of the gate first and takes the double breakout win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  360 Mike Cramer                          2464 Matt Tankersley              
E3                  -0.041  9.904 139.86     ****WINNER****  0.016  9.936 145.58
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.004             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.036
 Prior rounds:
E2    (V Bosca     ) 0.029  9.965  0.065      (S Adcock    ) 0.005  9.964  0.064
E1    (T Turner    ) 0.031  9.904  0.004      (D Dahlem    ) 0.002  9.918  0.018
 Qualified:             #3  9.904  0.004                       #11  9.918  0.018
Cramer leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Tankersley.

Tankersley will take on Marshall in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  225 Chuck Westcott                       1351 Craig Porter                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.033  9.916 159.51                     0.075  9.930 153.42
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.030
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Cowie     ) 0.015  9.938  0.038      (C Watts     ) 0.018  9.927  0.027
E1    (G Caheely   ) 0.051  9.904  0.004      (T Cochran   ) 0.011  9.883 -0.017
 Qualified:             #4  9.904  0.004                       #28  9.883 -0.017
Westcott gets out of the gate first and holds off Porter to take the win.

Westcott will take on Perry in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2800 Lauren Edwards                       2968 Michelle Furr                
E3                   0.022  9.924 145.89     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.919 161.83
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.024             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Sikish    ) 0.003  9.911  0.011      (J Cepelka   ) 0.013 10.048  0.148
E1    (B Prose     ) 0.004  9.882 -0.018      (L Roedel    ) 0.028  9.956  0.056
 Qualified:            #29  9.882 -0.018                       #21  9.956  0.056
Furr gets the holeshot and takes the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Ray Miller III                       250C Arnold Reed                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.017  9.912 162.59                     0.049  9.893 152.74
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.012             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Elrod     ) 0.005  9.909  0.009      (J Swan      ) 0.003  9.924  0.024
E1    (J Morrison  ) 0.009  9.917  0.017      (D Nuest     ) 0.014  9.933  0.033
 Qualified:            #10  9.917  0.017                       #18  9.933  0.033
Miller gets the advantage off the line;Reed breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   11 Jason Kenny                          2708 Lauren Freer                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.053  9.905 162.25                     0.013  9.953 162.37
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.005             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.053
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Scheefer  ) 0.016  9.914  0.014      (F Altilio   ) 0.001  9.948  0.048
E1    (J Heffelfing) 0.011  9.899 -0.001      (P Richardson) 0.027  9.930  0.030
 Qualified:            #25  9.899 -0.001                       #17  9.930  0.030
Jason Kenny's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

Kenny will take on Furr in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 140R Kevin Robb                           4766 Shannon Brinkley             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.023  9.916 160.21                     0.014  9.968 156.48
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.068
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Davis     ) 0.039 10.025  0.125      (R Eaker     ) 0.022  9.918  0.018
E1    (J Southards ) 0.014  9.906  0.006      (J Labbous   ) 0.005  9.863 -0.037
 Qualified:             #6  9.906  0.006                       #30  9.863 -0.037
Brinkley gets the advantage off the line but Robb gets the stripe and takes the win.

Robb will take on Miller in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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