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Mon, 07 May 2018, 01:30 AM

Nostalgia Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





BOISE, Idaho - Results of round 1 eliminations in Nostalgia Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, 48th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Ignitor presented by Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 6006 Mark Sanders                          702 Garth Widdison               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.162  5.859 234.29                     0.131  7.427 130.03
 Qualified:             #2  5.779 226.58                        #7  6.592 171.82
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Two "not so good" lights and Widdison is coasting early. Sanders is much faster than yesterday, but his ET suffered,

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  346 Shawn Bowen                           744 Scott Stanger                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.247  5.789 237.75                           No Time      
 Qualified:             #3  5.787 250.18                        #6  6.041 232.31
Stranger is a no show.

Bowen runs close to his qualifying ET, but slows near the lights.

He will have lane choice over Sanders in round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  170 Jeff Arend                            691 Jon Rice                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.144  5.720 247.66                     0.115  6.371 218.87
 Qualified:             #1  5.682 255.77                        #8  7.169 197.02
Rice makes his best pass of the weekend by a bunch, but is no match for Arend.

Clean pass for Arend, but off of his earlier best.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  776 Bobby Cottrell                        666 Tim Boychuk                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.093  5.804 243.94                    -0.101 15.266  58.04
 Qualified:             #4  5.812 242.71                        #5  5.930 235.43
Boychuk goes way red and gives Cottrell a free pass to round two.

Arend will have lane choice in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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