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Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 10:06 AM

Stock Eliminator Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Stock Eliminator at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2067 Scot LaMar                           1109 John Gray                    
E1                   0.004 10.786 122.83     ****WINNER****  0.061  9.832 130.87
        B/SA  Dial: 10.87 (+/-): -0.084          AA/SA  Dial: 9.84 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:            #57 10.904 -0.346                       #28  9.866 -0.834
LaMar with a great light, but took too much stripe to give Gray the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   22 Jeff Strickland                      2561 Gene Jordan                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  9.129 146.88                    -0.040 14.652  67.74
        FS/B  Dial: 9.16 (+/-): -0.031           AA/SA  Dial: 10.23 (+/-):  4.422
 Qualified:            #30  9.168 -0.832                       #59 10.493 -0.207
Jordan goes red to give Strickland the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2586 McNeal Freeman                       3321 Marion Stephenson            
E1                   0.049 15.116  81.60     ****WINNER****  0.089 10.466 114.27
        V/SA  Dial: 15.21 (+/-): -0.094           B/SA  Dial: 10.41 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:            #58 15.190 -0.310                       #29 10.417 -0.833
Freeman with the starting line advantage, but he took too much stripe to give Stephenson the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                 243 Roy Hill                     
E1                                            ****WINNER**** -0.095 14.659  72.95
                                                  FS/A  Dial: 9.70 (+/-):  4.959
 Qualified:                                                       #1  8.571 -1.129
Hill with the bye. He was inducted into the International Drag Racing Hall of Fame last night.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1967 Jim Marshall                         2466 Gale Pinkston                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.113 11.685  85.55                    -0.012 11.133 116.42
        I/SA  Dial: 11.28 (+/-):  0.405           F/SA  Dial: 11.08 (+/-):  0.053
 Qualified:             #3 11.289 -1.011                       #32 11.021 -0.829
Pinkston goes red to give Marshall the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 W255 George Warren                        1351 Tex Miller                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.005 11.087 117.92                     0.031 10.766 122.59
        F/SA  Dial: 11.09 (+/-): -0.003           E/SA  Dial: 10.77 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #41 11.089 -0.761                       #12 10.772 -0.928
Warren with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 206W Jeff Warren                           350 Doug Duell                   
E1                   0.036 10.559 124.88     ****WINNER****  0.028 10.523 123.49
        B/SA  Dial: 10.57 (+/-): -0.011           C/SA  Dial: 10.51 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #51 10.615 -0.635                       #22 10.550 -0.850
Duell with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2530 Peter Noriega                        1925 Tim Barrett                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.121 12.034 108.36                     0.051 11.565 106.47
        M/SA  Dial: 12.01 (+/-):  0.024           G/SA  Dial: 11.47 (+/-):  0.095
 Qualified:            #27 12.015 -0.835                       #56 11.466 -0.534
Barrett with the starting line advantage, but Noriega chased him down in the lights for the win in a close one. Peter Noriega's MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 3 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1578 Jim Roberts                          3154 Gary Russell                 
E1                   0.495 11.024 119.28     ****WINNER****  0.052 10.178 117.69
         G/S  Dial: 10.98 (+/-):  0.044            A/S  Dial: 10.00 (+/-):  0.178
 Qualified:            #34 11.081 -0.819                        #5  9.976 -0.974
Russell with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 R228 Jacob Rutledge                       1135 Nick Reiter                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.073 11.840 101.23                     0.200 10.650 116.78
        K/SA  Dial: 11.84 (+/-):  0.000           D/SA  Dial: 10.64 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #45 11.915 -0.735                       #16 10.655 -0.895
Rutledge with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 206F Steve Foley                            26 Matt Rover                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022 10.822 111.51                     0.072 10.444 125.29
        C/SA  Dial: 10.78 (+/-):  0.042           B/SA  Dial: 10.41 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #54 10.792 -0.608                       #25 10.414 -0.836
Foley with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  159 Victor Cagnazzi                        21 Jeff Harrington              
E1                   0.135  9.597 131.32     ****WINNER****  0.045 10.182 129.77
        FS/D  Dial: 9.59 (+/-):  0.007            FS/E  Dial: 10.10 (+/-):  0.082
 Qualified:             #4  9.598 -1.002                       #33 10.123 -0.827
Harrington with the starting line advantage and the win. Jeff Harrington's MOV: 0.0156 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1911 Tim Stickles                         505B Michael Brand II             
E1                   0.051 12.217  99.35     ****WINNER****  0.010 10.870 104.77
        M/SA  Dial: 12.15 (+/-):  0.067           D/SA  Dial: 10.79 (+/-):  0.080
 Qualified:            #50 12.172 -0.678                       #21 10.699 -0.851
Brand with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4860 Jimmy Hidalgo                        339L Randi Lyn Shipp              
E1                  -0.036 11.435  86.83     ****WINNER****  0.000 10.654 114.51
        G/SA  Dial: 11.10 (+/-):  0.335           D/SA  Dial: 10.60 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:            #42 11.245 -0.755                       #13 10.637 -0.913
Hidalgo goes red to give Shipp the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4860 Jimmy Hidalgo                        339L Randi Lyn Shipp              
E1                  -0.036 11.435  86.83     ****WINNER****  0.000 10.654 114.51
        G/SA  Dial: 11.10 (+/-):  0.335           D/SA  Dial: 10.60 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:            #42 11.245 -0.755                       #13 10.637 -0.913
Hidalgo goes red to give Shipp the win and then she is perfect on the tree.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2109 Korey Alexander                      1608 Gary Richard                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.173 No Time                          -0.025 13.229  65.69
        J/SA  Dial: 11.62 (+/-): 88.379           A/SA  Dial: 10.05 (+/-):  3.179
 Qualified:            #40 11.682 -0.768                       #11 10.068 -0.932
Richard goes red and then it appears Alexander used up an engine as there is a lot of smoke and he pulls over by the wall. He still gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 158N Eddie Brooks                         2106 Roy Caraway                  
E1                  -0.029 11.300 110.79     ****WINNER****  0.051 11.244 115.10
        G/SA  Dial: 11.27 (+/-):  0.030           H/SA  Dial: 11.23 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #44 11.264 -0.736                       #15 11.251 -0.899
Brooks went red to give Caraway the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   33 Austin Alvey                         3969 Joe Martens                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.043 11.191 110.06                     0.085 10.145 133.07
        G/SA  Dial: 11.18 (+/-):  0.011            A/S  Dial: 10.08 (+/-):  0.065
 Qualified:            #47 11.269 -0.731                       #18 10.082 -0.868
Alvey with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   41 Jimmy Hidalgo Jr.                    400B Britt Cummings               
E1                   0.025 10.824 120.34     ****WINNER****  0.019 10.079 124.33
        E/SA  Dial: 10.83 (+/-): -0.006           A/SA  Dial: 10.08 (+/-): -0.001
 Qualified:            #37 10.898 -0.802                        #8 10.048 -0.952
Cummings with the slight starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2156 Hugh Meeks                            541 Larry DeForrest              
E1                   0.033  8.755 148.74     ****WINNER****  0.011  9.489 133.74
       FS/AA  Dial: 8.71 (+/-):  0.045            FS/C  Dial: 9.44 (+/-):  0.049
 Qualified:            #46  8.666 -0.734                       #17  9.415 -0.885
DeForrest with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5033 Rachelle Thibert                     4520 David Latino                 
E1                  -0.026 11.959  83.36     ****WINNER****  0.052 10.775  88.80
        K/SA  Dial: 11.58 (+/-):  0.379           C/SA  Dial: 10.57 (+/-):  0.205
 Qualified:             #2 11.543 -1.107                       #31 10.570 -0.830
Thibert goes red to give Latino the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1986 Shane Oakes                          3421 Dick Kincaid                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.077 11.555 111.89                    -0.022 11.102 116.20
        J/SA  Dial: 11.54 (+/-):  0.015           E/SA  Dial: 11.10 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #26 11.614 -0.836                       #55 11.107 -0.593
Kincad goes red to give Oakes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3200 Tim Lowe                             K169 Bill Kelly                   
E1                   0.077 10.295 130.10     ****WINNER****  0.065 11.209 111.14
        FS/F  Dial: 10.24 (+/-):  0.055            H/S  Dial: 11.20 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:             #7 10.233 -0.967                       #36 11.187 -0.813
Kelly with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3220 Randy Wilkes                         1151 Ron Urquhart                 
E1                   0.047  9.995 128.51     ****WINNER****  0.056 11.043 117.33
       AA/SA  Dial: 9.94 (+/-):  0.055            F/SA  Dial: 11.01 (+/-):  0.033
 Qualified:            #48 10.000 -0.700                       #19 10.985 -0.865
Wilkes with the starting line advantage, but Urquhart holds on for the win. Ron Urquhart's MOV: 0.0139 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  190 Frank Aragona                        1036 Kevin Anderson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068 10.213 112.05                     0.148 11.414 113.86
        A/SA  Dial: 10.07 (+/-):  0.143           H/SA  Dial: 11.35 (+/-):  0.064
 Qualified:            #10 10.060 -0.940                       #39 11.358 -0.792
Aragona with the starting line advantage and the win in a close one. Frank Aragona's MOV: 0.0016 seconds (approximately 3 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  286 Jeff Adkinson                        4422 Wes Neely                    
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.026 11.625 112.28
        FS/C  Dial: 10.30 (+/-): 89.699           I/SA  Dial: 11.52 (+/-):  0.105
 Qualified:            #20  9.441 -0.859                       #49 11.607 -0.693
Adkinson is a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 400D Slate Cummings                       4600 Michael Bulriss              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011 10.451  98.46                    -0.040 11.245 117.07
        B/SA  Dial: 10.30 (+/-):  0.151           G/SA  Dial: 11.22 (+/-):  0.025
 Qualified:             #9 10.300 -0.950                       #38 11.199 -0.801
Bulriss goes red to give Cummings the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3662 Scott Libersher                        28 Eddie Longhany Jr            
E1                  -0.014  9.079 146.13     ****WINNER****  0.002 10.477 107.66
        FS/B  Dial: 9.07 (+/-):  0.009            A/SA  Dial: 10.27 (+/-):  0.207
 Qualified:             #6  9.032 -0.968                       #35 10.186 -0.814
Libersher goes red to give Longhany Jr. the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1340 Scott Gove                           4903 Brandon Bakies               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.974 131.24                    -0.015 11.295 115.34
       AA/SA  Dial: 9.88 (+/-):  0.094            F/SA  Dial: 11.25 (+/-):  0.045
 Qualified:            #23  9.853 -0.847                       #52 11.234 -0.616
Bakies goes red to give Gove the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2952 Jeff Longhany                        2367 Greg Lubben                  
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.052 10.637 122.91
        A/SA  Dial: 10.10 (+/-): 89.899           C/SA  Dial: 10.66 (+/-): -0.023
 Qualified:            #14 10.097 -0.903                       #43 10.649 -0.751
Longhany is a no-show to give Lubben the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2970 Willie Mylin                         2128 Case Volkman                 
E1                   0.030 11.502 115.78     ****WINNER****  0.025 11.628 110.69
        G/SA  Dial: 11.40 (+/-):  0.102           J/SA  Dial: 11.58 (+/-):  0.048
 Qualified:            #53 11.392 -0.608                       #24 11.613 -0.837
Volkman with the slight starting line advantage and the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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