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Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:48 PM

Super Gas Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Super Gas 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
 3391 Randy Shipp                          2409 Jonathan Anderson            
E2                  -0.013  9.882 148.89     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.891 157.58
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Watts     ) 0.023  9.920  0.020      (J Taylor    ) 0.020  9.873 -0.027
 Qualified:             #7  9.920  0.020                       #22  9.873 -0.027
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 37 percent, barometer 29.92 inches, adjusted altitude 2,314 feet.

Shipp goes red to give Anderson the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1165 Ron Orbin Sr.                        2107 Robert Houston               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.047  9.923 143.12                     0.014  9.958 169.74
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.023             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.058
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Trum      ) 0.002  9.957  0.057      (C Cummings  ) 0.005  9.846 -0.054
 Qualified:            #10  9.957  0.057                       #25  9.846 -0.054
Houston with the starting line advantage, but Orbin Sr. chased him down in a close one. Ron Orbin Sr.'s MOV: 0.0023 seconds (approximately 7 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1351 Craig Porter                         2114 Steve Furr                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.042  9.863 169.78                    -0.001  9.896 164.75
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.037             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Westcott  ) 0.004  9.957  0.057      (C Kenopic   ) 0.051  9.846 -0.054
 Qualified:            #11  9.957  0.057                       #26  9.846 -0.054
Furr is a tick too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Porter the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 P209 Tim Powell                           3604 Rusty Cook                   
E2                  -0.006  9.921 158.17     ****WINNER****  0.012  9.891 171.71
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.021             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Prose     ) 0.030  9.932  0.032      (J Kenny     ) 0.136  9.870 -0.030
 Qualified:             #8  9.932  0.032                       #23  9.870 -0.030
Powell turns on the red light to give Cook the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2399 Gene Quinn                              9 Rich Price                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  9.934 128.98                     0.030  9.940 164.81
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.034             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.040
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Reed      ) 0.046  9.816 -0.084      (R Matthews  ) 0.028  9.898 -0.002
 Qualified:            #28  9.816 -0.084                       #13  9.898 -0.002
Quinn with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2923 Greg Slack                            269 David Schmidt                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  9.884 152.74                     0.032  9.877 166.48
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.016             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Adcock    ) 0.024  9.914  0.014      (J Jensen    ) 0.016  9.883 -0.017
 Qualified:             #4  9.914  0.014                       #19  9.883 -0.017
Stack with a couple ticks on the tree and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2459 Tommy Turner                         3320 Nichole Stephenson           
E2                   0.056  9.918 172.06     ****WINNER****  0.003  9.923 150.26
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Freer     ) 0.003  9.898 -0.002      (D Harrison  ) 0.036  9.809 -0.091
 Qualified:            #14  9.898 -0.002                       #29  9.809 -0.091
Stephenson with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 305K Wayne Kelley                         1184 Jim Morrison                 
E2                   0.054  9.871 157.85     ****WINNER****  0.031  9.921 154.99
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.029             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Griffiths ) 0.019 10.028  0.128      (F Altilio   ) 0.016  9.832 -0.068
 Qualified:            #12 10.028  0.128                       #27  9.832 -0.068
Morrison with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  429 Van Arnold                           353A Larry Roedel                 
E2                  -0.007 16.007  71.92     ****WINNER****  0.006  9.908 154.16
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  6.107             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Walker    ) 0.015  9.879 -0.021      (H Day       ) 0.004  9.917  0.017
 Qualified:            #20  9.879 -0.021                        #5  9.917  0.017
Arnold goes red to give Roedel the win who had a great light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 389A Larry Bernshausen                    349J Joey Shipp                   
E2                   0.002  9.899 145.42     ****WINNER****  0.013  9.933 159.80
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.001             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Prose     ) 0.035  9.919  0.019      (R Welch     ) 0.106  9.873 -0.027
 Qualified:             #6  9.919  0.019                       #21  9.873 -0.027
Bernshausen with a near perfect light, but takes the stipe by a tick too much to give Shipp the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   36 Dave Dahlem                          X256 Ernie Knight                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  9.942 147.26                     0.025  9.967 137.64
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.042             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.067
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Cobb      ) 0.011  9.907  0.007      (R Miller III) 0.019  9.894 -0.006
 Qualified:             #2  9.907  0.007                       #17  9.894 -0.006
Dahlem with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2508 Jim Perry                            2968 Michelle Furr                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  9.886 167.66                     0.019  9.872 165.92
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.014             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Lower     ) 0.003  9.797 -0.103      (L Zynda III ) 0.030  9.895 -0.005
 Qualified:            #30  9.797 -0.103                       #15  9.895 -0.005
Furr with the starting line advantage, but took too much stripe to give Perry the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  564 Tim Parker                           2893 David Morris                 
E2                   0.032  9.883 172.30     ****WINNER****  0.005  9.897 173.27
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.017             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Hall      ) 0.026  9.861 -0.039      (R Pica      ) 0.006  9.937  0.037
 Qualified:            #24  9.861 -0.039                        #9  9.937  0.037
Morris with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   21 John Labbous                         2464 Matt Tankersley              
E2                   0.009  9.882 159.12     ****WINNER****  0.022  9.915 144.80
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-): -0.018             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Nuest     ) 0.006  9.906  0.006      (Bye         ) -0.012  9.895 -0.005
 Qualified:             #1  9.906  0.006                       #16  9.895 -0.005
Labbous with a great light, but took too much stripe to give Tankersley the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3050 John Sikish                          2090 Laurel Morris                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  9.964 161.32                     0.020  9.976 132.06
         S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.064             S/G Index: 9.90 (+/-):  0.076
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Handras   ) 0.032  9.912  0.012      (J Cepelka   ) 0.004  9.893 -0.007
 Qualified:             #3  9.912  0.012                       #18  9.893 -0.007
Morris with the starting line advantage, but Sikish gets the win in a close one. John Sikish's MOV: 0.0031 seconds (approximately 7 inches).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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