The final session
was Saturday afternoon led off by Rick McGee and Phil Ruskowski.
We apologize for no bottom end shots of Phil.
McGee ended up
#4 with a 5.807 234.70 while Ruskowski would land in #14, a DNQ.
their last shot were Terry Cox and Bret Williamson.
Cox was once
again up in smoke by the tree. Talking to team member Bob Barry,
it was all in the clutch and he promised they'd have a new unit
in the car in March.
into the #8 hole with a 5.831 at 252.99. Fuller's car is now
showing some stronger numbers and more consistency. Nice job.
pair featured Bill Dunlap and Pete Kaiser.
was done early but not so Dunlap.
The first full
pass on the car was a great 5.652 at 250.51 landing Dunlap in
the #3 spot.
not in the show were out next, Brendan Murry and Tyler Hilton.
Murry had a decent
run going until he had handling problems and did a nice job of
saving the car.
car improved and were off to the box for a trip home.
was Rick Williamson and John Rasmussen
with a solid 5.729 at 238.05 which put him #5 while Rasmussen's
6.01 at 196.76 did not improve his #11 spot.
pair of the final session was Jim Murphy and Adam Sorokin.
Sorokin was on
a great pass until here. After the fire on Friday, Adam clicked
it when he saw a flash out of the right bank.
Murphy had no
issues at all carding a 5.63 at 254.23 which was a tick slower
than his previous 5.626 at 264.18 (top speed of the meet) and
ended #2. Sorokin slowed to a 5.94 at 189. His earlier 5.685
Car Round One - Saturday
pair out was the #1 qualifier Jason Rupert and James Day who
got a slight jump on the tree and never looked back.
1. Tony Bartone
2. Jim Murphy 5.626 264.18
3. Bill Dunlap 5.652 250.51
4. Adam Sorokin 5.685 220.26
5. Rick Williamson 5.729 238.05
6. Dusty Green 5.734 250.18
7. Rick McGee 5.807 234.70
8. Bret Williamson 5.831 252.99
Not Qualified ------------
9. Pete Kaiser
10. Terry Cox 5.943 244.47 244.47
11. John Rasmussen 6.097 217.32
12. Tyler Hilton 6.201 195.05 218.44
13. Phil Ruskowski 6.700 196.50
14. Brendan Murry 7.050 110.36
15. Dan Horan 7.420 136.15
the clocks with another great pass, his 5.630 at 257.04 was more
than enough to handle Day's 5.991 at 237.42.
two pitted #3 Kris Krabill and #14 Danny Gerber.
left first and Gerber never got into the game.
clicked it early while Krabill took the win with a nice 5.664
was a black on black deal, #2 Ryan Hodgson and # 15 Richard Townsend.
car had a sterling light, but it was Townsend with a slight jump.
on to round two with a nice 5.655 at 257.19 while Townsend trailed
with a 5.934 at 233.72.
out was #4 Marc White and #13 Rick Rogers.
got a 3/100 jump on the lights.
was taking the upset win with a 5.896 at 240.25 White was riding
out his 5.992 240.12 on fire.
a short clean up it was Dan Horan Jr. vs Tim Nemeth.
Two more reaction
times starting with a one. IHis RT didn't matter for Horan who
went dead at the hit.
Nemeth had to
pedal early but went on to take the easy win with a 6.120 at
Hoping for better
results than the previous pair, out of the #10 hole Time Boychuck
met #7 Steve Densham.
drilled Densham on the tree.
into tire shake before the tree and did a nice job of slapping
the throttle to recover.
The win went
to Densham with a 5.693 at 249.21. Boychuck's 5.989 at 234.17
fell short but hey, he didn't give up.
on, the next to last pair pitted Bazz Young and Cory Lee.
driver was on the lights but Lee did get a two hundreds jump.
The final pair
to see who would fill out Sundays ladder were Richard Hartman
and John Weaver.
mediocre RT's but bad as they were Weaver was two hundreds quicker
off the line and he would need every bit of it on the other end.
In the closest
race of the round, Weaver took the holeshot win with a 5.736
at 254.33 to Hartman's quicker 5.725 at 259.16 .
0.0100 seconds (approximately 4 feet).