Funny Car elimination
kicked off Saturday evening. First pair out was Brad Thompson
and Bill Windham.
race was over before Thompson hit his throttle as Windham went
banged the blower carding a 6.536 at 142.34.
two was John Hale and Tim Nemeth.
left first as Hale had problems from the hit.
shut off early to a 5.911 at 195.19.
pair pitted #16 Don Hudson and #1 Bobby Cottrell.
pair, 2 red lights. Hudson left way early leaving Cottrell to run for lane
In spite of having
a free pass, Cottrell showed no mercy on the field with a stout 5.585 at 244.92. In Hudson's favor, he
didn't shut off but gave the fans a race clocking a respectable
5.863 at 240.00.
was #15 Rian Konno and #2 Dan Horan jr.
left first and never looked back.
smoked the tires before the tree.
carded a 5.850 at 246.44 to move on to Sunday.
pair matched Jon Capps and Ryan Hodgson.
drilled Hodgson on the tree (0.021 to a 0.103).
The huge hole
shot went for naught as Hodgson dropped the hammer with a 5.685
at 255.53. Capps clicked it to a 6.669 at 154.30.
out to see who would move on to Sunday were Matt Bynum and Marc
had a slight jump on the tree and never looked back.
Bynum got there
first with a 5.661 at 261.78, right there with the favorite.
Meadors called it quits with a 5.905 at 227.19.
to last pair was Shawn Bowen and Michael Peck
Peck got a small jump
but it was short lived.
At the other
end it was Bowen moving on with a 5.748 at 247.16 while Peck
pulled the plug with a 6.085 at 180.94.
pair was Steve Densham and Mark Sanders.
Sanders to the tree but went into a power wheel stand before
closed out round one with a 5.812 at 209.62 win over a defenseless
FUEL ELIMINATIONS ROUND ONE
eliminations were opened up by Bret Williamson and Mendy Fry.
got a 6 thousandths jump on the tree but the advantage was short
Fry took the
win with a 5.601 at 251.95 which was the quickest time of the
meet. Williamson called it quits carding a 6.339 at 148.44.
Pair two pitted Jim Young
and Rick McGee.
left first but Young reeled him in by the 330' mark.
Young took the win with a 5.775
at 259.41 while McGee slowed to a 6.302 at 170.02. This will
be the last race for this car as over the last two years the
team has done everything they can think of to make it work and
this was its last chance. Tedford & McGee will be at the
2018 March Meet with their old purple car that behaved.
three matched Adam Sorokin and Pete Wittenberg.
Its never a surprise to see Sorokin
leave first, he's the best at that. His 0.065 RT left Wittenberg's
0.190 in another zip code.
Sorokin won easily with a very
stout 5.659 at 242.54. Wittenberg clicked it to a 6.416 at 156.05.
The final pair was a classic
David and Goliath matching #2 Jim Murphy and #9 Phil Ruskowski
who got in on the break rule when Murry could not repair his
Murphy left first by
a city block and never looked back.
In a cake walk, Murphy moved
onto the semis with a 5.746 at 226.62 giving Sorokin lane choice.