ROUND ONE OF
ELIMINATIONS - SATURDAY
First pair out to see who would
move on to Sunday was Dan Horan and Mike Halstead.
Halstead was out first
by a bunch leaving Horan to play catch up.
Halstead's lead evaporated
when he went into tire smoke just after the 60' block.
Horan took the win with
a solid 5.701 at 250.92.
The second pair featured
the #1 and #16 qualifiers. Mike McIntire Jr. and Rian Konno.
McIntire left first and
never looked back.
McIntire took the win
with a 5.820 at 251.34 while Konno trailed with a 6.019 at 235.39.
Next pair featured Kris
Krabill and Chris Davis.
Krabill got a huge starting line
advantage (0.095 to a 0.179) and simply drove away from there.
The fourth pair featured
Tim Nemeth and John Weaver.
Weaver got a slight jump
on the start.
At half track Weaver
got out of the groove and crossed the center line.
Nemeth moved on with a 5.767
at 244.03. Weaver coasted through with a 6.042 at 182.45.
up for their chance to come back on Sunday were John Hale and
Day got a slight jump
but Hale caught him by the 60' block.
Hale took the win with an engine
wounding 5.630 244.16 while Day shut off early to a 5.938 at
The sixth pair pitted
Michael Peck and Jason Rupert.
Rupert banked five hundredths
at the hit and would need them at the other end.
At the top end it was Rupert
with the starting line advantage and the power to hold on for
the hole shot win. Rupert's MOV: 0.0010 seconds (approximately
5 inches). His 5.752 at 250.37 nosed out Peck's quicker and faster
5.708 at 256.06. This would be the closest nitro race of the
The next to last pair
was Steve Densham and Brad Thompson.
Densham was away first
by a slim margin.
At the stripe it was Densham
taking the win with a 5.845 at 243.81. Thompson kept him honest
but fell off in the last 300 feet to a 5.962 at just 208.59.
Putting the lid on round
one was Ryan Hodgson and Danny Gerber.
Gerber grabbed a hunk
at the starting line but it was fleeting and he was done early.
Hodgson took the easy with a
5.717 at 239.36 which suggests he clicked it a bit early.
And so ended racing for
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