ROUND ONE OF
ELIMINATIONS - SUNDAY
First pair out on a cool Sunday
morning were #4 Adam Sorokin and #5 Pete Wittenberg who was making
his first race day start.
No surprise, Sorokin
was out first.
Covered in oil and just making
up his starting line disadvantage, Wittenberg got by Sorokin
with a 5.78 at 235.76 to a losing 5.81 at 233.08.
Being completely oiled in, the
rookie driver did a great job keeping the car in his lane and
getting it stopped.
The second pair featured
the #3 and #6 qualifiers. Bret Williamson and Dusty Green.
Williamson drilled Green on the
lights leaving the Nitro Hemi to do some serious catch up.
Williamson held on for the holeshot
win with a 5.90 at 249.49. Green ran out of real estate with
a 5.88 at 247.29.
The third pair pitted #1 Tony
Bartone against #8 Mendy Fry. Judging by qualifying alone, Bartone
was the heavy favorite.
Fry left first as Bartone
double clutched the leave which totally threw him off.
Fry had a huge lead but
Bartone wasn't giving up.
Not knowing that Bartone had
got out of the groove and ended up in her lane, Fry kept the
pedal on the firewall.
Shelar swung for the fence and
nailed it. Fry went low for the meet with a 5.594 at 249.26.
Quite a step up since her previous best run in the car was a
The final pair for E1
was Jim Murphy and Rick McGee.
Both cars left pretty
much together with Murphy having the better numbers down low.
Murphy won handily carding a
nice 5.71 at 243.37. McGee slowed to a 7.22 at 117.23
OF ELIMINATIONS - SUNDAY
The first pair
for their chance to go to the semis was Steve Densham and Mike
McIntire got the jump
and never never looked back.
This was all McIntire
with a 5.857 at 250.18.
The second pair pitted
John Hale and Jason Rupert.
Rupert took the lead
from the hit.
Hale had problems before
the 330' mark and shut off.
Rupert carded a solid
5.786 at 252.10 to move on to the semis.
The next to last pair
was Kris Krabill and Tim Nemeth.
Both cars pretty much
By the 330' mark Krabill
was steadily pulling away.
Putting the lid on round
two was Ryan Hodgson and Dan Horan Jr.
Hodgson got the starting
line advantage in what was to be a very close race.
In the lights it was Hodgson
by a nose with a 5.678 at 249.53 to nip Horan's 5.678 at 260.36.
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