Results 5/2/21

After 3 rounds of Qualifying

1. Adam Flamholic  4.1637 @ 165.62

2. Robert Costa  4.3523 @ 175.44

3. JJ Heber  4.4864 @ 159.46

4. Louie Katsaros 4.5078 @ 164.59

5. Arthur Cordova 4.5337 @ 154.91

6. James Mosher 4.5724 @ 158.39

7. Denver Dennison 4.8444 @ 146.72

8. Ed Jacquez 4.9946 @ 141.64

9. Shelby Kennedy 5.4062 @ 132.59

10. Keith Mauldin 5.7153 @ 136.16

11. Gordy King 12.3789 @ 33.02

ROUND 1

Adam Flamholic (no time) vs Ed Jacquez (No Time)

In a bizarre pairing, there is no winner.  Flamholic on his great pass of 4.16 in q3 is a no show to round 1.  He could not get the car started in the pits.  Ed Jacquez shows for the round, but can not get it started to make the competition bye run.  So the winner of the 4 vs 5 pair will get bye to the finals

Robert Costa 4.4493 @ 172.22 def Denver Dennison 4.7965 @148.61

Two goods lights for the drivers.  Dennison makes his best pass of the weekend but will come up short.  Costa makes a clean pass and will be headed to round 2.

JJ Heber 32.3547 sec def James Mosher (no time)

In another strange situation, Mosher leaves before the tree is activated.  Heber shuts off the car not knowing what is going on.  He refires it and limps down the track to a whopping 32 second run.  Definitely the slowest of the day.  But he will face Costa in the 2nd round.

Arthur Cordova 4.6369 @ 147.88 def Louie Katsaros 5.3834 @133.45.

Louie has a fantastic light but breaks a wheelie bar on the launch.  His car gets out of shape and he has to lift.  Cordova appears to lift a little early, looks like he got a little lucky on this run.  Cordova will have a bye run in round 2 so he will be in the finals.  Good way to start a run for the championship.

ROUND 2

Arthur Cordova 4.9427 @ 121.29 def BYE RUN

Cordova has problems and shuts it off early.  None the less he is finals bound.

Robert Costa 4.4224 @ 164.90 def JJ Heber 4.7419 @ 144.93

Old Mustang vs New Mustang.  Costa is first off the line and never looks back.  He will face Cordova in the finals and has lane choice.  2 time RODS champion vs 3 time RODS champion.

ROUND 3

Robert Costa 4.3983 @ 166.30 def Arthur Cordova (No Time)

What was looking to be a good race didn't happen.  Cordova broke something on the burnout.  Costa is on a single and makes the quickest pass of eliminations, it was going to be hard to beat.