Results From Oct 26-27, 2019
Presented by Monte Carlo Steakhouse
Qualifying after 3 runs
1. Arthur Cordova 4.519 @ 163 mph
2. Mike Labbate 4.580 @ 152 mph
3. James Mosher 4.635 @ 160 mph
4. Robert Malone 4.670 @ 148 mph
5. Gordy King 4.913 @ 147 mph
6. Mike Garcia 4.938 @ 147 mph
New Format. Drivers are paired with a random chip draw
Arthur Cordova 4.47 @ 162 mph def Mike Garcia 4.86 @ 149 mph
This is a big match up. 2nd and 3rd in the points. Both drivers have the chance of winning the championship and being spoiler to Labbate who is leading the points. Both drivers are good off the line. Cordova just has too much for Garcia and Cordova will have a chance to go for the championship.
James Mosher 4.69 @ 159 mph def Gordy King Jr No Time
This is both drivers first time making it to eliminations this year. Both have been plagued with mechanical problems. Mosher has his career best run and King still suffers issues. Mosher is off to his first RODS semi final.
Mike Labbate 4.50 @ 161 mph def Robert Malone 5.63 @ 108 mph
This is a big round for Labbate. If he wins this round, he should be the 2019 champion. He makes a clean run right down broadway and takes the win and the championship.
Mike Labbate 4.28 @ 169 mph def James Mosher 4.51 @ 165 mph
Having wrapped up the championship, Labbate wastes no time in laying down a great run. His quickest run in Albuquerque ever. Mosher also runs his best run ever as well. This is a great side by side run.
Arthur Cordova 4.42 @ 165 mph def BYE RUN
Cordova just can't let the other semi final pair have all the fun. He also runs a career best. Probably the best RODS semi finals in years
Mike Labbate 10.94 @ 54 mph def Arthur Cordova NO TIME
Cordova is a no show for the finals. Looks like he burned up a couple of pistons in the semi's. Labbate not needing to make a full pass, saves it for next season. Congratulations to the Labbate team on their 2nd RODS championship.