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Tater Baker AA/Funny Car – round one

 

 AA/Funny Car Tater Baker Final Qualifying
1. Tim Boychuk, 5.91, 240.94
2. Shawn Bowen, 5.95, 244.47
3. Bill Windham, 5.96, 223.84
4. Brad Thompson, 5.96.228.85
5. Wally Giavia, 5.97, 232.03
6. Kris Krabill, 5.97, 222.22
7. John Rice, 6.30, 221.27
8.  Justin Taylor, 6.36, 223.47
Alt. Garth Widdison (6.38)

 

Leading off eliminations for the Tater Baker B-Field was Justin Taylor and Tim Boychuk. These are the cars that qualified #9 through #16.

 

Boychuk nailed Taylor to the tree and never looked back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boychuk left first by a bunch and took the round with a 5.91 at 232.39. Taylor got his moneys worth with a 6.30, 222.40.

 

 

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Pair two pitted Shawn Bowen and Utah fuel vet Garth Widdison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowen was away first and never looked back. His 5.80 at 246.48 def. Widdison's 6.74 at 177.11.

 

 

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Next up was Brad Thompson and Wally Giavia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson banked 6 hundredths on the tree and just drove away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson took the win with a 5.80 at 229.20 def. Giavia's 5.97 at 229.59.

 

 

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Out next was Kris Krabill and Bill Windham.

 

 

 

Windham left first with Krabill on his tail.

 

 

 

 

 

Krabill took the lead after the 60' mark and appeared to be pulling away when he encountered problems allowing Windham to pass for the win with a 6.15 at 230.06.

 

 

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AA/Funny Car Main Event – round one

 

 AA/Funny Car Main Event Final Qualifying
1. Dan Horan Jr., 5.73, 240.59
2. Jason Rupert, 5.74, 252.57
3. Jeff Arend, 5.75, 245.27
4. Mark Sanders, 5.76, 238.55
5. Matt Bynum, 5.78, 253.42
6. John Weaver, 5.79, 243.94
7. Billy Morris, 5.84, 241.76
8. Bobby Cottrell, 5.86, 239.95

 

The quick 8 field was opened by Matt Bynum and Mark Sanders.

 

 

Bynum got a slight jump on the lights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a very close race Bynum's 5.75 at 254.71 def. Sanders 5.77 at 245.58.

 

 

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Relying totally on the track lighting for photos, pair two pitted Jeff Arend and John Weaver.

 

 

 

 

Arend got a slight jump at the hit and he needed it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another really close race Arend took the win on a baby holeshot with a .094, 5.70 at 249.86 to Weaver's quicker .112, 5.69 at 254.52.

 

 

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Pair three featured Dan Horan Jr. and Bobby Cottrell.

 

 

Cottrell left first by a bunch (.136 to a .363) leaving Horan the Herculean challenge of catching him. At the other end it was Cottrell in a huge hole shot win. His 5.84 at 238.76 defeated a much quicker 5.73 at 251.25.

 

 

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The final pair of the opening stanza was Billy Morris and Jason Rupert.

 

 

 

 

 

Rupert nailed Morris to the tree (.057 to a .151) and color him gone.

 

 

 

Rupert stopped the clocks with a 5.64 at 256.50 which was low ET and Top Speed of the round. Morris pulled the plug coasting to a 7.12 at 132.33.

 

 

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Top Fuel Qualifying - Sessions 1 & 2 - Page 1

Funny Car Qualifying Session 2 - Page 2

Top Fuel Qualifying Session 3  - Page 3

Funnyt Car Qualifying Session 3 - Page 4

Top Fuel Round 1 - Page 5

Funny Car Round 1 - Page 6

Top Fuel & Funny Car Round 2 - Page 7

Top Fuel & Funny Finals - Page 8

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