Man Cup: 190Hookup.com Nationals Results from Rockingham

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Gast Wins At Age 70; Gonzalez Triples Up At Man Cup

White’s Pro Fuel Bid Denied as The Rock Hosts 39th 190Hookup.com Nationals

Defending champions Sam White and Mark Rendeluk came up short in their bids to repeat but multi-time champion Pablo Gonzalez and a seemingly ageless Paul Gast avoided similar fates in the 39th running of the 190Hookup.com Nationals Sunday at Rockingham Dragway.





White, the Pro Fuel veteran from Chapin, S.C., seemingly had his specialty wrapped up after qualifying No. 1 at 7.307 seconds and going even quicker (7.306) in a semifinal victory over Walter Halonski of High Springs, FL.

However, in the final, an uncharacteristically slow .167 reaction time by White provided  Jim Martin of Palestine, Ill., the opening he needed and he capitalized, winning in 7.407 seconds while White was covering the same distance in 7.346 seconds.

Meanwhile, Rendeluk, the many-time series champion from Oklahoma City, Okla., was crushed in the Pro Open final when he scattered a motor inches from the starting line. Shane Eperjesi of Lake Dallas, Texas, took the win. Eperjesi not only enjoyed a 6.380-6.668 advantage in performance, he won the starting line battle, too, with a .012 to Rendeluk’s .044.

The going wasn’t quite as tough for Gast who, at age 70, repeated as Pro Mod champion, easily besting Terry Wynn of Jacksonville, Fla., in the final.

Nevertheless, the day’s biggest winner was Gonzalez, the veteran from Carolina, Puerto Rico who, after winning Pro ET a year ago, came back to win three different titles this time around. After beating Denver’s Blair Field to win Saturday’s Pro ET title, he won Sunday in both Pro ET and Street Fighter and went to the fourth round in Street ET for the second straight day.

Other winners in the season’s next-to-last Man Cup Series event included Tim Shelton of Hardy, Va., who won in 4.60, Tom Varney of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who scored in Super Eliminator, Jonny Ard of Indianapolis and Ken Koby of Austintown, Ohio, who took the V-Twin titles, Jason Herron of Lexington, S.C., the winner in Super Comp, Wake Forest’s Robin Procopio, who prevailed in Top Gas, and, finally, Chris Roelse of Lithia, Fla., and Fayetteville’s Patrick Farrow, winners in Street ET.


PRO FUEL
Qualifying – 1. Sam White, Chapin, S.C., 7.307, 175.98 mph; 2. Jim Martin, Palestine, Ill., 7.396, 170.23 mph; 3. Rocky Jackson, Arnaudville, La., 7.641, 167.47 mph; 4. Walter Halonski, High Springs, Fla., 7.743, 172.04 mph.

Semifinals – White, .193, 7.306, 174.48 mph, def. Halonski, .210, 7.691, 169.76 mph; Martin, .111, 7.407, 168.03 mph, def. Jackson, .169, 18.873, 40.54 mph.

FINAL – Jim Martin, Palestine, Ill., .091, 7.407, 169.23 mph, def. Sam White, Chapin, S.C., .167, 7.346, 170.60 mph.

PRO OPEN
Semifinals – Shane Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, bye; Mark Rendeluk, Oklahoma City, Okla., .113, 6.733, 212.43 mph, def. Keith Browne, Semora, La., .060, 7.403, 186.90 mph.

FINAL – Shane Eperjesi, Lake Dallas, Texas, .012, 6.380, 217.07 mph, def. Mark Rendeluk, Oklahoma City, Okla., .044, 6.668, 209.36 mph.

PRO MOD
Semifinals – Paul Gast, Grand Island, N.Y., .055, 4.103, 176.10 mph, def. Jeff House, Keller, Texas, .053, 4.302, 164.01 mph; Terry Wynn, Jacksonville, Fla., .083, 5.825, 81.12 mph, def. Gerald Smith, Savannah, Ga., no time.

FINAL – Paul Gast, Grand Island, N.Y., .083, 4.156, 167.51 mph, def. Terry Wynn, Jacksonville, Fla., .037, 4.436, 157.088 mph.

4.60 INDEX
Semifinals – Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, .017, 4.660, 153.06 mph, def. Chad Otts, Olive Branch, Miss., .009, 4.676, 148.53 mph; Tim Shelton, Hardy, Va., bye.

FINAL – Tim Shelton, Hardy, Va., .005, 4.633, 149.22 mph, def. Ronnie Procopio, Wake Forest, .020, 4.621, 151.99 mph.

SUPER COMP (8.90)
Semifinals – Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., bye; Kenny Morgan, Lynchburg, Va., .117, 8.937, 139.18 mph, def. Rodney Gantt, Augusta, Ga., .066, 8.889 breakout foul, 132.54 mph.

FINAL – Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., .039, 8.902, 135.35 mph, def. Kenny Morgan, Lynchburg, Va., .066, 8.906, 142.75 mph.

TOP GAS (8.20 target)
Semifinals – Alan Fields, Climax, .016, 9.986, 73.98 mph, def. Ruth Harris, Lexington, S.C., .108, 8.022 breakout foul, 151.90 mph; Robin Procopio, Wake Forest, .016, 8.211, 150.15 mph, def. John Carter, Blythewood, S.C., .053, 8.190 breakout foul, 158.97 mph.

FINAL – Robin Procopio, Wake Forest, .098, 8.459, 127.41 mph, def. Alan Fields, Climax, .017, 18.230, 37.70 mph.

STREET FIGHTER (9.50 target)
Semifinals – Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., .1117, 9.621, 144.71 mph, def. Vance Houdyshell, Vero Beach, Fla., .239, 9.508, 139.23 mph; Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, bye.

FINAL – Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .047, 9.485, 140.75 mph, def. Jason Herron, Lexington, S.C., .086, 9.433 breakout, 145.02 mph.

SUPER ELIMINATOR
Semifinals – Scott Allen, Wheeling, West Va., .015, 9.467 on a 9.150, 138.23 mph, def. Rick Steinaro, Rochester Hills, Mich., .431, 8.317 on an 8.310, 154.62 mph; Tom Varney, Cheektowaga, N.Y., bye.

FINAL – Tom Varney, Cheektowaga, N.Y., .116, 9.044 on an 8.910, 130.85 mph, def. Scott Allen, Wheeling, West Va., .139, 9.898 on a 9.150, 136.54 mph.

V-TWIN #1
Semifinals – Brian Peterson, Archdale, .048, 11.687 oon an 11.750, 114.28 mph, def. Vance Houdyshell, Vero Beach, Fla., foul; Jonny Ard, Indianapolis, Ind., bye.

FINAL – Jonny Ard, Indianapolis, Ind., .141, 15.342 on a 15.240, 77.74 mph, def. Brian Peterson, Archdale, .114, 12.150 on an 11.660, 114.84 mph.

V-TWIN #2
Semifinals – Travis Groff, Hopkins, S.C., .088, 11.104 on an 11.100, 117.95 mph, def. Vance Houdyshell, Vero Beach, Fla., .020, 10.091 on a 10.080, 130.86 mph; Ken Koby, Austintown, Ohio, bye.

FINAL – Ken Koby Austintown, Ohio, .030, 12.681 on a 12.510, 106.43 mph, def. Travis Groff, Hopkins, S.C., foul.

SUNDAY PRO ET
Round 3 – Carlo Testa, Akron, Ohio, .004, 8.962 on an 8.900, 140.27 mph, def. Blair Field, Denver, .039, 9.038 on a 9.000, 144.63 mph; Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .020, 9.314 on a 9.350, 134.85 mph, def. Michael McAllister, Jacksonville, .048, 10.591 breakout on a 10.630, 124.17 mph; Pete Hiatt, Mt. Airy, .044, 9.061 on a 9.000, 142.63 mph, def. Tom Varney, Cheektowaga, N.Y., .082, 9.003 on an 8.900, 141.80 mph.

Semifinals – Gonzalez, .000, 9.278 on a 9.290, 144.10 mph, def. Testa, foul (-.002); Hiatt, bye.

FINAL – Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .023, 9.300 on a 9.280, 136.87 mph, def. Pete Hiatt, Mt. Airy, .025, 9.045 on a 9.000, 147.29 mph.

SATURDAY PRO ET
Round 3 – David Fletcher, Plant City, Fla., .025, 9.960 on a 9.910, 125.75 mph, def. Gladys Loney, Dalzell, S.C., foul (-.003); Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .034, 9.344 on a 9.280, 138.71 mph, def. Janrei Thompson, Jacksonville, .204, 8.888 on an 8.880, 150.48 mph; Blair Field, Denver, .023, 9.022 on a 9.000, 146.50 mph, def. Jasen Hiatt, Mt. Airy, .019, 9.006 breakout on a 9.010, 148.23 mph.

Semifinals – Gonzalez, .005, 9.482 on a 9.320, 123.41 mph, def. Fletcher, .165, 10.000 on a 9.960, 124.44 mph; Field, bye.

FINAL – Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .002, 9.425 on a 9.320, 126.57 mph, def. Blair Field, Denver, .231, 8.996 breakout on a 9.000, 146.07 mph.

SUNDAY STREET ET
Round 4 – Berry Punell, Henderson, .058, 9.434 on a 9.380, 139.92 mph, def. Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, foul (-.002); Patrick Farrow, Fayetteville, .076, 8.823 on an 8.820, 140.39 mph, def. Chris Roelse, Lithia, Fla., .019, 9.662 on a 9.570, 141.12 mph; Patrick Vaughan, Cheekatowaga, N.Y., bye.

Semifinals – Farrow, .398, 8.702 on an 8.800, 154.42 mph, def. Vaughan, foul; Punell, bye.

FINAL – Patrick Farrow, Fayetteville, .010, 8.814 on an 8.750, 142.43 mph, def. Berry Punell, Henderson, .102, 9.410 on a 9.400, 142.29 mph.

SATURDAY STREET ET
Round 4 – Chris Sullivan, Raeford, .153, 8.987 on an 8.900, 149.12 mph, def. Patrick Farrow, Fayetteville, .158, 9.008 on an 8.900, 143.81 mph; Chris Roelse, Lithia, Fla., .044, 9.620 on a 9.540, 143.46 mph, def. Pablo Gonzalez, Carolina, Puerto Rico, .075, 9.174 on a 9.120, 149.10 mph; Michael McAllister, Jacksonville, bye.

Semifinals – Sullivan, NA, 9.410 on an 8.900, 107.96 mph, def. McAllister, foul; Roelse, bye.

FINAL – Chris Roelse, Lithia, Fla., .032, 9.602 on a 9.570, 141.09 mph, def. Chris Sullivan, Raeford, .285, 8.906 on an 8.900, 144.12 mph.

 


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