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Sun, 4 Jun 2006, 02:17 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 3 eliminations in MALLORY Top Dragster at the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series, Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3539 Jeff Ledford                         177K Alan Kenny                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.005  7.267 181.96                     0.000  7.233 185.18
         TD  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.017              TD  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C SCHNEIDER ) 0.007  7.256  0.006      (N FOLK      ) 0.032  7.249  0.009
E1    (B MANDELL II) 0.018  7.271  0.001      (T FISHER    ) 0.043  7.296  0.046
 Qualified:            #26  7.241 182.81                       #20  7.193 185.33
2:08 p.m. Both drivers sawed the tree down and Ledford drove the finish line perfectly to get the win. Jeff Ledford's MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1333 Jason Harris                         3248 Tim Slone                    
E3                   0.040  7.232 184.69     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.857 193.79
         TD  Dial: 7.23 (+/-):  0.002              TD  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G WILLIAMS  ) 0.037  7.239  0.009      (D URBAN     ) 0.010  6.845  0.005
E1    (B FORREST   ) 0.067  7.244  0.014      (M ABRUZZI   ) 0.005  6.851  0.001
 Qualified:             #1  6.622 202.56                        #7  6.836 199.11
Another close race...Tim Slone's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3174 Tyson Fabish                          301 Anthony Elrod                
E3                   0.010  7.328 178.74     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.479 173.74
         TD  Dial: 7.34 (+/-): -0.012              TD  Dial: 7.49 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E2    (L KILPATRICK) 0.006  7.373  0.053      (L BAILEY    ) 0.003  7.483 -0.007
E1    (J ALBERTS   ) 0.002  7.385  0.025      (D ELROD     ) 0.019  7.505  0.005
 Qualified:            #29  7.264 180.90                       #47  7.490 175.71
Two more nice lights, Elrod with the narrow double-breakout win. He races ledford in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  114 Steve Furr                              5 Troy Williams Jr.            
E3                   0.016  7.238 171.07     ****WINNER****  0.002  7.291 164.83
         TD  Dial: 7.25 (+/-): -0.012              TD  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T KARNIK    ) 0.002  7.262  0.022      (B FOLK      ) 0.006  7.348  0.058
E1    (B HITCHCOCK ) 0.001  7.372  0.142      (B BASTIAN   ) 0.017  7.305  0.025
 Qualified:            #21  7.195 185.45                       #27  7.253 182.37
Williams parlayed a 0.003 "package" into a trip to the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3234 Ian St. Pierre                       1334 Frank Carpinelli             
E3                   0.024  7.594 173.87     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.426 164.65
         TD  Dial: 7.52 (+/-):  0.074              TD  Dial: 7.39 (+/-):  0.036
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T SOCKO     ) 0.003  7.536  0.016      (A O'BRIEN   ) 0.011  7.406  0.006
E1    (E TOOLIS    ) 0.001  7.542  0.032      (J MCCORMICK ) 0.004  7.421  0.021
 Qualified:            #22  7.210 183.89                       #40  7.399 172.64
Carpinelli wins by the biggest margin of the round and will face Slone next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    7 Jeff Brown                           2272 Malinda Bertozzi             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.000  7.174 182.92                    -0.008  7.454 179.06
         TD  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.006              TD  Dial: 7.46 (+/-): -0.006
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J PIZZO     ) 0.034  7.195  0.015      (B SPANGLER  ) 0.014  7.456 -0.024
E1    (J BRIDGE    ) 0.022  7.203  0.033      (R FOLK      ) 0.018  7.493  0.003
 Qualified:            #18  7.170 183.18                       #12  7.049 186.02
Bertozzi went red and Brown advances to face Williams next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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