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Sun, 4 Jun 2006, 02:51 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GRAND BEND, Ont. - Results of round 3 eliminations in ERSON CAMS Top Sportsman 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
 3357 Paul Martin                           175 Tom Bene                     
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.286 188.28                     0.001  7.221 174.35
         TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.106              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.131
 Prior rounds:
E2    (I MAIER     ) 0.052  7.274  0.124      (F TEAGUE    ) 0.005  7.120  0.020
E1    (B GREVERS   ) 0.019  7.384  0.204      (R PRIMOZIC  ) 0.039  7.171  0.061
 Qualified:            #17  7.167 190.23                       #12  7.096 192.71
2:16 p.m. Bene had an almost-perfect light, but could not run the number. Paul Martin's MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 23 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 Gary Bingham                          136 Bob Harris                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.327 186.45                     0.015  6.949 196.72
         TS  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K MCPHERSON ) 0.034  7.318  0.018      (J MCNALLY   ) 0.008  6.994  0.054
E1    (C GOUPIL    ) 0.031  7.307  0.027      (E STEFFEY   ) 0.006  6.951  0.011
 Qualified:            #22  7.280 187.26                        #5  6.935 199.46
Close race, Bingham getting the nod. Gary Bingham's MOV: 0.0096 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3447 Kevin Wicke                           557 Ricky Adkins                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.061  7.352 176.74                     0.018  7.951 172.24
         TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.052              TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.571
 Prior rounds:
E2    (Bye         ) 0.032  7.307  0.007      (M BUSH      ) 0.050  7.460  0.080
E1    (G MATER     ) 0.055  7.396  0.096      (G CLEVENGER ) 0.043  7.464  0.074
 Qualified:            #24  7.314 188.99                       #30  7.382 176.92
Adkins lost a lot of time early in the run, probably tire shake.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3190 Glenn Butcher                          52 Curt Fredrich                
E3                   0.017  7.083 195.27     ****WINNER****  0.019  7.349 184.08
         TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M BLOOMFIELD) 0.028  7.072 -0.008      (B HARRISON  ) 0.003  7.350  0.000
E1    (B ATKINSON  ) 0.037  7.084  0.024      (G MUSCAT    ) 0.010  7.380  0.070
 Qualified:            #10  7.065 192.55                       #27  7.327 184.65
Close one, Fredrich gets the nod on a double-breakout. He races Wicke in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  334 Marco Abruzzi                         134 Jeff Solyan                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.274 181.37                     0.038  7.356 177.33
         TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J CLIFFORD  ) 0.015  7.286  0.036      (J SLONE     ) 0.019  7.360  0.020
E1    (C JACKSON   ) 0.037  7.310  0.070      (J BOWLES    ) 0.039  7.356  0.036
 Qualified:            #19  7.219 188.36                       #25  7.322 177.90
Abruzzi will race Bingham in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  377 Gary Wojnowski Jr                    377A Gary Wojnowski Sr.           
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.142 194.09                     0.028  7.222 191.20
         TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-): -0.018              TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M GUENTHER  ) 0.041  7.192  0.062      (T ORR       ) 0.019  7.364  0.124
E1    (T STUART    ) 0.015  7.152  0.002      (J GABEL     ) 0.051  7.250  0.020
 Qualified:            #14  7.126 194.04                       #20  7.245 190.55
Family deal, Dad's in the right lane. Almost identical lights and "the kid" gets the win on a double-breakout. He races Martin next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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