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Sun, 30 Sep 2007, 12:04 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Spitzer Top Dragster at the NHRA, Third annual Jeg's Northern SPORTSnationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 107F Nick Rakowski                         420 John Brimer                  
E1                  -0.001  7.509 161.36     ****WINNER****  0.086  7.041 190.67
        T/D  Dial: 7.43 (+/-):  0.079             T/D  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.051
 Qualified:            #27  7.434 180.74                       #11  7.038 189.79
11:30 a.m. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  334 Jeff Brown                           3015 Bill Yates                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.927 184.55                     0.017  7.367 178.26
        T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.007             T/D  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:             #9  6.931 191.46                       #25  7.386 180.96
Jeff Brown's MOV: 0.0145 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 321M Mike Kreitzer                        J367 Nick Hamilton                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.057  7.158 169.98                     0.017  7.608 174.10
        T/D  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.038             T/D  Dial: 7.53 (+/-):  0.078
 Qualified:            #16  7.103 186.69                       #32  7.501 180.04
Mike Kreitzer's MOV: 0.0005 seconds (approximately 2 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  333 Marco Abruzzi                         367 Billy Smith                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  7.418 179.73                    -0.011  7.229 191.54
        T/D  Dial: 7.43 (+/-): -0.012             T/D  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.179
 Qualified:            #28  7.450 179.25                       #12  7.052 184.19
Smith left early then he was all over his lane.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  300 Jeff Hurst                           3111 Anthony Bronge               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  7.141 185.95                           No Time      
        T/D  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.33 (+/-): 93.669
 Qualified:            #17  7.147 185.74                        #1  6.356 218.76
Bronge rolled through the water box and the engine went silent. Hurst will face Brown in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  345 Brad Kerry                            375 Ed Toolis                    
E1                   0.073  7.343 193.18     ****WINNER****  0.039  7.265 155.40
        T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.463             T/D  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.065
 Qualified:             #6  6.901 193.57                       #22  7.223 183.84
Kerry was all over his lane on this pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  110 Mike Sullivan                        3488 Tawnya Shank                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.129 189.34                    -0.036  7.467 177.11
        T/D  Dial: 7.14 (+/-): -0.011             T/D  Dial: 7.48 (+/-): -0.013
 Qualified:            #14  7.086 190.59                       #30  7.480 177.49
Sullivan will face Toolis in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3323 Ron Barnhill                         384M Dean McIlvain                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.781 199.05                     0.006  7.420 173.74
        T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.011             T/D  Dial: 7.39 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:             #3  6.776 198.82                       #19  7.169 186.36
Ron Barnhill's MOV: 0.0102 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He'll face Brimer in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 330V Jerry Powell                         129E Gary Koebbe                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.039  6.784 198.96                     0.023  7.130 183.57
        T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-): -0.016             T/D  Dial: 7.15 (+/-): -0.020
 Qualified:             #4  6.797 199.32                       #20  7.173 186.64
Powell will face Abruzzi in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  327 Mike Bagley                          1446 Joe DiPasquale               
E1                   0.013  6.959 193.02     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.313 178.05
        T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.059             T/D  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:             #7  6.902 194.32                       #23  7.290 182.08
Joe DiPasquale's MOV: 0.0467 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 355C Joe Cheeseman                        351X Bill Hamilton                
E1                  -0.012  7.522 168.11     ****WINNER****  0.042  7.595 176.88
        T/D  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.042             T/D  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.005
 Qualified:            #31  7.500 174.23                       #33  7.605 176.19
Hamilton is in as an alternate for Albright. He'll face DiPasquale in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1963 Ed Alessi Jr                         3930 Greg Kamplain                
E1                   0.027  7.059 185.23     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.462 177.67
        T/D  Dial: 7.06 (+/-): -0.001             T/D  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #13  7.068 188.25                       #29  7.463 177.58


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3166 Tom Elliott                          3726 Pascal Lecompte              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.438 211.76                           No Time      
        T/D  Dial: 6.43 (+/-):  0.008             T/D  Dial: 6.43 (+/-): 93.569
 Qualified:             #2  6.423 213.77                       #18  7.147 184.50
Lecompte was a no show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3790 Bruce Westfall                       414A Matt Levatino                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.013  7.173 185.72
        T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): 92.779             T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): -0.047
 Qualified:             #5  6.870 190.35                       #21  7.178 185.46
Westfall was a no show. Levatino will face Kamplain in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  301 John Coughlin                        3016 Rick Forish                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.030  7.287 183.62                           No Time      
        T/D  Dial: 7.29 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 7.29 (+/-): 92.709
 Qualified:            #24  7.349 181.81                        #8  6.923 189.66
Forish was a no show. Coughlin will face Kreitzer in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3540 David Jamison                        3708 Adam Leer                    
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.006  7.389 179.11
        T/D  Dial: 7.41 (+/-): 92.589             T/D  Dial: 7.41 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #10  6.993 198.38                       #26  7.424 178.24
Jamison was a no show. Leer will face Elliott in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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