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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 12:18 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





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

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 357X Ricky Adkins                         3225 Chuck Anderson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  7.225 178.80                     0.038  7.213 184.93
        T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #13  6.985 190.97                       #29  7.199 185.95
11:51 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 2,524 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Ricky Adkins' package: 0.027.
Chuck Anderson's package: 0.041.
Ricky Adkins' MOV: 0.0141 seconds (approximately 4 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 311K Chuck Withrow                        3726 Pascal Lecompte              
E1                  -0.003  7.154 190.59     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.941 196.33
        T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-): -0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.051
 Qualified:            #26  7.160 189.73                       #10  6.937 189.47


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 129E Gary Koebbe                           333 Marco Abruzzi                
E1                  -0.006  7.061 190.51     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.850 196.33
        T/D  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.001             T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.000
 Qualified:            #21  7.060 191.29                        #5  6.869 196.47
Marco Abruzzi's package: 0.008 and he runs dead-on his dial to earn the Pit Pal Products $400 bonus.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  713 Tom Koenen                           3627 Bill Webb                    
E1                  -0.022  6.919 193.96     ****WINNER****  0.005  7.357 181.59
        T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): -0.013
 Qualified:             #7  6.908 194.60                       #23  7.088 183.84


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   33 Dean McIlvain                        3708 Adam Lear                    
E1                   0.009  6.924 193.63     ****WINNER****  0.006  7.145 180.55
        T/D  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.014             T/D  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:             #9  6.921 194.35                       #25  7.132 183.84
Close race all the way. Dean McIlvain's package: 0.023.
Adam Lear's package: 0.021.
Adam Lear's MOV: 0.0023 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  316 Tom Martino                          3530 Tom Swigart                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.087 182.06                    -0.005 11.012  73.27
        T/D  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.027             T/D  Dial: 6.40 (+/-):  4.612
 Qualified:            #17  7.031 191.13                        #1  6.410 212.63
The #1 qualifier goes red. Seems to be a plague of red lights this round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3985 Bob Nichols                           168 Wayne Hofmann                
E1                  -0.003  7.145 187.00     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.914 193.54
        T/D  Dial: 7.15 (+/-): -0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.026
 Qualified:            #27  7.161 187.03                       #11  6.945 191.29


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   32 Jeffrey Brown                         329 James Monroe                 
E1                   0.029  6.843 189.44     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.054 187.42
        T/D  Dial: 6.86 (+/-): -0.017             T/D  Dial: 7.06 (+/-): -0.006
 Qualified:             #6  6.888 180.38                       #22  7.087 189.34


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 321B Karsten Blume                         405 Keith Raftery                
E1                  -0.010 10.348  87.83     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.979 192.33
        T/D  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  3.098             T/D  Dial: 6.99 (+/-): -0.011
 Qualified:            #30  7.258 183.67                       #14  7.003 192.33
The "Red Plague" continues...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  367 Billy Smith                            31 John Coughlin                
E1                   0.217 13.051  47.76     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.152 166.23
        T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  6.151             T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.062
 Qualified:             #8  6.916 192.25                       #24  7.089 188.15
Coughlin nailed the tree and Smith's tail-gunner is out'a here.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3856 Aaron Glaser                         3016 Rick Forish                  
E1                  -0.061  7.787 118.73     ****WINNER****  0.019  7.178 186.28
        T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.847             T/D  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.028
 Qualified:            #12  6.953 194.46                       #28  7.162 186.56


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1963 Ed Alessi Jr                         3748 Herb Raymond                 
E1                  -0.002  7.047 190.16     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.315 168.39
        T/D  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.007             T/D  Dial: 7.35 (+/-): -0.035
 Qualified:            #15  7.003 191.57                       #31  7.261 184.32
Another red - that's the eighth this round. Alessi was only 0.009 from perfect, but left the red light burning.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3539 Jeffrey Ledford                      3558 Rob Kropfeld                 
E1                   0.010  7.016 184.57     ****WINNER****  0.008  7.270 172.96
        T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-): -0.014             T/D  Dial: 7.28 (+/-): -0.010
 Qualified:            #18  7.047 186.48                       #33  7.283 177.60
Good drag race, Kropfeld wins the close double-breakout contest.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 109N Ryan Ondrejko                          23 Kurt Damron Jr.              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  7.026 188.10                     0.004  7.257 180.84
        T/D  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.016             T/D  Dial: 7.28 (+/-): -0.023
 Qualified:            #16  7.004 188.83                       #32  7.279 186.33
Damron had a big advantage at the tree and gave most of it back at the stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3930 Greg Kamplain                        342T Bob Cireddu                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  7.336 170.82                     0.008 19.901  32.50
        T/D  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.026             T/D  Dial: 6.87 (+/-): 13.031
 Qualified:            #34  7.312 183.34                        #4  6.851 189.07
Kamplain is in as an alternate, for Ty Smith, who damaged his dragster on a huge wheelstand yesterday. Kamplain wa sperfect at the tree and Cireddu had problems, slowing early in the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 334X Mark Harmon                          317X Kendra Rienschield           
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.153 192.82                     0.043  7.358 181.20
        T/D  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.333             T/D  Dial: 7.36 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:             #3  6.826 195.14                       #35  7.318 182.01
Reinschild was in as an alternate for Craig Sullivan and ended up against her Dad. Dad spun the tires hard, Kendra was home free, and broke out by "two lousy thou."

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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