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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 12:52 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





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

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 395J James Wyatt                          344A Stephen Brinegar             
E1                   0.009  7.010 195.42     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.002 199.52
         TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.022
 Qualified:            #28  6.996 194.80                       #12  6.895 203.49
12:16 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 48 percent, barometer 29.32 inches, adjusted altitude 2,524 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Good race. James Wyatt's package: 0.039.
Stephen Brinegar's package: 0.039.
Stephen Brinegar's MOV: 0.0002 seconds (approximately 1 inch).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3417 Mike Badia                           3749 Tim Molnar                   
E1                  -0.151  6.974 201.16     ****WINNER****  0.068  6.912 200.95
         TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-): -0.026              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #29  7.000 200.59                       #13  6.909 200.95
Badia was way red...

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  355 Randy Primozic                       3703 Ralph Crocker Sr.            
E1                   0.011  6.947 195.36     ****WINNER****  0.139  6.890 203.12
         TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-): -0.043              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:            #24  6.975 198.35                        #8  6.862 203.46
Primozic had a tenth in hand and broke out. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2459 Tommy Turner                           35 Bill Yates                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  6.926 200.95                     0.039  7.058 198.50
         TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.048
 Qualified:            #15  6.922 202.24                       #31  7.020 198.90
Yates "was holding three" and could not run the number. Tommy Turner's MOV: 0.0098 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  375 Mark Malcuit                         3218 Belva Brinegar               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.045 178.85                     0.030 11.435  96.57
         TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  4.525
 Qualified:            #30  7.004 194.41                       #14  6.911 201.67
Brinegar's car picked up the front wheels, then made a quick left-right wiggle when they came down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3581 Matt Sam                             3478 Boyd Beyer                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.981 202.61                     0.017  6.931 192.11
         TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.009
 Qualified:             #6  6.847 204.32                       #22  6.954 200.50
Good race, Beyer breaking out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3477 Scott Wasko                          345B Benjamin Board               
E1                   0.019  7.085 193.16     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.822 194.18
         TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #21  6.953 194.66                        #5  6.827 203.34
Benjamin Board's MOV: 0.0489 seconds (approximately 14 feet) on a nice 0.006 package and nthe truck is coming back next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 357X Ricky Adkins                         3143 Tom Stultz                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.065 174.89                    -0.009  6.862 205.82
         TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:            #19  6.939 198.38                        #3  6.653 214.59
Ricky Adkins' package: 0.026.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  193 Ronnie Proctor                         31 Mike Coughlin                
E1                   0.029  6.997 199.40     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.892 196.56
         TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.022
 Qualified:            #23  6.970 199.67                        #7  6.860 204.08
Mike Coughlin's package: 0.024.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1929 Jeff Brooks                           204 Ronnie Davis                 
E1                   0.018  6.986 195.28     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.888 200.89
         TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-): -0.014              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #26  6.980 197.16                       #10  6.869 201.61
Brooks had "The King" covered and took too much stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3745 Reed Hughes                          3190 Glenn Butcher                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.116 189.23                     0.039  6.921 196.33
         TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.046              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.009
 Qualified:            #25  6.978 193.40                        #9  6.866 203.83
Twin-turbo left lane, 706 inches of nitrous-assisted big block in the right. Hughes had the better light and Butcher broke out trying to run him down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  364 Mitch Smith                          3211 Jerry Albert                 
E1                   0.066  6.965 199.11     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.842 199.32
         TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.052
 Qualified:            #20  6.953 200.41                        #4  6.806 201.85
Jerry Albert's MOV: 0.0157 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1025 John Prime                           1063 Michael Kaufman              
E1                   0.017  6.831 198.26     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.965 198.85
         TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.041              TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.045
 Qualified:             #2  6.554 211.89                       #18  6.930 199.52
Close race. Michael Kaufman's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4864 Vince Hoda                           3855 Aaron Glaser                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.048  7.016 197.54                     0.076  6.906 198.64
         TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.006              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #32  7.025 197.45                       #16  6.926 198.82


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 109R Ryan Ondrejko                         405 Keith Raftery                
E1                   0.025  6.928 193.93     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.977 201.88
         TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.002              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.027
 Qualified:            #17  6.927 200.50                        #1  6.490 213.94
The final pair - and amazingly, depite this being an extremely quick 32-car field, all 32 qualifiers showed up for eliminations. This pair had to wait a few minutes, Hoda breaking his transmission in the shutdown area, so we might have a no-show next round.

Raftery dialed way over his qualifying time, cut the better light, then wheel-raced Ondrejko for the win. Raftery is one of two drivers with a shot at the Jeg's Crown award, winning Top Sportsman at Belle Rose in April.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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