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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 03:24 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 2 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
 344A Stephen Brinegar                     3211 Jerry Albert                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.031 200.00                     0.010  6.863 202.09
         TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Wyatt     ) 0.017  7.002  0.022      (M Smith     ) 0.024  6.842  0.052
 Qualified:            #12  6.895 203.49                        #4  6.806 201.85
3:11 p.m. They were only a hundredth apart at the start6 and two thousandths apart at the line. Stephen Brinegar's package: 0.041.
Jerry Albert's package: 0.043.
Stephen Brinegar's MOV: 0.0026 seconds (approximately 9 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3749 Tim Molnar                           345B Benjamin Board               
E2                   0.036  6.918 201.01     ****WINNER****  0.032  7.383 190.24
         TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-): -0.002              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.583
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Badia     ) 0.068  6.912  0.002      (S Wasko     ) 0.004  6.822  0.002
 Qualified:            #13  6.909 200.95                        #5  6.827 203.34
Both cars got very close to the centerline, Board finally lifting and ending up with the win when Molnar broke out by two thousandths.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2459 Tommy Turner                           31 Mike Coughlin                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.039  6.947 202.21                     0.008  6.926 198.09
         TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.046
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.062  6.926  0.016      (R Proctor   ) 0.002  6.892  0.022
 Qualified:            #15  6.922 202.24                        #7  6.860 204.08
Coughlin had three hundredths in hand when he passed the tree and opened the door on the toehr end. Turner was more than happy to step through the open door. Tommy Turner's package: 0.046.
Mike Coughlin's package: 0.054.
Tommy Turner's MOV: 0.0082 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1063 Michael Kaufman                       204 Ronnie Davis                 
E2                   0.033  6.999 199.46     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.913 192.11
         TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.049              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Prime     ) 0.005  6.965  0.045      (J Brooks    ) 0.033  6.888  0.018
 Qualified:            #18  6.930 199.52                       #10  6.869 201.61
Ronnie Davis' MOV: 0.0476 seconds (approximately 14 feet). Ronnie Davis' package: 0.035.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4864 Vince Hoda                           3703 Ralph Crocker Sr.            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.010 198.44                     0.049  6.899 203.58
         TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Glaser    ) 0.048  7.016  0.006      (R Primozic  ) 0.139  6.890  0.040
 Qualified:            #32  7.025 197.45                        #8  6.862 203.46
Hoda ran right on his dial to earn the $600 Pit Pal Products Perfect Dual-In award for Top Sportsman. Vince Hoda's MOV: 0.0439 seconds (approximately 13 feet). Vince Hoda's package: 0.025. He races Brinegar next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3581 Matt Sam                              375 Mark Malcuit                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  6.959 198.99                    -0.019  7.081 169.08
         TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.061
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Beyer     ) 0.008  6.981  0.031      (B Brinegar  ) 0.011  7.045  0.025
 Qualified:             #6  6.847 204.32                       #30  7.004 194.41
Sam races Davis in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 357X Ricky Adkins                         377A Gary Wojnowski Sr.           
E2   ****WINNER****  0.048  7.078 174.68                     0.024  7.805 132.17
         TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.765
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Stultz    ) 0.011  7.065  0.015      (B Thoman    ) 0.023  7.039  0.069
 Qualified:            #19  6.939 198.38                       #27  6.988 194.88
Wojnowski slowed on the top end. Adkins will race Turner in the quarters.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3745 Reed Hughes                           405 Keith Raftery                
E2                   0.034  7.089 181.57     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.975 195.31
         TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.011              TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Butcher   ) 0.021  7.116  0.046      (R Ondrejko  ) 0.016  6.977  0.027
 Qualified:            #25  6.978 193.40                        #1  6.490 213.94
Keith Raftery's package: 0.022. He races Board next round and still has a shot at the Jeg's Crown award.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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