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Sun, 21 Sep 2008, 05:48 PM

Top Sportsman Round 4 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





HEBRON, Ohio - Results of round 4 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                      204 Ronnie Davis                 
E4                   0.011  7.035 195.51     ****WINNER****  0.012  6.893 198.50
         TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E3    (V Hoda      ) 0.004  7.034  0.024      (M Sam       ) 0.010  6.907  0.007
E2    (J Albert    ) 0.020  7.031  0.021      (M Kaufman   ) 0.022  6.913  0.013
E1    (J Wyatt     ) 0.017  7.002  0.022      (J Brooks    ) 0.033  6.888  0.018
 Qualified:            #12  6.895 203.49                       #10  6.869 201.61
5:42 p.m. Almost identical lights and "The King" put together a 0.015 package for the win. It was close, Stephen Brinegar's package: 0.026.
Ronnie Davis' package: 0.015.
Ronnie Davis' MOV: 0.0117 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2459 Tommy Turner                          405 Keith Raftery                
E4   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.951 201.61                     0.014  7.035 197.83
         TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.045
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Adkins    ) 0.057  6.957  0.017      (B Board     ) 0.017  7.016  0.026
E2    (M Coughlin  ) 0.039  6.947  0.007      (R Hughes    ) 0.017  6.975  0.005
E1    (B Yates     ) 0.062  6.926  0.016      (R Ondrejko  ) 0.016  6.977  0.027
 Qualified:            #15  6.922 202.24                        #1  6.490 213.94
Will Raftery face off with "The King" to get the Jeg's Crown, or will Tommy Turner spoil the PR-man's final round pairing?

Raftery had the better light, but his car spun the tires and Turner squeaked by for the win. Tommy Turner's package: 0.054.
Keith Raftery's package: 0.059.
Tommy Turner's MOV: 0.0058 seconds (approximately 20 inches).

The final will feature a couple of Division 2 drivers, a long way from home.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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