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Sun, 20 May 2012, 14:54 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 eliminations in Spitzer Race Cars Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3644 Vince Nannini                        3166 Tom Elliott                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.649 206.54                     0.024  6.392 205.94
         T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.009             T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-): -0.048
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Hiatt     ) 0.001  6.659  0.059      (K Fisher    ) 0.032  6.431  0.061
 Qualified:            #27  6.633 207.53                        #3  6.342 218.88
2:42 p.m. We're a bit behind schedule, this time it was a non-racing medical emergency that required transport by the only ambulance available today.

Nannini laid down a 0.018 package for the win, leaving Elliott no room at the stripe.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3505 Jim Prevo                            360K Bryan Keller                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.732 185.23                     0.507 10.140 119.58
         T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.042             T/D  Dial: 6.59 (+/-):  3.550
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Toolis    ) 0.024  6.676  0.006      (P Lecompte  ) 0.016  6.590  0.000
 Qualified:            #33  6.677 201.46                       #15  6.563 207.88
Keller's car almost stalled when the light went green and Prevo was unchallenged at the stripe. He will race Nannini in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  355 Ryan Smith                           3040 Cody Bayus                   
E2                   0.012  6.787 204.45     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.762 180.16
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.157             T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-):  0.102
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A O'Brien   ) 0.014  6.632  0.012      (C Maruniak  ) 0.053  6.799  0.159
 Qualified:            #21  6.614 205.54                       #29  6.657 201.37
Smith was slightly better at the start, but could not run the number.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3016 Rick Forish                          3662 Tony Myers                   
E2                   0.037  6.468 198.29     ****WINNER****  0.041  6.672 203.22
         T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.028             T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Kreitzer  ) 0.028  6.434  0.004      (C Sullivan  ) 0.047  6.660  0.010
 Qualified:             #6  6.430 210.83                       #30  6.658 203.00
Close race. Tony Myers' MOV: 0.0126 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  317 Ed Dudley                            3528 Andy Johnson                 
E2                   0.012  6.534 211.36     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.601 201.28
         T/D  Dial: 6.45 (+/-):  0.084             T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Sexton    ) 0.001  6.519  0.079      (J Loshbough ) 0.062  6.662  0.082
 Qualified:             #8  6.445 211.39                       #16  6.573 206.99
Both drivers were on their game at the green, but Johnson was closer to his dial for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  307 Cheyenne Stanley                      168 Wayne Hofmann                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.735 196.67                     0.016  6.557 199.55
         T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.025             T/D  Dial: 6.51 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Galbraith ) 0.017  6.700  0.010      (P Oakley    ) 0.039  6.876  0.366
 Qualified:            #34  6.684 201.67                       #12  6.527 210.83
Hofmann had the edge at the green, but Stanley held him off for the win. Cheyenne Stanley's MOV: 0.0139 seconds (approximately 4 feet). Stanley will face Johnson in the quarters.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3233 Robert Mandell                       314B Troy Stone                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.610 197.51                     0.043  6.160 228.92
         T/D  Dial: 6.62 (+/-): -0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.21 (+/-): -0.050
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Monroe    ) 0.001  6.611  0.011      (M Abruzzi   ) 0.023  6.197  0.047
 Qualified:            #25  6.626 198.52                        #1  6.193 230.06
Mandell had three hundredths in hand and Stone had the bigger breakout when he took the stripe. Robert Mandell's MOV: Double breakout. He races Bayus in the quarters.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 334X Mark Harmon                          3346 Mike Trauth                  
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.006  6.647 200.38
         T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-): 93.429             T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.077
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Moser     ) 0.037  6.468 -0.032      (M Smith     ) 0.021  6.587  0.007
 Qualified:            #26  6.629 206.86                       #18  6.578 204.32
Harmon was a no-show. Trauth races Myers in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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