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Sun, 20 May 2012, 15:09 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 2 eliminations in Brodex/Steve Schmidt Engines Top Sportsman 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
 3211 Jerry Albert                           32 Mike Coughlin                
E2                   0.025  6.872 197.05     ****WINNER****  0.025  6.843 199.29
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.058              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J McBrdee   ) 0.037  7.349  0.499      (B Stultz    ) 0.017  6.829 -0.001
 Qualified:            #16  6.878 198.90                        #8  6.808 205.19
2:55 p.m. Identical reaction times...and Coughlin broke out the least for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 344A Stephen Brinegar                      333 Marco Abruzzi                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.924 202.21                     0.040  6.868 202.06
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-): -0.022
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Butcher   ) 0.016  6.935  0.035      (N Lyons     ) 0.010  6.882  0.042
 Qualified:            #20  6.901 202.73                       #12  6.830 202.70
Brinegar had a great run, brilliant light and a 0.007 package to send Abruzzi home. Brinegar faces Coughlin in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3400 Mike Miodowski                       357M Craig Addis                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.108 193.21                     0.017  7.146 180.67
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.116
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Wasko     ) 0.038  7.082  0.012      (C Edelen    ) 0.027  7.155  0.155
 Qualified:            #30  7.071 193.88                       #22  6.927 193.57
Addis had the better light, but slowed on the top end and Miodowski went by for the win. Mike Miodowski's MOV: 0.0842 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5521 Lester Johnson                        378 Jeff Sexton                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.888 209.52                     0.046  6.908 184.14
          TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.032
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Sowards   ) 0.023  7.034  0.044      (G Wojnowski ) 0.037  6.923  0.003
 Qualified:            #31  7.075 200.35                       #23  6.937 201.85
Johnson had three in hand at the tree and ran Sexton out by three for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5167 Curt Fredrich                         375 Mark Malcuit                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.828 196.42                     0.155  6.709 204.63
          TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-): -0.002              TS  Dial: 6.72 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Horne     ) 0.047  6.825 -0.005      (B Thoman    ) 0.004  6.816  0.096
 Qualified:             #9  6.811 203.52                        #1  6.417 214.52
Malcuit's car rocked just as the tree came down and he was late, then charged hard and broke out. Curt Fredrich's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.1330 seconds (approximately 40 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3718 David Roemer                         357X Ricky Adkins                 
E2                  -0.003  6.593 211.89     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.889 188.46
          TS  Dial: 6.59 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Mandell   ) 0.021  6.599  0.019      (G Clevenger ) 0.017  7.069  0.089
 Qualified:             #2  6.557 212.06                       #10  6.818 188.25
Roemer went red, then ran right on his dial-in. Adkins gets a free one, faces Miodowski in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 377A Gary Wojnowski Sr.                     31 John Scali                   
E2                   0.021  7.123 195.45     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.104 187.39
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.023              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Ray       ) 0.025  7.134  0.044      (T Fagnilli  ) 0.052  7.106  0.016
 Qualified:            #21  6.927 198.47                       #29  7.055 192.44
"Wojo" had a good light, but Scali had a great light and an unbeatable 0.007 package. He races Frederich in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3410 Howard Michael                       368K Wes Vanfossen                
E2                   0.013  7.146 191.92     ****WINNER****  0.019  7.112 194.10
          TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-): -0.024              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.032
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Harviscnah) 0.036  7.192  0.022      (R Primozic  ) 0.025  7.095  0.045
 Qualified:            #34  7.306 183.92                       #19  6.900 196.79
Michael had a small edge at the green, but took too much stripe and VanFossen will race Johnson in the quarterfinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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