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Sun, 20 May 2012, 17:11 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 3 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
 368K Wes Vanfossen                        5521 Lester Johnson               
E3                  -0.500 16.429  64.49     ****WINNER****  0.086  6.912 206.16
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  9.549              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.032
 Prior rounds:
E2    (H Michael   ) 0.019  7.112  0.032      (J Sexton    ) 0.016  6.888  0.038
E1    (R Primozic  ) 0.025  7.095  0.045      (M Sowards   ) 0.023  7.034  0.044
 Qualified:            #19  6.900 196.79                       #31  7.075 200.35
5:03 p.m. VanFossen's car was reluctant to fire, forcing him to hurry amd shorten his burnout. When he staged the car, it rolled through the beams.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 344A Stephen Brinegar                       32 Mike Coughlin                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.949 201.43                     0.017  6.890 199.32
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.040
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Abruzzi   ) 0.003  6.924  0.004      (J Albert    ) 0.025  6.843 -0.007
E1    (G Butcher   ) 0.016  6.935  0.035      (B Stultz    ) 0.017  6.829 -0.001
 Qualified:            #20  6.901 202.73                        #8  6.808 205.19
Coughlin had the better light, gave up the stripe. Stephen Brinegar's MOV: 0.0017 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5167 Curt Fredrich                          31 John Scali                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.010 156.75                    -0.010  7.105 187.31
          TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.190              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Malcuit   ) 0.013  6.828 -0.002      (G Wojnowski ) 0.003  7.104  0.004
E1    (A Horne     ) 0.047  6.825 -0.005      (T Fagnilli  ) 0.052  7.106  0.016
 Qualified:             #9  6.811 203.52                       #29  7.055 192.44
Scali went red and that should clinch the All-Stars spot for Coughlin. Fredrich races Johnson in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3400 Mike Miodowski                       357X Ricky Adkins                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.119 193.02                     0.017  6.957 190.54
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.019              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.057
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Addis     ) 0.021  7.108  0.028      (D Roemer    ) 0.013  6.889 -0.021
E1    (S Wasko     ) 0.038  7.082  0.012      (G Clevenger ) 0.017  7.069  0.089
 Qualified:            #30  7.071 193.88                       #10  6.818 188.25
Mike Miodowski's MOV: 0.0264 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He races Brinegar in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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