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Sat, 20 Oct 2012, 19:10 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5472 Jim Sackuvich                         140 William Brown III            
E2                   0.033 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.025  4.306 145.75
          TS  Dial: 4.29 (+/-): 95.709              TS  Dial: 4.22 (+/-):  0.086
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J VETTEL    ) 0.015  4.357  0.067      (B CHINN JR. ) 0.026  4.267  0.047
 Qualified:            #16  4.292 166.27                        #9  4.208 170.41
5:53 p.m. Brown (and Davis, up next) must win to keep their championship hopes alive.

Brown got an easy win here, Sakuvich's car losing traction, then swapping ends as it slid across the centerline and back, parking sideways in the left lane.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  204 Ronnie Davis                         3190 Glenn Butcher                
E2                   0.020  4.177 174.41     ****WINNER****  0.013  4.265 166.79
          TS  Dial: 4.18 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 4.25 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G LAIR      ) 0.014  4.202  0.032      (C MOHN      ) 0.033  4.262 -0.008
 Qualified:             #3  4.094 179.52                       #11  4.235 168.05
Butcher is Marco Abruzzi's teammate, with a chance to take one of the contenders out of the contest.

With a 0.007 holeshot, Butcher gets the job done, with a small holeshot and a breakout by Davis.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  120 Lizzy Musi                            405 Keith Raftery                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  4.162 174.08                     0.005  4.139 173.16
          TS  Dial: 4.15 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 4.15 (+/-): -0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N on File   ) 0.126  4.180  0.060      (B THRIFT    ) 0.023  4.174  0.024
 Qualified:             #4  4.103 176.12                        #5  4.143 174.01
Two great lights, but Raftery took too much stripe and Musi posted a winning 0.016 package. She will face Brown in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  333 Marco Abruzzi                         451 Bob Gulitti                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  4.248 167.12                     0.017  4.465 165.84
          TS  Dial: 4.24 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 4.10 (+/-):  0.365
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E FOLSE     ) 0.016  4.261 -0.019      (K WRIGHT    ) 0.043  4.113  0.003
 Qualified:            #10  4.214 171.69                        #2  4.086 177.72
Gulitti had the better light, but the car shook and moved to the right, forcing him to backpedal. Abruzzi's win almost clinches the championship - Brown would have to win the event and set both ends of the record should Abruzzi lose to his teammate Butcher in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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