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Sat, 03 Nov 2012, 19:14 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Hughes Performance Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7160 Andy Spiegel                           71 Paul Snell                   
E2                  -0.003  7.018 191.89     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.863 197.65
         T/D  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.018             T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): -0.017
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cox Jr    ) 0.034  7.039  0.049      (R Comstock  ) -0.002  6.881  0.011
 Qualified:            #38  7.004 192.41                       #23  6.879 197.68
3:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.92 inches, adjusted altitude 3,909 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7208 Denny Hills                          780V Val Torres Jr.               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.192 210.37                     0.024  6.818 195.90
         T/D  Dial: 6.17 (+/-):  0.022             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Slatten   ) 0.008  6.179 -0.001      (E Sharron   ) 0.019  6.824  0.034
 Qualified:             #1  6.184 220.15                       #16  6.785 198.12
Torres had a shot at the divisional championship, but Hills ended those hopes. Denny Hills' MOV: 0.0107 seconds (approximately 3 feet). Hills gets a bye to the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Jake Morris                          7498 Steve Casner                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.087 188.83                    -0.001  7.427 184.62
         T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.013             T/D  Dial: 7.46 (+/-): -0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Pulliam   ) 0.010  7.103  0.023      (M Green     ) 0.032  7.521  0.071
 Qualified:            #41  7.081 189.60                       #56  7.449 181.08


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                         7875 Roy Cracraft                 
E2                   0.034  6.927 194.02     ****WINNER****  0.031  7.130 190.48
         T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.047             T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.030
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Adragna   ) 0.036  6.903  0.023      (M Trujillo  ) 0.021  7.149  0.069
 Qualified:            #27  6.902 192.11                       #42  7.095 190.03
Roy Cracraft's MOV: 0.0203 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 765M Jim Momjian                          758B Stephanie Crifasi            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.082  7.260 180.67                     0.095  6.567 204.66
         T/D  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 6.56 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Silvia    ) 0.018  7.280  0.020      (J Richardson) 0.098  6.584  0.034
 Qualified:            #50  7.264 185.51                        #5  6.573 203.28
Jim Momjian's MOV: 0.0202 seconds (approximately 6 feet). He races Cracraft next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7026 George Nann                          429G Robert Gregory               
E2                   0.030  6.833 199.11     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.990 193.93
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-): -0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Thompson  ) 0.420  9.439  2.599      (G Campbell  ) 0.006  6.999 -0.001
 Qualified:            #21  6.848 198.73                       #36  6.996 192.69
Robert Gregory's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0070 seconds (approximately 2 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6676 Stefan Kondolay                      5046 Darren Stettner              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  7.352 176.60                     0.038  6.620 203.68
         T/D  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.012             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Prather   ) 0.018  7.351  0.011      (D Lee       ) 0.013  6.638  0.018
 Qualified:            #52  7.346 181.47                        #7  6.623 204.57


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4608 Michael Kile                         7441 Leah Imerti Cox              
E2                   0.122  6.303 216.13     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.222 182.67
         T/D  Dial: 6.30 (+/-):  0.003             T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Rhodes    ) 0.027  6.381  0.071      (C Thode     ) 0.027  7.241  0.011
 Qualified:             #3  6.321 215.27                       #48  7.204 183.19
Kile is usually very good on the tree, but he was late this time and it cost him. Cox left on time and was just two thousandths off her dial-in.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 747L Ryen Lamb                            7791 George Clark                 
E2                   0.018  7.284 180.98     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.802 194.69
         T/D  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.024             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Piraino   ) 0.006  7.314  0.034      (J Bradford  ) 0.011  6.815  0.025
 Qualified:            #29  6.931 190.46                       #14  6.779 197.48
Lamb had the better light, but left the door open at the top end and Clark drove through it for the win. George Clark's MOV: 0.0105 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He races Kondolay next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7250 Jason Dawson                         4099 Lee Lightfoot                
E2                  -0.005  7.423 180.86     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.312 222.36
         T/D  Dial: 7.42 (+/-):  0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.30 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Button    ) 0.037  7.432  0.002      (C Jones     ) 0.023  6.313  0.023
 Qualified:            #47  7.167 189.36                        #2  6.303 223.36
Dawson went red and Lightfoot takes his blown bracket car to round 3.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6563 Gerald Devenpeck                     7586 Kenny Upton                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.153 186.61                    -0.026 12.848  79.29
         T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-): -0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  5.888
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Hoover    ) 0.035  7.159 -0.001      (G Heaton    ) 0.031  6.999  0.039
 Qualified:            #45  7.150 187.70                       #30  6.951 194.35
Devnpeck faces Snell next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4432 Dillon Bontrager                     5614 Bob Ross                     
E2                   0.049  6.924 192.47     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.785 199.23
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.026             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Davis     ) 0.036  6.946  0.026      (J Johnson   ) 0.043  6.767 -0.013
 Qualified:            #28  6.919 195.85                       #13  6.760 201.85
Bob Ross' MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0040 seconds (approximately 14 inches), opponent broke out. He races Gregory in round 3.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7353 Lyle Burnham                         7613 Kevin Kleineweber            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  6.642 202.30                     0.018  6.915 186.56
         T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Nash      ) 0.018  6.663  0.023      (D Aguayo    ) 0.003  6.898  0.008
 Qualified:             #9  6.657 201.94                       #24  6.884 195.99
Kleineweber had the better light, but Burnham was almost dead-on for the win. Lyle Burnham's MOV: 0.0254 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He faces Lightfoot in round 3.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                       370X Bill Riddle                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  6.885 195.39                     0.019  6.989 182.97
         T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Geise     ) 0.032  6.875 -0.025      (D Tinlin    ) 0.067  7.025  0.055
 Qualified:            #25  6.888 198.38                       #10  6.710 201.76
Riddle had a small edge at the green, but Molinari was closer to his dial for the win. Shane Molinari's MOV: 0.0076 seconds (approximately 2 feet). He races Imerti-Cox in round 3.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7062 Chris Lindsay                        719R Russell Suyenaga             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.216 187.34                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-): 92.789
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Westerman ) 0.065  7.238  0.018      (J Overland  ) 0.014  6.655  0.205
 Qualified:            #49  7.238 186.87                        #4  6.441 214.76
Suyenaga was a no-show. Lindsay will race Morris next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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