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Sun, 17 Feb 2013, 12:12 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Hickory Enclosed Trailer Sales Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Southeast Division, Prelude to the Gators at Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2020 Chris Roe                            213A Anthony Bertozzi             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.723 175.07                    -0.001  7.135 186.79
         T/D  Dial: 7.70 (+/-):  0.023             T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Barker    ) 0.024  7.754  0.064      (J Shaw      ) 0.010  7.201  0.061
 Qualified:            #26  7.801 173.56                       #19  7.155 186.07
11:56 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 55 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 30.11 inches, adjusted altitude -154 feet, track temperature 67 degrees.

Bertozzi went red by the smaallest amount possible.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2518 Mike Gurliaccia                       202 Steve Cohen                  
E2                  -0.020  7.297 166.81     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.032 190.24
         T/D  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.017             T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Bednar    ) 0.021  7.311  0.021      (C Jones     ) 0.004  7.105  0.035
 Qualified:            #23  7.303 178.38                       #16  7.101 189.26


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2005 Scott Pruitt                         280C Cameron Manuel               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.377 168.94                    -0.002  7.095 187.83
         T/D  Dial: 7.38 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Brown     ) 0.040  7.390  0.010      (C Spradlin  ) 0.014  7.127  0.027
 Qualified:            #24  7.385 182.28                       #17  7.121 188.15


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2007 Robert Houston                       2708 Lauren Freer                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.004 189.60                    -0.016 12.129  83.77
         T/D  Dial: 7.04 (+/-): -0.036             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  5.329
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Vardy     ) -0.024  7.023 -0.017      (L Strickland) 0.030  6.811  0.021
 Qualified:            #14  7.020 189.42                        #7  6.808 195.87


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2855 Ken Wells                              22 Dylan Stott                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.854 191.35                     0.032  6.675 197.39
         T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.024             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Seidel    ) 0.050  6.918  0.018      (C Boyd      ) 0.016  6.698  0.018
 Qualified:            #11  6.945 192.28                        #4  6.678 202.30
Ken Wells' MOV: 0.0137 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4170 David Strain                         2771 Ray Miller III               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020 14.693  48.39                    -0.006  7.257 139.78
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  8.063             T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.527
 Prior rounds:
E1    (V Cauffield ) 0.041  6.678  0.018      (S Furr      ) 0.006  6.751 -0.009
 Qualified:            #27  8.838 103.29                        #6  6.755 198.55
Miller went red, then Strain's car headed for the centerline. He lifted in time to save the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2501 Kevin Brannon                        296C Larry Roberts                
E2                   0.032  7.052 176.47     ****WINNER****  0.006  7.062 183.84
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.262             T/D  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S King      ) 0.034  6.830  0.020      (M Hutson    ) 0.028  7.766  0.706
 Qualified:             #8  6.818 195.28                       #15  7.077 188.96
Last pair. Roberts was double-oh on the tree and Brannon was off-pace.

In round three it's Roberts on a bye, Pruitt against Strain, Cohen versus Roe and Well facing Houston.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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