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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 14:59 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 29th annual NHRA Arizona Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Richard Okerman                      757T Ted Carli                    
E3                   0.053  7.250 188.44     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.683 204.91
          TS  Dial: 7.27 (+/-): -0.020              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Forkner   ) 0.017  7.290  0.040      (B LaFlam    ) 0.003  6.797  0.147
E1    (C Williams  ) 0.028  7.289 -0.011      (D Woody     ) 0.021  6.779  0.039
 Qualified:            #14  7.282 187.70                        #3  6.671 206.10
12:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 60 degrees, relative humidity 19 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 1,717 feet, track temperature 88 degrees.

Ted Carli's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0340 seconds (approximately 9 feet) in a double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7639 Roger Hall                           721P Raul Perez                   
E3                   0.011  7.372 185.54     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.836 194.07
          TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.082              TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.046
 Prior rounds:
E2    (Bye         )       No Time            (M Silvia    ) 0.059  8.054  1.254
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.005  7.401  0.001      (R Williams  ) 0.043  6.871  0.011
 Qualified:            #16  7.333 188.81                        #5  6.854 201.40
Raul Perez will race Carli later. MOV: 0.0291 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6646 Mike Williams                        7282 Doug Watts                   
E3                   0.026 12.414  67.12     ****WINNER****  0.035  7.023 171.40
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  5.214              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.113
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Olpin     ) 0.023  7.219  0.049      (J Dickey    ) 0.023  6.957  0.027
E1    (D Bracey    ) 0.029  7.228  0.008      (S Molinari  ) 0.025  6.980  0.010
 Qualified:            #11  7.198 191.10                        #8  7.139 195.36
Williams gets a starting line advantage, but has the car drive out of the groove and he has to lift. Watts gets an easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  542 JR Lobner                             789 Lynsi Torres                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.453 184.30                     0.011  7.173 191.10
          TS  Dial: 7.44 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Martin    ) 0.003  7.498  0.068      (G Lair      ) 0.012  7.557  0.407
E1    (M Green     ) 0.014  7.509  0.039      (P Dion      ) 0.005  7.383  0.173
 Qualified:            #21  7.433 182.50                        #9  7.178 191.13
Identical RT's, but Torres is too quick by -0.007

Lobner will race Watt's in round four.

12:44 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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