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Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 16:51 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Dragster 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
 719R Russell Suyenaga                     6591 Moe Trujillo                 
E3                  -0.005 12.720 111.39     ****WINNER****  0.036  8.388 140.99
         T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  6.190             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  1.738
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Richardson) 0.730 12.115  5.585      (T Koenen    ) 0.006  6.660  0.010
E1    (G Nash      ) -0.003  6.559  0.019      (K Kroeker   ) 0.042  6.713  0.033
 Qualified:             #4  6.508 215.24                        #8  6.674 203.98
2:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 28.70 inches, adjusted altitude 1,975 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Moe Trujillo gets the win, but it sounded like the engine went bang and he got too close to the center line near mid-track. MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7921 Gary Campbell                        780V Val Torres Jr.               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.213 223.06                     0.013  6.623 204.76
         T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.013             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Snell     ) 0.000  6.222  0.022      (S Casner    ) 0.008  6.629 -0.001
E1    (D Slatten   ) 0.017  6.344  0.114      (J Overland  ) 0.007  6.718  0.048
 Qualified:             #2  6.228 226.28                        #6  6.649 202.21
Gary Campbell goes to round four and will race Trujillo. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.007.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7762 Chuck Hawk                           7117 Jake Morris                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.952 195.70                    -0.500 14.888  50.88
         T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.032             T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  7.958
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Hills     ) 0.034  6.902  0.002      (J Bradford  ) 0.032  6.929 -0.011
E1    (A Hoover    ) 0.015  6.922 -0.008      (B Button    ) 0.027  7.023  0.053
 Qualified:            #25  6.924 195.93                       #29  6.933 192.88
Morris leaves a ton early and Chuck Hawk goes to the next round. MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5822 John Lobner                          7026 George Nann                  
E3                   0.052  6.816 198.09     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.689 203.16
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-): -0.024             T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): -0.021
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M MacBrair  ) 0.004  6.845 -0.015      (G Prather   ) 0.021  8.168  1.438
E1    (M Silvia    ) 0.005  6.883  0.023      (R Comstock  ) 0.060  6.793  0.053
 Qualified:            #23  6.875 196.13                       #11  6.751 201.28
George Nann's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0320 seconds (approximately 9 feet) in a double breakout.

He will see Hawk later today.

2:45 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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