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Fri, 01 Mar 2013, 22:26 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Hughes Performance Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7730 Mike MacBrair                          58 Jeff Koron                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.852 193.99                     0.068  6.608 207.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.022             T/D  Dial: 6.59 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Trujillo  ) 0.014  6.851  0.001      (G Slatten   ) 0.065  6.636  0.006
E1    (D Hills     ) 0.032  6.915  0.045      (C Hawk      ) -0.010  6.637 -0.043
 Qualified:            #25  6.827 195.19                        #7  6.612 207.59
Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 28.94 inches, adjusted altitude 1,865 feet, track temperature 78 degrees.

Mike MacBrair gets the 0.008 hole shot win. MOV: 0.0566 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7160 Andy Spiegel                         700E David Tinlin                 
E3                  -0.305  6.837 196.85     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.995 146.89
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.047             T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.965
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Kroeker   ) 0.030  6.815 -0.025      (D Steed     ) 9.581 17.171 10.141
E1    (J Dawson    ) 0.009  6.868  0.018      (T Koenen    ) 0.001  7.059  0.069
 Qualified:            #24  6.819 197.54                       #49  7.058 191.59
David Tinlin's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6982 Geordie Castle                       780V Val Torres Jr.               
E3                   0.142  7.281 193.10     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.723 187.16
         T/D  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.311             T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-):  0.063
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Unruh     ) 0.135  6.980  0.020      (F Giroux    ) 0.034  6.777  0.107
E1    (G Nann      ) 0.454  7.156  0.176      (R Cruickshan) 0.032  6.699 -0.001
 Qualified:            #39  6.958 195.99                        #9  6.660 202.79
Val Torres Jr. gets the easy win, as Castle is late and slows. MOV: 0.3518 seconds (approximately 100 feet).

He will face Tinlin in the morning.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7102 Art Hoover                           6087 Mark Colton Sr.              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.751 170.88                     0.016  6.970 192.80
         T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-):  0.091             T/D  Dial: 7.01 (+/-): -0.040
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Upton     ) 0.036  6.690  0.020      (G Clark     ) 0.026  7.031  0.021
E1    (D Lee       ) 0.006  6.678 -0.012      (P Snell     ) 0.023  7.060  0.030
 Qualified:            #11  6.667 201.97                       #41  6.970 193.79
Art Hoover is just 0.003 quicker off the line and wins. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7073 Geoff Nelson                         5822 John Lobner                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  6.815 200.35                     0.015  6.836 197.48
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.055             T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.014
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Silvia    ) 0.049  6.788  0.008      (J Morris    ) 0.015  6.856  0.006
E1    (D Morgan    ) 0.009  6.806 -0.034      (G Campbell  ) 0.023  6.875  0.025
 Qualified:            #20  6.788 200.62                       #26  6.837 197.59
Geoff Nelson's MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.014.

He will race Hoover in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 765M Jim Momjian                          5908 Lyle Byrum                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.981 193.52                     0.081  6.680 201.64
         T/D  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.001             T/D  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M SaSina    ) 0.005  7.002  0.052      (S Molinari  ) 0.015  6.702  0.002
E1    (B Button    ) 0.018  6.993  0.003      (J Johnson   ) 0.032  6.875  0.115
 Qualified:            #40  6.966 193.82                       #10  6.660 202.61
Great 0.015 package for Jim Momjian, even though Byrum runs right on his dial. MOV: 0.0660 seconds (approximately 20 feet).

MacBrain will be in the other lane in round four.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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