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Sat, 02 Mar 2013, 11:30 AM

Top Sportsman Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Sportsman 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
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         7256 Mera Silvia                  
E4   ****WINNER****  0.022  7.189 184.09                     0.019  7.298 177.44
          TS  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.049              TS  Dial: 7.24 (+/-):  0.058
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hymas     ) 0.032  7.167  0.017      (R Olynyk    ) 0.042  7.301  0.031
E2    (R Perez     ) 0.054  7.164 -0.066      (P Dion      ) 0.019  7.289  0.009
E1    (J Dickey    ) 0.014  7.246  0.006      (R Cracraft  ) 0.032  7.490  0.200
 Qualified:            #15  7.206 190.54                       #18  7.267 190.46
9:22 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 57 degrees, relative humidity 44 percent, barometer 29.00 inches, adjusted altitude 1,060 feet, track temperature 81 degrees.

Two good lights and a close finish. Bryan LaFlam's MOV: 0.0065 seconds (approximately 20 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             6134 Shawn Herbst                 
E4                   0.043  7.375 187.34     ****WINNER****  0.024  7.684 179.52
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 7.66 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E3    (G Forkner   ) 0.025  7.412  0.052      (K Ratzloff  ) 0.030  7.692  0.012
E2    (R Okerman   ) 0.025  7.390  0.010      (D Watts     ) 0.047  7.700  0.000
E1    (C Newman    ) 0.011  7.435  0.005      (B Kidd      ) 0.031  7.724 -0.006
 Qualified:            #29  7.413 187.78                       #43  7.681 180.21
Shawn Herbst is second off the line, but runs 0.005 to his dial for the close win. MOV: 0.0008 seconds (approximately 3 inches).

He races LaFlam later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  542 JR Lobner                             789 Lynsi Torres                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.494 178.21                     0.014  7.198 186.90
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Hall      ) 0.055  7.567  0.087      (G Lair      ) 0.032  7.230  0.020
E2    (D Bracey    ) 0.008  7.571  0.091      (F Gostilla  ) 0.019  7.230  0.000
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.021  7.525  0.025      (P Miller    ) 0.011  7.275  0.035
 Qualified:            #31  7.439 184.72                       #16  7.233 190.81
Winner gets a bye run to the finals.

JR Lobner gets his win record going from last week. MOV: Opponent broke out -0.002.

JR Lobner's package: 0.013.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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