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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:46 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 470L Michelle LeBleu                      4962 Scott Barker                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.497 209.30                     0.078  6.489 210.08
         T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.057             T/D  Dial: 6.47 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Adams     ) 0.023  6.455  0.015      (J R Baxter  ) 0.095  6.607  0.127
E1    (J Arabie    ) 0.047  6.437 -0.033      (R Cool      ) 0.001  6.483  0.013
 Qualified:             #7  6.478 211.03                       #11  6.493 207.40
4:34 p.m. LeBleu was better at the green, but Barker was closer to his dial at the stripe. Michelle LeBleu's MOV: 0.0068 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4083 Neil Arsement                        4942 Pete Vicari                  
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.021  6.666 169.74
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): 93.369             T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.136
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Ogden     ) 0.015  6.640  0.020      (L South     ) 0.027  6.529 -0.081
E1    (C Murry     ) 0.021  6.692  0.072      (J Angelle   ) 0.030  6.660  0.080
 Qualified:            #20  6.658 199.37                       #16  6.617 196.76
Arsement broke at the line. He managed to get it refired after the race was over and drove it off the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4281 Rob McKinley Jr.                     4298 Jerry Holt                   
E3                   0.041  6.093 225.94     ****WINNER****  0.009  6.378 203.09
         T/D  Dial: 6.02 (+/-):  0.073             T/D  Dial: 6.35 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Raftery   ) 0.015  6.041  0.021      (B Chauvin   ) 0.029  6.388  0.058
E1    (C Harvey  II) 0.008  5.994 -0.036      (T Schumert  ) 0.015  6.333 -0.047
 Qualified:             #1  6.058 225.63                        #5  6.361 215.37
Two quick cars and Holt was also quick at the green, winning by more than a car length. He will face LeBleu in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4746 Mark Jones                           4653 Larry Eidson                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.001 15.125  88.46                     0.036  6.368 205.54
         T/D  Dial: 6.58 (+/-):  8.545             T/D  Dial: 6.37 (+/-): -0.002
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Kile      ) 0.017  6.607  0.047      (D Barnhart  ) 0.062  6.409  0.019
E1    (B Thompson  ) 0.017  6.558 -0.032      (M Weaver    ) 0.015  6.388  0.008
 Qualified:            #18  6.647 208.52                        #6  6.421 208.52
This was a classic...of sorts. Jones was almost perfect at the green, but spun the tires hard and his engine went silent. Eidson, unchallenged, broke out by two thousandths and Jones will race Vicari in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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