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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 19:50 PM

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
 7256 Mera Silvia                          6134 Shawn Herbst                 
E4   ****WINNER****  0.043  7.354 188.23                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 7.75 (+/-): 92.249
 Prior rounds:
E3    (P Miller    ) 0.001  7.387  0.047      (K Ratzloff  ) 0.035  7.767  0.017
E2    (R Hymas     ) 0.023  7.346  0.006      (R Wilson    ) 0.039  7.775 -0.005
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.038  7.314  0.014      (R Okerman   ) 0.033  7.756  0.036
 Qualified:            #19  7.340 189.34                       #38  7.759 178.38
5:43 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 28.66 inches, adjusted altitude 2,685 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Herbst Corvette stalls and won't restart in the burnout box and Silvia will make a single this round and then have a bye run to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  542 JR Lobner                              79 Chris Newman                 
E4                   0.016  7.554 181.64     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.936 197.05
          TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.054              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.036
 Prior rounds:
E3                   0.020  7.514  0.034      (T Ticer     ) 0.033  6.980  0.070
E2    (G Ross      ) 0.013  7.597  0.097      (T Radeff    ) 0.019  7.007  0.107
E1    (W Newman    ) 0.014  7.510  0.010      (M Grady     ) 0.013  6.938  0.018
 Qualified:            #34  7.552 181.64                        #5  6.938 198.03
Two good lights and Chris Newman runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0165 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 David Cook                           7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E4                   0.018  7.033 187.96     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.615 210.24
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.045
 Prior rounds:
E3    (R Perez     ) 0.035  7.115  0.075      (R Martin    ) 0.024  6.592  0.002
E2    (G Lair      ) 0.031  7.052  0.032      (B LaFlam    ) 0.021  6.605  0.015
E1    (A Fisher    ) 0.013  7.139  0.119      (Bye         ) 0.149  6.640  0.020
 Qualified:             #9  7.045 195.42                        #1  6.623 210.41
Two more strong lights and Joe Roubicek get the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.007.

He will sees Newman in the fifth round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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