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Sun, 07 Jul 2013, 08:54 AM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   39 Phillip Oakley                       3636 Dan Norris                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.594 196.16                     0.118  6.331 222.62
         T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-):  0.044             T/D  Dial: 6.37 (+/-): -0.039
 Qualified:            #23  6.573 202.79                        #7  6.397 220.22
8:27 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 80 percent, barometer 29.13 inches, adjusted altitude 2,494 feet.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3851 Craig Sullivan                        330 Lynn Ellison                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  6.253 214.66                     0.000  6.536 202.00
         T/D  Dial: 6.25 (+/-):  0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-): -0.014
 Qualified:             #4  6.275 214.52                       #20  6.555 209.65
Ellison is perfect off the line but takes too much stripe and breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3958 Don Restauri Jr                        32 Rick Forish                  
E1                   0.016  6.604 195.99     ****WINNER****  0.012  6.420 210.37
         T/D  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.034             T/D  Dial: 6.40 (+/-):  0.020
 Qualified:            #25  6.594 206.54                        #9  6.427 210.77


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3276 Scott Wildgust                        333 Marco Abruzzi                
E1                   0.005  6.211 229.59     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.533 206.45
         T/D  Dial: 6.11 (+/-):  0.101             T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:             #2  6.130 229.70                       #18  6.549 209.07


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  156 Michael Galofaro                     1136 Peter Biondo                 
E1                   0.058  6.430 208.94     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.643 185.13
         T/D  Dial: 6.43 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #10  6.454 209.01                       #26  6.594 203.28


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2412 Steven Furr                            33 Andrew Johnson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.062  6.769 177.16                     0.017  6.779 195.39
         T/D  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.149             T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.339
 Qualified:            #27  6.619 203.83                       #11  6.457 217.04


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  316 Tom Martino                            31 James Monroe                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.016  6.506 197.22
         T/D  Dial: 6.61 (+/-): 93.389             T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.066
 Qualified:            #28  6.627 200.68                       #12  6.462 210.87
The tree came down and Martino's car never moved.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3726 Pascal Lecompte                      1735 Timothy Antinora             
E1                  -0.007  6.633 202.45     ****WINNER****  0.086  6.571 180.62
         T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): -0.017             T/D  Dial: 6.42 (+/-):  0.151
 Qualified:            #29  6.654 202.88                       #13  6.467 214.35


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3991 JB Strassweg                         374M Michael Smith                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  6.515 207.34                    -0.040  6.703 164.03
         T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-): -0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.27 (+/-):  0.433
 Qualified:            #19  6.551 207.34                        #3  6.236 225.60


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 323F Bob Mandell III                      3166 Tom Elliott                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.624 202.88                     0.061  6.375 190.24
         T/D  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.084             T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-): -0.065
 Qualified:            #22  6.566 205.91                        #6  6.396 212.83


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3510 Rob Moser                            314B Troy Stone                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.649 196.33                    -0.016  6.131 217.04
         T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.119             T/D  Dial: 6.00 (+/-):  0.131
 Qualified:            #17  6.548 211.59                        #1  6.112 234.94


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  322 Micahel Scheel                        344 BJ Sexton                    
E1                  -0.206 10.018  85.37     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.738 179.78
         T/D  Dial: 6.39 (+/-):  3.628             T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.068
 Qualified:            #14  6.476 204.73                       #30  6.656 201.28
Scheel gets out of shape, makes a move toward the wall and backs off the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 370X Bill Riddle                           437 Jenifer White                
E1                  -0.006 10.877 103.10     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.420 212.03
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  4.177             T/D  Dial: 6.38 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:            #24  6.590 205.72                        #8  6.410 213.54


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3645 Chris Ray                              46 Allen Constantine            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.113  6.471 201.55                     0.029  6.907 161.81
         T/D  Dial: 6.35 (+/-):  0.121             T/D  Dial: 6.33 (+/-):  0.577
 Qualified:            #21  6.558 211.39                        #5  6.372 227.65


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2550 Angela Travis                         170 Alan O'Brien                 
E1                   0.012  6.583 202.33     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.764 197.62
         T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): -0.067             T/D  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  0.044
 Qualified:            #33  6.701 203.52                       #31  6.675 199.91


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3122 Kerrie Mae Smith                     1332 Vince Musolino               
E1                   0.068  6.490 210.44     ****WINNER****  0.064  6.667 197.10
         T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-): -0.030             T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-): -0.003
 Qualified:            #16  6.538 208.75                       #32  6.689 200.08

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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