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Sun, 28 Jul 2013, 18:27 PM

Top Sportsman Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                          71 Jeff Gillette                
E5                   0.018  7.376 180.60     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.962 200.14
          TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E4    (G Forkner   ) 0.002  7.358 -0.002                     0.018  6.949 -0.051
E3    (R Naber     ) 0.015  7.397  0.007      (E Olpin     ) 0.010  6.990 -0.010
E2    (D Hall      ) 0.009  7.387  0.007      (P Dion      ) 0.038  6.974  0.014
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.063  7.360 -0.010      (R Curley    ) 0.033  7.019  0.069
 Qualified:            #17  7.373 184.50                        #4  6.959 199.35
3:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 1,773 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Gulitte has three wins, all in Comp. Eliminator, along wit two runner ups. Ferderer has two TS wins, both here. He has a total of 213 wins and four here: 1992 SC; 2002 SG; 2010 TS; and 2011 TS.

Gillette gets the starting line advantage and drives by Ferderer for a close two foot win and the Top Sportsman Championship.

Mike Ferderer's package: 0.034. Jeff Gillette's package: 0.026.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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