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Sat, 10 Aug 2013, 18:04 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





MARTIN, Mich. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Good Vibrations Top Dragster at the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL, North Stars Division 3, race one at US 131 Motorsports Park:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 318F Will Crawford                        3070 Dick Motyca                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.612 175.67                     0.032  6.516 199.70
         T/D  Dial: 7.60 (+/-):  0.012             T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-): -0.004
Will Crawford's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0040 seconds (approximately 14 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3290 Steve Goble                            38 Tony Billet                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.564 175.74                    -0.006  7.605 174.99
         T/D  Dial: 7.57 (+/-): -0.006             T/D  Dial: 7.58 (+/-):  0.025


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3X09 Wayne Sleger                          534 Rick Morley                  
E1                  -0.012  6.980 176.41     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.687 171.04
         T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.080             T/D  Dial: 7.70 (+/-): -0.013


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3827 Paul Schmitt                         3101 Jerry Lee                    
E1                  -0.095  7.611 174.37     ****WINNER****  0.010  7.570 175.65
         T/D  Dial: 7.71 (+/-): -0.099             T/D  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.000


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3132 Ed Smith                             9X15 Erin Staley                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.265 185.02                    -0.015  7.081 185.75
         T/D  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-): -0.009


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3613 Ron Biondo                           3187 Chris Cadle                  
E1                   0.023  7.123 179.94     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.663 171.05
         T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.023             T/D  Dial: 7.65 (+/-):  0.013
Chris Cadle's MOV: 0.0201 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3089 Ronald Zeller                        5215 Todd Strefling               
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.008  7.318 182.85                    -0.004  7.502 179.78
         T/D  Dial: 7.32 (+/-): -0.002             T/D  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.018


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 315P John Pizzo                           5297 Donna Patterson              
E1                   0.003  7.396 182.10     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.323 182.75
         T/D  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.026             T/D  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.003
Donna Patterson's MOV: 0.0002 seconds (approximately 1 inch).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5294 Jeremy McCormick                     3122 Kerrie Mae Smith             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.881 192.93                     0.041  6.490 210.77
         T/D  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.48 (+/-):  0.010
Jeremy McCormick's MOV: 0.0150 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3985 Bob Nichols                           562 Tony Myers                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.189 185.85                     0.032 19.233  37.26
         T/D  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 6.49 (+/-): 12.743
Myers broke on the launch, limped down the track and stopped a couple hundred feet past the finish line. Nichols didn't realize Myers was broken and cut it a little close with a 0.023 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3917 Scott Doyen                           322 Mike Scheel                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.106  6.767 189.76                    -0.009  8.866 121.19
         T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.017             T/D  Dial: 6.39 (+/-):  2.476
Scheel's altered has a lot of power, but he has problems getting it to the track. This time the car headed for the wall and he had to backpedal to stay off the concrete. He also went red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 365W Troy Waterstraat                     337X Dan Oldham                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.002  6.835 191.19
         T/D  Dial: 6.50 (+/-): 83.499             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.055
The light went green, Oldham had a very good light, and Waterstraat just sat there. He lost power after staging. He refired and left, but the timers reset before he got to the finish line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3880 Tom Fisher                             31 Jacob Elrod                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.246 179.22                     0.027  7.327 179.86
         T/D  Dial: 7.24 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.077


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3X34 J.P. Schuster                        3X8R Steve van der Sloot          
E1                  -0.007  7.319 185.02     ****WINNER****  0.035  7.544 167.23
         T/D  Dial: 7.32 (+/-): -0.001             T/D  Dial: 7.55 (+/-): -0.006


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3040 Cody Bayus                           357X Ricky Adkins                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.014  7.742 168.48
         T/D  Dial: 7.23 (+/-): 92.769             T/D  Dial: 7.79 (+/-): -0.048
The starting line crew checked Byus' car and shut him off. There aren't any fluids on the launch pad, so it's not clear what the problem was.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3336 Kevin Fisher                               Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.759 16.837  88.03     
         T/D  Dial: 6.47 (+/-): 10.367    
Fisher made a leisurely bye run to end the round.




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