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Sun, 08 Sep 2013, 13:50 PM

Top Sportsman Presented By Aeromotive Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





EARLVILLE, Iowa - Results of round 2 eliminations in Jerry Haas Race Cars Top Sportsman Presented By Aeromotive at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, West Central Division, event at Tri-State Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5532 Norm Brungardt                         55 Michael Chitty               
E2                  -0.500 12.100  93.86     ****WINNER****  0.131  7.233 191.62
          TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  5.470              TS  Dial: 7.24 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) 0.647  6.790  0.100      (L Demers    ) 0.008  7.328  0.028
 Qualified:             #1  6.683 208.62                        #8  7.057 196.07
11:46 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 80 percent, barometer 28.92 inches, adjusted altitude 2,341 feet, track temperature 86 degrees.

Brungardt rolls the beams and gets red light. Chitty goes to rounds two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5464 J.J. Heber                           5424 Joe Meyer                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  7.074 174.50                     0.005  7.600 178.90
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.164              TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.300
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Amerine   ) 0.031  7.029 -0.001      (R Meservier ) 0.125  7.349  0.009
 Qualified:             #7  6.978 201.22                       #13  7.232 189.79
Meyer cuts a 0.003 light and then can't run his dial. Heber lifts on the top end too.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5578 Rich Smith                            524 Curt Harshfield              
E2                   0.031  7.356 194.55     ****WINNER****  0.002  7.173 183.59
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.456              TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.043
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Sanford   ) 0.039  7.019  0.069      (J Sackuvich ) 0.056  7.193  0.033
 Qualified:             #5  6.931 201.76                       #11  7.151 189.55
Smith has a strong leave and then has the car drive out of the groove and towards the wall. He pulls it back, but Harshfield is long gone. He had a 0.003 light too and will race Chitty next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 316K Brandon Baxter                        516 Doug Woody                   
E2                  -0.002  6.757 206.61     ****WINNER****  0.073  7.633 183.64
          TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 7.53 (+/-):  0.103
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D River     ) 0.020 12.537  5.737      (R Julius    ) 0.021  7.677  0.037
 Qualified:             #3  6.786 205.29                       #21  7.605 184.37
Doug Woody gets the win and the bye run next round. MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5731 Tom Schmidt                          577C Rick Bowman                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.910 201.31                     0.017  7.072 195.76
          TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-): -0.058
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Pope      ) 0.020  6.998  0.038      (F Sommer    ) 0.051  7.141  0.021
 Qualified:             #4  6.905 197.51                       #10  7.119 195.39
Two good lights and Tom Schmidt gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

He races Heber in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                503R Bill Rotz                    
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.012  7.314 184.93
                                                    TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.054
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (J White     ) 0.021  7.364 -0.006
 Qualified:                                                      #14  7.313 185.13
Rotz gets the bye run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   53 Rick Wilson                          5001 Ashton Premer                
E2                   0.023  6.971 191.78     ****WINNER****  0.030  7.204 190.81
          TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-): -0.019              TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Varn      ) 0.042  7.077  0.037      (L Dalton    ) 0.021  7.289  0.049
 Qualified:             #6  6.976 196.30                       #12  7.220 191.76
Ashton Premer runs 0.004 to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

He faces Rotz later.

11:55 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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