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Sun, 15 Sep 2013, 13:28 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Orteq Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, NHRA Texas Sportsman Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   47 Chris Arnold                           49 Kirk Piepke                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.058  7.293 191.08                     0.036  7.171 187.68
          TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Premer    ) 0.001  7.312  0.042      (K Sasich    ) 0.038  7.131  0.021
E1    (M Boesch    ) 0.008  7.285  0.015      (C Bullock   ) 0.041  7.115  0.015
 Qualified:            #25  7.298 190.59                       #13  7.092 194.77
12:17 p.m. Chris Arnold's MOV: 0.0062 seconds (approximately 20 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 438B Arlie Boggs                          4729 Charles Swindoll             
E3   ****WINNER****  0.184  7.045 196.79                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-): -0.115              TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-): 92.739
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Parten    ) 0.005  7.168 -0.072      (D Leibham   ) 0.026  7.254  0.004
E1    (S Benoit    ) 0.042  8.502  1.282      (G Lair      ) 0.002  8.196  0.976
 Qualified:            #23  7.259 192.41                       #19  7.247 191.38
Swindoll had a stack fire as he started to stage the car and he had to shut it off. Fire extinguishers were quickly used to cool things down.

Boggs will face Arnold in the semifinals.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4935 Joseph Mohana                          45 Keith Sasich                 
E3                   0.052  6.928 190.54     ****WINNER****  0.158  6.767 207.69
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.002              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.027
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Goates    ) 0.007  7.029  0.129      (J Pigford   ) 0.011  6.810  0.070
E1    (T Stewart   ) 0.014  6.903  0.003      (H Rodriguez ) 0.030  6.749  0.009
 Qualified:             #8  6.926 198.38                        #4  6.723 208.46
Sasich was dead-late and Mohana never looked over, losing on a breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4940 Lonnie Sumner                         451 Bob Gulitti                  
E3                   0.047  7.310 183.64     ****WINNER****  0.052  6.851 204.35
          TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Raftery   ) 0.002  7.296  0.006      (M Mims      ) 0.011  6.864  0.014
E1    (S Johnson   ) 0.016  7.312  0.012      (H Kindle    ) 0.065  6.837 -0.013
 Qualified:            #26  7.305 189.47                        #6  6.862 203.19
Sumner has been consistent all weekend. Gulitti struggled Friday, has been consistent since then.

Bob Gulitti's MOV: 0.0147 seconds (approximately 4 feet). He will mrace Sasich in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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