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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 14:39 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - Results of round 2 eliminations in Hughes Performance Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Night of Fire at Rocky Mountain Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  634 Dan Lafferty                           56 Robert Ross                  
E2                   0.018  7.220 182.18     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.908 188.00
         T/D  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.030             T/D  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Poulsen   ) -0.003  7.267  0.087      (M Schoenfeld) 0.021  6.892  0.002
 Qualified:            #11  7.138 188.08                        #5  6.898 196.72
12:28 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 25.67 inches, adjusted altitude 6,465 feet, track temperature 73 degrees.

Robert Ross gets the starting line advantage and the close win. MOV: 0.0192 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 727E Shane Thompson                       7747 Jed Dubach                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.695 169.23                     0.071  7.507 177.40
         T/D  Dial: 7.68 (+/-):  0.015             T/D  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Olpin Jr  ) 0.010  7.689  0.019      (A Pulliam   ) 0.028  7.482  0.022
 Qualified:            #24  7.710 173.81                       #18  7.464 178.35
Shane Thompson's MOV: 0.0934 seconds (approximately 24 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6075 Steve Cook                           5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2                  -0.007 12.690  77.11     ****WINNER****  0.024  9.512  87.44
         T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  5.600             T/D  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  2.622
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Hicks     ) 0.007  7.114  0.024      (A Steinkey  ) 0.074  6.886 -0.004
 Qualified:            #10  7.131 187.26                        #4  6.896 194.76
Cook red lights by -0.007 and then gets close to the center lie down track. Slatten gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7302 Paul Russell                         6087 Mark Colton Sr.              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.006 190.71                     0.087  7.254 184.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.036             T/D  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Parker    ) -0.009  6.934 -0.046      (R Thompson  ) 0.002  7.334  0.104
 Qualified:             #7  6.991 194.72                       #13  7.202 186.02
Paul Russell uses a strong 0.002 light for the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0535 seconds (approximately 14 feet). He races Slatten in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Jake Morris                          7219 Geneva Nash                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.334 182.03                     0.026  7.139 189.55
         T/D  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.014             T/D  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Slatten   ) 0.046  7.315 -0.015      (R Lamb      ) 0.024  7.131  0.031
 Qualified:            #15  7.302 183.89                        #9  7.129 189.79
Winner gets the bye run next round.

Jake Morris wins on both ends of the race track. MOV: 0.0201 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 723H Tracy Holt                                 Bye
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.023  7.280 184.91     
         T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.070    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Burt      ) 0.089  7.231  0.001   
 Qualified:            #14  7.219 185.03                     Bye
Holt gets the bye run and will race Thompson next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7353 Lyle Burnham                         6541 Paul Snell                   
E2                  -0.004  6.492 208.76     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.067 181.05
         T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.052             T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) 0.029  6.445  0.005      (T DeBartolo ) 0.016  7.161  0.111
 Qualified:             #1  6.442 209.98                        #8  6.994 193.50
Burnham goes red by -0.004 and Snell will face Ross later.

12:36 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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