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Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 14:59 PM

Top Sportsman Round 4 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





MADISON, Ill. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Second annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5731 Tom Schmidt                          577C Rick Bowman                  
E4                   0.044  6.808 203.74     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.056 188.75
          TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Brown     ) 0.029  6.788 -0.002      (F Sommer    ) 0.010  7.048  0.008
E2    (E Burnett   ) 0.013  6.827  0.007      (G Julius    ) 0.013  7.073  0.043
E1    (R Benson    ) 0.002  6.861  0.021      (T Turner    ) 0.047  7.055  0.015
 Qualified:             #9  6.825 203.98                       #17  7.055 197.48
1:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.57 inches, adjusted altitude 2,132 feet, track temperature 106 degrees.

Bowman gets the hole-shot and holds off Schmidt to take the win and move to the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3190 Glenn Butcher                        4317 Robert Irby                  
E4                   0.011  6.536 205.66     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.122 188.25
          TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.062
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Woody     ) 0.041  6.534  0.024      (L Demers    ) 0.002  7.093  0.013
E2                   0.003  6.537 -0.003      (M McDonald  ) 0.045  7.096  0.026
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.011  6.548  0.008      (J White     ) 0.009  7.086  0.006
 Qualified:             #2  6.552 209.95                       #18  7.097 189.42
Butcher runs down Irby but takes a little too much stripe and gives Irby his first trip to the finals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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