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Sun, 13 Oct 2013, 12:54 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MILLINGTON, Tenn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Good Vibrations Top Dragster at the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour and Summit Super Series presented by AMSOIL, Summit World Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6640 Trevor Ritchie                          1 Wesley Washington Jr.        
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.965 189.58                     0.024  7.817 157.52
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.015             T/D  Dial: 7.80 (+/-):  0.017
 Qualified:            #12 0.022                                #5 0.012        
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 57 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 1,658 feet, track temperature 79 degrees.

Ritchie finished first in D6 and Washington finished first in D1. Ritchie with a slight starting line advantage and the win in a close one. Trevor Ritchie's MOV: 0.0048 seconds (approximately 13 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 9GSM Gary Bingham                         968X Brett Nesbitt                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  8.167 116.47                    -0.236  7.027 189.39
         T/D  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.877             T/D  Dial: 7.05 (+/-): -0.023
 Qualified:             #7 0.016                               #14 -0.004        
Bingham finished third in D9 and Nesbitt finished second in D9. Nesbitt with problems on the starting line as he is way red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3132 Ed Smith                             1611 Chad Traylor                 
E1                  -0.010  7.240 184.02     ****WINNER****  0.006  7.093 187.47
         T/D  Dial: 7.26 (+/-): -0.020             T/D  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:            #10 0.021                                #3 0.006        
Smith finished third in D3 and Traylor finished second in D1. Smith was too quick on the tree and turned on the red light. Traylor will have lane choice over Bingham in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  401 David Johns                          2336 Claude DeBonis               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.177 181.50                     0.004  7.409 173.05
         T/D  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 7.42 (+/-): -0.011
 Qualified:             #6 0.015                               #13 0.133        
Johns finished second in D4 and DeBonis finished third in D2. A couple great lights with DeBonis getting the slight advantage, but then took too much stripe.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4642 Austin Cowan                         9858 Michael White                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.046  7.250 152.00                     0.020 11.427  53.80
         T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.140             T/D  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  4.027
 Qualified:            #11 0.021                                #4 0.006        
Cowan finished third in D4 and White finished first in D9. White with the starting line advantage, but then has problems and coast across the finish line.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3613 Ron Biondo                           6130 Dave Senio                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.100 183.34                     0.009  7.444 178.90
         T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 7.44 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:             #9 0.017                                #2 0.004        
Biondo finished third in D3 and Senio finished third in D6. Biondo with a near perfect light and then runs dead on for the win. Ron Biondo's package: 0.002. biondo will have lane choice over Johns in the next round. Senio with a great light and package in the losing effort. Dave Senio's package: 0.013.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 414A Matt Levatino                        2263 Steve Dweck                  
E1                   0.025  7.282 180.04     ****WINNER****  0.000  7.488 175.66
         T/D  Dial: 7.32 (+/-): -0.038             T/D  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:             #8 0.016                               #15 -0.016        
Levatino finished first in D4 and Dweck finished first in D2. Dweck with a perfect light and then runs dead on with 0.008 for the win when Levatino broke out. Steve Dweck's package: 0.008. Dweck will have lane choice over Cowan in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                3187 Chris Cadle                  
E1                                            ****WINNER**** -0.002  7.664 172.14
                                                   T/D  Dial: 7.66 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:                                                       #1 0.003        
Cadle finished first in D3 and got the bye based on his reaction time in qualifying. He will give up lane choice to Ritchie in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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