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Sat, 19 Oct 2013, 19:19 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, World Finals IX:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   36 Lester Johnson                       6821 Barry Daniluk                
E1                  -0.010  6.211 105.97     ****WINNER**** -0.027  7.419  99.46
          TS  Dial: 4.26 (+/-):  1.951              TS  Dial: 4.04 (+/-):  3.379
 Qualified:             #9  4.237 174.53                        #1  4.081 176.70
6:01 p.m. Johnson went red in a cloud of tire smoke, then Daniluk almost hit the wall on his launch.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   40 Richie Stevens                        451 Bob Gulitti                  
E1                   0.013  4.354 158.41     ****WINNER****  0.019  4.178 172.70
          TS  Dial: 4.37 (+/-): -0.016              TS  Dial: 4.18 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:            #13  4.405 164.35                        #5  4.172 172.23
Stevens had the better light, but not by much, and he took too much stripe. Gulitti will face Daniluk in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4769 Henry Kindle                          140 William Brown III            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.064  4.683 150.11                     0.055  4.381 162.27
          TS  Dial: 4.69 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 4.39 (+/-): -0.009
 Qualified:            #16  4.699 149.91                        #8  4.228 171.49
It's breakout city out there in this round. Another double-breakout finish, Kindle getting the win light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2002 Bruce Thrift                         3855 Aaron Glaser                 
E1                   0.052  4.245 168.11     ****WINNER****  0.033  4.151 173.41
          TS  Dial: 4.26 (+/-): -0.015              TS  Dial: 4.14 (+/-):  0.011
 Qualified:            #11  4.265 167.57                        #3  4.142 173.61


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 430Y Trent Wilson                          405 Keith Raftery                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  4.281 164.89                     0.008  4.949 160.50
          TS  Dial: 4.25 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 4.11 (+/-):  0.839
 Qualified:            #10  4.263 170.26                        #2  4.111 176.12
Raftery got back on the wheelie bars and the car started to shake, forcing him to backpedal to tame it down.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4760 Chris Gulitti                         204 Ronnie Davis                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  4.433 159.51                     0.087  4.133 175.14
          TS  Dial: 4.39 (+/-):  0.043              TS  Dial: 4.15 (+/-): -0.017
 Qualified:            #12  4.390 160.92                        #4  4.157 174.17
Chris Gulitti's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0150 seconds (approximately 4 feet), opponent broke out. He races Kindle next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 477F Earl Folse                           3362 Mike Crick                   
E1                  -0.002  4.240 164.95     ****WINNER****  0.035  4.650 151.04
          TS  Dial: 4.22 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 4.66 (+/-): -0.010
 Qualified:             #7  4.224 170.60                       #15  4.663 151.36
Folse went red and Crick advances to face Glaser next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4743 Ronnie Foret                          307 Cheyenne Stanley             
E1                  -0.044  9.171  46.79     ****WINNER****  0.031  7.235  66.09
          TS  Dial: 4.35 (+/-):  4.821              TS  Dial: 4.22 (+/-):  3.015
 Qualified:            #14  4.447 165.50                        #6  4.215 170.75
Stanley races Wilson next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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