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Fri, 01 Nov 2013, 16:32 PM

Top Dragster Shootout Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in K&N Top Qualifier Top Dragster Shootout at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Las Vegas Gambler Showdown Division 7 Finale:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia                          7219 Geneva Nash                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.705 199.91                     0.020  6.924 196.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.006
 Qualified:             #3  0.003   NS                          #6  0.006   NS  
1:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 32 percent, barometer 28.10 inches, adjusted altitude 3,043 feet, track temperature 80 degrees.

Our two lady drivers come to the line to start eliminations.

Nash gets a starting line advantage, but is -0.006 too quick at the finish line.

Sylvia runs 0.005 to her dial for the easy win.

Mera Silvia's incremental times: 60ft-1.040 sec., 330ft-2.804, 660ft-4.297/164.41 mph, 1,000ft-5.594.
Geneva Nash's incremental times: 60ft-1.084 sec., 330ft-2.896, 660ft-4.439/158.99 mph, 1,000ft-5.779.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                         7117 Jake Morris                  
E1                   0.118  6.737 200.95     ****WINNER****  0.031  7.170 173.83
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-): -0.023             T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #99 No Time                              #8  0.008   NS  
Slatten is in as an alternate for Hills and runs too quick after a very late leave.

Morris goes on.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7353 Lyle Burnham                         7468 George Prather               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011 12.934 107.67                     0.006  6.757 187.63
         T/D  Dial: 6.36 (+/-):  6.574             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-): -0.003
 Qualified:             #2  0.002   NS                          #7  0.007   NS  
Lyle Burnham breaks on the top end and still gets the win, as Prather is too quick by just -0.003.

He will face Silvia in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7921 Gary Campbell                        7160 Andy Spiegel                 
E1                   3.262 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.018  6.798 190.54
         T/D  Dial: 6.38 (+/-): 93.619             T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.028
 Qualified:             #5  0.005   NS                          #4  0.004   NS  
Campbell breaks at the green and Spiegel gets the free pass to round two. He races Morris later.

1:29 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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