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Fri, 01 Nov 2013, 16:52 PM

Top Sportsman Shootout Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in K&N Top Qualifier Top Sportsman 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
 757T Ted Carli                              73 Brad Wagner                  
E1                  -0.006  6.803 189.63     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.174 196.62
          TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.023              TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:             #2  0.002   NS                          #7  0.007   NS  
1:43 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 28.04 inches, adjusted altitude 3,611 feet, track temperature 98 degrees.

Carli went red, making it easy for Wagner to advance.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         7840 Gary Forkner                 
E1                   0.026  7.314 194.35     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.155 193.71
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-): -0.016              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-): -0.015
 Qualified:             #6  0.006   NS                          #3  0.003   NS  
Ratzloff had the advantage at the green, took too much stripe in a double-breakout win for Forkner. Forkner faces Wagner in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   79 Chris Newman                         7273 Gary Ross                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.068  6.982 199.40                     0.006  6.759 172.65
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.129
 Qualified:             #5  0.005   NS                          #4  0.004   NS  
Ross had a great light, did not run the number. Chris Newman's MOV: 0.0556 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         7256 Mera Silvia                  
E1                   0.037  6.593 203.74     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.405 186.56
          TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.005
 Qualified:             #1  0.001   NS                          #8  0.008   NS  
Silvia had a hundredth and change in hand at the green, ran just over her dial for the win. Mera Silvia's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0030 seconds (approximately 11 inches), opponent broke out.

She also won in the first round of the Top Dragster Shootout. She will face Newman in the semifinals of Top Sportsman.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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