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Sat, 02 Nov 2013, 18:36 PM

Top Dragster Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster 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
 7102 Art Hoover                            751 Steve Moeller                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.058  6.828 193.16                     0.115  7.104 188.96
         T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.028             T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-): -0.006
 Qualified:            #28  6.785 200.32                       #60  7.123 188.60
2:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 25 percent, barometer 27.83 inches, adjusted altitude 3,709 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Moeller is a little late and breaks out by -0.006. Hoover goes on to round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 699B Aaron Steinkey                        770 Errol Sharron                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.219 178.87                     0.249  6.842 203.43
         T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.059             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.152
 Qualified:            #61  7.157 187.78                       #29  6.796 204.98
Sharron is dead late and slows. Steinkey gets an easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7271 Shane Thompson                       5186 George Slatten               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.276 165.13                     0.045  7.633 180.57
         T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.056             T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.793
 Qualified:            #62  7.177 184.22                       #30  6.812 196.79
Slatten slows and Thompson gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7848 Jon Bradford                         7073 Geoff Nelson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.079  6.234 227.08                    -0.005  6.994 194.38
         T/D  Dial: 6.13 (+/-):  0.104             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:             #3  6.107 229.59                       #35  6.915 196.59
Jon Bradford's MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Roy Cracraft                         719R Russell Suyenaga             
E1                   0.026  7.040 183.19     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.569 211.96
         T/D  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.040             T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-):  0.049
 Qualified:            #43  7.000 190.62                       #11  6.488 215.31
Russell Suyenaga gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0158 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7774 Rodger Comstock                      7733 Melissa Westerman            
E1                   0.011  6.947 195.76     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.710 200.26
         T/D  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.067             T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:            #46  7.015 196.87                       #14  6.635 202.85
Melissa Westerman's MOV: 0.0088 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7219 Geneva Nash                            53 David Oenes                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.060  6.966 194.38                     0.082  6.458 218.72
         T/D  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.056             T/D  Dial: 6.18 (+/-):  0.278
 Qualified:            #36  6.919 196.27                        #4  6.160 225.33
Nash gets an easy win, as Oenes slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 765M Jim Momjian                          7160 Andy Spiegel                 
E1                  -0.001  7.137 189.84     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.827 199.64
         T/D  Dial: 7.14 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.017
 Qualified:            #57  7.099 190.32                       #25  6.762 202.42
Andy Spiegel has a nice 0.004 light. MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6087 Mark Colton Sr.                      5947 Larry Piper                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.089 187.81                     0.048  6.589 198.32
         T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-): -0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.61 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #45  7.009 191.43                       #13  6.546 208.10
Mark Colton Sr.'s MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0330 seconds (approximately 10 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia                          5649 Rick Wilson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.762 187.68                     0.025  7.086 190.59
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.002             T/D  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #18  6.689 202.12                       #50  7.074 190.86
Mera Silvia has a perfect light for her 0.002 package. MOV: 0.0291 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5599 Barbara Burt                         7336 Justin Davis                 
E1                   0.055  6.723 197.77     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.134 181.54
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.023             T/D  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:            #19  6.693 202.03                       #51  7.074 186.12
Justin Davis' MOV: 0.0119 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5802 Greg Christensen                       56 Robert Ross                  
E1                   0.016 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.019  7.093 159.08
         T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-): 92.889             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.313
 Qualified:            #58  7.110 186.05                       #26  6.765 201.25
Christensen leaves a big mess on the line and Ross gets an easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7122 Tony Jardino                         5620 Adam Chioda                  
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.003  6.777 199.26                    -0.002 16.875  54.32
         T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  9.745
 Qualified:            #23  6.745 200.17                       #55  7.093 185.41
We are back after a long delay for clean up.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7586 Kenny Upton                            42 Lee Lightfoot                
E1                   0.183  6.991 193.10     ****WINNER****  0.028  6.259 190.22
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.041             T/D  Dial: 6.19 (+/-):  0.069
 Qualified:            #37  6.930 195.05                        #5  6.164 225.71
Upton is late and Lightfoot goes on to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4608 Michael Kile                         6374 Toni Prockish                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.006  6.313 211.03                     0.050  6.972 192.52
         T/D  Dial: 6.28 (+/-):  0.033             T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.042
 Qualified:             #2  6.069 222.84                       #34  6.910 189.18
Michael Kile has a nice 0.006 light. MOV: 0.0538 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7531 Chris Thode                          7441 Leah Imerti Cox              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.950 187.63                     0.043  7.257 182.01
         T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.020             T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.047
 Qualified:            #38  6.930 193.38                       #65  7.217 182.30


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                          713 Tom Koenen                   
E1                   0.011 10.598  79.07     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.153 179.40
         T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  3.848             T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.043
 Qualified:            #21  6.734 200.95                       #53  7.088 191.65
Slatten slows down track and Koenen gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7237 Steve Will                           725Q Carl Cannavo                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.762 202.94                     0.050  7.334 180.94
         T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.032             T/D  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #17  6.689 204.60                       #49  7.039 192.60


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7056 Chuck Phelps                         7468 George Prather               
E1                   0.102  7.255 183.84     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.899 185.15
         T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.095             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.139
 Qualified:            #56  7.095 185.51                       #24  6.758 196.56
George Prather with a strong 0.006 light. MOV: 0.0523 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Shane Molinari                       6593 Dan Provost                  
E1                   0.068  6.759 202.67     ****WINNER****  0.032  7.141 182.62
         T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.029             T/D  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.011
 Qualified:            #20  6.721 203.49                       #52  7.076 190.40


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7191 Don Gatlin                           7250 Jason Dawson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.028 180.40                     0.013  7.256 183.44
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.078             T/D  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.076
 Qualified:            #31  6.852 192.60                       #63  7.193 188.91
Close in the lights. Don Gatlin gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0033 seconds (approximately 11 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5501 Eddie Olpin Jr                       7498 Steve Casner                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.003 189.79                     0.018  7.263 178.99
         T/D  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.033             T/D  Dial: 7.28 (+/-): -0.017
 Qualified:            #39  6.931 194.91                       #66  7.234 185.79
Eddie Olpin Jr's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4880 Jimmy Lewis                          7117 Jake Morris                  
E1                  -0.013  6.806 196.90     ****WINNER****  0.010  7.163 187.31
         T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #27  6.775 196.70                       #59  7.122 188.31
Jake Morris' MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7167 Ryan Priddy                          4142 James Ogden                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.032 194.72                     0.018  6.550 206.89
         T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.50 (+/-):  0.050
 Qualified:            #42  6.997 189.87                       #10  6.475 208.39
Ryan Priddy runs 0.002 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0437 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  437 Jenifer White                        723H Tracy Holt                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.539 196.56                     0.050  7.110 188.62
         T/D  Dial: 6.50 (+/-):  0.039             T/D  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.060
 Qualified:             #9  6.449 211.96                       #41  6.980 191.57


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7183 Jesse Adams                          746M Shaunda Ruckman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  6.162 193.77                     0.027  7.447 176.81
         T/D  Dial: 6.10 (+/-):  0.062             T/D  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.147
 Qualified:             #1  6.054 226.62                       #67  7.396 177.74
Ruckman is in as an alternate. Adams, number one qualifier goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 714P Dave Poulsen                          646 Don Sefton                   
E1   ****WINNER**** -0.367  6.652 206.48                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.012             T/D  Dial: 7.03 (+/-): 92.969
 Qualified:            #15  6.644 206.13                       #47  7.023 192.66
Sefton has transbrake problems and leaves before the tree.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5908 Lyle Byrum                           4760 Chris Gulitti                
E1                   0.171  6.799 204.05     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.236 166.37
         T/D  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  0.079             T/D  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.166
 Qualified:            #16  6.674 200.95                       #48  7.024 186.82


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7009 Dave Morgan                          780V Val Torres Jr.               
E1                   0.056  7.109 189.34     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.792 197.57
         T/D  Dial: 7.13 (+/-): -0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:            #54  7.092 190.59                       #22  6.742 199.52
Val Torres Jr.'s MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0120 seconds (approximately 3 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7353 Lyle Burnham                         7062 Chris Lindsay                
E1                  -0.014  6.443 210.90     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.968 187.39
         T/D  Dial: 6.41 (+/-):  0.033             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:             #8  6.384 212.69                       #40  6.944 187.70
Chris Lindsay's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5993 Josh Herman                          6903 Paul Nero                    
E1                   0.019  6.916 188.23     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.236 184.30
         T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-): -0.004             T/D  Dial: 7.24 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #32  6.883 190.54                       #64  7.203 184.60
Paul Nero's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0040 seconds (approximately 13 inches) in a double breakout.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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