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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 14:24 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Sportsman 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
 D622 Dean Bethenson                        451 Bob Gulitti                  
E2                   0.012  6.934 197.97     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.612 200.53
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.034              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Cremo     ) 0.027  6.926  0.006      (M Green     ) 0.004  6.604  0.004
 Qualified:            #19  6.921 199.05                        #3  6.532 211.69
10:53 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 27.73 inches, adjusted altitude 3,271 feet, track temperature 90 degrees.

Bob Gulitti's MOV: 0.0217 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                         5464 J.J. Heber                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.039 192.69                    -0.036  6.743 202.70
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.073
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Deadman   ) 0.106  7.058 -0.002      (K Ratzloff  ) 0.152  6.701 -0.019
 Qualified:            #24  7.030 195.45                        #8  6.676 203.61


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Lynsi Snyder                           45 Keith Sasich                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.184 188.99                     0.110  7.000 199.20
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.080
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Raftery   ) 0.020  7.198  0.018      (R Hall      ) 0.057  7.118  0.178
 Qualified:            #33  7.172 189.82                       #18  6.898 200.35


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5468 John Baker                           7273 Gary Ross                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.973 200.56                    -0.010  6.672 203.46
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.053              TS  Dial: 6.61 (+/-):  0.062
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Cracraft  ) 0.026  6.949  0.009      (W Newman    ) 0.034  6.648  0.028
 Qualified:            #21  6.927 201.16                        #5  6.606 208.88


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6699 Garry Weslosky                         79 Chris Newman                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.338 185.31                     0.011  6.998 198.79
          TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Wilson    ) -0.010  7.344  0.004      (L Demers    ) 0.010  6.987  0.017
 Qualified:            #38  7.304 184.47                       #23  6.963 199.55
Good race...Garry Weslosky's MOV: 0.0122 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                         73 Brad Wagner                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  7.494 183.00                     0.059  7.199 195.31
          TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.029
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Rumis     ) 0.034  7.521  0.001      (C Williams  ) 0.064  7.844  0.674
 Qualified:            #47  7.501 181.94                       #32  7.159 196.87
Shane Molinari's MOV: 0.0204 seconds (approximately 6 feet). He races Miserva in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 757T Ted Carli                            6969 Rod Hymas                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.805 194.83                     0.016  8.651 109.23
          TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.045              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  1.571
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Zewe      ) 0.021  6.785  0.005      (D Holmedal  ) 0.019  7.148  0.048
 Qualified:            #13  6.769 205.72                       #29  7.057 195.31
Hymas slowed on the top end.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                            7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.062  7.636 170.02                     0.130  6.606 208.75
          TS  Dial: 7.63 (+/-):  0.006              TS  Dial: 6.58 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.033  7.638  0.028      (K Sasich    ) 0.021  6.604  0.004
 Qualified:            #51  7.593 180.69                        #4  6.595 209.49


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 777C Doug Bracey                          6636 Ray Martin                   
E2                  -0.016  7.695 175.21     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.338 183.05
          TS  Dial: 7.66 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Gulitti   ) 0.028  7.670  0.030      (D Wilk      ) 0.036  7.330  0.010
 Qualified:            #53  7.642 175.98                       #37  7.299 188.15


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7282 Doug Watts                             25 Tommy Turner                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.021 196.22                     0.062  6.757 209.49
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Provost   ) 0.017  7.068  0.038      (P Dion      ) 0.031  6.766  0.046
 Qualified:            #25  7.036 195.68                        #9  6.684 211.30
Turner needs to keep winning to win the Division 2 championship.

He was late here and Jeffery Barker is the Division 2 champion.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                          672 Curt Geise                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.203 192.58                     0.017  6.870 205.98
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.053              TS  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.060
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Phillips  ) 0.039  7.479  0.329      (R Olynyk    ) 0.031  6.873  0.053
 Qualified:            #31  7.137 193.93                       #15  6.825 205.44
Gary Forkner's MOV: 0.0201 seconds (approximately 6 feet). He will race Weslosky in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia                          6655 Randy Modersohn              
E2                   0.151  7.397 185.41     ****WINNER****  0.065  7.991 166.95
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 7.93 (+/-):  0.061
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Lair      ) 0.047  7.398 -0.062      (D Hemley    ) 0.021  7.944  0.014
 Qualified:            #41  7.374 187.60                       #57  7.915 170.30
Modersohn gets the win on Silvia's breakout, but Silvia still holds the Division 7 points lead.

Modersohn faces Snyder in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7746 Patrick McHenry                      5200 Steven Whiteley              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.039  7.584 176.26                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-):  0.064              TS  Dial: 6.04 (+/-): 93.959
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Perez     ) 0.013  7.544  0.004                     -0.029  8.705  0.665
 Qualified:            #48  7.519 182.28                        #1  6.032 237.46
Whiteley shut off on the burnout and was pushed away. McHenry races Watts in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2                   0.004  7.447 185.56     ****WINNER****  0.006  7.120 187.73
          TS  Dial: 7.39 (+/-):  0.057              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.050
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Fleck     ) 0.024  7.416  0.026      (K Harper    ) 0.019  7.113  0.033
 Qualified:            #42  7.378 186.79                       #27  7.050 194.80
Olpin must keep winning to take the Division 7 points lead away from Silvia.

In a very close race, Olpin stops earning points and Mera Silvia is the Division 7 champion.

Dave Slatten's MOV: 0.0058 seconds (approximately 19 inches). He races Bob Gulitti in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 David Cook                           7534 Paul Mitsos                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.132 188.91                     0.075  7.470 182.26
          TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.062              TS  Dial: 7.45 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Naffziger ) 0.020  7.163  0.093      (J Linares   ) 0.001  7.484  0.024
 Qualified:            #30  7.060 193.40                       #45  7.446 182.50
David Cook's MOV: 0.0103 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He races Martin in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 788D Doug Crumlich                        6618 Dale Giroux                  
E2                   0.033  8.018 168.09     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.773 204.54
          TS  Dial: 7.98 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Donato    ) 0.014  7.995  0.025      (R Okerman   ) 0.144  6.763  0.013
 Qualified:            #59  7.969 169.87                       #12  6.754 203.19
Dale Giroux's MOV: 0.0318 seconds (approximately 8 feet). He races Uechi in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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