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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 14:24 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
 7271 Shane Thompson                       7733 Melissa Westerman            
E2   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.207 183.74                     0.021  6.674 193.49
         T/D  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.007             T/D  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Slatten   ) 0.002  7.276  0.056      (R Comstock  ) 0.030  6.710  0.040
 Qualified:            #62  7.177 184.22                       #14  6.635 202.85
10:11 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.

Shane Thompson's MOV: 0.0197 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7848 Jon Bradford                         7336 Justin Davis                 
E2                   0.030  6.180 227.19     ****WINNER****  0.049  7.122 169.83
         T/D  Dial: 6.10 (+/-):  0.080             T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.032
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Nelson    ) 0.079  6.234  0.104      (B Burt      ) 0.013  7.134  0.054
 Qualified:             #3  6.107 229.59                       #51  7.074 186.12
Davis got almost a full second head start and Bradford never caught him. Justin Davis' MOV: 0.0298 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4608 Michael Kile                         7256 Mera Silvia                  
E2                   0.003  6.299 216.00     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.725 194.46
         T/D  Dial: 6.28 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Prockish  ) 0.006  6.313  0.033      (R Wilson    ) 0.000  6.762  0.002
 Qualified:             #2  6.069 222.84                       #18  6.689 202.12
Tough race, two very good racers facing off. The race was as good as you'd expect...Mera Silvia's MOV: 0.0021 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

Michael Kile's package: 0.022. Mera Silvia's package: 0.020.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  437 Jenifer White                        7160 Andy Spiegel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.485 198.32                     0.045  6.799 201.07
         T/D  Dial: 6.48 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Holt      ) 0.023  6.539  0.039      (J Momjian   ) 0.004  6.827  0.017
 Qualified:             #9  6.449 211.96                       #25  6.762 202.42
White was almost perfect at the green, and trip-zip at the stripe for a winning 0.005 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6087 Mark Colton Sr.                      699B Aaron Steinkey               
E2                   0.074  7.063 185.03     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.217 184.98
         T/D  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.013             T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.057
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Piper     ) 0.015  7.089 -0.021      (E Sharron   ) 0.016  7.219  0.059
 Qualified:            #45  7.009 191.43                       #61  7.157 187.78
Aaron Steinkey's MOV: 0.0079 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7183 Jesse Adams                          7237 Steve Will                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.044 226.47                    -0.007  6.706 203.98
         T/D  Dial: 6.09 (+/-): -0.046             T/D  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Ruckman   ) 0.047  6.162  0.062      (C Cannavo   ) 0.034  6.762  0.032
 Qualified:             #1  6.054 226.62                       #17  6.689 204.60
Hill was a few ticks too early and Adams will face White in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7531 Chris Thode                          780V Val Torres Jr.               
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.111  6.757 199.08
         T/D  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): 93.069             T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Imerti Cox) 0.021  6.950  0.020      (D Morgan    ) 0.011  6.792  0.012
 Qualified:            #38  6.930 193.38                       #22  6.742 199.52
Thode's trans-brake failed and he left before the tree came down.

Torres will race Thompson in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Jake Morris                          719R Russell Suyenaga             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.147 187.86                    -0.009  7.051 141.12
         T/D  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.017             T/D  Dial: 6.49 (+/-):  0.561
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lewis     ) 0.010  7.163  0.013      (R Cracraft  ) 0.002  6.569  0.049
 Qualified:            #59  7.122 188.31                       #11  6.488 215.31
Morris will race Davis in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6593 Dan Provost                          7219 Geneva Nash                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.063  7.751 124.74                    -0.023  6.920 195.68
         T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.661             T/D  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Molinari  ) 0.032  7.141  0.011      (D Oenes     ) 0.060  6.966  0.056
 Qualified:            #52  7.076 190.40                       #36  6.919 196.27
Nash was a bit early and Provost may have broken, with a puff of smoke from his car just before he slowed.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7167 Ryan Priddy                            56 Robert Ross                  
E2                   0.061  7.104 189.68     ****WINNER****  0.003  6.913 189.39
         T/D  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.114             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.133
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Ogden     ) 0.023  7.032  0.002      (G Christense) 0.019  7.093  0.313
 Qualified:            #42  6.997 189.87                       #26  6.765 201.25
Provost's problem was a break for Priddy, whose car wenbt silent as he pulled through the water for the burnout. There were three crewmen thrashing over the engine, trying to find the problem, while the track crew looked to see if there was anything other than smoke..

The track crew looked, the track was clear, and Priddy got his car refired.

Priddy launched late and slowed early.

Ross will race Silvia in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 714P Dave Poulsen                         7191 Don Gatlin                   
E2                   0.007  6.737 206.10     ****WINNER****  0.034  6.915 186.36
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.107             T/D  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Sefton    ) -0.367  6.652  0.012      (J Dawson    ) 0.008  7.028  0.078
 Qualified:            #15  6.644 206.13                       #31  6.852 192.60
Poulson left first, but did not run the number.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4760 Chris Gulitti                        6903 Paul Nero                    
E2                   0.019  7.126 184.22     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.214 184.45
         T/D  Dial: 7.14 (+/-): -0.014             T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): -0.006
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Byrum     ) 0.022  7.236  0.166      (J Herman    ) 0.015  7.236 -0.004
 Qualified:            #48  7.024 186.82                       #64  7.203 184.60
Paul Nero's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7122 Tony Jardino                         5501 Eddie Olpin Jr               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.050  6.759 197.48                     0.046  6.984 190.51
         T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.009             T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Chioda    ) -0.003  6.777 -0.003      (S Casner    ) 0.026  7.003  0.033
 Qualified:            #23  6.745 200.17                       #39  6.931 194.91
Olpin's car shredded something that tangled with an accessory drive belt - maybe it was the belt itself.

Tony Jardino's MOV: 0.0215 seconds (approximately 6 feet). He races Gatlin in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7062 Chris Lindsay                        7468 George Prather               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.976 174.44                     0.161  6.826 183.47
         T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.036             T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.066
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Burnham   ) 0.034  6.968  0.008      (C Phelps    ) 0.006  6.899  0.139
 Qualified:            #40  6.944 187.70                       #24  6.758 196.56
Lindsay will meet Nero in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   42 Lee Lightfoot                         713 Tom Koenen                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.159 211.39                     0.012  7.135 190.59
         T/D  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Upton     ) 0.028  6.259  0.069      (D Slatten   ) 0.027  7.153  0.043
 Qualified:             #5  6.164 225.71                       #53  7.088 191.65
Lightfoot was very quick, both at the green and at the stripe. Lee Lightfoot's MOV: 0.0154 seconds (approximately 4 feet). He will race Koenen in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7102 Art Hoover                                 Bye
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.003  6.785 200.62     
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-): -0.005    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Moeller   ) 0.058  6.828  0.028   
 Qualified:            #28  6.785 200.32                     Bye
There was a double-no-show in round one, so Hoover got an unscheduled bye run. He will race Provost in tound three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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