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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 15:26 PM

Top Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 7256 Mera Silvia                            56 Robert Ross                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.736 200.62                     0.003  6.785 200.83
         T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.036             T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Kile      ) 0.005  6.725  0.015      (R Priddy    ) 0.003  6.913  0.133
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.000  6.762  0.002      (G Christense) 0.019  7.093  0.313
 Qualified:            #18  6.689 202.12                       #26  6.765 201.25
12:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.69 inches, adjusted altitude 3,871 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Silvia clinched the Division 7 Top Sportsman title earlier today and she got a gift here when Ross got greedy and took too much stripe.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7122 Tony Jardino                         7191 Don Gatlin                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  6.789 198.70                     0.030  6.930 190.86
         T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.019             T/D  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.030
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Olpin JR  ) 0.050  6.759  0.009      (D Poulsen   ) 0.034  6.915  0.025
E1    (A Chioda    ) -0.003  6.777 -0.003      (J Dawson    ) 0.008  7.028  0.078
 Qualified:            #23  6.745 200.17                       #31  6.852 192.60
Tony Jardino's MOV: 0.0125 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7117 Jake Morris                          7336 Justin Davis                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.216 169.91                     0.086  7.148 184.37
         T/D  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.066             T/D  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.048
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Suyenaga  ) 0.037  7.147  0.017      (J Bradford  ) 0.049  7.122  0.032
E1    (J Lewis     ) 0.010  7.163  0.013      (B Burt      ) 0.013  7.134  0.054
 Qualified:            #59  7.122 188.31                       #51  7.074 186.12
Jake Morris' MOV: 0.0446 seconds (approximately 12 feet). He races Jardino in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7271 Shane Thompson                       780V Val Torres Jr.               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.225 183.37                     0.010  6.802 197.10
         T/D  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.022
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Westerman ) 0.029  7.207  0.007      (C Thode     ) 0.111  6.757  0.007
E1    (G Slatten   ) 0.002  7.276  0.056      (D Morgan    ) 0.011  6.792  0.012
 Qualified:            #62  7.177 184.22                       #22  6.742 199.52
Torres had the better light, left the door open on the other end and Thompson drove through for the win. Shane Thompson's MOV: 0.0038 seconds (approximately 13 inches). He races Silvia in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   42 Lee Lightfoot                        699B Aaron Steinkey               
E3                   0.047  6.238 222.51     ****WINNER****  0.007  7.213 182.95
         T/D  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.098             T/D  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Koenen    ) 0.003  6.159  0.019      (M Colton Sr ) 0.023  7.217  0.057
E1    (K Upton     ) 0.028  6.259  0.069      (E Sharron   ) 0.016  7.219  0.059
 Qualified:             #5  6.164 225.71                       #61  7.157 187.78
Lightfoot left a lot on the tree and Steinkey advances

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6903 Paul Nero                            7062 Chris Lindsay                
E3                   0.034  7.227 182.16     ****WINNER****  0.061  6.986 178.57
         T/D  Dial: 7.23 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Gulitti   ) 0.015  7.214 -0.006      (G Prather   ) 0.027  6.976  0.036
E1    (J Herman    ) 0.015  7.236 -0.004      (L Burnham   ) 0.034  6.968  0.008
 Qualified:            #64  7.203 184.60                       #40  6.944 187.70
Nero took three thousandths too much stripe and Lindsay advances.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7183 Jesse Adams                           437 Jenifer White                
E3   ****WINNER**** -0.003  6.103 212.39                    -0.003  6.657 175.96
         T/D  Dial: 6.07 (+/-):  0.033             T/D  Dial: 6.47 (+/-):  0.187
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Will      ) 0.021  6.044 -0.046      (A Spiegel   ) 0.000  6.485  0.005
E1    (S Ruckman   ) 0.047  6.162  0.062      (T Holt      ) 0.023  6.539  0.039
 Qualified:             #1  6.054 226.62                        #9  6.449 211.96
Identical lights, but White lit the red light first. Adams will race Steinkey in the quarterfinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7102 Art Hoover                           6593 Dan Provost                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.225  6.796 200.02                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.79 (+/-): 93.209
 Prior rounds:
E2                   -0.003  6.785 -0.005      (G Nash      ) 0.063  7.751  0.661
E1    (S Moeller   ) 0.058  6.828  0.028      (S Molinari  ) 0.032  7.141  0.011
 Qualified:            #28  6.785 200.32                       #52  7.076 190.40
Apparently the puff of smoke from Provost's engine last round was terminal, he did not answer the call for this round. Hoover races Lindsey in the quarterfinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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