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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 15:48 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 5116 Dave Slatten                          451 Bob Gulitti                  
E3                   0.042  7.111 194.69     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.620 206.04
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Olpin     ) 0.006  7.120  0.050      (D Bethenson ) 0.013  6.612  0.012
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.019  7.113  0.033      (M Green     ) 0.004  6.604  0.004
 Qualified:            #27  7.050 194.80                        #3  6.532 211.69
12:33 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.

Gulitti had the edge at the tree and lifted as he went by Slatten on the top end. Bob Gulitti's MOV: 0.0167 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7746 Patrick McHenry                      7282 Doug Watts                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.600 178.26                     0.063  7.050 195.45
          TS  Dial: 7.55 (+/-):  0.050              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Whiteley  ) 0.039  7.584  0.064      (T Turner    ) 0.015  7.021  0.001
E1    (R Perez     ) 0.013  7.544  0.004      (D Provost   ) 0.017  7.068  0.038
 Qualified:            #48  7.519 182.28                       #25  7.036 195.68
Patrick McHenry's MOV: 0.0133 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         6699 Garry Weslosky               
E3                   0.045  7.189 191.54     ****WINNER****  0.044  7.351 180.67
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Geise     ) 0.004  7.203  0.053      (C Newman    ) 0.009  7.338  0.018
E1    (K Phillips  ) 0.039  7.479  0.329      (R Wilson    ) -0.010  7.344  0.004
 Qualified:            #31  7.137 193.93                       #38  7.304 184.47
Close race all the way, Forkner taking the stripe by 0.0015 seconds and breaking out by a thousandth. Weslosky faces Gulitti in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Lynsi Snyder                         6655 Randy Modersohn              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.222 188.81                     0.044  8.022 168.05
          TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.042              TS  Dial: 7.97 (+/-):  0.052
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Sasich    ) 0.021  7.184  0.024      (M Silvia    ) 0.065  7.991  0.061
E1    (K Raftery   ) 0.020  7.198  0.018      (D Hemley    ) 0.021  7.944  0.014
 Qualified:            #33  7.172 189.82                       #57  7.915 170.30
Lynsi Snyder's MOV: 0.0426 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 757T Ted Carli                            5468 John Baker                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.002  6.814 198.23                     0.038  6.997 200.17
          TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.034              TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Hymas     ) 0.022  6.805  0.045      (G Ross      ) 0.008  6.973  0.053
E1    (D Zewe      ) 0.021  6.785  0.005      (R Cracraft  ) 0.026  6.949  0.009
 Qualified:            #13  6.769 205.72                       #21  6.927 201.16
Nice light and a 12-foot win for Carli. He races McHenry in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                         6718 Shane Molinari               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.054 189.68                     0.056  7.531 181.47
          TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Heber     ) 0.016  7.039 -0.001      (B Wagner    ) 0.044  7.494  0.024
E1    (D Deadman   ) 0.106  7.058 -0.002      (C Rumis     ) 0.034  7.521  0.001
 Qualified:            #24  7.030 195.45                       #47  7.501 181.94
A little debris blew across the finish line area, so they shut these two off and sent someone down to get rid of it, then the cars refired and staged.

Gary Miserva's MOV: 0.0644 seconds (approximately 17 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                            6618 Dale Giroux                  
E3                  -0.001  7.626 172.70     ****WINNER****  0.008  6.782 204.20
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.036              TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Roubicek  ) 0.062  7.636  0.006      (D Crumlich  ) 0.017  6.773  0.023
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.033  7.638  0.028      (R Okerman   ) 0.144  6.763  0.013
 Qualified:            #51  7.593 180.69                       #12  6.754 203.19
Uechi went red by a thousandth. Ouch! Dale Giroux's package: 0.010. He races Miserva in round four.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 David Cook                           6636 Ray Martin                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.041  7.146 188.54                     0.055  7.353 182.55
          TS  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.006              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Mitsos    ) 0.023  7.132  0.062      (D Bracey    ) 0.034  7.338  0.018
E1    (J Naffziger ) 0.020  7.163  0.093      (D Wilk      ) 0.036  7.330  0.010
 Qualified:            #30  7.060 193.40                       #37  7.299 188.15
Close race...David Cook's MOV: 0.0113 seconds (approximately 3 feet). He races Snyder in the quarterfinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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