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Sun, 03 Nov 2013, 18:26 PM

Top Dragster Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 5 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                          7102 Art Hoover                   
E5   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.743 200.89                     0.030  6.833 191.05
         T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.013             T/D  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E4    (S Thompson  ) 0.019  6.775  0.025      (C Lindsey   ) 0.027  6.842  0.042
E3    (B Ross      ) 0.016  6.736  0.036      (D Provost   ) 0.225  6.796  0.006
E2    (M Kile      ) 0.005  6.725  0.015                     -0.003  6.785 -0.005
E1    (R Wilson    ) 0.000  6.762  0.002      (S Moeller   ) 0.058  6.828  0.028
 Qualified:            #18  6.689 202.12                       #28  6.785 200.32
3:17 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.64 inches, adjusted altitude 4,166 feet, track temperature 102 degrees.

Mera Silvia gets the better RT and runs down Hoover for the win. MOV: 0.0342 seconds (approximately 10 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7183 Jesse Adams                          7117 Jake Morris                  
E5   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.289 102.49                     0.018  7.172 180.84
         T/D  Dial: 6.11 (+/-):  1.179             T/D  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E4    (A Steinkey  ) 0.055  6.109  0.009      (T Jardino   ) 0.023  7.200  0.020
E3    (J White     ) -0.003  6.103  0.033      (J Davis     ) 0.024  7.216  0.066
E2    (S Will      ) 0.021  6.044 -0.046      (R Suyenaga  ) 0.037  7.147  0.017
E1    (S Ruckman   ) 0.047  6.162  0.062      (J Lewis     ) 0.010  7.163  0.013
 Qualified:             #1  6.054 226.62                       #59  7.122 188.31
Morris is now the 2013 Top Dragster Champion!

They are just 0.002 difference in RT and Morris looked to be the easy winner, as Adams blower goes bang and the car stops on the track right after the finish line. Morris stays on the pedal just a little too long and breaks out by -0.008.

Hopefully Adams can come back from for the final round.

3:23 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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