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Sat, 22 Feb 2014, 15:25 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 30th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7875 Roy Cracraft                           74 Brad Wagner                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.707 172.01                     0.041  8.951 116.35
          TS  Dial: 7.54 (+/-):  0.167              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  1.881
 Qualified:            #24  7.546 181.89                        #8  7.048 199.02
12:55 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 20 percent, barometer 28.68 inches, adjusted altitude 2,655 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Wagner's Cutlass gets loose and he has to lift.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G233 Frank Gostilla                        518 Monte Green                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.412 181.11                     0.029  7.036 194.88
          TS  Dial: 7.41 (+/-):  0.002              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.056
 Qualified:            #20  7.403 184.14                        #4  6.973 194.86
Gostilla runs 0.002 to his dial for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         6655 Randy Modersohn              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.322 181.57                     0.044  7.852 173.45
          TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 7.84 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:            #13  7.299 187.96                       #29  7.828 173.70
Bryan LaFlam cuts a nice 0.008 RT. MOV: 0.0267 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   71 Mera Silvia                           737 Tom Radeff                   
E1                   0.042  7.681 171.66     ****WINNER****  0.139  8.691 139.43
          TS  Dial: 7.71 (+/-): -0.029              TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  1.471
 Qualified:            #28  7.691 184.07                       #12  7.193 189.58
Radeff gets lucky as Silvia breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7282 Doug Watts                           6644 Zak Clarke                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.075 196.56                     0.019  7.597 179.95
          TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.027
 Qualified:             #9  7.077 197.02                       #25  7.571 181.03
Doug Watts' MOV: 0.0189 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  429 Jimmie Dickey                        6432 Gary Miserva                 
E1                   0.040 12.786  66.14     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.200 148.04
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  5.586              TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.240
 Qualified:            #33  9.952 177.53                        #3  6.950 194.83
Dickey is an alternate for Humas and slows right off the line. Easy win for Miserva.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        7469 Bill Kidd                    
E1                  -0.001  7.873 116.37     ****WINNER****  0.032  9.326  88.85
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.863              TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  1.826
 Qualified:             #5  6.976 199.29                       #21  7.487 185.82
Bill Kidd's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light. Both cars dump.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721W Clyde Williams                        605 Mike Ferderer                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.398  7.401 185.95
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): 92.629              TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.031
 Qualified:            #32  8.209 162.06                       #16  7.369 186.77
Williams has issue in the burnout box and is shut off. Fererder gets a free pass to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7746 Patrick McHenry                      6618 Dale Giroux                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.410 183.94                     0.147  6.654 208.78
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 6.66 (+/-): -0.006
 Qualified:            #17  7.378 184.57                        #1  6.657 205.60
The number one qualifier is out of here. He leave late and then breaks out by -0.006. McHenery goes on to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 788D Doug Crumlich                         550 Ed Olpin                     
E1                   0.020  7.856 170.92     ****WINNER****  0.002  7.359 183.59
          TS  Dial: 7.85 (+/-):  0.006              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #30  7.834 172.65                       #14  7.329 188.73
Ed Olpin scores an eleven package for the win. MOV: 0.0154 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721P Raul Perez                             75 Richard Okerman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.001  6.932 192.60                     0.025  7.108 184.95
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.052              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.048
 Qualified:            #23  7.538 201.01                        #7  7.047 195.25
Perez nails the light with an almost perfe3ct 0.001 light and passes Okerman for the six foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 777C Doug Bracey                          6646 Mike Williams                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.540 179.64                     0.025  7.061 196.64
          TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.041
 Qualified:            #22  7.499 179.06                        #6  7.009 197.88
Doug Bracey's MOV: 0.0349 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7449 Chip Rumis                           6718 Shane Molinari               
E1                   0.038 12.697  66.68     ****WINNER****  0.039  7.398 183.54
          TS  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  5.977              TS  Dial: 7.39 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:             #2  6.664 207.94                       #18  7.384 186.02
Just 0.001 difference at the green, but Rumis' engine goes sour before the 330 lights. Molinari flirts with a breakout, as he runs 0.008 to his dial for the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7728 Kelly Harper                         7534 Paul Mitsos                  
E1                   0.038  7.925 174.05     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.357 185.54
          TS  Dial: 7.86 (+/-):  0.065              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #31  7.856 175.30                       #15  7.337 185.64
It's Mitsos from wire to wire, running 0.007 to his dial.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7157 Dave Deadman                          789 Lynsi Snyder                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.610 174.62                     0.005  7.120 191.57
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #26  7.576 181.89                       #10  7.078 191.43
Snyder gets a small starting line advantage, but Dave Deadman runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0054 seconds (approximately 18 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6636 Ray Martin                           7851 Robert Naber                 
E1                   0.033  8.792 103.88     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.704 155.65
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  1.592              TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.114
 Qualified:            #11  7.179 199.32                       #27  7.593 178.64
Martin has to pump the pedal off the line and it's all over for him. Naber gets the easy win.

1:19 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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