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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 11:37 AM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 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                          605 Mike Ferderer                
E2                  -0.111  7.527 181.40     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.358 186.92
          TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Wagner    ) 0.016  7.707  0.167      (C Williams  ) -0.398  7.401  0.031
 Qualified:            #24  7.546 181.89                       #16  7.369 186.77
9:23 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 64 degrees, relative humidity 30 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 1,984 feet, track temperature 64 degrees.

Mike Ferderer's MOV: opponent's red light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7282 Doug Watts                           7746 Patrick McHenry              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.144 195.05                     0.011  7.375 184.57
          TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.114              TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Z Clarke    ) 0.023  7.075  0.005      (D Giroux    ) 0.029  7.410  0.010
 Qualified:             #9  7.077 197.02                       #17  7.378 184.57
Doug Watts' MOV: Opponent broke out by just -0.005.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         7469 Bill Kidd                    
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.008  7.300 187.29                    -0.027  7.621 162.90
          TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.151
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Modersohn ) 0.008  7.322  0.022      (J Gillette  ) 0.032  9.326  1.826
 Qualified:            #13  7.299 187.96                       #21  7.487 185.82
Bryan LaFlam's MOV: opponent's -0.008 red light.

He faces Watts later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          721P Raul Perez                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.030  7.329 183.39                     0.045  7.644 178.78
          TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.009              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.794
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.025  7.357  0.007      (R Okerman   ) 0.001  6.932  0.052
 Qualified:            #15  7.337 185.64                       #23  7.538 201.01
Paul Mitsos gets the starting line advantage and then runs 0.009 to his dial for the easy win, as Perez has to lift.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 777C Doug Bracey                           550 Ed Olpin                     
E2                  -0.006  7.500 179.80     ****WINNER****  0.046  7.337 188.17
          TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Williams  ) 0.012  7.540  0.020      (D Crumlich  ) 0.002  7.359  0.009
 Qualified:            #22  7.499 179.06                       #14  7.329 188.73
Ed Olpin's MOV: opponent's -0.006 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                       7157 Dave Deadman                 
E2                   0.007  7.364 184.77     ****WINNER****  0.024  7.574 179.97
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): -0.006              TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Rumis     ) 0.039  7.398  0.008      (L Snyder    ) 0.010  7.610  0.020
 Qualified:            #18  7.384 186.02                       #26  7.576 181.89
Dave Deadman runs 0.004 to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.006, after a 0.007 light..

Olpin will be in the other lane next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7851 Robert Naber                         6432 Gary Miserva                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.022  7.636 165.86                     0.016  7.790 135.14
          TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.066              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.860
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Martin    ) 0.037  7.704  0.114      (J Dickey    ) 0.033  7.200  0.240
 Qualified:            #27  7.593 178.64                        #3  6.950 194.83
Miserva gets a small starting line advantage and then slows. Naber gets the win.

Mitsos will be his opponent next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G233 Frank Gostilla                        737 Tom Radeff                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.082  7.398 173.56                     0.042  7.297 189.04
          TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.127
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Green     ) 0.027  7.412  0.002      (M Silvia    ) 0.139  8.691  1.471
 Qualified:            #20  7.403 184.14                       #12  7.193 189.58
Gostilla gets the win.

9:33 a.m. He races Ferderer later.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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