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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 14:35 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 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
 G233 Frank Gostilla                        605 Mike Ferderer                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.414 183.37                     0.026  7.409 185.89
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.029
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Radeff    ) 0.082  7.398  0.018      (R Cracraft  ) 0.022  7.358  0.008
E1    (M Green     ) 0.027  7.412  0.002      (C Williams  ) -0.398  7.401  0.031
 Qualified:            #20  7.403 184.14                       #16  7.369 186.77
Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 28.79 inches, adjusted altitude 2,628 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Just 0.006 difference at the green and Frank Gostilla runs closer to his dial for the win.MOV: 0.0217 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7282 Doug Watts                            730 Bryan LaFlam                 
E3                   0.036  7.045 197.02     ****WINNER****  0.019  7.351 177.09
          TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-): -0.025              TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): -0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P McHenry   ) 0.031  7.144  0.114      (B Kidd      ) -0.008  7.300  0.020
E1    (Z Clarke    ) 0.023  7.075  0.005      (R Modersohn ) 0.008  7.322  0.022
 Qualified:             #9  7.077 197.02                       #13  7.299 187.96
Bryan LaFlam's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0068 seconds (approximately 24 inches) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7157 Dave Deadman                          550 Ed Olpin                     
E3                   0.012  8.041 176.40     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.434 163.35
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.451              TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.094
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Molinari  ) 0.024  7.574  0.004      (D Bracey    ) 0.046  7.337  0.037
E1    (L Snyder    ) 0.010  7.610  0.020      (D Crumlich  ) 0.002  7.359  0.009
 Qualified:            #26  7.576 181.89                       #14  7.329 188.73
Deadman is away first, but slows down track. Olpin gets the easy win.

He faces Gostilla next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          7851 Robert Naber                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.374 185.28                     0.060  7.611 177.98
          TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 7.60 (+/-):  0.011
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Perez     ) 0.030  7.329  0.009      (G Miserva   ) 0.022  7.636  0.066
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.025  7.357  0.007      (R Martin    ) 0.037  7.704  0.114
 Qualified:            #15  7.337 185.64                       #27  7.593 178.64
Paul Mitsos' MOV: 0.0128 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

LaFlam faces him in round four.

12:30 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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