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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 15:41 PM

Top Sportsman Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 4 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
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         7534 Paul Mitsos                  
E4                   0.021 21.327  55.94     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.403 173.07
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-): 13.997              TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E3    (D Watts     ) 0.019  7.351 -0.019      (R Naber     ) 0.035  7.374  0.024
E2    (B Kidd      ) -0.008  7.300  0.020      (R Perez     ) 0.030  7.329  0.009
E1    (R Modersohn ) 0.008  7.322  0.022      (K Harper    ) 0.025  7.357  0.007
 Qualified:            #13  7.299 187.96                       #15  7.337 185.64
1:35 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 28.75 inches, adjusted altitude 2,777 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Winners go to the final round.

It's all over right off the line, as LaFlam's Corvette has problems off the line. Mitsos gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G233 Frank Gostilla                        550 Ed Olpin                     
E4                  -0.006  7.413 183.59     ****WINNER****  0.041  7.367 187.60
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E3    (M Ferderer  ) 0.020  7.414  0.014      (D Deadman   ) 0.020  7.434  0.094
E2    (T Radeff    ) 0.082  7.398  0.018      (D Bracey    ) 0.046  7.337  0.037
E1    (M Green     ) 0.027  7.412  0.002      (D Crumlich  ) 0.002  7.359  0.009
 Qualified:            #20  7.403 184.14                       #14  7.329 188.73
Olpin goes to the final round on Gostilla's -0.006 red light.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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