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Sun, 23 Feb 2014, 16:57 PM

Top Sportsman Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of final, round 5 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
 7534 Paul Mitsos                           550 Ed Olpin                     
E5                   0.031  7.355 185.08     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.366 187.13
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): -0.015              TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-): -0.004
 Prior rounds:
E4    (B LaFlam    ) 0.015  7.403  0.033      (F Gostilla  ) 0.041  7.367  0.017
E3    (R Naber     ) 0.035  7.374  0.024      (D Deadman   ) 0.020  7.434  0.094
E2    (R Perez     ) 0.030  7.329  0.009      (D Bracey    ) 0.046  7.337  0.037
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.025  7.357  0.007      (D Crumlich  ) 0.002  7.359  0.009
 Qualified:            #15  7.337 185.64                       #14  7.329 188.73
2:52 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 28.74 inches, adjusted altitude 29 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

This will be Mitsos' first final round. Olpin has 3 prior wins: TS, SG, and SC. Also three runner-ups in the same classes.

Ed Olpin's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0118 seconds (approximately 3 feet) in a double breakout.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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