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Sun, 13 Apr 2014, 15:23 PM

Top Sportsman Final, Round 5 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, Fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  132 Marc Caruso                           333 Marco Abruzzi                
E5                   0.009  7.043 188.46     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.890 192.30
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.123              TS  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.030
 Prior rounds:
E4    (S Wilkins   ) 0.007  6.957  0.047      (J Brooks    )       No Time      
E3    (R Proctor   ) 0.009  6.931  0.041      (R Davis     ) 0.030  6.879  0.009
E2    (R Freeman   ) 0.017  6.920  0.030      (T Turner    ) 0.013  6.893  0.023
E1    (D Holinka   ) 0.034  7.079  0.189      (B Cornine   ) 0.027  6.881  0.021
 Qualified:            #16  6.878 196.64                       #13  6.839 202.00
3:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 46 percent, barometer 29.43 inches, adjusted altitude 2,427 feet, track temperature 114 degrees.

Caruso had the starting line advantage (a small one) but got out of the groove and did not run the number. Abruzzi scores his fourth national event win by a wide margin.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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