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Sun, 09 Nov 2014, 14:29 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        5464 J.J. Heber                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.040  7.130 186.59                     0.034  6.860 199.85
          TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.040              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.060
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Quigley   ) 0.053  7.074 -0.016      (R Olynk     ) 0.047  6.846  0.046
 Qualified:            #27  7.084 196.13                       #11  6.802 201.49
10:58 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 27.87 inches, adjusted altitude 3,570 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Heber gets the advantage off the line but can't run the number.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Richard Okerman                       518 Monte Green                  
E2                  -0.033  7.211 191.13     ****WINNER****  0.000  6.948 196.87
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Gulitti   ) 0.013  7.178 -0.002      (G Lockman   ) 0.020  6.915  0.005
 Qualified:            #33  7.165 192.58                       #17  6.907 197.62
Green gets a perfect light and holds off Okerman for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 D712 Phil Dion                            7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.083 192.44                     0.036  6.655 207.56
          TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.035
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Lamay     ) 0.009  7.231  0.221      (P Mitsos    ) 0.031  6.636  0.016
 Qualified:            #22  7.020 197.42                        #6  6.668 206.80
Dion gets the advantage off the line and holds off Roubicek for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   61 Shawn Herbst                         690E Todd Fleck                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.802 168.22                     0.002  6.755 206.39
          TS  Dial: 7.78 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.045
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Williams  ) 0.031  7.797  0.027      (M Silvia    ) 0.013  6.718  0.018
 Qualified:            #58  7.761 178.00                       #10  6.712 206.57
Shawn Herbst's MOV: 0.0051 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4760 Chris Gulitti                          72 Chris Newman                 
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.021  7.051 197.16
          TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-): 93.289              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Castagno  ) 0.000  6.684 -0.006      (M Lucas     ) 0.001  7.003 -0.027
 Qualified:             #9  6.710 205.41                       #25  7.044 197.08
Gulitti has problems and can't make a pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6909 Kirk Lanz                              62 Daryl Hemley                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  7.407 178.24                     0.001  7.268 199.37
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.278
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bettenson ) 0.018  7.389  0.009      (K Ratzloff  ) 0.008  6.996  0.016
 Qualified:            #39  7.369 186.95                       #23  7.022 198.26
Hemley gets the advantage off the line but gets out of shape and has to pedal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                              42 Allen Firestone              
E2                  -0.013  7.570 180.91     ****WINNER**** -0.027  6.871 201.28
          TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.251
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.033  7.559  0.019      (K Harper    ) 0.073 11.245  4.655
 Qualified:            #50  7.546 181.81                        #2  6.584 213.91


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7262 Wayne Newman                         721P Raul Perez                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.361 184.93                     0.031  7.088 198.64
          TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.068
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N Brungardt ) 0.055  7.304 -0.026      (K Phillips  ) 0.033  7.055  0.045
 Qualified:            #37  7.321 188.20                       #21  6.997 198.15
Newman gets the advantage off the line and hangs on for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         7471 Kim Will                     
E2                   0.131 16.501  62.39     ****WINNER****  0.000  7.548 180.94
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  9.391              TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.048
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Crumlich  ) 0.018  7.106  0.006      (M Chitty    ) 0.008  7.489  0.019
 Qualified:            #29  7.103 195.00                       #45  7.476 184.70
Forkner had problems off the line and pulled over towards the wall.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  634 Dan Lafferty                         6636 Spencer Martin               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.141 191.08                     0.018  6.950 197.13
          TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.040
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Tiegen    ) 0.021  7.196  0.066      (L Goranson  ) 0.022  7.164  0.264
 Qualified:            #31  7.119 191.73                       #15  6.888 197.42


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6998 Rod Andreas                          783T Richard Shelly               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.604 182.65                     0.017  7.367 186.10
          TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.034              TS  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.057
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Hymas     ) 0.057  7.599  0.039      (D Wilk      ) 0.032  7.294  0.014
 Qualified:            #52  7.566 182.18                       #36  7.287 187.18
Andreas gets the win and keeps his division six championship hopes alive.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5007 Bob Cornine                          6718 Shane Molinari               
E2                   0.003  7.267 179.54     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.612 181.69
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.067              TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J White     ) 0.025  7.388  0.188      (J Lewis     ) 0.012  7.591  0.001
 Qualified:            #35  7.253 191.89                       #51  7.549 182.60


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6796 Robert Strohm                         516 Doug Woody                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.840 170.06                     0.041  7.537 185.72
          TS  Dial: 7.81 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.037
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Wagner    ) 0.025  7.793 -0.017      (J Linares   ) 0.004  8.733  1.253
 Qualified:            #60  7.792 180.04                       #44  7.470 185.10


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7282 Doug Watts                           7399 Steve Faller                 
E2                   0.034  7.440 157.26     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.988 201.55
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.340              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.078
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Buckley   ) 0.035  7.448  0.368      (G Foster    ) 0.212  7.114  0.204
 Qualified:            #32  7.139 193.52                       #16  6.896 204.26
Faller gets a great light and goes around Watts for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5345 Doug Styers                          7241 Bart Smith                   
E2                  -0.007  7.961 168.98     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.561 180.33
          TS  Dial: 7.92 (+/-):  0.041              TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Blaylock  ) 0.007  7.917 -0.003      (D O'Connor  ) 0.004  7.752  0.262
 Qualified:            #62  7.920 172.92                       #46  7.494 182.35
Styers leaves a little too quickly and gives the win to Smith.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                              505 Larry Demers                 
E2                   0.033  7.505 181.72     ****WINNER****  0.006  7.111 190.16
          TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Lair      ) 0.050  7.469  0.039      (D Bracey    ) 0.033  7.044 -0.006
 Qualified:            #40  7.435 184.83                       #24  7.043 193.90
Olpin is a little late off the line and Demers takes the win. With this loss and the round win by Gillette, Gillette becomes the division seven Top Sportsman championship.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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