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Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 11:34 AM

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com Round 1 Eliminations
By Bob Orme





BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 36th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  516 Doug Woody                           4627 Brian Heath                  
E1                   0.015  7.543 175.07     ****WINNER****  0.016  7.168 191.13
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-): -0.047              TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #14  7.576 181.98                        #6  7.080 191.62
10:17 a.m. Brian Heath's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                  51 Paul Pittman                 
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.000  6.547 213.37
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.017
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.515 214.55
A perfect light! Pittman will face Heath in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 568X Darren Butler                        5189 Rob Meservier                
E1                  -0.002  7.421 184.80     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.039 192.77
          TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-): -0.009              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.139
 Qualified:            #12  7.437 185.13                        #4  6.882 197.94
Rob Meservier's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5731 Tom Schmidt                          V501 Jeremiah Vandeventer         
E1                   0.019  6.601 205.85     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.260 188.73
          TS  Dial: 6.61 (+/-): -0.009              TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:             #2  6.652 212.19                       #10  7.261 188.81
Jeremiah Vandeventer's MOV: Opponent broke out. He'll have a bye run in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5750 Scott Javers                         5538 Bryan Lair                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.178  7.160 193.46
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-): 92.789              TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-): -0.050
 Qualified:            #17  9.608 126.57                        #9  7.239 192.91
Javers was a no show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5418 Scotty Schleicher                    5764 Brian Antony                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.049  7.672 171.82                     0.012  7.121 194.13
          TS  Dial: 7.65 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.071
 Qualified:            #15  7.647 179.35                        #7  7.101 192.63
Scotty Schleicher's MOV: 0.0129 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   41 Joseph Mohana                        L566 Gary Loeffelholz             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.810 203.58                    -0.020  7.402 183.05
          TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.060              TS  Dial: 7.41 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:             #3  6.740 205.35                       #11  7.408 181.72
Joseph Mohana's MOV: opponent's red light. He'll face Schleicher in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5812 Vern Laurin                             4 Larry Demers                 
E1                   0.009  7.972 172.61     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.188 181.35
          TS  Dial: 7.94 (+/-):  0.032              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #16  7.934 173.12                        #8  7.171 191.16
Larry Demers' MOV: 0.0207 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He'll face Meservier in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5479 Dusty Meyer                          5554 Michael Freischel            
E1                   0.069  6.962 197.94     ****WINNER****  0.007  7.603 180.72
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-): -0.008              TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:             #5  6.968 197.39                       #13  7.561 181.59
Michael Freischel's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0310 seconds (approximately 9 feet), opponent broke out. He'll face Lair in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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