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Sat, 09 Sep 2017, 20:41 PM

MagnaFuel Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





BENSON, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in MagnaFuel Top Sportsman at the 2017 Professional Drag Racers Association Tour, PDRA Drag Wars:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 175Q Rodney Pryor                         1970 Donald Bean IV               
E2                   0.011  4.937 133.58     ****WINNER****  0.023  4.586 151.89
          TS  Dial: 4.94 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 4.56 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D BROWN     ) 0.022  4.971  0.011      (R PROCTOR   ) 0.013  4.621  0.051
 Qualified:            #14  4.461 159.55                       #21  4.564 152.07
7:24 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 75 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 1,694 feet.

Pryor gets the advantage off the line but takes a little too much stripe and breaks out giving the win to Bean.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2708 Donny Urban                           557 Glenn Teets III              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  4.277 163.26                     0.018  4.351 158.26
          TS  Dial: 4.27 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 4.32 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T LUTHER    ) 0.011  4.404  0.114      (S MOORE     ) 0.057  4.370  0.050
 Qualified:             #8  4.253 168.05                        #1  4.141 175.87
Urban gets out of the gate with the advantage and puts together a .009 package to take the win.

Urban will have a bye in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  281 Travis Harvey                        3106 Chevy Floyd                  
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.008  4.205 165.88
          TS  Dial: 4.22 (+/-): 95.779              TS  Dial: 4.23 (+/-): -0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R WHITLOCK  ) 0.010  4.275  0.035      (J SCHAEFER  ) 0.007  4.252 -0.068
 Qualified:             #3  4.191 172.01                       #10  4.281 163.12
Harvey does not make a pass.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 C159 Erica Coleman                        9458 Nick Womack                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.001  4.335 168.58                     0.025  4.985 138.29
          TS  Dial: 4.21 (+/-):  0.125              TS  Dial: 4.99 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G PITTS     ) 0.027  4.238  0.018      (D RUDD      ) 0.008  5.020  0.040
 Qualified:             #6  4.219 170.39                       #27  4.983 138.40
Coleman gets an almost perfect light;Womack breaks out trying to hold her off.

Coleman will take on Floyd in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1666 Steven Evans                         2009 Jacob Baker                  
E2                  -0.022  4.572 155.60     ****WINNER****  0.024  4.864 145.59
          TS  Dial: 4.51 (+/-):  0.062              TS  Dial: 4.84 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K KAUFFMAN  ) 0.014  4.564  0.054      (W ROGERS    ) 0.075  4.881  0.031
 Qualified:            #19  4.512 155.76                       #26  4.840 145.61
Evans leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Baker.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 9080 Jonathan Gibbs                        125 Kris Gilbert                 
E2                   0.021  4.504 156.37     ****WINNER****  0.027  4.284 162.41
          TS  Dial: 4.48 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 4.27 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J WALL      ) 0.015  4.518  0.028      (M MERRITT   ) -0.004  4.325  0.035
 Qualified:            #16  4.485 156.72                        #9  4.279 165.90
Gibbs gets a small holeshot but Gilbert runs him down and takes the stripe for the win.

Kris Gilbert's MOV: 0.0047 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

Gilbert will take on Baker in the final round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  375 Mark Malcuit                         1X47 David Weedon                 
E2                  -0.013  4.188 169.72     ****WINNER****  0.027  4.528 156.14
          TS  Dial: 4.22 (+/-): -0.032              TS  Dial: 4.49 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M TREOLO    ) 0.130  6.435  2.215      (M BUTLER    ) -0.002  4.555  0.035
 Qualified:             #4  4.195 169.68                       #11  4.310 165.33
Malcuit leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Weedon.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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