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Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 19:04 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                345B Benjamin Board               
E1                                            ****WINNER**** -0.069  6.074 233.52
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.25 (+/-): -0.176
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.284 220.48
2:55 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 27.68 inches, adjusted altitude 4,423 feet.

Board gets the bye and makes an impressive run.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5007 Bob Cornine                           749 Justin Linares               
E1                  -0.022 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.006  6.794 204.35
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-): 92.799              TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.044
 Qualified:            #41  7.226 189.87                       #11  6.758 205.10
Cornine leaves early and goes red. He slowly goes down the track and comes to a stop about 1000 feet out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Bryan Warr                            748 Ray Buckley                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.046 194.55                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-): -0.034              TS  Dial: 7.54 (+/-): 92.459
 Qualified:            #25  7.003 194.63                       #55  7.530 181.20
Buckley had problems staging and did not receive a time.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Doug Crumlich                        6006 James Rutherford             
E1                   0.028  7.103 194.97     ****WINNER****  0.000  7.716 178.71
          TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.70 (+/-):  0.016
 Qualified:            #30  7.067 195.59                       #60  7.680 178.99
Rutherford gets a perfect light and has a .016 package to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                        5116 Dave Slatten                 
E1                   0.024  7.573 173.16     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.759 194.18
          TS  Dial: 7.55 (+/-):  0.023              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.019
 Qualified:            #53  7.493 181.01                       #23  6.935 179.40
Slatten gets the advantage off the line and goes around Balough to take the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  451 Bob Gulitti                           622 Dean Bettenson               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.756 206.10                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.116              TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-): 93.359
 Qualified:             #5  6.649 207.98                       #35  7.094 192.52
Bettenson is a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.048  7.200 154.16                     0.017 No Time      
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.300              TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-): 92.519
 Qualified:            #19  6.878 200.74                       #49  7.467 185.56
Gonzales has problems and pulls off to the side about 1000 feet out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                            634 Dan Lafferty                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.514 183.17                     0.019  7.003 193.27
          TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:            #54  7.499 184.52                       #24  6.950 195.76
Lafferty gets the advantage off the line but Smith is able to get around him just before they cross the finish line.

Bart Smith's MOV: 0.0023 seconds (approximately 8 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7070 Sam Baylock                          6541 Paul Snell                   
E1                  -0.012  7.091 189.07     ****WINNER****  0.334 11.827 107.26
          TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  5.127
 Qualified:            #33  7.086 195.48                        #3  6.520 218.19
Baylock goes red and then runs his dial. Snell has problems off the line but gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Larry Demers                         4059 Jim Thorp                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.306 167.57                     0.033  9.810  94.91
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.096              TS  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  3.140
 Qualified:            #38  7.190 191.32                        #8  6.689 212.66
Demers gets the advantage off the line and starts to pull away. Thorp has problems and backs off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                         518 Monte Green                  
E1                   0.018  7.307 184.45     ****WINNER****  0.021  6.779 204.91
          TS  Dial: 7.31 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #43  7.293 187.34                       #13  6.767 205.07
Ferderer takes a little too much stripe and breaks out giving Green the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   38 Tommy Turner                         614H John Tiegen                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.826 206.48                    -0.007  7.376 184.90
          TS  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  0.016
 Qualified:            #14  6.807 207.34                       #44  7.328 185.51
Tiegen leaves a little too soon and goes red giving the win to Turner.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       7598 Chris Newman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.387 177.42                     0.002  6.893 202.09
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.063
 Qualified:            #45  7.350 187.42                       #15  6.816 202.58
Newman 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
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         4147 Greg Lair                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  7.124 195.68                     0.025  6.645 212.79
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.58 (+/-):  0.065
 Qualified:            #34  7.090 196.27                        #4  6.643 213.60
Lair gets the advantage off the line but can't run down Ratzloff.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia-Mirizio                  6636 Ray Martin                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.492 185.77                    -0.410 13.486 114.46
          TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.018              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  6.556
 Qualified:            #50  7.475 185.03                       #20  6.892 199.40
Martin leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Silvia-Mirizio.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5345 Doug Styers                          710F Craig Blaisdell              
E1                  -0.004  7.672 170.97     ****WINNER**** -0.005  7.106 195.65
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.082              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:            #58  7.594 183.99                       #28  7.060 196.47
Styers leaves a little too soon and goes red giving the win to Blaisdell.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         7147 Glen Copley                  
E1                   0.011  7.117 191.97     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.745 174.53
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.037              TS  Dial: 7.72 (+/-):  0.025
 Qualified:            #29  7.062 195.51                       #59  7.679 172.92
Glen Copley's MOV: 0.0024 seconds (approximately 8 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Glenn Wright                         7133 Richard Okerman              
E1                   0.055  6.703 205.38     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.215 188.20
          TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:             #7  6.669 205.94                       #37  7.154 192.88
Okerman gets the holeshot and holds off Wright for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 710B Ken Phillips                         7151 Jeff Connelly                
E1                  -0.500 16.491  77.38     ****WINNER****  0.014  8.104 151.75
          TS  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  9.031              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  1.204
 Qualified:            #48  7.461 184.19                       #18  6.873 212.43
Phillips spins the tires at the hit, heads for the wall and has to abort the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7158 Joe Stannard                            2 Don Meziere                  
E1                   0.016  7.520 175.84     ****WINNER****  0.019  6.972 196.82
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.022
 Qualified:            #51  7.479 184.83                       #21  6.910 199.46
Don Meziere's MOV: 0.0055 seconds (approximately 17 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  502 Chris McCallum                       7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E1                   0.001  7.145 192.99     ****WINNER****  0.003  6.704 200.89
          TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #36  7.109 193.43                        #6  6.665 206.89
A coin flip off the line, Roubicek is able to reel in McCallum and take the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5141 Scott Allen                          7728 Kelly Harper                 
E1                   0.019  7.725 179.23     ****WINNER****  0.040  7.095 180.19
          TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-):  0.145              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:            #57  7.543 176.67                       #27  7.037 194.24
Allen gets a big holeshot but he slows and Harper goes around him for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6182 Lee Goranson                           67 Daryl Hemley                 
E1                  -0.002  7.482 178.87     ****WINNER****  0.008  7.076 196.19
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.002              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.036
 Qualified:            #47  7.442 185.05                       #17  6.840 204.51
Goranson leaves a tick too soon and goes red giving the win to Hemley.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6206 Jake Neibauer                        7315 Stephanie Skaggs             
E1                   0.011  6.849 197.59     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.464 183.99
          TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:            #16  6.816 201.34                       #46  7.438 185.18
Skaggs gets a great light and holds off Neibauer for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6455 Mike Lucas                           7130 Phil Miller                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.558 178.02                     0.029  7.054 192.38
          TS  Dial: 7.55 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #56  7.532 181.37                       #26  7.031 192.00
Lucas gets the advantage off the line and puts together a .018 package to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                             9 J.J. Heber                   
E1                   0.077  7.249 182.60     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.769 181.54
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.049              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.069
 Qualified:            #39  7.190 189.12                        #9  6.720 204.14
Heber gets the advantage off the line and goes around Bracey for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  775 Joseph Landavzo                      7534 Paul Mitsos                  
E1                   0.034  6.926 204.54     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.253 183.52
          TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.136              TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #12  6.764 205.66                       #42  7.230 189.23
Mitsos gets the holeshot and holds off Landavzo for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Mike Williams                         405 Keith Raftery                
E1                   0.019  7.087 193.79     ****WINNER****  0.018  6.490 208.71
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.013              TS  Dial: 6.50 (+/-): -0.010
 Qualified:            #32  7.074 194.35                        #2  6.507 210.21
Raftery with a tick advantage on the tree and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  743 Ron Smith                            7273 Gary Ross                    
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.075  6.647 208.42
         TSP  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): 93.349              TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): -0.003
 Qualified:            #40  7.197 191.70                       #10  6.753 207.08
smith is a no show and Ross gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5049 Michael Chitty                       G661 Graham Foster                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.017  7.499 182.92
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-): 92.509              TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #22  6.932 201.49                       #52  7.481 183.64
Chitty is a no show and Foster gets the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7852 Warren Winchester                       6 Ed Olpin                     
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.028  7.104 195.14
          TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-): 92.909              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #61  7.819 159.95                       #31  7.068 195.59
Winchester is a no show and Olpin Jr. gets the easy win.

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