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Sat, 04 Nov 2017, 22:21 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
 710F Craig Blaisdell                       518 Monte Green                  
E2                   0.104  7.089 194.91     ****WINNER****  0.049  6.804 190.11
          TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.044
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Styers    ) -0.005  7.106  0.026      (M Ferderer  ) 0.021  6.779  0.009
 Qualified:            #28  7.060 196.47                       #13  6.767 205.07
6:53 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 27.66 inches, adjusted altitude 3,994 feet.

Green gets a big holeshot and goes around Blaisdell for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  451 Bob Gulitti                          7256 Mera Silvia-Mirizio          
E2                   0.044  6.653 212.09     ****WINNER****  0.053  7.473 185.08
          TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bettenson ) 0.015  6.756  0.116      (R Martin    ) 0.021  7.492 -0.018
 Qualified:             #5  6.649 207.98                       #50  7.475 185.03
Mera Silvia-Mirizio's MOV: 0.0015 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6455 Mike Lucas                            749 Justin Linares               
E2                  -0.014  7.549 181.01     ****WINNER****  0.060  7.827 136.61
          TS  Dial: 7.53 (+/-):  0.019              TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  1.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Miller    ) 0.010  7.558  0.008      (B Cornine   ) 0.006  6.794  0.044
 Qualified:            #56  7.532 181.37                       #11  6.758 205.10
Lucas leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Linares.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                 405 Keith Raftery                
E2                                            ****WINNER****  0.033 10.445  68.24
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.49 (+/-):  3.955
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (M Williams  ) 0.018  6.490 -0.010
 Qualified:                                                       #2  6.507 210.21
Raftery runs it about 500 feet and clicks it off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   38 Tommy Turner                         7147 Glen Copley                  
E2                   0.074  6.818 207.08     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.741 168.28
          TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 7.72 (+/-):  0.021
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Tiegen    ) 0.028  6.826  0.016      (G Forkner   ) 0.021  7.745  0.025
 Qualified:            #14  6.807 207.34                       #59  7.679 172.92
Copley gets a great light and holds off Turner for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       6006 James Rutherford             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.025  7.362 183.67                     0.020  7.716 177.32
          TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 7.68 (+/-):  0.036
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Newman    ) 0.024  7.387  0.017      (D Crumlich  ) 0.000  7.716  0.016
 Qualified:            #45  7.350 187.42                       #60  7.680 178.99
Rutherford gets the advantage off the line but Castagno is able to reel him in and go around for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   73 Bryan Warr                           7273 Gary Ross                    
E2                  -0.007  7.020 194.52     ****WINNER****  0.294  6.662 209.75
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Buckley   ) 0.015  7.046 -0.034      (R Smith     ) 0.075  6.647 -0.003
 Qualified:            #25  7.003 194.63                       #10  6.753 207.08
Warr leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Ross.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Don Meziere                          7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2                   0.027  6.947 196.87     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.686 198.85
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (N on File   ) 0.019  6.972  0.022      (C McCallum  ) 0.003  6.704  0.014
 Qualified:            #21  6.910 199.46                        #6  6.665 206.89
Roubicek gets the advantage off the line takes the win with a .023 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G661 Graham Foster                        7133 Richard Okerman              
E2                   0.035  7.495 182.65     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.176 191.40
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.017  7.499  0.009      (G Wright    ) 0.026  7.215  0.035
 Qualified:            #52  7.481 183.64                       #37  7.154 192.88
Okerman gets the advantage off the line and goes around Foster for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                          757 Jeff Gillette                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.041  7.100 195.31                    -0.014  7.449 133.46
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.579
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Lair      ) 0.034  7.124  0.014      (S Gonzales  ) 0.048  7.200  0.300
 Qualified:            #34  7.090 196.27                       #19  6.878 200.74
Gillette is a little too quick off the line and turns on the red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Larry Demers                         5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2                   0.033  7.220 189.73     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.742 187.34
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Thorp     ) 0.027  7.306  0.096      (R Balough   ) 0.013  6.759  0.019
 Qualified:            #38  7.190 191.32                       #23  6.935 179.40
Slatten gets a small holeshot and runs the number to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   67 Daryl Hemley                         345B Benjamin Board               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  7.086 194.41                     0.009  6.317 192.49
          TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.056              TS  Dial: 6.07 (+/-):  0.247
 Prior rounds:
E1    (L Goranson  ) 0.008  7.076  0.036                     -0.069  6.074 -0.176
 Qualified:            #17  6.840 204.51                        #1  6.284 220.48
A coin flip off the line, Hemley is able to hold off Board and take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                              9 J.J. Heber                   
E2                   0.002  7.484 183.07     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.703 204.82
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-): -0.006              TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lafferty  ) 0.026  7.514  0.014      (D Bracey    ) 0.016  6.769  0.069
 Qualified:            #54  7.499 184.52                        #9  6.720 204.14
Smith gets the advantage off the line but takes a little too much stripe and breaks out giving the win to Heber.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          7728 Kelly Harper                 
E2                   0.044  7.210 189.04     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.055 191.40
          TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Landavazo ) 0.021  7.253  0.003      (S Allen     ) 0.040  7.095  0.035
 Qualified:            #42  7.230 189.23                       #27  7.037 194.24
Harper gets a big holeshot;Mitsos breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7315 Stephanie Skaggs                        6 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.450 183.79                    -0.002  7.090 194.88
          TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Neibauer  ) 0.003  7.464  0.004      (W Winchester) 0.028  7.104  0.014
 Qualified:            #46  7.438 185.18                       #31  7.068 195.59
Olpin goes red and gives the win to Skaggs.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6541 Paul Snell                           7151 Jeff Connelly                
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.057  6.735 212.53
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): 93.099              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): -0.165
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Blaylock  ) 0.334 11.827  5.127      (K Phillips  ) 0.014  8.104  1.204
 Qualified:             #3  6.520 218.19                       #18  6.873 212.43
Snell is a no-show giving Connelly the single.

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