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Sun, 05 Nov 2017, 13:47 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 7256 Mera Silvia-Mirizio                   518 Monte Green                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.513 173.05                     0.051  9.125 103.10
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  2.355
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Gulitti   ) 0.053  7.473  0.003      (C Blaisdell ) 0.049  6.804  0.044
E1    (R Martin    ) 0.021  7.492 -0.018      (M Ferderer  ) 0.021  6.779  0.009
 Qualified:            #50  7.475 185.03                       #13  6.767 205.07
10:34 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 68 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 27.81 inches, adjusted altitude 3,471 feet, track temperature 74 degrees.

Silvia-Mirizio gets the advantage off the line and starts to pull away. Green has problems and is off the throttle early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       7133 Richard Okerman              
E3                   0.030  7.378 183.72     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.184 186.00
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-):  0.048              TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Rutherford) 0.025  7.362  0.012      (G Foster    ) 0.017  7.176  0.026
E1    (C Newman    ) 0.024  7.387  0.017      (G Wright    ) 0.026  7.215  0.035
 Qualified:            #45  7.350 187.42                       #37  7.154 192.88
Okerman gets the advantage off the line and goes around Castagno for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   67 Daryl Hemley                            9 J.J. Heber                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.077 192.88                     0.015  6.742 203.31
          TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.052
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Board     ) 0.010  7.086  0.056      (B Smith     ) 0.015  6.703  0.023
E1    (L Goranson  ) 0.008  7.076  0.036      (D Bracey    ) 0.016  6.769  0.069
 Qualified:            #17  6.840 204.51                        #9  6.720 204.14
Heber gets the holeshot but can't run down Hemley.

Hemley will take on Silvia Mirizio in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7315 Stephanie Skaggs                     5116 Dave Slatten                 
E3                  -0.014  7.455 183.82     ****WINNER****  0.036  6.787 203.37
          TS  Dial: 7.44 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E2    (E Olpin     ) 0.004  7.450  0.020      (L Demers    ) 0.027  6.742  0.002
E1    (J Neibauer  ) 0.003  7.464  0.004      (R Balough   ) 0.013  6.759  0.019
 Qualified:            #46  7.438 185.18                       #23  6.935 179.40
Skaggs misses the tree and goes red giving the win to Slatten.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         7728 Kelly Harper                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.110 194.24                     0.011  7.057 193.16
          TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.017
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Gillette  ) 0.041  7.100  0.020      (P Mitsos    ) 0.012  7.055  0.025
E1    (G Lair      ) 0.034  7.124  0.014      (S Allen     ) 0.040  7.095  0.035
 Qualified:            #34  7.090 196.27                       #27  7.037 194.24
Ken Ratzloff's MOV: 0.0066 seconds (approximately 22 inches).

Ratzloff will take on Slatten in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7147 Glen Copley                          7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E3                   0.021  7.752 172.65     ****WINNER****  0.028  6.664 206.67
          TS  Dial: 7.73 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Turner    ) 0.001  7.741  0.021      (D Meziere   ) 0.007  6.686  0.016
E1    (G Forkner   ) 0.021  7.745  0.025      (C McCallum  ) 0.003  6.704  0.014
 Qualified:            #59  7.679 172.92                        #6  6.665 206.89
Joe Roubicek's MOV: 0.0017 seconds (approximately 5 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7151 Jeff Connelly                         749 Justin Linares               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.781 214.52                     0.008  6.826 186.51
          TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.066
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Snell     ) 0.057  6.735 -0.165      (M Lucas     ) 0.060  7.827  1.047
E1    (K Phillips  ) 0.014  8.104  1.204      (B Cornine   ) 0.006  6.794  0.044
 Qualified:            #18  6.873 212.43                       #11  6.758 205.10
Linares gets the holeshot but can't run the number. Connelly takes the stripe for the win and moves on to the next round to take on Okerman.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  405 Keith Raftery                        7273 Gary Ross                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.537 209.46                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 6.49 (+/-):  0.047              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-): 93.379
 Prior rounds:
E2                   0.033 10.445  3.955      (B Warr      ) 0.294  6.662  0.042
E1    (M Williams  ) 0.018  6.490 -0.010      (R Smith     ) 0.075  6.647 -0.003
 Qualified:             #2  6.507 210.21                       #10  6.753 207.08
Ross rolls the beams and does not get a time. Raftery gets the win and will take on Roubicek in the next round.

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