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Sat, 31 Mar 2012, 17:14 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 1 eliminations in Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman at the American Drag Racing League, ADRL Carsafe Dragpalooza VIII:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  333 Marco Abruzzi                         451 Bob Gulitti                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  4.554 139.07                    -0.033  4.882 145.61
          TS  Dial: 4.43 (+/-):  0.124              TS  Dial: 4.41 (+/-):  0.472
 Qualified:             #9  4.415 161.46                        #8  4.408 159.95
3:51 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 82 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 29.80 inches, adjusted altitude 2,593 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Gulitti made one good run in three tries during qualifying, Abruzzi made good runs on all three.

Gulitti went red and Abruzzi shut it off when he saw the win light.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  140 William Brown                        2002 Bruce Thrift                 
E1                  -0.005  4.426 160.56     ****WINNER****  0.084  4.452 161.17
          TS  Dial: 4.38 (+/-):  0.046              TS  Dial: 4.42 (+/-):  0.032
 Qualified:             #7  4.393 161.54                       #10  4.424 161.23
Brown improved on each qualifying run, Thrift had mixed results.

Brown went red, Thrift gets a freebie.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  412 Randell Reid                         3190 Glenn Butcher                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  4.479 152.88                     0.087  4.297 167.09
          TS  Dial: 4.46 (+/-):  0.019              TS  Dial: 4.30 (+/-): -0.003
 Qualified:            #11  4.429 159.04                        #6  4.284 166.87
Butcher was late, Reid was not, and he wins easily. Randell Reid's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0520 seconds (approximately 13 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 357X Ricky Adkins                          120 Lizzy Musi                   
E1                   0.026  4.449 165.48     ****WINNER****  0.010  4.321 168.20
          TS  Dial: 4.46 (+/-): -0.011              TS  Dial: 4.32 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #12  4.434 163.43                        #5  4.277 170.23
Adkins was on time, but Musi was better than that and slammed the door on the top end with a 0.011 package. Lizzy Musi's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0040 seconds (approximately 12 inches), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5472 Jim Sackuvich                        477F Earl Folse                   
E1                   0.055  4.595 142.78     ****WINNER****  0.049  4.301 154.99
          TS  Dial: 4.44 (+/-):  0.155              TS  Dial: 4.26 (+/-):  0.041
 Qualified:            #13  4.458 162.92                        #4  4.270 173.96
Sackuvich's car was very loose and he could not run the number. Earl Folse's MOV: 0.1201 seconds (approximately 25 feet). He races Musi in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 369U Chris Nyerges                        4298 Jerry Holt                   
E1                   0.055  4.487 161.34     ****WINNER****  0.064  4.193 172.56
          TS  Dial: 4.45 (+/-):  0.037              TS  Dial: 4.17 (+/-):  0.023
 Qualified:            #14  4.468 161.59                        #3  4.152 175.25
Good race, Nyerges with the light and Holt closer to his dial-in. Jerry Holt's MOV: 0.0052 seconds (approximately 15 inches). He races Reid next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4338 Mark Buehring                         204 Ronnie Davis                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  5.143 108.65                    -0.019  4.286 169.38
          TS  Dial: 4.52 (+/-):  0.623              TS  Dial: 4.26 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:            #15  4.519 156.83                        #2  4.139 177.67
"The King" goes red and Buehring advances to meet Thrift in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 124X Chuck Mohn                           4960 Richard Cowgen               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  4.139 174.73                     0.021  4.551 154.60
          TS  Dial: 4.10 (+/-):  0.039              TS  Dial: 4.52 (+/-):  0.031
 Qualified:             #1  3.847 175.21                       #16  4.522 155.17
Last pair. Cowgen had a good light, Mohn had a great light and won by a whisker. Chuck Mohn's MOV: 0.0008 seconds (approximately 2 inches). He races Abruzzi in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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