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Fri, 02 Nov 2012, 15:32 PM

Shootout for Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in K&N Filters Top Qualifier Shootout for Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Shortline Express Gambler Shootout at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                          780 David Cook                   
E1                   0.018  7.149 193.96     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.114 193.54
          TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.019              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:             #6 3                                    #3 6            
12:22 p.m. This is a bonus race for the top in-division qualifiers over the past year and this round also counts as qualifying for the divisional event.

Good race to open the round. David Cook's MOV: 0.0036 seconds (approximately 12 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                          757 Jeff Gillette                
E1                   0.047  7.061 194.58     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.084 190.86
          TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.024
 Qualified:             #1 8                                    #8 1            
Gillette was better at both ends of the track to win by half a car length.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                           72 Richard Okerman              
E1                   0.002  7.210 192.25     ****WINNER****  0.004  7.428 184.09
          TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:             #4 5                                    #5 4            
Both driver had great lights, but took a little bigger bite at the stripe, giving Okerman the win in a very close race. Okerman will face Gillette in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7418 Brad Wagner                          721P Raul Perez                   
E1                  -0.002  7.201 196.24     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.022 197.71
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-): -0.018
 Qualified:             #7 2                                    #2 7            
Wagner went red and Perez will race Cook in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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