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Sat, 03 Nov 2012, 18:04 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line 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
 777C Doug Bracey                           634 Dan Lafferty                 
E1                   0.016  7.783 172.41     ****WINNER****  0.002  7.190 187.86
          TS  Dial: 7.82 (+/-): -0.037              TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-): -0.010
 Qualified:            #52  7.810 172.54                       #22  7.181 190.46
1:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.96 inches, adjusted altitude 3,769 feet, track temperature 101 degrees.

Lafferty is away first with a nice 0.002 RT and takes the double breakout win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7728 Kelly Harper                         6636 Ray Martin                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.094  7.957 174.37                    -0.500 14.234  80.13
          TS  Dial: 7.92 (+/-):  0.037              TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  6.874
 Qualified:            #58  7.941 173.99                       #28  7.321 182.13
Martin is way red and gives Harper the easy win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5831 Doug Reh                               42 Danny Leibham                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.072  7.706 176.07                     0.059  7.101 192.41
          TS  Dial: 7.72 (+/-): -0.014              TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-): -0.019
 Qualified:            #50  7.724 175.43                       #20  7.136 193.13
Doug Reh's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5464 J.J. Heber                             72 Richard Okerman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061  6.959 200.29                     0.021  7.404 178.52
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.059              TS  Dial: 7.42 (+/-): -0.016
 Qualified:             #5  6.898 201.46                       #35  7.428 184.09
J.J. Heber's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G233 Frank Gostilla                       4760 Chris Gulitti                
E1                   0.023  7.501 180.00     ****WINNER****  0.000  6.965 196.82
          TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.019              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:            #38  7.477 182.62                        #8  6.947 197.10
A perfect RT for Chris Gulitti to get the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

Chris Gulitti's package: 0.015.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7418 Brad Wagner                          5065 Mitch Withers                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  7.219 188.86                     0.229 14.397  58.22
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  7.567
 Qualified:            #25  7.201 196.24                       #55  7.926 126.95
Wither's GTO gets dead sideways about 100 feet out and is still able to get the car back under control with any further drama.

Easy win for Wagner.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  425 Keith Sasich                           77 Dave Zewe                    
E1                   0.029  6.946 200.11     ****WINNER****  0.018  7.475 183.44
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.036              TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.005
 Qualified:             #6  6.901 200.20                       #36  7.471 183.72
Zewe gets away first and runs 0.005 to his dial for the twelve foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         7130 Phil Miller                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.054  7.229 192.17                     0.088  7.943 159.63
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.039              TS  Dial: 7.97 (+/-): -0.027
 Qualified:            #26  7.210 192.25                       #56  7.933 164.03
Gary Forkner's MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721W Clyde Williams                       5200 Steven Whiteley              
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.023  7.380 187.55
          TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-): 92.649              TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #61  8.385 157.98                       #31  7.379 187.21
Williams is a no show and Whiteley will get a single to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7000 Mike Grady                           7639 Roger Hall                   
E1                   0.170  6.940 200.65     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.545 167.34
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.065
 Qualified:             #7  6.931 200.47                       #37  7.473 185.56
Roger Hall's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0810 seconds (approximately 24 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                           51 Monte Green                  
E1                  -0.008  8.256 132.00     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.066 194.30
          TS  Dial: 7.62 (+/-):  0.636              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #47  7.629 179.95                       #17  7.067 194.49
Esrick goes rd by just -0.008 and Green takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   52 Doug Woody                           6432 Gary Miserua                 
E1                   0.043  7.485 183.10     ****WINNER****  0.016  7.037 195.70
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-): -0.005              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.017
 Qualified:            #42  7.516 181.96                       #12  7.006 196.10
Gary Miserua's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0050 seconds (approximately 16 inches), opponent broke out by -0.005.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6593 Dan Provost                          690E Todd Fleck                   
E1                   0.024  7.540 174.35     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.789 206.07
          TS  Dial: 7.53 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.019
 Qualified:            #32  7.400 185.87                        #2  6.759 205.47
Close race at the finish line. Todd Fleck gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0048 seconds (approximately 15 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7157 Dave Deadman                         5468 John Baker                   
E1                   0.017  7.725 170.82     ****WINNER****  0.010  7.103 192.11
          TS  Dial: 7.64 (+/-):  0.085              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.033
 Qualified:            #49  7.631 180.98                       #19  7.084 194.46


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 D712 Phil Dion                             757 Jeff Gillette                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.663 179.47                     0.038  7.110 193.21
          TS  Dial: 7.63 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #48  7.630 180.84                       #18  7.084 195.85
Gillette was a strong driver in Comp and is even stronger in TS competition, but not today.

Dion gets the small hole shot win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             721P Raul Perez                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.051  7.526 183.22                    -0.500  7.088 197.13
          TS  Dial: 7.53 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.078
 Qualified:            #41  7.513 182.95                       #11  7.004 198.17
Perez is way early to give the free pass to round two to Olpin.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Lynsi Torres                          796 Tom Ticer                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.052  7.400 185.43                     0.025  8.234 163.20
          TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 8.12 (+/-):  0.114
 Qualified:            #30  7.367 187.16                       #60  8.126 166.93
Torres gives up the starting line and then runs right on her dial for the easy win. Ticer clicks it a little early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7399 Steve Faller                         7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  7.609 180.16                     0.017  7.122 193.88
          TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.039              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.072
 Qualified:            #43  7.566 183.54                       #13  7.039 194.44


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6796 Robert Strohm                        7613 Kevin Kleinweber             
E1                   0.045  7.915 178.99     ****WINNER****  0.034  7.215 186.77
          TS  Dial: 7.91 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:            #53  7.894 179.21                       #23  7.192 191.97
Strohm runs 0.005 to his dial, but Kevin Kleinweber is just a little quicker off the line for the close win. MOV: 0.0019 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4147 Greg Lair                            7256 Mera Silvia                  
E1                   0.007  7.097 161.40     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.455 182.35
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.217              TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-):  0.025
 Qualified:             #4  6.848 203.80                       #34  7.428 184.80
Lair's car leaves in a cloud of oil smoke and move hard towards the wall. He drives it back into the back into the groove, but to no avail. Silvia makes a clean pass for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   62 Mike Williams                          44 Allen Firestone              
E1                   0.038  7.429 185.97     ****WINNER****  0.013  6.834 198.47
          TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:            #33  7.419 185.89                        #3  6.823 200.11
Allen Firestone's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0200 seconds (approximately 5 feet), opponent broke out by just -0.001.

Allen Firestone's package: 0.017.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6643 Randal Olynyk                         780 David Cook                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.590 171.69                     0.042  7.110 194.38
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #45  7.590 181.13                       #15  7.064 194.30
Randal Olynyk has abetter RT and runs right on his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0246 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                              74 Chris Newman                 
E1                   0.057  7.563 181.84     ****WINNER****  0.038  7.050 189.92
          TS  Dial: 7.54 (+/-):  0.023              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.030
 Qualified:            #40  7.511 182.06                       #10  7.001 198.35
Chris Newman take the close hole shot win. MOV: 0.0128 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  660 Dallas Glenn                         7282 Doug Watts                   
E1                  -0.002  7.599 176.93     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.081 195.11
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.009              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.019
 Qualified:            #44  7.581 181.62                       #14  7.041 195.19
Glenn misses the green by just -0.002 to give the red light win to Watts. He runs 0.009 to his dial too. Ouch!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7875 Roy Cracraft                         577C Rick Bowman                  
E1                   0.049  7.960 167.63     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.227 193.63
          TS  Dial: 7.94 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.037
 Qualified:            #54  7.924 173.29                       #24  7.195 193.54
Bowman's car darts around off the line and still gets the hole shot win. Rick Bowman's MOV: 0.0044 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7262 Wayne Newman                           55 Rick Wilson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.495 182.30                     0.026  7.016 197.42
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.046
 Qualified:            #39  7.482 182.60                        #9  6.954 196.79
Close RT's and Wayne Newman runs a lot closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0375 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                       5049 Mike Chitty                  
E1                   0.044  7.644 179.92     ****WINNER****  0.027  7.104 189.79
          TS  Dial: 7.60 (+/-):  0.044              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #46  7.614 179.02                       #16  7.066 196.85
Lots of hole shot wins this session. Mike Chitty joins the group. MOV: 0.0276 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         7920 Morgan Thompson              
E1                   0.253  7.416 184.75     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.932 167.03
          TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.066              TS  Dial: 7.93 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #29  7.345 186.30                       #59  7.949 169.06
LaFlam is way late and gives the easy win to Thompson. He runs 0.002 to his dial.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   65 Daryl Hemley                         5345 Doug Styers                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.516 183.15                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): 92.479
 Qualified:            #27  7.292 190.46                       #57  7.940 175.23
Styers is a no show and Hemley gets the single to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                668W Don Wilk                     
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.029  6.653 208.33
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.053
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.621 208.49
Bye run to round two for Wilk.

2:38 p.m.

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