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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 15:38 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 2 eliminations in Sunset Racecraft Top Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, South Central Division, Showdown at Sundown at Royal Purple Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  407 Lanny South                          4942 Pete Vicari                  
E2                  -0.025  6.497 206.42     ****WINNER****  0.027  6.529 200.02
         T/D  Dial: 6.50 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.61 (+/-): -0.081
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Mock      ) 0.156  6.506  0.026      (J Angelle   ) 0.030  6.660  0.080
 Qualified:             #8  6.481 205.76                       #16  6.617 196.76
2:21 p.m. 2:22 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 66 degrees, relative humidity 33 percent, barometer 30.11 inches, adjusted altitude 618 feet, track temperature 85 degrees.



 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4053 Douglas Barnhart                     4653 Larry Eidson                 
E2                   0.261  6.152 231.04     ****WINNER****  0.062  6.409 197.33
         T/D  Dial: 6.27 (+/-): -0.118             T/D  Dial: 6.39 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Garner    ) 0.178  6.480  0.270      (M Weaver    ) 0.015  6.388  0.008
 Qualified:            #14  6.569 182.33                        #6  6.421 208.52
Barnhart left a lot back at the starting line and broke out. Larry Eidson's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0620 seconds (approximately 21 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 459D J.R. Baxter                          4962 Scott Barker                 
E2                   0.016  6.910 191.70     ****WINNER****  0.095  6.607 176.28
         T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-):  0.250             T/D  Dial: 6.48 (+/-):  0.127
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Jones     ) 0.017  6.643 -0.027      (R Cool      ) 0.001  6.483  0.013
 Qualified:            #19  6.650 202.06                       #11  6.493 207.40
Baxter had a big holeshot, but had engine problems on the top end and slowed. Scott Barker's MOV: 0.0446 seconds (approximately 13 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 494C Brandon Chauvin                      4298 Jerry Holt                   
E2                   0.000  6.664 208.71     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.388 214.42
         T/D  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.134             T/D  Dial: 6.33 (+/-):  0.058
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Kruse     ) 0.011  6.526 -0.004      (T Schumert  ) 0.015  6.333 -0.047
 Qualified:            #13  6.561 202.09                        #5  6.361 215.37
Chauvin was perfect at the green, but got out of the groove and Holt picked his pocket on the top end. Jerry Holt's MOV: 0.0478 seconds (approximately 15 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 470L Michelle LeBleu                      4249 Jeb Adams                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.455 207.66                     0.024  6.593 206.64
         T/D  Dial: 6.44 (+/-):  0.015             T/D  Dial: 6.56 (+/-):  0.033
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Arabie    ) 0.047  6.437 -0.033      (C Pogue     ) 0.044  6.561 -0.049
 Qualified:             #7  6.478 211.03                       #15  6.607 205.76
Almost dead-even at the start, LeBleu getting the win by about 6 feet. She had a big-time wheelstand yesterday, had to repair the front end to get ready for today LeBleu will race Barker in round three..

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4608 Michael Kile                         4746 Mark Jones                   
E2                   0.019  6.362 205.79     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.607 211.30
         T/D  Dial: 6.42 (+/-): -0.058             T/D  Dial: 6.56 (+/-):  0.047
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Thibodeaux) 0.040  6.427  0.037      (B Thompson  ) 0.017  6.558 -0.032
 Qualified:            #10  6.492 212.76                       #18  6.647 208.52
Another race that was close at the green, but Kile took too much stripe and Jones gets the nod. He races Eidson in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4142 James Ogden                          4083 Neil Arsement                
E2                   0.044  7.268 176.90     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.640 199.32
         T/D  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.008             T/D  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Pennington) 0.012  7.268  0.008      (C Murry     ) 0.021  6.692  0.072
 Qualified:            #28  7.074 180.04                       #20  6.658 199.37
Neil Arsement's MOV: 0.0174 seconds (approximately 5 feet). He races Vicari in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4281 Rob McKinley Jr.                      405 Keith Raftery                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.041 227.38                     0.017  6.419 205.88
         T/D  Dial: 6.02 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.45 (+/-): -0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Harvey  II) 0.008  5.994 -0.036      (S Benoit    ) 0.032  8.556  2.096
 Qualified:             #1  6.058 225.63                        #9  6.486 203.16
McKinley left on time this time and ran Raftery out for the win. McKinley races Holt in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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