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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 17:50 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan





BAYTOWN, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Orteq Top Sportsman 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
 4759 Luis Vela                              55 Michael Chitty               
E3                   0.003  7.106 198.17     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.906 185.74
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.176              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.076
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Holt      ) 0.201  7.001  0.081      (T Wilson    ) 0.068  6.841  0.021
E1    (R Foret     ) -0.070  6.954  0.074      (M Goates    ) 0.017  6.837  0.047
 Qualified:            #11  6.920 199.37                        #7  6.815 202.97
4:43 p.m. Vela had a very good light, but could not run the number.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   49 Kirk Piepke                          4011 Royce Freeman                
E3                  -0.006  7.011 197.22     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.618 215.07
          TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.051              TS  Dial: 6.66 (+/-): -0.042
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Sasich    ) 0.022  7.249  0.259      (M Buehring  ) 0.036  6.617 -0.003
E1    (M Mims      ) 0.041  7.540  0.590      (W Collins   ) 0.043  6.888  0.288
 Qualified:            #16  7.000 196.56                        #4  6.693 199.46


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4935 Joseph Mohana                         451 Bob Gulitti                  
E3                  -0.009  6.764 204.45     ****WINNER****  0.037  6.861 169.02
          TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.181
 Prior rounds:
E2    (T Parten    ) 0.032  7.211  0.471      (D Liebham   ) 0.038  6.681  0.001
E1    (C Swindoll  ) 0.000  6.743  0.053      (C Bullock   ) 0.016  6.689  0.019
 Qualified:             #5  6.732 204.60                        #1  6.474 212.59
Guliti will face Chitty in the semifinals.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4695 Allen Firestone                       405 Keith Raftery                
E3                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.019  6.456 215.55
          TS  Dial: 6.52 (+/-): 93.479              TS  Dial: 6.52 (+/-): -0.064
 Prior rounds:
E2    (F Summer    )       No Time            (M Crisp     ) 0.044  6.594  0.074
E1    (C Arnold    ) 0.054  6.786  0.096      (H Rodriguez ) 0.016  6.540  0.020
 Qualified:             #6  6.789 202.42                        #2  6.544 201.67
Firestone was unable to repair the driveline damage he suffered in round two, so Raftery gets a Competition Bye and will face Freeman in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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