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Sun, 03 Mar 2013, 18:36 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Firebird International Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia                          7130 Phil Miller                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.001  7.387 178.64                     0.030 10.101  86.69
          TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.047              TS  Dial: 7.54 (+/-):  2.561
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Hymas     ) 0.023  7.346  0.006      (T Carli     ) 0.007  7.547  0.017
E1    (K Harper    ) 0.038  7.314  0.014      (B Kidd      ) 0.028  7.543  0.003
 Qualified:            #19  7.340 189.34                       #35  7.569 178.38
4:26 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 28.72 inches, adjusted altitude 2,743 feet, track temperature 92 degrees.

Miller slows and Mera Silvia gets the easy win.MOV: 2.5438 seconds (more than 100 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  796 Tom Ticer                              79 Chris Newman                 
E3                  -0.002  7.531 183.94     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.980 177.07
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.051              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.070
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Olynyk    ) 0.007  7.536  0.036      (T Radeff    ) 0.019  7.007  0.107
E1    (G Forkner   ) 0.017  7.521  0.051      (M Grady     ) 0.013  6.938  0.018
 Qualified:            #31  7.523 184.85                        #5  6.938 198.03
Chris Newman's MOV: opponent's -0.002 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6134 Shawn Herbst                          664 Ken Ratzloff                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.767 176.77                     0.055  7.539 182.95
          TS  Dial: 7.75 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Wilson    ) 0.039  7.775 -0.005      (E Olpin     ) 0.045  7.531  0.011
E1    (R Okerman   ) 0.033  7.756  0.036      (M Green     ) 0.017  7.526  0.016
 Qualified:            #38  7.759 178.38                       #32  7.539 183.32
Close race. Shawn Herbst races Silvia later. MOV: 0.0227 seconds (approximately 6 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6636 Ray Martin                           7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E3                   0.017  7.388 186.92     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.592 199.94
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-):  0.058              TS  Dial: 6.59 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Molinari  ) 0.006  7.341  0.011      (B LaFlam    ) 0.021  6.605  0.015
E1    (M Thompson  ) 0.035  7.326  0.026      (Bye         ) 0.149  6.640  0.020
 Qualified:            #18  7.324 187.50                        #1  6.623 210.41
Martin has a small RT advantage, but Joe Roubicek passes him right before the lights MOV: 0.0498 seconds (approximately 14 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 David Cook                           721P Raul Perez                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  7.115 170.77                     0.000 10.967  84.82
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.075              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  4.077
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Lair      ) 0.031  7.052  0.032      (L Torres    ) 0.038  6.933  0.053
E1    (A Fisher    ) 0.013  7.139  0.119      (J Dickey    ) 0.007  6.869  0.009
 Qualified:             #9  7.045 195.42                        #4  6.901 202.33
Perez nails the tree with a perfect light and then has the tires basketball. He has to lift. David Cook gets the easy win. MOV: 3.9772 seconds (more than 100 feet).

He will see Roubicek next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  542 JR Lobner                                  Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.514 182.75     
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.034    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Ross      ) 0.013  7.597  0.097   
E1    (W Newman    ) 0.014  7.510  0.010   
 Qualified:            #34  7.552 181.64                     Bye
Bye run for Lobner and he will race Ticer.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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