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Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 22:39 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 eliminations in PACIFIC DIVISION Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 757T Ted Carli                            7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.206  6.854 203.25                     0.083 10.608  82.06
          TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  3.938
 Prior rounds:
E2    (P Miller    ) 0.003  6.877  0.037      (G Miserua   ) 0.009  6.703  0.013
E1    (S 'Flattop' ) 0.169  6.826  0.016      (Bye         ) 0.016  6.904  0.234
 Qualified:             #6  6.808 204.29                        #1  6.658 207.62
7:13 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 84 degrees, relative humidity 17 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 4,112 feet, track temperature 105 degrees.

Ted Carli is dead late, but Roubicek shuts it off way early.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   72 Richard Okerman                       796 Tom Ticer                    
E3   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.449 182.28                     0.047  7.635 181.69
          TS  Dial: 7.42 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 7.63 (+/-):  0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Gillette  ) 0.012  7.444  0.014      (W Newman    ) 0.014  7.673  0.043
E1    (J Jahsen    ) 0.016  7.437  0.017      (R Weems     ) 0.089  7.690  0.090
 Qualified:            #26  7.404 184.30                       #31  7.586 182.38
Winner gets the bye run next round.

Great race in the lights, as Richard Okerman gets the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0025 seconds (approximately 8 inches). Ticer ran 0.005 to his dial in the loss.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6225 Darren Williams                        79 Chris Newman                 
E3                   0.035  7.665 174.87     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.024 189.82
          TS  Dial: 7.66 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.004
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Ross      ) 0.038  7.675  0.015      (S Thompson  ) 0.029  7.072  0.032
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.012  7.654  0.004      (E Olpin     ) 0.031  7.045  0.025
 Qualified:            #34  7.633 179.73                       #10  6.999 198.29
Both cars run really close to their dials, but Chris Newman gets the close win. MOV: 0.0117 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6644 Zak Clarke                           6969 Rod Hymas                    
E3                  -0.002  7.739 177.23     ****WINNER****  0.186  7.316 154.49
          TS  Dial: 7.72 (+/-):  0.019              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.276
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Silvia    ) 0.007  7.731  0.011      (K Ratzloff  ) 0.011  7.085  0.025
E1    (B Wagner    ) 0.030  7.726  0.016      (R Williams  ) 0.010  7.051  0.011
 Qualified:            #37  7.717 176.97                       #13  7.046 195.42
Hymas will race Newman next round. as Clark goes red by just -0.002.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 777C Doug Bracey                          6718 Shane Molinari               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  7.780 174.73                    -0.002  7.624 180.38
          TS  Dial: 7.79 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 7.61 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Perez     ) 0.020  7.847 -0.013      (J Linares   ) 0.006  7.631  0.001
E1    (G Forkner   ) 0.013  7.844  0.024      (D Bethenson ) 0.022  7.622  0.002
 Qualified:            #38  7.787 172.76                       #33  7.608 180.21
Another close red light. Bracey gets the win.

7:18 p.m. He will face Carli next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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