Drag Race Central - LODRS
Sat, 03 Nov 2012, 21:06 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard



LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
   65 Daryl Hemley                         6432 Gary Miserua                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.005  7.502 183.57                    -0.007  7.010 196.30
          TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.008              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Styers    ) 0.031  7.516 -0.004      (D Woody     ) 0.016  7.037  0.017
 Qualified:            #27  7.292 190.46                       #12  7.006 196.10
5:41 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 21 percent, barometer 27.92 inches, adjusted altitude 3,909 feet, track temperature 103 degrees.

Daryl Hemley's MOV: opponent's -0.007 red light. Miserua ran right on his dial to boot!


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   51 Monte Green                          668W Don Wilk                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.072 194.04                     0.033  6.629 208.62
          TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 6.61 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Esrick    ) 0.012  7.066  0.006                     0.029  6.653  0.053
 Qualified:            #17  7.067 194.49                        #1  6.621 208.49
Monte Green gets the hole shot win and takes out the number one qualifier. MOV: 0.0139 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7256 Mera Silvia                          5468 John Baker                   
E2                   0.025  7.438 183.97     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.136 195.00
          TS  Dial: 7.44 (+/-): -0.002              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.066
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Lair      ) 0.014  7.455  0.025      (D Deadman   ) 0.010  7.103  0.033
 Qualified:            #34  7.428 184.80                       #19  7.084 194.46
John Baker dodges a bullet, as he has handling problems. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.002.

He will Race Hemley tomorrow.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5464 J.J. Heber                           5831 Doug Reh                     
E2                  -0.013  6.902 201.22     ****WINNER****  0.055  7.702 175.87
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.028              TS  Dial: 7.70 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Okerman   ) 0.061  6.959  0.059      (D Liebham   ) 0.072  7.706 -0.014
 Qualified:             #5  6.898 201.46                       #50  7.724 175.43
Doug Reh runs 0.002 to his dial for the win. MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7639 Roger Hall                            634 Dan Lafferty                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.466 182.38                     0.029  7.168 189.44
          TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Grady     ) 0.014  7.545  0.065      (D Bracey    ) 0.002  7.190 -0.010
 Qualified:            #37  7.473 185.56                       #22  7.181 190.46
Roger Hall cards a nice 0.003 RT. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0180 seconds (approximately 5 feet) in a double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5200 Steven Whiteley                      5049 Mike Chitty                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.027  7.392 187.89                    -0.022  7.079 197.08
          TS  Dial: 7.35 (+/-):  0.042              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Williams  ) 0.023  7.380  0.030      (S Molinari  ) 0.027  7.104  0.034
 Qualified:            #31  7.379 187.21                       #16  7.066 196.85
Chitty goes red. Whiteley goes on.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  789 Lynsi Torres                         6643 Randal Olynyk                
E2                  -0.004  7.387 187.13     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.555 181.37
          TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  0.027              TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-): -0.025
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Ticer     ) 0.052  7.400  0.000      (D Cook      ) 0.028  7.590  0.000
 Qualified:            #30  7.367 187.16                       #45  7.590 181.13
Torres goes red by -0.004. Easy win for Olynyk.

He will face Hall in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7613 Kevin Kleinweber                     4760 Chris Gulitti                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.195 192.03                    -0.001  6.912 198.29
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.028
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Strohm    ) 0.034  7.215  0.015      (F Gostilla  ) 0.000  6.965  0.015
 Qualified:            #23  7.192 191.97                        #8  6.947 197.10
Kevin Kleinweber's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light.

He will race Whiteley later.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7920 Morgan Thompson                      7282 Doug Watts                   
E2                  -0.009  7.879 172.25     ****WINNER****  0.026  7.031 195.62
          TS  Dial: 7.91 (+/-): -0.031              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-): -0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B LaFlam    ) 0.025  7.932  0.002      (D Glenn     ) 0.023  7.081 -0.019
 Qualified:            #59  7.949 169.06                       #14  7.041 195.19
Another left lane red light. Doug Watts' MOV: opponent's -0.009 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                           77 Dave Zewe                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.119 186.43                     0.033  7.465 183.62
          TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Naber     ) 0.045  7.128 -0.022      (K Sasich    ) 0.018  7.475  0.005
 Qualified:            #21  7.149 193.96                       #36  7.471 183.72
Close RT's and Dave Slatten gets the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0030 seconds (approximately 10 inches) in a double breakout.

He will race Watts in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7399 Steve Faller                         7728 Kelly Harper                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.677 178.85                    -0.011  7.917 174.89
          TS  Dial: 7.56 (+/-):  0.117              TS  Dial: 7.91 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Roubicek  ) 0.034  7.609  0.039      (R Martin    ) 0.094  7.957  0.037
 Qualified:            #43  7.566 183.54                       #58  7.941 173.99
Steve Faller gets the easy win, but it may be expensive, as there is a huge plume of smoke out from underneath the Corvette in the lights. MOV: opponent's -0.011 red light.

He faces Reh tomorrow.

5:52 p.m. Time to check the top end for "Stuff"...


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7418 Brad Wagner                            74 Chris Newman                 
E2                   0.042  7.157 196.50     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.003 198.09
          TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.023              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-): -0.007
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Withers   ) 0.018  7.219  0.029      (M Uechi     ) 0.038  7.050  0.030
 Qualified:            #25  7.201 196.24                       #10  7.001 198.35
5:55 p.m. Back to racing...

Chris Newman gets the close win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0060 seconds (approximately 21 inches) in a double breakout.

He will match up with Fleck tomorrow in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                          550 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.205 192.28                     0.008  7.500 182.53
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Miller    ) 0.054  7.229  0.039      (R Perez     ) 0.051  7.526 -0.004
 Qualified:            #26  7.210 192.25                       #41  7.513 182.95
Two great lights and Gary Forkner runs 0.005 to his index with the better 0.002 light. MOV: Opponent broke out.

Gary Forkner's package: 0.007.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 577C Rick Bowman                          7262 Wayne Newman                 
E2                   0.023  8.935 103.37     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.492 172.59
          TS  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  1.735              TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Cracraft  ) 0.028  7.227  0.037      (R Wilson    ) 0.020  7.495  0.015
 Qualified:            #24  7.195 193.54                       #39  7.482 182.60
Bowman's car gets loose and almost goes over the center line before he lifts and straightens it out. Newman gets the easy win and will face Green in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 D712 Phil Dion                              44 Allen Firestone              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.676 179.90                     0.024  7.689 148.79
          TS  Dial: 7.62 (+/-):  0.056              TS  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.879
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gillette  ) 0.011  7.663  0.033      (M Williams  ) 0.013  6.834  0.004
 Qualified:            #48  7.630 180.84                        #3  6.823 200.11
Firestone slows down track and gives Dion the easy win and will race Olpin tomorrow.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                690E Todd Fleck                   
E2                                            ****WINNER**** -0.012  6.752 206.01
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.77 (+/-): -0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1                                           (D Provost   ) 0.011  6.789  0.019
 Qualified:                                                       #2  6.759 205.47
Bye run for Fleck to tomorrow's round three.

6:02 p.m.

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