Drag Race Central - ADRL
Wed, 22 May 2013, 16:17 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations (Revised)
By Larry Sullivan



CORDOVA, Ill. - Revised results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, Spring Drags IV presented by Curry's Transportation Services:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5856 Lou Rausch                             55 Michael Chitty               
E1                   0.027  4.841 142.15     ****WINNER****  0.028  4.420 160.48
          TS  Dial: 4.85 (+/-): -0.009              TS  Dial: 4.41 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #16  4.843 141.56                        #8  4.412 160.81
12:29 p.m. They had almost-identical lights, but Rausch took a little too much stripe and Chitty gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3351 Dave Howard                          5028 Dave River                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.059  4.401 161.42                    -0.019  4.865 145.89
          TS  Dial: 4.38 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 4.74 (+/-):  0.125
 Qualified:             #6  4.367 162.51                       #14  4.740 149.73


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 393A Mike Olenic                          2002 Bruce Thrift                 
E1                  -0.500  4.635 156.30     ****WINNER****  0.168  5.669  93.54
          TS  Dial: 4.58 (+/-):  0.055              TS  Dial: 4.35 (+/-):  1.319
 Qualified:            #11  4.567 156.55                        #3  4.236 168.96
Right after this pair, a thunderstorm was close enough to the track that lightning forced race officials to shut down the timing system, then the skies opened up and it poured.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  319 Rick Sojka Jr                        5484 Steve Jaeger                 
E1                  -0.011  4.421 151.94     ****WINNER****  0.039  4.758 147.75
          TS  Dial: 4.39 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 4.74 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:             #5  4.357 163.39                       #13  4.735 149.45
2:37 p.m. Back to racing - and it's sunny right now.

Sojka was a few ticks too quick and went red.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  312 Steve Howard                          120 Lizzy Musi                   
E1                   0.022  4.537 156.53     ****WINNER****  0.041  4.192 171.42
          TS  Dial: 4.45 (+/-):  0.087              TS  Dial: 4.18 (+/-):  0.012
 Qualified:            #10  4.530 155.65                        #2  4.151 174.08
Lizzy Musi's MOV: 0.0565 seconds (approximately 13 feet), overcoming Howard's nice holeshot. She races the other memeber of the Howard family (Dave) in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 503R Bill Rotz                            5167 Curt Fredrich                
E1                   0.020  4.751 149.10     ****WINNER****  0.012  4.418 157.63
          TS  Dial: 4.74 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 4.40 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #12  4.724 149.78                        #4  4.316 166.17
Frederich's light was good enough to offset Rotz'z finish line performance. Curt Fredrich's MOV: 0.0011 seconds (approximately 3 inches). He races Chitty in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3357 Edward Kurth                          307 Cheyenne Stanley             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.346  4.832 146.75                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 4.80 (+/-):  0.032              TS  Dial: 4.80 (+/-): 95.199
 Qualified:            #15  4.786 148.80                        #7  4.379 160.98
Stanley was a no-show and Kurth got a single run. He will race Olenic in round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5409 Erik Carlson                        3855A Aaron Glaser                 
E1                  -0.011  4.969 140.91     ****WINNER****  0.046  4.194 171.62
          TS  Dial: 4.93 (+/-):  0.039              TS  Dial: 4.20 (+/-): -0.006
 Qualified:            #17  4.915 142.25                        #1  4.055 179.18
Carlson is in as an alternate for Boyd Beyer.

Carlson was too early and Glaser advances to face Jaeger in round two.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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