Drag Race Central - NHRA
Fri, 16 Aug 2013, 14:53 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green



BRAINERD, Minn. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 32nd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5832 Gary Caspers                         5648 Shawn Kennedy                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.078  7.096 195.08                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 0.00 (+/-): 99.999
 Qualified:            #10  7.094 194.07                       #23  7.926 164.81
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 28.83 inches, adjusted altitude 3,112 feet, track temperature 104 degrees.

Kennedy was a no-show.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  505 Larry Demers                         5468 John Baker                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.618 170.39                     0.036  8.310 118.55
          TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  1.320
 Qualified:            #19  7.546 182.90                        #6  6.980 198.99


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   54 Monte Green                          7639 Roger Hall                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.025  6.949 197.45                    -0.011  7.497 183.47
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.023
 Qualified:             #5  6.947 197.02                       #18  7.531 183.69


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5200 Steven Whiteley                      5764 Brian Antony                 
E1                   0.018  7.824 174.21     ****WINNER****  0.114  7.049 196.85
          TS  Dial: 7.84 (+/-): -0.016              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #22  7.840 174.14                        #9  7.039 196.87


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5189 Rob Meservier                        5731 Tom Schmidt                  
E1                   0.019  7.431 182.38     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.871 202.36
          TS  Dial: 7.45 (+/-): -0.019              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #17  7.457 183.67                        #4  6.858 202.39
Schmidt will face Caspers in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 710B Ken Phillips                           55 Michael Chitty               
E1                   0.044  7.610 178.33     ****WINNER****  0.012  7.157 193.07
          TS  Dial: 7.67 (+/-): -0.060              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-): -0.013
 Qualified:            #20  7.656 178.76                        #7  6.997 198.90


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  510 Terry Pope                           5031 Craig Braun                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.209 16.881  47.51                    -0.207  6.370 213.98
          TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  9.521              TS  Dial: 6.41 (+/-): -0.040
 Qualified:            #14  7.372 182.06                        #1  6.415 214.48
Pope takes out the No. 1 qualifier and will get a bye in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5554 Michael Freischel                      53 Rick Wilson                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.005  7.719 177.74                    -0.008  7.009 197.97
          TS  Dial: 7.69 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #21  7.670 179.18                        #8  7.009 196.33


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 345B Benjamin Board                       577C Rick Bowman                  
E1                   0.018  7.643 158.04     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.275 192.30
          TS  Dial: 7.90 (+/-): -0.257              TS  Dial: 7.23 (+/-):  0.045
 Qualified:            #25  8.020 172.08                       #12  7.237 192.80
Bowman will face Baker in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  516 Doug Woody                           690E Todd Fleck                   
E1                  -0.015  7.475 180.21     ****WINNER****  0.003  6.852 204.08
          TS  Dial: 7.46 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-): -0.018
 Qualified:            #16  7.454 180.28                        #3  6.778 206.07
Fleck will face Antony in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  563 Daniel Varn                          668W Don Wilk                     
E1                  -0.024  7.470 185.97     ****WINNER****  0.297  6.606 210.28
          TS  Dial: 7.44 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): -0.024
 Qualified:            #15  7.434 187.29                        #2  6.646 208.75
Wilk will face Freischel in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5812 Vern Laurin Jr.                      7840 Gary Forkner                 
E1                   0.012  8.045 169.64     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.170 192.17
          TS  Dial: 7.99 (+/-):  0.055              TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.050
 Qualified:            #24  8.005 170.34                       #11  7.106 195.14
Gary Forkner's MOV: 0.0046 seconds (approximately 14 inches). Forkner will face Green in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  531 Rene Rivard                           517 Bill Krech                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.237  7.399 187.50                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 0.00 (+/-):  7.399              TS  Dial: 0.00 (+/-): 99.999
 Qualified:            #13  7.337 188.57                       #26 12.897 100.08
Krech is a no-show and Rivard will face Chitty in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink


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