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Fri, 07 Nov 2014, 16:32 PM

Top Sportsman Shootout Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in K&N Top Sportsman Shootout at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, Short Line Express Market Gambler Shootout:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             721P Raul Perez                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.484 181.25                     0.004  7.078 196.19
          TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.048
 Qualified:             #6 3                                    #3 6            
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 27 percent, barometer 27.99 inches, adjusted altitude 3,808 feet, track temperature 110 degrees.

Perez with a great light, but Olpin with a real good light and runs on for the win. Ed Olpin's MOV: 0.0375 seconds (approximately 11 feet). Ed Olpin's package: 0.015 for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                           75 Richard Okerman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.163 192.19                     0.013  7.223 190.48
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:             #4 5                                    #5 4            
This is a great drag race and they leave together and both run on with forkner getting the win. Gary Forkner's MOV: 0.0016 seconds (approximately 5 inches). Gary Forkner's package: 0.015 to Richard Okerman's package: 0.016.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  7.110 195.42                    -0.161  6.679 206.61
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-): -0.011
 Qualified:             #7 2                                    #2 7            
Roubicek is too quick on the tree and turns on the red light. Gillette runs dead on the dial in for the win. He will face Olpin in the semifinal.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4147 Greg Lair                            7282 Doug Watts                   
E1                   0.024  6.709 203.95     ****WINNER****  0.021  7.099 194.77
          TS  Dial: 6.72 (+/-): -0.011              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.019
 Qualified:             #8 1                                    #1 8            
Watts with the starting line advantage the win when Lair takes too much stripe. Watts will face Forkner in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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