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Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 09:06 AM

Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Sportsman presented by RacingRVs.com at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 49th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5167 Curt Fredrich                        2459 Tommy Turner                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.674 198.64                     0.028  7.266 158.28
          TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.054              TS  Dial: 6.59 (+/-):  0.676
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Robison   ) 0.024  6.660  0.030      (R Smith     ) 0.018  6.611  0.051
E1    (S Maas      ) 0.014  6.673  0.053      (J Taylor    ) 0.001  6.574  0.014
 Qualified:             #7  6.608 213.06                        #4  6.566 214.62
8:57 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 69 degrees, relative humidity 79 percent, barometer 29.74 inches, adjusted altitude 1,694 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

Fredrich gets a perfect light and starts to pull away. Turner made a move to the right, back to the left, then back to the right. Fredrich hangs on and holds off Turner for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Ronnie Proctor                         23 Derrick Brown                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.026  6.722 197.94                     0.005  6.434 217.95
          TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 6.33 (+/-):  0.104
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Urban     ) 0.029  6.730  0.020      (S Wilkins   ) 0.044  6.356  0.016
E1    (S Lyons     ) 0.009  6.828  0.148      (T Schmidt   ) 0.037  6.347  0.007
 Qualified:            #13  6.694 206.73                        #3  6.400 208.78
Brown gets the advantage off the line but he can't reel in Proctor.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   35 Lester Johnson                             Bye
E3   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.175 229.98     
          TS  Dial: 6.07 (+/-):  0.105    
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Hollis Sr ) 0.024  6.095 -0.005   
E1    (S Linder    ) 0.030  6.152  0.082   
 Qualified:             #2  6.082 232.51                     Bye
Johnson gets the bye and will take on Fredrich in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  281 Ken Ellison                          2968 Jeff Pittman                 
E3                   0.670 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.201  7.091 158.76
          TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): 93.349              TS  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.521
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Novak     ) 0.018  6.618 -0.062      (J Brooks    ) 0.040  6.627  0.047
E1    (T Chase     ) 0.033  6.691  0.051      (M Pruss     ) 0.022  7.998  1.438
 Qualified:             #8  6.631 204.17                        #5  6.570 201.70
Ellison's engine was popping as he went into the water box. he does a weak burnout and has to be pushed back to the line. The tree comes down and Ellison's car barely moves. Pittman goes on through for the win.

Pittman will take on Proctor in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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