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Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 18:53 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in Pacific Division Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                        5116 Dave Slatten                 
E1                   0.086  7.333 185.77     ****WINNER****  0.082  6.909 178.10
          TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.083              TS  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.069
 Qualified:            #45  7.241 188.33                       #14  6.838 210.97
Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 15 percent, barometer 27.89 inches, adjusted altitude 4,371 feet, track temperature 109 degrees.

Slatten with the starting line advantage and the win. Dave Slatten's MOV: 0.0188 seconds (approximately 5 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Don Meziere                          6718 Shane Molinari               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.934 198.35                    -0.007  7.452 183.72
          TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.006              TS  Dial: 7.46 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:            #21  6.928 198.90                       #52  7.457 183.57
Molinari goes red to give Meziere the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                         5007 Bob Cornine                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.383 182.72                    -0.003  7.479 139.83
          TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.579
 Qualified:            #50  7.389 182.55                       #19  6.895 200.62
Cornine is a few ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Esrick the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7954 Bruce Pederson                       6206 Jake Neibauer                
E1                   0.071  7.448 185.74     ****WINNER****  0.030  6.948 196.22
          TS  Dial: 7.46 (+/-): -0.012              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #53  7.468 185.84                       #22  6.938 199.11
Neibauer with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7070 Sam Baylock                           749 Justin Linares               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.110  7.154 192.74                    -0.019  6.758 203.80
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 6.76 (+/-): -0.002
 Qualified:            #40  7.171 196.02                        #9  6.756 204.79
Linares goes red to give Baylock the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G661 Graham Foster                         757 Jeff Gillette                
E1                   0.009  7.438 182.30     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.906 195.56
          TS  Dial: 7.41 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.016
 Qualified:            #51  7.427 183.32                       #20  6.906 200.00
A couple great light with Gillette getting the advantage and the win. Jeff Gillette's MOV: 0.0156 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Doug Crumlich                        7356 Ted Kellner                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.018 189.98                     0.023  7.500 183.29
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #27  6.998 197.45                       #58  7.500 183.99
Crumlich with the slight starting line advantage and the win in close one. Doug Crumlich's MOV: 0.0041 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

Crumlich keeps his Championship hopes alive with the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 710B Ken Phillips                         6644 Zak Clarke                   
E1   ****WINNER****  1.529  7.678 176.90                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-):  0.178              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-): 93.009
 Qualified:            #57  7.499 184.14                       #26  6.989 197.68
Clarke was a no show to give Phillips the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       2459 Tommy Turner                 
E1                  -0.023  7.248 190.73     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.756 208.42
          TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #41  7.212 188.23                       #10  6.766 208.62
Castagno goes red to give Turner the win. Turner keeps his Division Three Championship hopes alive.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 Joe Roubicek                            4 Richard Okerman              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.697 205.04                     0.001  7.176 185.15
          TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:             #7  6.690 205.72                       #38  7.156 192.00
Okerman with the great light, but took a little too much stripe to give Roubicek the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                         769P Paul Summers                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.184  7.066 192.22                    -0.140  8.245 163.35
          TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.036              TS  Dial: 8.09 (+/-):  0.155
 Qualified:            #32  7.076 192.63                       #63  8.479 159.95
Summers goes red to give Miserva the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6502 Will Yakimetz                        4147 Greg Lair                    
E1                   0.103  7.103 189.42     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.634 209.10
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.064
 Qualified:            #34  7.082 192.91                        #3  6.578 211.66
Lair with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7262 Wayne Newman                         4656 Monte Weaver                 
E1                   0.015  7.114 195.25     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.640 214.86
          TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-): -0.006              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.020
 Qualified:            #36  7.120 195.99                        #5  6.637 214.35
Weaver with a great light and the win. Weaver with the win ties Kirk Piepke for the Division Four title and Weaver has the tie-breaker to win the Championship.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7920 Morgan Thompson                      7241 Bart Smith                   
E1                  -0.004  7.823 174.10     ****WINNER****  0.020  7.036 196.53
          TS  Dial: 7.78 (+/-):  0.043              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-): -0.014
 Qualified:            #61  7.789 176.65                       #30  7.042 196.50
Thompson is a few ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Smith the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6455 Mike Lucas                             68 Craig Blaisdell              
E1                   0.014  7.761 160.52     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.079 194.91
          TS  Dial: 7.77 (+/-): -0.009              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.019
 Qualified:            #62  7.897 170.75                       #31  7.072 195.53
Blaisdell with a great light for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  743 Ron Smith                            7025 Bud Preuss                   
E1                   2.956  7.786 140.77     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.054 162.35
          TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.606              TS  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.214
 Qualified:            #44  7.232 192.69                       #13  6.824 202.27
Preuss with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 510U Scott Linder                         5790 J.R. Lobner                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.964 197.59                     0.020  7.499 176.49
          TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.011
 Qualified:            #25  6.976 197.51                       #56  7.491 181.45
Lobner with the starting line advantage, but takes too much stripe to give Linder the win. His hopes for a National Championship are over. All he can do now is wait and watch to see if Firestone can chase him down for the Division Five Championship.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         4695 Allen Firestone              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.113 192.38                     0.008  6.593 207.08
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-): -0.027
 Qualified:            #35  7.098 193.88                        #4  6.612 208.81
A couple great lights with Forkner getting the advantage and the win. Lobner wins Division Five Championship with the Firestone lost.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5141 Scott Allen                            75 Ken Ratzloff                 
E1                   0.055  7.717 171.45     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.070 183.02
          TS  Dial: 7.58 (+/-):  0.137              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.050
 Qualified:            #59  7.579 179.06                       #28  7.023 195.36
Ratzloff with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5468 John Baker                              3 Ed Olpin                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  6.765 206.61                     0.022  7.166 189.68
          TS  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  0.045              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:             #8  6.739 208.23                       #39  7.169 192.99
Olpin with the stating line advantage, but took a little too much stripe to give Baker the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6182 Lee Goranson                          502 Chris McCallum               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.499 179.23                     0.105  6.932 197.86
          TS  Dial: 7.50 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.018
 Qualified:            #55  7.481 184.37                       #24  6.956 198.35
Goranson with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                        5049 Michael Chitty               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.216 186.56                    -0.379  6.812 202.39
          TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #43  7.228 186.72                       #12  6.811 202.18
Chitty goes red to give Balough the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          7598 Chris Newman                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.045  7.323 180.16                     0.014 No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.043              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-): 93.129
 Qualified:            #48  7.290 187.89                       #17  6.870 201.25
Newman with the starting line advantage, but has problems and comes to a stop on the track. Mitsos gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6646 Mike Williams                        D712 Phil Dion                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.887 195.42                     0.060  6.933 215.03
          TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.053
 Qualified:            #18  6.870 201.16                       #49  7.369 206.04
Williams with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7449 Chip Rumis                              5 Bryan Warr                   
E1                   0.058  6.273 225.22     ****WINNER****  0.007  7.069 195.28
          TS  Dial: 6.29 (+/-): -0.017              TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-): -0.011
 Qualified:             #2  6.297 225.22                       #33  7.077 195.56
Warr with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                          721P Raul Perez                   
E1                  -0.006  7.346 184.27     ****WINNER****  0.026  6.870 193.57
          TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.086              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.000
 Qualified:            #46  7.264 186.02                       #15  6.841 201.01
Bracey goes red to give Perez the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4396 Sammy Gonzales                       4059 Jim Thorp                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.256 184.37                     0.035  7.091 195.79
          TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.006              TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.341
 Qualified:            #42  7.224 183.17                       #11  6.774 214.45
Gonzalez with the slight starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Ronnie Proctor                       G233 Frank Gostyla                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  6.956 191.84                     0.019  7.517 174.03
          TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.027
 Qualified:            #23  6.939 198.29                       #54  7.479 179.21
Proctor with a great light and the win as he continues his quest for a National Championship.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                             518 Monte Green                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.293 190.73                     0.035  6.879 202.67
          TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:            #47  7.289 191.46                       #16  6.846 203.68
Green with a slight starting line advantage, but Uechi holds on for the win. Mel Uechi's MOV: 0.0132 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7147 Glen Copley                          766M Paul Gladden                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.763 173.90                     0.012  7.023 194.97
          TS  Dial: 7.76 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #60  7.761 177.37                       #29  7.041 195.45
Gladden with the starting line advantage, but Copley holds on for the win in a close one. Glen Copley's MOV: 0.0037 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Kelly Harper                         7151 Jeff Connelly                
E1                  -0.125  7.246 165.09     ****WINNER****  0.016 No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.076              TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-): 93.319
 Qualified:            #37  7.152 190.19                        #6  6.663 213.16
Harper goes red to give Connelly the win. Connelly breaks and comes to a stop around half track.

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