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Sat, 03 Nov 2018, 21:26 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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
 7151 Jeff Connelly                        6206 Jake Neibauer                
E2                         No Time           ****WINNER**** -0.011  6.948 198.99
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-): 93.089              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Harper    )       No Time            (B Pederson  ) 0.030  6.948  0.008
 Qualified:             #6  6.663 213.16                       #22  6.938 199.11
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 18 percent, barometer 27.90 inches, adjusted altitude 3,774 feet, track temperature 79 degrees.

Connelly is a no show to give Neibauer the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                           5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.040 196.82                     0.011  6.859 196.90
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Thompson  ) 0.020  7.036 -0.014      (M Ferderer  ) 0.082  6.909  0.069
 Qualified:            #30  7.042 196.50                       #14  6.838 210.97
Slatten with the starting line advantage, but Smith holds on for the win in a close one.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 710B Ken Phillips                         2459 Tommy Turner                 
E2                  -0.016  7.717 171.47     ****WINNER****  0.053  6.722 209.01
          TS  Dial: 7.65 (+/-):  0.067              TS  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Z Clarke    ) 1.529  7.678  0.178      (M Castagno  ) 0.035  6.756  0.006
 Qualified:            #57  7.499 184.14                       #10  6.766 208.62
Phillips goes red to give Turner the win. Turner keeps his Division Two title alive.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                          769 Mel Uechi                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.180 188.62                     0.036  7.272 191.19
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.140              TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Summers   ) 0.184  7.066  0.036      (M Green     ) 0.038  7.293  0.013
 Qualified:            #32  7.076 192.63                       #47  7.289 191.46
Miserva with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Don Meziere                          4656 Monte Weaver                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  6.927 198.17                     0.012  6.591 207.98
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-): -0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Molinari  ) 0.018  6.934 -0.006      (W Newman    ) 0.004  6.640  0.020
 Qualified:            #21  6.928 198.90                        #5  6.637 214.35
Weaver with the starting line advantage, but took too much stripe to give Meziere the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                          757 Jeff Gillette                
E2                   0.030  7.126 187.73     ****WINNER****  0.026  6.904 186.07
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Firestone ) 0.004  7.113  0.013      (G Foster    ) 0.006  6.906  0.016
 Qualified:            #35  7.098 193.88                       #20  6.906 200.00
Gillette with the slight starting line advantage and the win. Jeff Gillette's MOV: 0.0167 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  717 Randy Balough                          75 Ken Ratzloff                 
E2                  -0.005  7.216 186.72     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.987 196.33
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.023  7.216 -0.004      (S Allen     ) 0.017  7.070  0.050
 Qualified:            #43  7.228 186.72                       #28  7.023 195.36
Balough goes red to give Ratzloff the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 510U Scott Linder                         7070 Sam Baylock                  
E2                  -0.002  6.943 197.71     ****WINNER****  0.063  7.106 197.13
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Lobner    ) 0.053  6.964  0.004      (J Linares   ) 0.110  7.154  0.004
 Qualified:            #25  6.976 197.51                       #40  7.171 196.02
Linder is a couple ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Baylock the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   68 Craig Blaisdell                      721P Raul Perez                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.057 194.97                     0.025  6.832 200.17
          TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.018
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Lucas     ) 0.003  7.079  0.019      (D Bracey    ) 0.026  6.870  0.000
 Qualified:            #31  7.072 195.53                       #15  6.841 201.01
Perez with a tick advantage on the tree, but took too much stripe to give Blaisdell the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5468 John Baker                           6182 Lee Goranson                 
E2                   0.016  6.725 194.86     ****WINNER****  0.062  7.488 183.22
          TS  Dial: 6.73 (+/-): -0.005              TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-):  0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (E Olpin     ) 0.042  6.765  0.045      (C McCallum  ) 0.038  7.499 -0.001
 Qualified:             #8  6.739 208.23                       #55  7.481 184.37
Baker with the starting line advantage, but took too much stripe to give Goranson the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                         4147 Greg Lair                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.724 175.62                    -0.017  6.572 210.08
          TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-):  0.364              TS  Dial: 6.58 (+/-): -0.008
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Cornine   ) 0.023  7.383  0.003      (W Yakimetz  ) 0.011  6.634  0.064
 Qualified:            #50  7.389 182.55                        #3  6.578 211.66
Lair goes red to give Esrick the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7147 Glen Copley                          7025 Bud Preuss                   
E2                   0.007  7.734 175.78     ****WINNER****  0.051  7.071 189.84
          TS  Dial: 7.74 (+/-): -0.006              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.251
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Gladden   ) 0.019  7.763  0.003      (R Smtih     ) 0.033  7.054  0.214
 Qualified:            #60  7.761 177.37                       #13  6.824 202.27
Copley with a great light, but took too much stripe to give Preuss the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6646 Mike Williams                           5 Bryan Warr                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.883 199.08                     0.015  7.084 195.00
          TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.033  6.887  0.017      (C Rumis     ) 0.007  7.069 -0.011
 Qualified:            #18  6.870 201.16                       #33  7.077 195.56
williams with a couple tick advantage on the tree and the win in a close one. Mike Williams' MOV: 0.0032 seconds (approximately 11 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Doug Crumlich                        4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E2                   0.036  6.971 198.03     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.240 185.87
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Kellner   ) 0.021  7.018  0.008      (J Thorp     ) 0.031  7.256  0.006
 Qualified:            #27  6.998 197.45                       #42  7.224 183.17
Gonzales with the starting line advantage and the win in a close one. Crumlich with the lost gives Ronnie Proctor the National Championship trophy.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 Joe Roubicek                           10 Ronnie Proctor               
E2                   0.022  6.724 191.40     ****WINNER****  0.047  6.931 197.57
          TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.044              TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Okerman   ) 0.044  6.697  0.007      (F Gostilla  ) 0.004  6.956  0.016
 Qualified:             #7  6.690 205.72                       #23  6.939 198.29
Roubicek with the starting line advantage, but Proctor gets the win. Ronnie Proctor's MOV: 0.0081 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                                Bye
E2   ****WINNER**** -0.013  7.237 188.33     
          TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-): -0.053    
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Newman    ) 0.045  7.323  0.043   
 Qualified:            #48  7.290 187.89                     Bye
Mitsos with the bye.

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