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Sun, 04 Nov 2018, 15:04 PM

Top Sportsman Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 3 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
 6432 Gary Miserva                         6182 Lee Goranson                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.078  7.058 193.79                     0.050  7.479 181.89
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 7.48 (+/-): -0.001
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Uechi     ) 0.024  7.180  0.140      (J Baker     ) 0.062  7.488  0.008
E1    (P Summers   ) 0.184  7.066  0.036      (C McCallum  ) 0.038  7.499 -0.001
 Qualified:            #32  7.076 192.63                       #55  7.481 184.37
11:08 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 72 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.91 inches, adjusted altitude 3,553 feet, track temperature 87 degrees.

Goranson gets the advantage off the line but takes a little too much stripe and breaks out giving the win to Miserva.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Ken Ratzloff                          757 Jeff Gillette                
E3                   0.036  7.000 197.25     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.880 192.49
          TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R Balough   ) 0.033  6.987 -0.013      (G Forkner   ) 0.026  6.904  0.014
E1    (S Allen     ) 0.017  7.070  0.050      (G Foster    ) 0.006  6.906  0.016
 Qualified:            #28  7.023 195.36                       #20  6.906 200.00
Gillette gets the holeshot and runs dead on the number to take the win with a .017 package.

Gillette will take on Miserva in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                         4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E3                   0.008  7.357 184.25     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.248 180.31
          TS  Dial: 7.36 (+/-): -0.003              TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.028
 Prior rounds:
E2    (G Lair      ) 0.014  7.724  0.364      (D Crumlich  ) 0.014  7.240  0.020
E1    (B Cornine   ) 0.023  7.383  0.003      (J Thorp     ) 0.031  7.256  0.006
 Qualified:            #50  7.389 182.55                       #42  7.224 183.17
Esrick gets a great light but takes too much stripe and breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                           6206 Jake Neibauer                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.025 193.29                     0.052  6.937 193.52
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.005              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.007
 Prior rounds:
E2    (D Slatten   ) 0.016  7.040  0.030      (J Connelly  ) -0.011  6.948  0.038
E1    (M Thompson  ) 0.020  7.036 -0.014      (B Pederson  ) 0.030  6.948  0.008
 Qualified:            #30  7.042 196.50                       #22  6.938 199.11
Smith gets the advantage off the line and puts together a .019 package to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   76 Don Meziere                          7025 Bud Preuss                   
E3                   0.043  6.985 197.54     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.888 189.02
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.065              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.058
 Prior rounds:
E2    (M Weaver    ) 0.031  6.927  0.017      (G Copley    ) 0.051  7.071  0.251
E1    (S Molinari  ) 0.018  6.934 -0.006      (R Smtih     ) 0.033  7.054  0.214
 Qualified:            #21  6.928 198.90                       #13  6.824 202.27
Preuss gets the holeshot and takes the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          7070 Sam Baylock                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.020  7.280 184.95                     0.128  7.152 197.02
          TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.052
 Prior rounds:
E2                   -0.013  7.237 -0.053      (S Linder    ) 0.063  7.106  0.006
E1    (C Newman    ) 0.045  7.323  0.043      (J Linares   ) 0.110  7.154  0.004
 Qualified:            #48  7.290 187.89                       #40  7.171 196.02
Mitsos gets a big ho9leshot and holds off Baylock for the win.

Mitsos will take on Preuss in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   10 Ronnie Proctor                         68 Craig Blaisdell              
E3   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.070 187.63                     0.020  7.045 196.73
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.150              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-): -0.005
 Prior rounds:
E2    (J Roubicek  ) 0.047  6.931  0.011      (R Perez     ) 0.026  7.057 -0.003
E1    (F Gostilla  ) 0.004  6.956  0.016      (M Lucas     ) 0.003  7.079  0.019
 Qualified:            #23  6.939 198.29                       #31  7.072 195.53
Proctor gets the holeshot;Blaisdell breaks out.

Proctor will take on Gonzales in the next round.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6646 Mike Williams                        2459 Tommy Turner                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.036  6.868 196.96                     0.070  6.748 209.26
          TS  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.048
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Warr      ) 0.013  6.883  0.033      (K Phillips  ) 0.053  6.722  0.002
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.033  6.887  0.017      (M Castagno  ) 0.035  6.756  0.006
 Qualified:            #18  6.870 201.16                       #10  6.766 208.62
Turner is still in the D-3 points chase. He will have to at least runner-up at this race to win the division.

Williams gets the advantage off the line and holds off Turner for the win.

With the loss by Turner Le3ster Johnson is the Division 3 Top Sportsman champion.

Williams will take on Smith in the next round.

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