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Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 18:58 PM

Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster presented by RacingRVs.com at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 50th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   22 Scotty Gibson Jr.                      53 Les Feist                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  6.850 188.62                     0.004  6.259 220.94
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.23 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:            #32  6.848 195.73                       #16  6.283 213.50
6:30 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.83 inches, adjusted altitude 2,163 feet, track temperature 108 degrees.

Feist gets the holeshot but Gibson takes the stripe for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 491C Mario Boesch                          387 Mike Coughlin                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  6.248 211.03                     0.023  6.118 227.27
         T/D  Dial: 6.28 (+/-): -0.032             T/D  Dial: 6.15 (+/-): -0.032
 Qualified:            #19  6.297 225.41                        #3  6.157 224.47
Boesch gets the advantage off the line and takes the double breakout win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2008 Robert Houston                         10 Darian Boesch                
E1                   0.024  6.373 207.02     ****WINNER****  0.036  6.133 221.31
         T/D  Dial: 6.34 (+/-):  0.033             T/D  Dial: 6.13 (+/-):  0.003
 Qualified:            #18  6.294 220.76                        #2  6.142 229.00
Houston gets the advantage off the line but Boesch is able to get around him and take the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2271 Casey Spradlin                       2300 Carson Brown                 
E1                  -0.001  6.247 223.76     ****WINNER****        No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.25 (+/-): -0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-): 93.229
 Qualified:            #13  6.240 223.95                       #29  6.796 192.82
Brown broke and did not finish the run but gets the win after Spradlin misses the tree and goes red.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2114 Steve Furr                           3346 Mike Trauth                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.227 212.19                     0.050  6.390 210.73
         T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.027             T/D  Dial: 6.35 (+/-):  0.040
 Qualified:             #6  6.195 227.00                       #22  6.354 212.83
Furr gets the holeshot and takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 323F Bob Mandell III                      2526 Larry Strickland             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.173 222.73                     0.053  6.309 217.95
         T/D  Dial: 6.16 (+/-):  0.013             T/D  Dial: 6.33 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:             #5  6.179 223.80                       #21  6.323 217.07
Mandell gets the holeshot;Strickland breaks out trying to hold him off.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 296C Larry Roberts                         232 Clint Riley                  
E1                   0.064  6.307 220.01     ****WINNER****  0.050  6.854 191.92
         T/D  Dial: 6.25 (+/-):  0.057             T/D  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:            #14  6.250 220.76                       #30  6.822 191.19
Riley with the advantage off the line and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 106K Kara Stine                           444B Wayne Landry                 
E1                  -0.020  6.792 201.43     ****WINNER****  0.064  6.212 222.95
         T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.022             T/D  Dial: 6.21 (+/-):  0.002
 Qualified:            #28  6.772 201.85                       #12  6.234 223.36
Stine goes red giving Landry the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2185 Greg Gallagher                       119K Fred Perkins                 
E1                   0.023 15.560  63.63     ****WINNER****  0.048  6.822 155.22
         T/D  Dial: 6.48 (+/-):  9.080             T/D  Dial: 6.25 (+/-):  0.572
 Qualified:            #25  6.486 207.91                        #9  6.219 223.80
Gallagher gets the holeshot but has problems and is off the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 214B William Brown III                    4369 Holden Laris                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.372 214.89                     0.033  6.219 229.00
         T/D  Dial: 6.35 (+/-):  0.022             T/D  Dial: 6.21 (+/-):  0.009
 Qualified:            #23  6.363 215.24                        #7  6.198 228.38
Brown gets a great light and holds off Laris for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6275 Robert Tehle                            5 Ross Laris                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.258 221.52                     0.036  6.115 220.08
         T/D  Dial: 6.26 (+/-): -0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.12 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:            #17  6.286 220.69                        #1  6.135 229.47
Tehle gets the advantage off the line and takes the double breakout win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Alan Kenny                           202R Richard Mills                
E1                  -0.009  6.226 221.27     ****WINNER****  0.053  6.846 195.53
         T/D  Dial: 6.22 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:            #10  6.229 210.80                       #33  6.879 195.82
Kenny goes red giving Mills the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 213A Anthony Bertozzi                       12 Becki Miller                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  6.238 211.46                     0.026  6.711 195.42
         T/D  Dial: 6.23 (+/-):  0.008             T/D  Dial: 6.72 (+/-): -0.009
 Qualified:            #11  6.233 218.72                       #27  6.698 195.11
Bertozzi gets the holeshot;Miller breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    4 Aaron Stanfield                      255B Barry Brown                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.033  6.244 193.38                     0.054  7.192 186.95
         T/D  Dial: 6.16 (+/-):  0.084             T/D  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.252
 Qualified:             #4  6.171 223.10                       #34  7.148 185.72
Stanfield gets the advantage off the line and goes around Brown for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    2 Mark Jones                           2124 Jeff Strickland              
E1                  -0.001 10.035  82.76     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.479 188.83
         T/D  Dial: 6.19 (+/-):  3.845             T/D  Dial: 6.45 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:             #8  6.204 225.26                       #24  6.407 214.59
Jones just misses the tree and goes red giving the win to Strickland.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2708 Lauren Freer                         2946 Vaughn Cauffield             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.583 213.87                     0.038  6.749 198.38
         T/D  Dial: 6.27 (+/-):  0.313             T/D  Dial: 6.77 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #15  6.271 218.51                       #31  6.830 192.08
Freer gets the advantage off the line;Cauffield breaks out.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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