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Thu, 14 Mar 2019, 19:34 PM

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





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman 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
 1736 Ron Riegel                             34 Mark McDonald                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  7.039 194.91                     0.050  6.622 206.76
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-): -0.018
 Qualified:            #23  7.015 196.50                        #7  6.658 206.73
6:48 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.

McDonald is behind off the line and breaks out trying to run down Riegel.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1967 Al Davidowski                          52 Allen Firestone              
E1                   0.019  6.865 200.98     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.530 208.62
          TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-): -0.005              TS  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.000
 Qualified:            #18  6.866 200.53                        #2  6.529 212.36
Firestone with the advantage off the line;Davidowski breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2002 Bruce Thrift                         2086 David Tatum III              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  6.700 206.32                     0.006  7.223 181.42
          TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.033
 Qualified:            #11  6.705 206.04                       #27  7.212 190.14
Tatum gets the holeshot but Thrift takes the stripe for the win.

Bruce Thrift's MOV: 0.0065 seconds (approximately 21 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2344 Javier Matos Ruiz                      21 Sandy Wilkins                
E1                   0.132  7.082 192.93     ****WINNER****  0.043  6.724 188.23
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.002              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.034
 Qualified:            #26  7.095 192.93                       #10  6.682 204.66
Wilkins gets the advantage off the line and goes around Ruiz for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    5 Lester Johnson                       510U Scott Linder                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  6.287 226.47                     0.018  6.848 197.28
          TS  Dial: 6.27 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): -0.032
 Qualified:             #1  6.238 228.73                       #17  6.820 200.95
Linder gets the holeshot but takes too much stripe and breaks out giving the win to Johnson.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G156 Michael Koeber Jr                     281 Ken Ellison                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.060 195.45                     0.052  6.671 207.53
          TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #25  7.081 195.45                        #9  6.672 207.50
Koeber gets the advantage off the line and holds off Ellison for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   23 John Taylor                            32 Tommy Turner                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.093  6.981 192.82                     0.057  7.820 140.24
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  1.220
 Qualified:            #21  6.959 194.72                        #5  6.619 211.43
Turner leaves the line, makes a move toward the wall and has to pedal. Taylor goes down the groove and pulls away for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   45 Marty Blair                          5167 Curt Fredrich                
E1                   0.015  7.327 182.11     ****WINNER****  0.019  6.745 200.74
          TS  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.005
 Qualified:            #28  7.320 188.12                       #12  6.729 207.27
Blair gets the advantage off the line but he can't hold off Fredrich.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4317 Bobby Irby                           2692 Dylan Stott                  
E1                   0.034  6.903 201.58     ****WINNER****  0.059  6.605 208.81
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-): -0.047              TS  Dial: 6.61 (+/-): -0.005
 Qualified:            #20  6.952 199.76                        #4  6.604 209.04
Irby gets the holeshot but takes too much stripe and breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   25 Jackie Robison                       3175 Dennis Dowson                
E1                   0.044  6.642 203.98     ****WINNER****  0.028  7.006 196.47
          TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:             #6  6.645 206.67                       #22  6.983 197.45
Dowson gets the holeshot and holds off Robison to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3233 Bob Mandell Jr.                       273 Derrick Brown                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  6.758 201.76                     0.005  7.368 177.81
          TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.028
 Qualified:            #13  6.743 203.31                       #29  7.334 182.23
Bob Mandell Jr.'s MOV: 0.0042 seconds (approximately 13 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    1 Ronnie Proctor                       200C Chad Morrison                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.977 196.73                     0.014  6.651 203.83
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 6.66 (+/-): -0.009
 Qualified:            #24  7.059 196.59                        #8  6.658 206.07
Morrison gets the advantage off the line but takes too much stripe and breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  241 Mark Roberts                         105B Wayne Horton                 
E1                   0.031  9.002 127.27     ****WINNER****  0.037  7.035 157.21
          TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  2.202              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.235
 Qualified:            #32  8.838 152.45                       #16  6.803 201.55
Roberts gets the holeshot but has problems early in the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4864 Vince Hoda                           119K Frederick Perkins            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.057  6.741 203.12                    -0.009  7.638 175.91
          TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-): -0.039              TS  Dial: 7.62 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:            #15  6.796 203.03                       #31  7.618 176.44
Perkins leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Hoda.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 3830 William Simmons II                    163 Don Preece                   
E1                   0.020 No Time           ****WINNER****  0.103  7.518 153.93
          TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-): 93.249              TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.178
 Qualified:            #14  6.760 203.68                       #30  7.342 187.47
Simmons gets the advantage off the line but the car noses over about 10 feet out and he pulls over to the side of the track.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  189 Dave Miller                          4911 Darian Boesch                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.897 193.16                     0.031  6.613 184.62
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.073
 Qualified:            #19  6.875 197.91                        #3  6.565 220.76
Miller gets the advantage off the line and holds off boesch for the win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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