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Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 14:34 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 1 eliminations in 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
  514 Phil Unruh                            664 Ken Ratzloff                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.431 215.31                     0.046  7.017 196.82
          TS  Dial: 6.42 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:             #3  6.424 224.47                       #27  7.007 197.05
10:54 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 73 degrees, relative humidity 22 percent, barometer 27.88 inches, adjusted altitude 3,635 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Phil Unruh's MOV: 0.0208 seconds (approximately 6 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                           719 David Armstrong              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.382 164.19                     0.034  8.179 114.05
          TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.092              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  1.289
 Qualified:            #43  7.300 186.15                       #19  6.920 204.01
Armstrong slows and gives the win to Bracey.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Ted Kellner                          5049 Michael Chitty               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.177 189.63                     0.015  6.876 202.42
          TS  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.037              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.076
 Qualified:            #35  7.143 191.10                       #11  6.799 203.28
Just 0.001 difference in RT's and Kellner gets the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                         7158 Joe Stannard                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.039 173.36                     0.105  7.231 181.11
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.109              TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.051
 Qualified:            #13  6.831 208.42                       #37  7.181 191.84
Stannard is late and Slatten isn't, with a strong 0.007 light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         766M Paul Gladden                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.020  6.785 177.58                     0.171  7.123 189.95
          TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.105              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.033
 Qualified:             #8  6.682 206.32                       #32  7.095 189.42
Gladden is way late and Roubicek dumps early to ensure no breakout!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                        721P Raul Perez                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.005  7.225 179.90                     0.020  6.849 201.04
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-): -0.001
 Qualified:            #38  7.194 190.27                       #14  6.845 200.08
Mike Ferderer posts a nice five light for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by just -0.001

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                          634 Dan Lafferty                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.378 180.84                     0.031  6.998 186.02
          TS  Dial: 7.37 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.038
 Qualified:            #45  7.384 181.52                       #21  6.947 195.70
Esrick has a pair of eights for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       6402 Daryl Hemley                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.265 170.30                    -0.049  7.838 124.13
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.055              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.798
 Qualified:            #40  7.213 184.22                       #16  6.887 196.33
Marty Castagno's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                         6 Bud Preuss                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.320 158.11                     0.011 10.833  78.28
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.170              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  4.013
 Qualified:            #36  7.162 191.65                       #12  6.814 200.95
Preuss gets a narrow 0.004 starting line advantage and then slows after the 330 lights.

Okerman gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                           D712 Phil Dion                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.011  7.025 192.74                     0.080  6.581 223.10
          TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.42 (+/-):  0.161
 Qualified:            #28  7.011 196.22                        #4  6.445 227.11
Smith has an eleven light for the decisive win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  518 Monte Green                          7147 Glen Copley                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  6.974 189.68                     0.000  7.435 185.08
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.055
 Qualified:            #22  6.979 199.76                       #46  7.400 187.11
Perfect light for Copley, but he my have dumped early. Monte Green runs four to his dial for the close win. MOV: 0.0093 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7931 Chris Beanes                         4147 Greg Lair                    
E1                   0.014  7.109 192.41     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.615 206.86
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.069              TS  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.045
 Qualified:            #30  7.063 193.60                        #6  6.588 211.83
Two good lights and Greg Lair uses his two light for the win. MOV: 0.0365 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        6013 Rod Belsham                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.915 199.14                     0.009  7.321 186.46
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.041
 Qualified:            #18  6.903 199.67                       #42  7.276 186.41
Really close in the lights!

Jeff Gillette runs closer to his dial for the narrow win. MOV: 0.0015 seconds (approximately 5 inches). Belsham had a nine light to no avail!


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  769 Mel Uechi                            7070 Sam Baylock                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  7.308 179.11                     0.586  6.929 199.67
          TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.028              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:            #41  7.275 191.38                       #17  6.899 198.85
Baylock is really late and gives the easy win to Uechi. Just 0.001 difference to their dials.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  646 Don Sefton                           7273 Gary Ross                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.069 195.99                     0.036  6.636 205.01
          TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-): -0.004
 Qualified:            #31  7.076 196.70                        #7  6.642 205.66
Just -0.003 difference to their dials!

Don Sefton's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0120 seconds (approximately 4 feet) in a double breakout.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         6502 Will Yakimetz                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.039  6.147 216.03                     0.032  7.190 192.36
          TS  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.007              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.170
 Qualified:             #1  6.138 232.87                       #25  7.003 194.32
They leave just 0.007 apart and number one qualifier, Bryan LaFlam, runs 0.007 to his dial for the decisive win. Yakimetz can't run the number.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  780 David Cook                              3 Doug Crumlich                
E1                   0.056  7.446 183.00     ****WINNER****  0.018  7.011 191.32
          TS  Dial: 7.42 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.031
 Qualified:            #47  7.422 183.72                       #23  6.981 198.58
Doug Crumlich's MOV: 0.0331 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                         7151 Jeff Connelly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.047  7.053 193.02                     0.239  6.066 236.67
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 6.11 (+/-): -0.044
 Qualified:            #29  7.050 193.35                        #5  6.467 192.25
Gary Miserva's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.1350 seconds (approximately 47 feet), opponent broke out. Connelly was late.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                              749 Justin Linares               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.153 191.40                     0.026  6.745 205.69
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.015
 Qualified:            #33  7.119 193.40                        #9  6.730 205.72
Nice seventeen package for Ed Olpin to take the win MOV: 0.0247 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6455 Mike Lucas                             10 Bryan Warr                   
E1                   0.074  7.486 180.86     ****WINNER****  0.023  7.026 185.72
          TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.036
 Qualified:            #48  7.479 181.86                       #24  6.991 198.00
Bryan Warr's MOV: 0.0310 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   78 Paul Mitsos                          6636 Ray Martin                   
E1                   0.036  7.220 190.14     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.886 201.46
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #39  7.200 190.65                       #15  6.873 201.22
They leave just three thousands apart and run just four thousands difference to their dials!

Ray Martin's MOV: 0.0075 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7450 Don Meziere                          6182 Lee Goranson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.979 197.08                     0.023  7.177 184.90
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.049              TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-): -0.123
 Qualified:            #20  6.936 197.62                       #44  7.327 185.77
Another great pair of RT's ! Just 0.002 apart.

Don Meziere gets the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7205 Bill Knudsen                           69 Craig Blaisdell              
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.028  7.036 196.67
          TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-): 92.429              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:            #51  7.572 178.57                       #26  7.007 197.59
Knudsen was an alternate, but has problems in the burnout box and is pushed away.

Blaisdell gets the free pass to round two.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4396 Sammy Gonzales                       7728 Kelly Harper                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.074  7.293 188.38                     0.135  6.796 203.22
          TS  Dial: 7.24 (+/-):  0.053              TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #34  7.134 192.58                       #10  6.766 204.48
Two 'not so good lights', but Sammy Gonzales gets the win, as Harper is later and then runs 0.006 to the dial. MOV: 0.0144 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

11:25 a.m.

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