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Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 15:04 PM

Top Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Dragster 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
 6275 Robert Tehle                         6308 Cody Hiatt                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  6.187 213.50                     0.097  6.755 191.16
         T/D  Dial: 6.12 (+/-):  0.067             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.065
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Simmons   ) 0.021  6.121 -0.009      (D Hall      ) 0.006  6.685  0.025
 Qualified:             #3  6.145 225.22                       #39  6.667 206.92
11:47 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 27.81 inches, adjusted altitude 3,987 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Tehle gets the win, as Hiatt is late.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7038 Pat Warr Jr.                         7638 Mark Yeager                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.000  6.943 175.80                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.76 (+/-):  0.183             T/D  Dial: 6.75 (+/-): 93.249
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Devenpeck ) 0.028  6.742  0.092      (D Hills     ) 0.000  6.757  0.027
 Qualified:            #37  6.665 205.57                       #25  6.553 203.37
Yeager is a no show and Warr nails the tree with a perfect light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 766M Paul Gladden                            7 Steve Casner                 
E2                  -0.015  6.411 213.47     ****WINNER****  0.022  7.027 147.44
         T/D  Dial: 6.41 (+/-):  0.001             T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-):  0.477
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Provost   ) 0.056  6.386 -0.004      (S Ruckman   ) 0.025  6.618  0.078
 Qualified:            #14  6.392 214.31                       #26  6.554 206.64
Steve Casner's MOV: opponent's red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                       6591 Moe Trujillo                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.203 216.55                     0.000  6.804 175.84
         T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.003             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.114
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Nash      ) 0.008  6.192  0.002      (J Sadler    ) 0.043  6.703  0.023
 Qualified:             #5  6.192 223.88                       #41  6.691 203.25
Perfect light for Trujillo, but he can't run the number.

Molinari gets the win with a great thirteen package.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Brianna Wiens                          76 John Richardson              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.032  6.780 201.19                     0.036  6.281 213.10
         T/D  Dial: 6.72 (+/-):  0.060             T/D  Dial: 6.22 (+/-):  0.061
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Wiens     ) 0.012  6.728  0.018      (G Durie     ) 0.025  6.231  0.011
 Qualified:            #43  6.708 202.82                        #7  6.218 224.58
Just 0.004 difference in RT's and 0.001 difference to their dials.

Brianna Wiens takes the close win. MOV: 0.0057 seconds (approximately 21 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5790 J.R. Lobner                           634 Dan Lafferty                 
E2                   0.018  6.691 200.11     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.496 208.91
         T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.49 (+/-):  0.006
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.007  6.660 -0.040      (P Nero      ) 0.002  6.488  0.008
 Qualified:            #30  6.607 204.57                       #18  6.470 213.03
Only two thousands difference in RT's this time and Dan Lafferty runs six to his dial for the close win. MOV: 0.0175 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 797L Baruc Llamas                         5822 John Lobner                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.005  6.679 193.71                     0.026  6.736 200.77
         T/D  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.079             T/D  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.086
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Will      ) 0.024  6.592  0.002      (C Blaisdell ) 0.011  6.657 -0.043
 Qualified:            #28  6.585 204.60                       #40  6.677 202.12
Strong five light for Baruc Llamas and the win. MOV: 0.0286 seconds (approximately 8 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7774 Rodger Comstock                        51 Randy Dahlberg               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.739 199.37                     0.021  6.708 201.07
         T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.009             T/D  Dial: 6.72 (+/-): -0.012
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Ray McMaha) 0.019  6.746  0.006      (M Molinari  ) 0.006  6.742  0.022
 Qualified:            #50  6.756 200.00                       #46  6.714 201.16
Rodger Comstock has a good light and then runs nine to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7168 James Warden                          708 Jeff Taylor                  
E2                   0.062  6.262 218.90     ****WINNER****  0.026  6.766 196.13
         T/D  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.062             T/D  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.066
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Prather   ) 0.023  6.532  0.312      (C Smith     ) 0.023  6.694 -0.006
 Qualified:             #9  6.267 219.76                       #45  6.711 199.37
Jeff Taylor's MOV: 0.0322 seconds (approximately 10 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   75 Mike MacBrair                        710V Taylor Vetter                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.044  6.731 178.57                     0.013  7.014 201.91
         T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.101             T/D  Dial: 6.50 (+/-):  0.514
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Suyenaga  ) 0.042  6.634  0.004      (C Webber    ) 0.034  6.491  0.021
 Qualified:            #32  6.626 205.82                       #20  6.475 220.51
Vetter has problems don't track after a much better RT. MacBrair gets lucky and takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   71 Ed Olpin                             7122 Tony Jardino                 
E2                   0.037  6.660 200.71     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.744 200.02
         T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-): -0.010             T/D  Dial: 6.73 (+/-):  0.014
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Mendenhall) 0.012  6.672  0.062      (C Andrade   ) 0.034  6.712 -0.008
 Qualified:            #35  6.649 200.50                       #47  6.725 200.00
Tony Jardino takes a twenty package to the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0070 seconds (approximately 2 feet), opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    9 Andy Spiegel                         7700 Phillip Duerr                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.053  6.825 171.49                           No Time      
         T/D  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.085             T/D  Dial: 6.74 (+/-): 93.259
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Schneider ) 0.057  6.751  0.621      (S Hamilton  ) 0.137 34.327 27.787
 Qualified:            #36  6.654 200.56                       #24  6.539 206.13
Duerr's problems at the end of round one were not fixable, so Spiegel gets a single to round three.

11:59 a.m.

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