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Sun, 14 Apr 2019, 15:45 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 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                           6636 Ray Martin                   
E2                   0.020  6.452 225.00     ****WINNER****  0.006  6.905 199.43
          TS  Dial: 6.43 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.015
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Ratzloff  ) 0.022  6.431  0.011      (P Mitsos    ) 0.033  6.886  0.006
 Qualified:             #3  6.424 224.47                       #15  6.873 201.22
12:18 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 23 percent, barometer 27.81 inches, adjusted altitude 3,987 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Ray Martin has a six RT and runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0213 seconds (approximately 7 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       7241 Bart Smith                   
E2                   0.074  7.235 190.81     ****WINNER****  0.025  7.054 192.06
          TS  Dial: 7.22 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.034
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Hemley    ) 0.014  7.265  0.055      (P Dion      ) 0.011  7.025  0.025
 Qualified:            #40  7.213 184.22                       #28  7.011 196.22
Bart Smith's MOV: 0.0304 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                         5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.043  6.309 188.04                    -0.005  8.361 128.65
          TS  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.169              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  1.451
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Yakimetz  ) 0.039  6.147  0.007      (J Stannard  ) 0.007  7.039  0.109
 Qualified:             #1  6.138 232.87                       #13  6.831 208.42
Bryan LaFlam's MOV: opponent's -0.005 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         7450 Don Meziere                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.094  6.753 185.97                    -0.017  7.568 135.92
          TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.043              TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.578
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Gladden   ) 0.020  6.785  0.105      (L Goranson  ) 0.021  6.979  0.049
 Qualified:             #8  6.682 206.32                       #20  6.936 197.62
Unusual red light for Meziere gives the win to Roubicek.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                          769 Mel Uechi                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.078 192.74                    -0.002 15.805  72.42
          TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  8.515
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Connelly  ) 0.047  7.053  0.013      (S Blaylock  ) 0.038  7.308  0.028
 Qualified:            #29  7.050 193.35                       #41  7.275 191.38
Another red light. Uechi this time.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        4147 Greg Lair                    
E2                   0.071  6.935 199.02     ****WINNER****  0.023  6.624 200.59
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.024
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Belsham   ) 0.034  6.915  0.015      (C Beanes    ) 0.002  6.615  0.045
 Qualified:            #18  6.903 199.67                        #6  6.588 211.83
No red lights this time. They run just 0.001 different from their dials!

Greg Lair's MOV: 0.0496 seconds (approximately 14 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                        10 Bryan Warr                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.213 176.84                     0.005  7.150 190.75
          TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  0.043              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.150
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Preuss    ) 0.015  7.320  0.170      (M Lucas     ) 0.023  7.026  0.036
 Qualified:            #36  7.162 191.65                       #24  6.991 198.00
Warr puts up a five light, but can't run the number.

Okerman goes on to round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Ted Kellner                             3 Doug Crumlich                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.016  7.179 190.59                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 0.00 (+/-): 99.999
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Chitty    ) 0.016  7.177  0.037      (D Cook      ) 0.018  7.011  0.031
 Qualified:            #35  7.143 191.10                       #23  6.981 198.58
Crumlich has starting line problems and Kellner gets a single to the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                           646 Don Sefton                   
E2                   0.023  7.342 182.92     ****WINNER****  0.007  7.109 190.16
          TS  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.032              TS  Dial: 7.07 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Armstrong ) 0.014  7.382  0.092      (G Ross      ) 0.021  7.069 -0.001
 Qualified:            #43  7.300 186.15                       #31  7.076 196.70
Close in the lights!

Strong seven light for Don Sefton and the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0091 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  518 Monte Green                          4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E2                   0.046  6.975 199.46     ****WINNER****  0.013  7.309 186.28
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 7.29 (+/-):  0.019
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Copley    ) 0.042  6.974  0.004      (K Harper    ) 0.074  7.293  0.053
 Qualified:            #22  6.979 199.76                       #34  7.134 192.58
Sammy Gonzales' MOV: 0.0396 seconds (approximately 12 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7398 Chris Esrick                          550 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.394 181.50                     0.015  7.205 193.07
          TS  Dial: 7.38 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.045
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Lafferty  ) 0.008  7.378  0.008      (J Linares   ) 0.014  7.153  0.003
 Qualified:            #45  7.384 181.52                       #33  7.119 193.40
Nice seven light for Chris Esrick and the win. MOV: 0.0399 seconds (approximately 11 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  605 Mike Ferderer                          69 Craig Blaisdell              
E2                  -0.002  7.255 187.96     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.069 196.22
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.045              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Perez     ) 0.005  7.225  0.035      (B Knudsen   ) 0.028  7.036  0.026
 Qualified:            #38  7.194 190.27                       #26  7.007 197.59
Ferderer misses the tree by just -0.002 seconds and gives the win to Craig Blaisdell.

12:36 p.m.

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