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Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 22:47 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Pacific Division, event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7728 Kelly Harper                            3 Doug Crumlich                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.016  6.711 212.76                     0.005  6.959 191.59
          TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-): -0.001
 Qualified:             #3  6.711 211.30                       #14  6.985 199.14
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Kelly Harper gets the win, as Crumlich broke out by just -0.001, after a great five light! That has to hurt!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  730 Bryan LaFlam                               Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  6.207 230.25     
          TS  Dial: 6.10 (+/-):  0.107    
 Qualified:             #1  6.236 231.95                     Bye
Bye run!

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                       502 Chris McCallum               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  7.144 192.03                    -0.006  6.864 201.79
          TS  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.004              TS  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:            #19  7.126 192.41                        #8  6.871 201.22
Richard Okerman runs four to his dial for the win. MOV: opponent's -0.006 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    6 Bud Preuss                           7241 Bart Smith                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.772 204.54                     0.019  7.013 184.83
          TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.022              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:             #4  6.739 204.70                       #15  7.004 196.42
Door handle to door handle in the lights!

Bud Preuss uses an eight light for the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0020 seconds (approximately 7 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5116 Dave Slatten                         7151 Jeff Connelly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.935 178.33                     0.002  7.260 179.47
          TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.135              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.210
 Qualified:             #5  6.747 207.94                       #16  7.005 206.45
Slatten gets the easy win, as Connelly slows.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         6502 Will Yakimetz                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.655 193.13                     0.021  7.021 194.32
          TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.021
 Qualified:             #2  6.643 208.49                       #13  6.971 195.25
Close race. Just 0.004 difference to their dials.

Nice nine light for Joe Roubicek and the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0080 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  757 Jeff Gillette                        7746 Patrick McHenry              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  6.926 199.32                     0.021  7.512 180.26
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.004              TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.008
 Qualified:            #10  6.931 199.05                       #21  7.483 182.85
Jeff Gillette's MOV: Double breakout.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721P Raul Perez                           7158 Joe Stannard                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.888 200.38                     0.031  7.167 175.68
          TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.068              TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.057
 Qualified:             #6  6.814 203.06                       #17  7.098 193.85
Close hole shot win for Raul Perez MOV: 0.0060 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Ted Kellner                           719 David Armstrong              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.135 183.00                     0.032  7.883 120.28
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  1.063
 Qualified:            #18  7.105 193.63                        #7  6.849 203.68
Armstrong slows and gives the win to Ted Kellner.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         6182 Lee Goranson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.149  6.976 199.08                    -0.499 10.960 133.22
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 7.76 (+/-):  3.200
 Qualified:            #12  6.958 200.56                       #23  7.788 179.85
Big red light for Goranson. Ratzloff goes on to round two.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.020 196.93                     0.042  7.823 173.90
          TS  Dial: 6.99 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 7.81 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #11  6.949 198.44                       #22  7.771 178.57
Eyeball to eyeball in the lights!

Ed Olpin scores the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0020 seconds (approximately 6 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  518 Monte Green                          4338 Mark Buehring                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.873 201.10                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): -0.007              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): 93.119
 Qualified:             #9  6.894 200.68                       #20  7.459 182.26
Buehring is a no show.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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