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Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 23:15 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





CHANDLER, Ariz. - Results of round 2 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
 5116 Dave Slatten                          550 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.031  6.893 194.41                     0.034  7.043 195.99
          TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.023              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Connelly  ) 0.018  6.935  0.135      (S Gonzales  ) 0.023  7.020  0.030
 Qualified:             #5  6.747 207.94                       #11  6.949 198.44
NOTE: Actual lanes not known. Winner listed first.
Terrific close race to start the round. Just 0.003 difference in RT's and the both run the same to their dials!

Dave Slatten gets the narrow hole shot win. MOV: 0.0030 seconds (approximately 10 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Ted Kellner                           730 Bryan LaFlam                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.144 192.17                     0.044  6.240 227.65
          TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.25 (+/-): -0.010
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Armstrong ) 0.009  7.135  0.025                     0.007  6.207  0.107
 Qualified:            #18  7.105 193.63                        #1  6.236 231.95
Ted Kellner's MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.010.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    6 Bud Preuss                            757 Jeff Gillette                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.013  6.816 193.96                     0.025  6.969 198.47
          TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.039
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Smith     ) 0.008  6.772  0.022      (P McHenry   ) 0.036  6.926 -0.004
 Qualified:             #4  6.739 204.70                       #10  6.931 199.05
Bud Preuss' MOV: 0.0250 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                      7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  7.187 190.67                     0.022  6.650 206.67
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.027              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.020
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C McCallum  ) 0.028  7.144  0.004      (W Yakimetz  ) 0.009  6.655  0.025
 Qualified:            #19  7.126 192.41                        #2  6.643 208.49
Another close race in the lights.

Richard Okerman leaves with a nine light for the hole shot win. MOV: 0.0060 seconds (approximately 22 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721P Raul Perez                            664 Ken Ratzloff                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.915 197.83                     0.010  7.025 196.87
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.045
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Stannard  ) 0.014  6.888  0.068      (L Goranson  ) 0.149  6.976  0.026
 Qualified:             #6  6.814 203.06                       #12  6.958 200.56
Just 0.001 difference in RT's and Raul Perez runs closer to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0310 seconds (approximately 9 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  518 Monte Green                          7728 Kelly Harper                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.045  7.057 170.67                     0.023 11.897  72.61
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.177              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  5.197
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Buehring  ) 0.014  6.873 -0.007      (D Crumlich  ) 0.016  6.711  0.031
 Qualified:             #9  6.894 200.68                        #3  6.711 211.30
Harper gets the starting line advantage and then slows. Monte Green gets the easy win.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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