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Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 19:08 PM

Top Sportsman Round 1 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





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
 6552 Frank Tamez                          7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.003  7.721 128.30
          TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-): 93.349              TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  1.071
 Qualified:            #42  7.058 197.08                       #11  6.649 206.26
3:19 p.m. Tamez is a no-show. Roubicek gets out of the groove, the car makes a move to the left and he backs off of the throttle a little early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5509 Charley Whittenburg                  5049 Michael Chitty               
E1                   0.063  7.718 177.86     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.990 194.35
          TS  Dial: 7.73 (+/-): -0.012              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #62  8.143 145.39                       #31  6.985 198.44
Chitty gets the advantage off of the line and takes the win with a .015 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Doug Crumlich                        6917 Dick Vander Meer             
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  7.014 195.56                     0.022  7.729 168.51
          TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 7.75 (+/-): -0.021
 Qualified:            #29  6.975 197.71                       #60  7.735 172.43
Crumlich gets the holeshot and takes the win to keep his championship hopes alive.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7273 Gary Ross                            6241 Casey Plaizier               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.631 205.35                     0.016  7.053 186.43
          TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-): -0.007
 Qualified:             #7  6.610 206.51                       #38  7.029 190.22
Plaizier gets a tick off of the line but takes a little too much stripe and breaks out. Ross has a .018 package to take the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7931 Chris Beanes                         6541 Paul Snell                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  7.115 190.00                     0.010  6.697 211.96
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.015              TS  Dial: 6.68 (+/-):  0.017
 Qualified:            #43  7.082 190.97                       #12  6.662 212.90
Snell is a couple of ticks ahead off of the line but Beanes gets the stripe and takes the win.

Chris Beanes' MOV: 0.0002 seconds (approximately 1 inch).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   77 Ted Kellner                          5116 Dave Slatten                 
E1                   0.020  7.171 191.24     ****WINNER****  0.022  6.913 190.51
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.013
 Qualified:            #47  7.151 191.89                       #16  6.816 203.83
Slatten gets a small advantage off of the line and goes around Kellner for the win.

Dave Slatten's MOV: 0.0065 seconds (approximately 22 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  634 Dan Lafferty                           52 Allen Firestone              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  7.004 193.46                     0.023  6.598 208.97
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-): -0.016              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-): -0.032
 Qualified:            #34  6.990 194.10                        #3  6.484 212.03
A coin flip off of the line, Lafferty takes the double breakout win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  777 Doug Bracey                          5567 Matt Driskell                
E1                  -0.002  7.344 187.55     ****WINNER****  0.033  6.946 195.31
          TS  Dial: 7.30 (+/-):  0.044              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.006
 Qualified:            #52  7.262 189.95                       #21  6.900 199.11
Bracey misses the tree on the wrong side and goes red giving the win to Driskell.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6123 Judy Radford                           10 Bryan Warr                   
E1                  -0.024  7.439 183.69     ****WINNER****  0.210  6.981 198.00
          TS  Dial: 7.51 (+/-): -0.071              TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.021
 Qualified:            #55  7.417 183.82                       #24  6.931 198.35
Radford leaves too soon and goes red giving the win to Warr.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  406 Glenn Wright                         6432 Gary Miserva                 
E1                  -0.008  6.588 208.71     ****WINNER****  0.042  7.024 193.52
          TS  Dial: 6.55 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.004
 Qualified:             #5  6.553 210.67                       #36  7.019 193.99
Wright is too quick off of the line and goes red giving the win to Miserva. With Wright's loss Rutland is the Division Four Top Sportsman champion.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6593 Dan Provost                           605 Mike Ferderer                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.031  7.017 196.24                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-): 92.999
 Qualified:            #32  6.985 196.90                       #63 No Time      
Ferderer is a no-show.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                       780 David Cook                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.170 191.48                     0.038  6.807 191.43
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:            #46  7.129 192.11                       #15  6.756 202.12
Okerman gets the advantage off of the line and holds off Cook for the win.

Richard Okerman's MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 6 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7205 Bill Knudsen                         7070 Sam Baylock                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.036  7.110 181.64                     0.197  6.759 204.26
          TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  0.059
 Qualified:            #44  7.110 190.62                       #13  6.729 204.11
Knudsen gets the holeshot and he holds off Baylock for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  743 Ron Smith                             502 Chris McCallum               
E1                  -0.013  7.259 189.71     ****WINNER****  0.039  6.880 199.94
          TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  0.009              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.000
 Qualified:            #50  7.238 189.31                       #19  6.861 200.38
Smith is too quick off of the line and goes red giving McCallum the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7728 Kelly Harper                         6502 Will Yakimetz                
E1                   0.120  6.675 213.81     ****WINNER****  0.005  7.087 190.65
          TS  Dial: 6.64 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.047
 Qualified:             #9  6.623 215.41                       #40  7.039 192.91
Yakimetz gets a big holeshot and holds off Harper for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 766M Paul Gladden                         7252 Al Alguire                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.977 196.36                     0.018  7.454 183.34
          TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.027              TS  Dial: 7.40 (+/-):  0.054
 Qualified:            #23  6.926 197.31                       #54  7.384 185.05
Alguire gets the advantage off of the line but Gladden reels him in and takes the stripe for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  409 Kamron Wright                        7241 Bart Smith                   
E1                   0.012  6.620 209.01     ****WINNER****  0.001  7.076 195.17
          TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:             #6  6.575 215.03                       #37  7.022 195.79
Smith is almost perfect off of the line and he holds off Wright for the win.

Bart Smith's MOV: 0.0052 seconds (approximately 19 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7271 Shane Thompson                       7130 Phil Miller                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.859 171.40                     0.013  7.025 184.40
          TS  Dial: 7.82 (+/-):  0.039              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-): -0.025
 Qualified:            #61  7.800 173.70                       #30  6.976 195.79
Thompson gets the advantage off of the line;Miller breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   69 Craig Blaisdell                       749 Justin Linares               
E1                  -0.006  7.071 196.33     ****WINNER****  0.005  6.656 207.24
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.031              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.026
 Qualified:            #41  7.045 196.73                       #10  6.627 208.42
Blaisdell misses the tree on the wrong side and goes red giving the win to Linares.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       6206 Jake Neibauer                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.023  7.220 184.57                     0.033  6.878 199.37
          TS  Dial: 7.21 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.008
 Qualified:            #49  7.199 184.70                       #18  6.853 200.14
Castagno gets the advantage off of the line and holds off Neibauer for the win.

Marty Castagno's MOV: 0.0082 seconds (approximately 2 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4147 Greg Lair                            7852 Warren Winchester            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.621 208.04                    -0.017  7.408 185.64
          TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.021              TS  Dial: 7.47 (+/-): -0.062
 Qualified:            #26  6.945 166.85                       #57  7.492 184.50
Winchester is too quick off of the line and goes red giving the win to Lair.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 721P Raul Perez                           7158 Joe Stannard                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.017  6.914 177.98                     0.057 11.088  78.57
          TS  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.054              TS  Dial: 7.17 (+/-):  3.918
 Qualified:            #17  6.832 200.14                       #48  7.175 192.03
Perez gets the holeshot and pulls away for the win. Stannard gets out of shape and is off of the throttle early.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  518 Monte Green                          4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E1                   0.031  6.928 199.76     ****WINNER****  0.015  7.321 185.05
          TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.008              TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.001
 Qualified:            #22  6.924 199.73                       #53  7.278 187.63
Gonzales gets the holeshot and holds off Green for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6718 Shane Molinari                        719 David Armstrong              
E1                   0.007  7.239 188.96     ****WINNER****  0.043  6.888 202.67
          TS  Dial: 7.27 (+/-): -0.031              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): -0.012
 Qualified:            #51  7.242 188.10                       #20  6.897 201.88
Molinari gets the advantage off of the line but takes too much stripe and breaks out giving the win to Armstrong.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  505 Larry Demers                           78 Paul Mitsos                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.185 174.35                     0.004  6.775 203.92
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.74 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:            #45  7.122 192.96                       #14  6.741 204.88
No difference off of the line, Demers is able to hold off Mitsos and take the stripe for the win.

Larry Demers' MOV: 0.0102 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 5468 John Baker                           4289 Daniel Leibham               
E1                   0.011  6.746 215.03     ****WINNER****  0.062  7.042 194.77
          TS  Dial: 6.46 (+/-):  0.286              TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.032
 Qualified:             #2  6.449 219.15                       #33  6.986 195.87
Baker gets the holeshot but loses traction about 200 feet out and has to pedal. Leibham holds him off and takes the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         4338 Mark Buehring                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.971 191.57                     0.035  7.538 175.39
          TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.048
 Qualified:            #25  6.944 198.00                       #56  7.491 180.52
Ratzloff gets the holeshot and goes around Buehring for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6455 Mike Lucas                           7450 Don Meziere                  
E1                   0.118  7.687 154.94     ****WINNER****  0.043  6.994 186.02
          TS  Dial: 7.70 (+/-): -0.013              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #59  7.699 180.14                       #28  6.967 195.82
Meziere gets a big holeshot;Lucas breaks out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                         430Y Trent Wilson                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.048 195.42                     0.031  6.634 207.72
          TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.014
 Qualified:            #39  7.033 196.56                        #8  6.615 207.75
Forkner gets the holeshot and holds off Wilson for the win with a .026 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6644 Zak Clarke                           7151 Jeff Connelly                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.013  7.575 166.27                     0.219  7.339 157.89
          TS  Dial: 7.55 (+/-):  0.025              TS  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.389
 Qualified:            #58  7.537 176.93                       #27  6.955 194.63
Clarke gets a big holeshot and holds off Connelly for the win. Connelly got out of the groove and backed off of the throttle.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                             7449 Chip Rumis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.024 191.32                     0.028  6.652 217.42
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.112
 Qualified:            #35  6.996 196.53                        #4  6.540 220.76
Olpin gets a great light and takes the win with a .021 package.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4059 Jim Thorp                                  Bye
E1   ****WINNER****  0.022  6.452 223.65     
          TS  Dial: 6.48 (+/-): -0.028    
 Qualified:             #1  6.448 224.14                     Bye

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