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Sat, 09 Nov 2019, 22:37 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





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
 7931 Chris Beanes                         7450 Don Meziere                  
E2                   0.024  7.051 190.81     ****WINNER****  0.001  6.993 186.20
          TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.023
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Snell     ) 0.012  7.115  0.015      (M Lucas     ) 0.043  6.994  0.014
 Qualified:            #43  7.082 190.97                       #28  6.967 195.82
Meziere with a near perfect light and the win in a close one. Don Meziere's MOV: 0.0018 seconds (approximately 6 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4147 Greg Lair                             749 Justin Linares               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  6.584 203.65                     0.024  6.642 208.49
          TS  Dial: 6.57 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.042
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Winchester) 0.009  6.621  0.021      (C Blaisdell ) 0.005  6.656  0.026
 Qualified:            #26  6.945 166.85                       #10  6.627 208.42
Lair with a great light and the win. Greg Lair's package: 0.017.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6432 Gary Miserva                         5567 Matt Driskell                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.032 193.38                    -0.001  6.989 172.78
          TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.032              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.089
 Prior rounds:
E1    (G Wright    ) 0.042  7.024  0.004      (D Bracey    ) 0.033  6.946  0.006
 Qualified:            #36  7.019 193.99                       #21  6.900 199.11
Driskell is a tick too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Miserva the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7133 Richard Okerman                      5049 Michael Chitty               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.132 192.47                     0.010  6.938 193.54
          TS  Dial: 7.12 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-): -0.032
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.024  7.170  0.020      (C Whittenbur) 0.005  6.990  0.010
 Qualified:            #46  7.129 192.11                       #31  6.985 198.44
Okerman with a near perfect light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  634 Dan Lafferty                          502 Chris McCallum               
E2                   0.047  7.011 182.40     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.861 196.85
          TS  Dial: 6.97 (+/-):  0.041              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.011
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Firestone ) 0.022  7.004 -0.016      (R Smith     ) 0.039  6.880  0.000
 Qualified:            #34  6.990 194.10                       #19  6.861 200.38
McCallum with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6593 Dan Provost                          5116 Dave Slatten                 
E2                   0.049  6.997 197.13     ****WINNER****  0.020  6.841 192.49
          TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.80 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Ferderer  ) 0.031  7.017  0.017      (T Kellner   ) 0.022  6.913  0.013
 Qualified:            #32  6.985 196.90                       #16  6.816 203.83
Slatten with the starting line advantage and the win in a close one. Dave Slatten's MOV: 0.0056 seconds (approximately 19 inches).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4059 Jim Thorp                            721P Raul Perez                   
E2                   0.047  6.441 224.47     ****WINNER****  0.016  6.861 185.64
          TS  Dial: 6.39 (+/-):  0.051              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.041
 Prior rounds:
E1    (Bye         ) 0.022  6.452 -0.028      (J Stannard  ) 0.017  6.914  0.054
 Qualified:             #1  6.448 224.14                       #17  6.832 200.14
Perez with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7197 Marty Castagno                       4289 Daniel Leibham               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.024  7.198 184.42                     0.004  7.211 194.16
          TS  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.018              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.231
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Neibauer  ) 0.023  7.220  0.010      (J Baker     ) 0.062  7.042  0.032
 Qualified:            #49  7.199 184.70                       #33  6.986 195.87
Leibham with a great light, but Castagno holds on for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7271 Shane Thompson                        505 Larry Demers                 
E2                   0.014  7.803 169.44     ****WINNER****  0.014  7.113 193.54
          TS  Dial: 7.82 (+/-): -0.017              TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-):  0.003
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Miller    ) 0.004  7.859  0.039      (P Mitsos    ) 0.004  7.185  0.025
 Qualified:            #61  7.800 173.70                       #45  7.122 192.96
They have identical reaction times and Thompson takes too much stripe to give Demers the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6644 Zak Clarke                           7980 Joe Roubicek                 
E2                  -0.002  7.496 177.32     ****WINNER****  0.024  6.631 207.94
          TS  Dial: 7.52 (+/-): -0.024              TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.001
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Connelly  ) 0.013  7.575  0.025      (F Tamez     ) 0.003  7.721  1.071
 Qualified:            #58  7.537 176.93                       #11  6.649 206.26
Clarke is a couple ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Roubicek the win. He runs dead on with a one for the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7273 Gary Ross                            766M Paul Gladden                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.014  6.699 194.35                     0.195  6.945 194.49
          TS  Dial: 6.58 (+/-):  0.119              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-):  0.055
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Plaizier  ) 0.017  6.631  0.001      (A Alguire   ) 0.027  6.977  0.027
 Qualified:             #7  6.610 206.51                       #23  6.926 197.31
Ross with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    3 Doug Crumlich                        7205 Bill Knudsen                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  6.960 198.73                     0.014  7.064 187.55
          TS  Dial: 6.96 (+/-):  0.000              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-): -0.026
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Vander Mee) 0.015  7.014  0.014      (S Blaylock  ) 0.036  7.110  0.010
 Qualified:            #29  6.975 197.71                       #44  7.110 190.62
Knudsen with the starting line advantage, but took too much stripe to give Crumlich the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  664 Ken Ratzloff                         6502 Will Yakimetz                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.040  6.929 198.70                    -0.006  7.042 192.49
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.002
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Buehring  ) 0.028  6.971  0.011      (K Harper    ) 0.005  7.087  0.047
 Qualified:            #25  6.944 198.00                       #40  7.039 192.91
Yakimetz goes red to give Ratzloff the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7840 Gary Forkner                           10 Bryan Warr                   
E2                   0.021  7.026 196.64     ****WINNER****  0.015  6.920 198.23
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 6.92 (+/-):  0.000
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Wilson    ) 0.008  7.048  0.018      (J Radford   ) 0.210  6.981  0.021
 Qualified:            #39  7.033 196.56                       #24  6.931 198.35
Warr with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7241 Bart Smith                           4396 Sammy Gonzales               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.060 186.72                     0.003  7.337 186.95
          TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.040              TS  Dial: 7.28 (+/-):  0.057
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Wright    ) 0.001  7.076  0.026      (M Green     ) 0.015  7.321  0.001
 Qualified:            #37  7.022 195.79                       #53  7.278 187.63
A couple great lights with Smith getting a tick advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  550 Ed Olpin                              719 David Armstrong              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.000 191.43                     0.009  6.828 203.03
          TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.020              TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.038
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Rumis     ) 0.007  7.024  0.014      (S Molinari  ) 0.043  6.888 -0.012
 Qualified:            #35  6.996 196.53                       #20  6.897 201.88
Armstrong with a great light, but Olpin holds on for the win in a close one. Ed Olpin's MOV: 0.0066 seconds (approximately 24 inches).

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