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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 12:54 PM

Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers Round 1 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Dragster presented by Vortech Superchargers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com:
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6591 Moe Trujillo                         7993 Alan Englen                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.215 186.92                    -0.034  6.593 207.34 
         T/D  Dial: 7.18 (+/-):  0.035             T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-):  0.073 
 Qualified:            #27  7.109 189.71                       #12  6.543 210.28 
9:25 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 61 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 28.89 inches, adjusted altitude 1,993 feet, track temperature 59 degrees.

Englen is too quick at the green and Trujillo goes on to round two.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6087 Mark Colton                          7237 Steve Will                   
E1                   0.036  6.832 197.16     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.241 215.41 
         T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.162             T/D  Dial: 6.15 (+/-):  0.091 
 Qualified:            #19  6.697 198.03                        #4  6.160 232.07 
Strong seven light for Steve Will and the win. Colton slows down track.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6000 Casey Tehle                           708 Jeff Taylor                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.027  6.244 221.20                     0.058  7.342 177.67 
         T/D  Dial: 6.23 (+/-):  0.014             T/D  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.032 
 Qualified:             #6  6.188 226.20                       #21  6.911 193.88 
Casey Tehle's MOV: 0.0498 seconds (approximately 13 feet).
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
    6 Paul Nero                            D712 Phil Dion                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.952 188.75                     0.072  6.288 217.28 
         T/D  Dial: 6.95 (+/-):  0.002             T/D  Dial: 6.24 (+/-):  0.048 
 Qualified:            #22  6.936 192.99                        #7  6.236 218.27 
Paul Nero throws an eleven package at Dion for the easy win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
   10 Ed Olpin                               79 Jennifer Wiens               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.009  6.670 195.70                     0.062  6.092 229.63 
         T/D  Dial: 6.67 (+/-):  0.000             T/D  Dial: 6.14 (+/-): -0.048 
 Qualified:            #18  6.670 201.16                        #3  6.148 228.69 
Ed Olpin posts a nine light and then runs right on his dial! MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0050 seconds (approximately 20 inches), opponent broke out.

Ed Olpin's package: 0.009.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6164 Bernie Plourd                        7468 George Prather               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.148  7.461 172.92                     0.011  6.818 202.85 
         T/D  Dial: 7.44 (+/-):  0.021             T/D  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.188 
 Qualified:            #31  7.459 177.39                       #16  6.632 205.29 
Prather cn't run the number and a late Bernie Plourd gets the win. MOV: 0.0307 seconds (approximately 9 feet).
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7730 Mike MacBrair                           9 Steve Casner                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  6.527 198.23                     0.030  7.077 191.73 
         T/D  Dial: 6.52 (+/-):  0.007             T/D  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.027 
 Qualified:            #11  6.527 210.41                       #26  7.104 190.35 
Just 0.002 apart at the green.

Mike MacBrair runs 0.007 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0187 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7796 John Richardson                      7942 Thomas Bayer                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.180 209.92                     0.006  7.225 180.50 
         T/D  Dial: 6.17 (+/-):  0.010             T/D  Dial: 7.20 (+/-):  0.025 
 Qualified:             #5  6.171 218.55                       #20  6.820 192.63 
Two more great lights, just 0.002 apart!

John Richardson runs down Bayer for the close win. MOV: 0.0132 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

John Richardson's package: 0.018.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7122 Tony Jardino                         7029 Bobby Ray McMahan            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.038  6.609 202.94                    -0.189  6.520 201.46 
         T/D  Dial: 6.66 (+/-): -0.051             T/D  Dial: 6.33 (+/-):  0.190 
 Qualified:            #17  6.662 202.58                        #2  6.133 224.55 
McMahan is way early and Jardino gets the easy win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7911 Summer Richardson                    7902 Brianna Wiens                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.316 182.92                     0.041  6.602 202.48 
         T/D  Dial: 7.31 (+/-):  0.006             T/D  Dial: 6.69 (+/-): -0.088 
 Qualified:            #30  7.315 182.48                       #15  6.584 204.51 
Summer Richardson runs six to her dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7156 Chuck Phelps                         752T Linzi Meserve                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  6.395 213.74                     0.013  7.080 185.23 
         T/D  Dial: 6.31 (+/-):  0.085             T/D  Dial: 7.09 (+/-): -0.010 
 Qualified:            #10  6.338 215.51                       #25  7.067 189.52 
Chuck Phelps' MOV: Opponent broke out.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7102 Art Hoover                           7774 Rodger Comstock              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.540 197.31                     0.022  7.150 186.07 
         T/D  Dial: 6.55 (+/-): -0.010             T/D  Dial: 7.16 (+/-): -0.010 
 Qualified:            #13  6.561 206.04                       #28  7.171 185.43 
Art Hoover's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0070 seconds (approximately 23 inches) in a double breakout.

They both ran -0.010 under their dials.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7014 Steve Schneider                        74 Cody Webber                  
E1                  -0.195  6.300 188.44     ****WINNER****  0.014  6.931 192.25 
         T/D  Dial: 6.26 (+/-):  0.040             T/D  Dial: 6.96 (+/-): -0.029 
 Qualified:             #8  6.265 224.17                       #23  6.943 191.89 
Schneider goes red and Webber post a fourteen light for the win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 703Y Shaunda Blinzler                     3896 Steve Hamilton               
E1                   0.040  6.226 217.11     ****WINNER****  0.003  7.011 190.97 
         T/D  Dial: 6.10 (+/-):  0.126             T/D  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.011 
 Qualified:             #9  6.331 187.23                       #24  7.003 191.02 
Steve Hamilton puts up a fourteen package for the win.

Blinzler dialed a 6.10 and had two of her qualifying runs DQ for running too quick.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7167 Ryan Priddy                          A768 Greg Hicks                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.007  6.845 172.45                     0.002  7.293 181.76 
         T/D  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.005             T/D  Dial: 7.30 (+/-): -0.007 
 Qualified:            #14  6.571 206.80                       #29  7.306 181.52 
Two more great lights, just 0.005 apart.

Ryan Priddy wins with a twelve package and Hicks is -0.007 too quick, after a two light!

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
        Bye                                  78 James Warden                 
E1                                            ****WINNER**** -0.005  6.168 223.80 
                                                   T/D  Dial: 6.17 (+/-): -0.002 
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.105 225.11 
Bye run for Warden.

9:47 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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