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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 13:49 PM

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





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman 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 
 7980 Joe Roubicek                          777 Doug Bracey                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.752 169.85                     0.241  7.067 186.05 
          TS  Dial: 6.58 (+/-):  0.172              TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.067 
 Qualified:             #6  6.663 210.50                       #21  7.014 196.33 
10:19 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 43 percent, barometer 28.90 inches, adjusted altitude 2,756 feet, track temperature 76 degrees.

Bracey is way late and Joe Roubicek takes the easy win.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  717 Randy Balough                          75 Jeff Gillette                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.002  7.163 188.75                     0.045  6.873 201.28 
          TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.043 
 Qualified:            #26  7.138 190.92                       #11  6.836 202.39 
Great two light for Randy Balough and the win. MOV: 0.0532 seconds (approximately 16 feet).
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7450 Don Meziere                          D712 Phil Dion                    
E1   ****WINNER****  0.018  6.940 187.94                    -0.019  6.457 208.88 
          TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.48 (+/-): -0.023 
 Qualified:            #17  6.917 198.20                        #2  6.429 227.88 
Don Meziere's MOV: opponent's red light.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6455 Mike Lucas                              2 Doug Crumlich                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.032  7.321 182.18                     0.027  6.848 199.23 
          TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.001              TS  Dial: 6.83 (+/-):  0.018 
 Qualified:            #28  7.307 186.92                       #13  6.847 199.79 
Just 0.005 apart at the green.

Mike Lucas runs 0.001 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0121 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6502 Will Yakimetz                         730 Bryan LaFlam                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.015  6.935 197.31                    -0.007  6.456 213.77 
          TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.005              TS  Dial: 6.14 (+/-):  0.316 
 Qualified:            #16  6.898 198.32                        #1  6.197 230.53 
LaFlam goes red byy -0.007 and Will Yakimetz takes the win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7931 Chris Beanes                          550 Ed Olpin                     
E1                  -0.030  7.575 174.77     ****WINNER****  0.049  6.897 199.14 
          TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.255              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.027 
 Qualified:            #29  7.333 187.11                       #14  6.863 199.97 
Beanes misses the tree and gives the win to Olpin.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7273 Gary Ross                            7130 Phil Miller                  
E1                   0.132  6.515 210.37     ****WINNER****  0.017  6.904 194.94 
          TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-): -0.025              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-): -0.006 
 Qualified:             #3  6.482 210.67                       #18  6.926 197.65 
Ross is late and Phil Miller gets the win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0960 seconds (approximately 30 feet) in a double breakout.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7197 Marty Castagno                        749 Justin Linares               
E1   ****WINNER****  0.026  7.077 192.22                    -0.034  6.618 187.44 
          TS  Dial: 7.06 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.018 
 Qualified:            #23  7.055 193.29                        #8  6.712 208.42 
Linares red lights this time. Castagno goes to round two.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  361 Bo Butner                            404M Florentino Martin            
E1   ****WINNER****  0.034  6.828 187.31                     0.021  7.052 186.33 
          TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.038              TS  Dial: 7.10 (+/-): -0.048 
 Qualified:            #10  6.796 198.61                       #25  7.115 191.29 
Bo Butner scores his first TS win, as Martin broke out.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  605 Mike Ferderer                        7134 Bryan Warr                   
E1                   0.012  7.109 189.90     ****WINNER****  0.002  6.795 202.03 
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.79 (+/-):  0.005 
 Qualified:            #24  7.099 192.36                        #9  6.766 203.55 
Two strong lights and Bryan Warr puts up a seven package for the close win. MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0040 seconds (approximately 13 inches), Ferderer broke out by just -0.001. OUCH!
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7534 Paul Mitsos                          7205 Bill Knudsen                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.089  6.659 199.35                     0.036  7.179 188.94 
          TS  Dial: 6.63 (+/-):  0.029              TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.199 
 Qualified:             #5  6.625 209.26                       #20  6.983 195.22 
Knudsen gets a big starting line advantage and then can't run the number. Mitsos gets the easy win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
    5 Richard Okerman                        73 Bud Preuss                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.051 185.66                    -0.013 12.818  69.58 
          TS  Dial: 7.01 (+/-):  0.041              TS  Dial: 6.70 (+/-):  6.118 
 Qualified:            #22  7.015 196.16                        #7  6.692 205.22 
Preuss misses the green and Okerman gets a free pass to round two.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7158 Joe Stannard                         7449 Chip Rumis                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.042  7.017 195.28                    -0.021 No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.00 (+/-):  0.017              TS  Dial: 6.59 (+/-): 93.409 
 Qualified:            #19  6.978 196.10                        #4  6.591 218.02 
Rumis' Camaro is too strong off the line and drives right across the center line at the 330 lights. He Had already red lit, so this was insult to injury!

Stannard advances to the next round.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7708 Jeff Taylor                          7840 Gary Forkner                 
E1                  -0.013  7.843 130.66     ****WINNER****  0.068  6.964 199.76 
          TS  Dial: 7.34 (+/-):  0.503              TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.064 
 Qualified:            #30  7.348 183.74                       #15  6.889 200.62 
Taylor is too quick at the green and Forkner gets the win.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  502 Chris McCallum                         76 Ken Ratzloff                 
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.016  6.864 201.94 
          TS  Dial: 0.00 (+/-): 99.999              TS  Dial: 6.84 (+/-):  0.024 
 Qualified:            #27  7.209 188.78                       #12  6.843 202.82 
McCallum is a no show and Ratzloff gets the single to round two.

10:46 a.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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