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Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 21:22 PM

Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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 
 6502 Will Yakimetz                          76 Ken Ratzloff                 
E3                   0.062  6.944 196.33     ****WINNER****  0.035  6.909 200.53 
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.044              TS  Dial: 6.85 (+/-):  0.059 
 Prior rounds: 
E2                   0.008  6.935 -0.005      (P Mitsos    ) 0.011  6.906  0.036 
E1    (B LaFlam    ) 0.015  6.935 -0.005      (C McCallum  ) 0.016  6.864  0.024 
 Qualified:            #16  6.898 198.32                       #12  6.843 202.82 
6:10 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 54 percent, barometer 28.78 inches, adjusted altitude 2,407 feet, track temperature 70 degrees.

Hole shot win for Ken Ratzloff's MOV: 0.0121 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7840 Gary Forkner                          717 Randy Balough                
E3   ****WINNER****  0.035  6.981 196.96                     0.017  7.125 185.66 
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-):  0.081              TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-): -0.005 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (M Castagno  ) 0.005  6.940  0.010      (J Stannard  ) 0.003  7.161  0.011 
E1    (J Taylor    ) 0.068  6.964  0.064      (J Gillette  ) 0.002  7.163  0.033 
 Qualified:            #15  6.889 200.62                       #26  7.138 190.92 
Gary Forkner gets the win, as Balough broke out by just -0.005.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7980 Joe Roubicek                         7450 Don Meziere                  
E3                   0.035  6.577 205.98     ****WINNER****  0.029  6.962 191.21 
          TS  Dial: 6.59 (+/-): -0.013              TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.032 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (M Lucas     ) 0.010  6.613  0.013      (B Warr      ) 0.010  6.983  0.053 
E1    (D Bracey    ) 0.028  6.752  0.172      (P Dion      ) 0.018  6.940  0.030 
 Qualified:             #6  6.663 210.50                       #17  6.917 198.20 
Meziere gets the starting line advantage and the win,as Roubicek broke out.

He will race Forkner tomorrow.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7130 Phil Miller                             5 Richard Okerman              
E3                   0.061  6.892 197.54     ****WINNER****  0.017  7.045 193.74 
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): -0.008              TS  Dial: 7.02 (+/-):  0.025 
 Prior rounds: 
E2    (B Butner    ) 0.011  6.939  0.069      (E Olpin     ) 0.018  7.132  0.092 
E1    (G Ross      ) 0.017  6.904 -0.006      (B Preuss    ) 0.019  7.051  0.041 
 Qualified:            #18  6.926 197.65                       #22  7.015 196.16 
Richard Okerman's MOV: Took the stripe by 0.0110 seconds (approximately 3 feet), Miller broke out by -0.008.

He races Ratzloff in the next round.

6:18 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink





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