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Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 13:23 PM

Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers Round 1 Eliminations
By Rick Green





GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 51st annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2907 Cory Teaster                         1967 Al Davidowski                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.000  7.624 180.52                     0.051  6.992 201.25
          TS  Dial: 7.61 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-):  0.112
 Qualified:            #29  7.622 181.62                       #15  6.905 201.13
Teaster with a perfect light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   55 Jeff Southerland                     4317 Bobby Irby                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.037  7.635 167.95                     0.032  6.912 201.37
          TS  Dial: 7.60 (+/-):  0.035              TS  Dial: 6.86 (+/-):  0.052
 Qualified:            #28  7.608 178.24                       #14  6.882 200.44
Irby with the slight starting line advantage, but Southerland held on for the win. Jeff Southerland's MOV: 0.0126 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2086 David Tatum III                         4 Curt Fredrich                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.004  7.199 186.07                     0.030  6.760 207.53
          TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-):  0.009              TS  Dial: 6.75 (+/-):  0.010
 Qualified:            #22  7.188 190.06                        #8  6.749 207.15
Tatum with a great light and the win. He will face Teaster in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 G156 Michael Koeber Jr                    3102 Mark McDonald                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.096 194.80                     0.014  6.569 206.70
          TS  Dial: 7.08 (+/-):  0.016              TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.029
 Qualified:            #19  7.089 194.91                        #5  6.548 209.46
Koeber Jr. with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1736 Ron Riegel                             12 Jeff Brooks                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.012  6.933 198.50                     0.024  6.675 216.34
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.003              TS  Dial: 6.62 (+/-):  0.055
 Qualified:            #16  6.945 199.23                        #2  6.480 219.04
Riegel with the starting line advantage and the win. He will have a bye in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  241 Mark Roberts                           27 Jackie Robison               
E1                  -0.018  8.409 126.25     ****WINNER****  0.046  6.717 203.65
          TS  Dial: 7.16 (+/-):  1.249              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.027
 Qualified:            #21  7.171 191.67                        #7  6.691 203.92
Roberts goes red to give Robinson the win. He will face southerland in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 4147 Greg Lair                             476 Marty Blair                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.024  6.614 208.65                     0.025  7.460 177.11
          TS  Dial: 6.54 (+/-):  0.074              TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.140
 Qualified:            #12  6.851 212.06                       #26  7.302 187.16
Lair with a tick advantage on the tree and the win. He will face Koeber Jr.in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   25 John Taylor                          106B Ed Foley                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.008  7.100 191.92                    -0.002  6.671 208.14
          TS  Dial: 7.11 (+/-): -0.010              TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-): -0.019
 Qualified:            #20  7.105 192.14                        #6  6.682 207.94
Foley is a few ticks too quick on the tree and turns on the red light to give Taylor the win, who has a great light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
    6 Ronnie Proctor                        163 Don Preece                   
E1   ****WINNER****  0.029  6.816 185.66                     0.145  7.165 189.73
          TS  Dial: 6.77 (+/-):  0.046              TS  Dial: 7.13 (+/-):  0.035
 Qualified:             #9  6.778 203.40                       #23  7.213 191.32
Proctor with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   16 Vonnie Mills                         2004 Tyler Caheely                
E1                   0.025  6.529 212.16     ****WINNER****  0.007  6.958 194.44
          TS  Dial: 6.53 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-):  0.018
 Qualified:             #3  6.533 213.33                       #17  6.956 197.16
Caheely with a great light and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2019 Tyrone Graham                        119K Freddy Perkins               
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.003  6.846 199.67
          TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): 93.119              TS  Dial: 6.88 (+/-): -0.034
 Qualified:            #27  7.468 191.10                       #13  6.868 199.23
Graham is a no-show to give Perkins the freebie. He will face Taylor in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
   29 Chad Morrison                        2654 Stanley Albritton            
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.007  7.228 186.98
          TS  Dial: 7.27 (+/-): 92.729              TS  Dial: 7.27 (+/-): -0.042
 Qualified:            #10  6.790 202.70                       #24  7.236 187.76
Morrison is a no-show to give Albritton the freebie. He will face Caheely in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
        Bye                                   1 Sandy Wilkins                
E1                                            ****WINNER****  0.029  6.714 204.54
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.69 (+/-):  0.024
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.436 214.25
Wilkins with the bye and he will face Proctor in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2459 Tommy Turner                         2692 Dylan Stott                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.061  6.560 214.45                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 6.53 (+/-):  0.030              TS  Dial: 6.53 (+/-): 93.469
 Qualified:             #4  6.535 213.81                       #18  7.069 163.49
Stott is a no-show to give Turner the freebie. He will face Ronnie Mills in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 202R Ric Mills                             189 Dave Miller                  
E1                   0.036  7.372 188.12     ****WINNER****  0.056  6.899 188.57
          TS  Dial: 7.24 (+/-):  0.132              TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.079
 Qualified:            #25  7.263 187.55                       #11  6.800 200.89
Mills with the starting line advantage, but has problems and slows...Miller get the win. He will face Turner in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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