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Sat, 26 Sep 2020, 10:55 AM

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
        Bye                                   9 Lester Johnson               
E1                                            ****WINNER****  1.692  6.287 233.84
                                                    TS  Dial: 6.20 (+/-):  0.087
 Qualified:                                                       #1  6.413 232.59
Johnson with the bye and he runs his quickest pass of the weekend.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2907 Cory Teaster                            1 Sandy Wilkins                
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.035  6.970 153.42
          TS  Dial: 7.81 (+/-): 92.189              TS  Dial: 6.71 (+/-):  0.260
 Qualified:            #12  7.780 179.47                        #6  6.730 205.47
Teaster with problems after the burnout and is shut off to give wilkins the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 119K Freddy Perkins                         45 Darian Boesch                
E1                   0.034  6.899 197.57     ****WINNER****  0.004  6.457 206.20
          TS  Dial: 6.90 (+/-): -0.001              TS  Dial: 6.45 (+/-):  0.007
 Qualified:             #8  6.924 197.91                        #2  6.424 226.43
Boesch with a great light and the win with a great package...Darian Boesch's package: 0.011. He will have a bye in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 202R Ric Mills                              27 Jackie Robison               
E1                   0.260  9.489 136.97     ****WINNER****  0.062  6.994 164.99
          TS  Dial: 7.25 (+/-):  2.239              TS  Dial: 6.78 (+/-):  0.214
 Qualified:            #13  9.091 120.29                        #7  6.769 202.03
Robinson with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 1357 John Benoit                            25 John Taylor                  
E1   ****WINNER****  0.028  6.545 209.07                    -0.001  7.074 193.35
          TS  Dial: 6.55 (+/-): -0.005              TS  Dial: 7.05 (+/-):  0.024
 Qualified:             #3  6.546 210.11                        #9  7.063 194.52
Taylor is a tick too quick on the tree and turned on the red light to give Benoit the win. He will face Wilkins in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 2764 Tom Skubic                           2459 Tommy Turner                 
E1   ****WINNER****  0.019  7.516 176.03                     0.031  6.661 210.11
          TS  Dial: 7.49 (+/-):  0.026              TS  Dial: 6.61 (+/-):  0.051
 Qualified:            #11  7.513 179.61                        #5  6.664 209.98
Skubic with the starting line advantage and the win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  241 Mark Roberts                         J275 Jacky Bennett                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.191  7.360 176.24                           No Time      
          TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-):  0.100              TS  Dial: 7.26 (+/-): 92.739
 Qualified:            #10  7.441 171.93                        #4  6.603 209.23
Bennett is a no-show to give Roberts the win. He will face Robinson in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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