Drag Race Central - NHRA
Sat, 08 Feb 2020, 15:42 PM

Top Sportsman presented by Vortech Superchargers Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard



POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 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                         6455 Mike Lucas                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.613 197.16                     0.004  7.357 186.05 
          TS  Dial: 6.60 (+/-):  0.013              TS  Dial: 7.32 (+/-):  0.037 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (D Bracey    ) 0.028  6.752  0.172      (D Crumlich  ) 0.032  7.321  0.001 
 Qualified:             #6  6.663 210.50                       #28  7.307 186.92 
12:20 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 70 degrees, relative humidity 41 percent, barometer 28.85 inches, adjusted altitude 2,456 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

Joe Roubicek's MOV: 0.0184 seconds (approximately 5 feet).Lucas has the better light, but Joe Roubicek runs closer to his dial for the close win. MOV: 0.0184 seconds (approximately 5 feet).

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  361 Bo Butner                            7130 Phil Miller                  
E2                   0.019  6.882 182.28     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.939 195.96 
          TS  Dial: 6.82 (+/-):  0.062              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.069 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (F Martin    ) 0.034  6.828  0.038      (G Ross      ) 0.017  6.904 -0.006 
 Qualified:            #10  6.796 198.61                       #18  6.926 197.65 
Phil Miller takes the super close hole shot win. MOV: 0.0017 seconds (approximately 5 inches).
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7450 Don Meziere                          7134 Bryan Warr                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.010  6.983 196.13                    -0.003  6.842 194.02 
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.053              TS  Dial: 6.81 (+/-):  0.032 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.018  6.940  0.030      (M Ferderer  ) 0.002  6.795  0.005 
 Qualified:            #17  6.917 198.20                        #9  6.766 203.55 
Warr goes red by just -0.003 and Meziere goes to round three, where he will face Roubicek.
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 6502 Will Yakimetz                              Bye 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.008  6.935 196.96     
          TS  Dial: 6.94 (+/-): -0.005    
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (B LaFlam    ) 0.015  6.935 -0.005   
 Qualified:            #16  6.898 198.32                     Bye 
Bye run for Yakimetz. He will want that eight light back for the next round!
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
  717 Randy Balough                        7158 Joe Stannard                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.003  7.161 177.60                     0.028  7.037 195.42 
          TS  Dial: 7.15 (+/-):  0.011              TS  Dial: 7.03 (+/-):  0.007 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (J Gillette  ) 0.002  7.163  0.033      (C Rumis     ) 0.042  7.017  0.017 
 Qualified:            #26  7.138 190.92                       #19  6.978 196.10 
Great three light for Randy Balough and the close win MOV: 0.0214 seconds (approximately 6 feet).
 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7534 Paul Mitsos                            76 Ken Ratzloff                 
E2                   0.098  6.664 208.49     ****WINNER****  0.011  6.906 196.59 
          TS  Dial: 6.65 (+/-):  0.014              TS  Dial: 6.87 (+/-):  0.036 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (B Knudsen   ) 0.089  6.659  0.029      (C McCallum  ) 0.016  6.864  0.024 
 Qualified:             #5  6.625 209.26                       #12  6.843 202.82 
Mitsos is late and Ken Ratzloff will score the hole shot win.

He races Yakimetz later today.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
 7840 Gary Forkner                         7197 Marty Castagno               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.005  6.940 194.66                     0.012  7.106 191.87 
          TS  Dial: 6.93 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 7.09 (+/-):  0.016 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (J Taylor    ) 0.068  6.964  0.064      (J Linares   ) 0.026  7.077  0.017 
 Qualified:            #15  6.889 200.62                       #23  7.055 193.29 
Another close race.

Gary Forkner puts up a fifteen package for the win. MOV: 0.0139 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

He will race Balough in the next round.

 

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed 
    5 Richard Okerman                       550 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.018  7.132 190.51                     0.030  6.998 186.43 
          TS  Dial: 7.04 (+/-):  0.092              TS  Dial: 6.91 (+/-):  0.088 
 Prior rounds: 
E1    (B Preuss    ) 0.019  7.051  0.041      (C Beanes    ) 0.049  6.897  0.027 
 Qualified:            #22  7.015 196.16                       #14  6.863 199.97 
And the hits keep coming.

Richard Okerman wraps up the round with a close hole shot win too. MOV: 0.0084 seconds (approximately 2 feet).

12:30 p.m. He will face Miller in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink



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