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Sat, 26 Jul 2014, 21:20 PM

Top Sportsman Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





SONOMA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, 27th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6646 Mike Williams                        6821 Barry Daniluk                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.055 181.37                     0.027  7.266 131.24
          TS  Dial: 6.98 (+/-):  0.075              TS  Dial: 6.33 (+/-):  0.936
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Bracey    ) 0.015  6.990  0.020                     0.025  6.891  0.601
 Qualified:             #8  6.956 197.94                        #1  6.360 222.80
6:07 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 85 degrees, relative humidity 42 percent, barometer 29.84 inches, adjusted altitude 2,352 feet, track temperature 119 degrees.

Daniluk slows and Williams gets the easy win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7892 Will Boxold                          788D Doug Crumlich                
E2   ****WINNER****  0.007  7.454 182.11                    -0.001  7.916 171.36
          TS  Dial: 7.43 (+/-):  0.024              TS  Dial: 7.90 (+/-):  0.016
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Cook      ) 0.017  7.395  0.035      (L Snyder    ) 0.013  7.848 -0.042
 Qualified:            #20  7.383 183.64                       #27  7.936 172.12
Will Boxold's MOV: opponent's -0.001 red light.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
  748 Ray Buckley                          7471 Kim Will                     
E2                   0.006  7.914 162.39     ****WINNER****  0.079  7.441 183.92
          TS  Dial: 7.80 (+/-):  0.114              TS  Dial: 7.41 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (S Blaylock  ) 0.087  7.781  0.001      (D Borg      ) 0.019  7.407  0.067
 Qualified:            #26  7.803 177.00                       #19  7.369 186.12
Buckley gets the starting line advantage with a 0.006 light, but slows down track. Will gets the three foot win.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7149 Keith White                          6548 Phil Johnson                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.014  7.374 171.45                     0.000  7.797 177.58
          TS  Dial: 7.33 (+/-):  0.044              TS  Dial: 7.73 (+/-):  0.067
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Jahnsen   ) 0.022  7.299 -0.011      (T Jurado    ) 0.004  7.797  0.087
 Qualified:            #17  7.321 184.32                       #24  7.728 175.48
JOhnson cards a perfect light and just misses the the two foot win. White goes on and will face Boxold in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 6796 Robert Strohm                        721P Raul Perez                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.049  7.742 175.91                     0.069  6.877 198.99
          TS  Dial: 7.73 (+/-):  0.012              TS  Dial: 6.89 (+/-): -0.013
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Gillette  ) 0.023  7.697 -0.033      (M Ferderer  ) 0.463  7.016  0.126
 Qualified:            #25  7.738 177.95                        #5  6.908 200.92
Robert Strohm will race Williams in round three. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7356 Ted Kellner                           550 Ed Olpin                     
E2   ****WINNER****  0.021  7.580 176.88                     0.031  7.181 185.46
          TS  Dial: 7.57 (+/-):  0.010              TS  Dial: 7.19 (+/-): -0.009
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Watts     ) 0.028  7.542  0.002      (J Roubicek  ) 0.021  7.143  0.013
 Qualified:            #22  7.569 176.84                       #15  7.155 192.36
Winner gets the bye run in the next round.

Ted Kellner has all of the numbers for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out by -0.009


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- Speed
 7867 Dean Hall                             672 Curt Geise                   
E2                   0.014  7.623 173.65     ****WINNER****  0.005  7.171 192.91
          TS  Dial: 7.59 (+/-):  0.033              TS  Dial: 7.14 (+/-):  0.031
 Prior rounds:
E1    (P Dion      ) 0.015  7.590  0.020      (R Okerman   ) 0.012  7.195  0.065
 Qualified:            #23  7.586 179.83                        #3  6.825 206.23
Two good lights and Curt Geise is just a little quicker at both ends of the track. MOV: 0.0116 seconds (approximately 3 feet).

He will see Will in round three.

6:16 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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