Top Fuel elimination
kicked off Sunday morning after the pre-race ceremonies. First
pair out was #3 Bill Dunlap and #6 Dusty Green.
got a big starting line advantage, but was off the throttle before
the 60' block.
had really good early numbers.
stopped the clocks with a 5.721 at 249.49 to move on.
pair featured Rick Williamson and Adam Sorokin.
left first as Williamson smoked the tires at the hit.
tree Sorokin was also experiencing tire smoke.
recovered, Williamson was done.
tried to recover but got loose sending him dangerously close
to the wall.
pretty but Sorokin took the win with a 6.287 at 233.44.
three matched up #8 Bret Williamson and #1 Tony Bartone.
got a four hundreds jump and never looked back.
and his 1000' tune up stunned the troops again with a 5.582 at
pair was #2 Jim Murphy and #7 Rick McGee.
had a sterling RT but they did leave together.
It was all Murphy
and his 5.629 at 254.57 earned him a date with Bill Dunlap in
Car Round Two
the herd cut in half, round two was led off by Jason Rupert and
nailed Weaver to the tree (0.046 to 0.177) and was GONE.
the house with a 5.579 at 258.17. Weaver coasted through with
a 6.500 at 153.04.
pair matched up Cory Lee and Kris Krabill.
was out first leaving Lee to play catch up.
a 5.603 at 256.60, his quickest run of the race and second only
to Rupert. Lee's 5.662 at 258.81 was also his quickest run of
the weekend but it came up short. Krabill's MOV: 0.0940 seconds
(approximately 36 feet).
three featured Steve Densham and Ryan Hodgson.
left first by a bunch leaving Hodgson the task of reeling him
a big number to catch Densham and he got it. His 5.620 at 258.67
caught Steve's 5.738 at 245.63.
The final pair
to see who would fill out the semi-finals ladder was Rick Rogers
and Tim Nemeth.
At the green
Rogers left Nemeth in a different zip code (0.038 to 0.139) and
it was pretty much over.
On top of a great
leave, Rogers made his best run of the weekend a 5.782 at 248.07.
Nemeth's day was over with a 5.956 at 243.37.