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Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 1
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Order after one round of qualifying in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Barry Daniluk        '68 Camaro                      6.581  217.04 
   2. Rick Takahashi       '02 Cavalier                    6.767  205.32 
   3. Dan Borg             '99 Monte Carlo                 6.855  201.28 
   4. David Cook           '03 Mustang                     6.939  198.93 
   5. Jeff Gillette        '96 Trans Am                    6.961  198.96 
   6. Todd Stewart         '12 Cobalt                      7.047  194.86 
   7. Steve Galileo        '63 Corvette                    7.406  185.97 
   8. Sam Baylock          '91 Cutlass                     7.408  184.32 
   9. Keith White          '98 Ranger                      7.431  179.80 
  10. Raul Perez           '05 Grand Am                    7.433  200.02 
  11. Robert Naber         '03 S-10                        7.513  179.18 
  12. Dean Hall            '62 Impala                      7.520  179.80 
  13. Ed Olpin             '68 Camaro                      7.536  181.59 
  14. Mike Ferderer        '06 Grand Am                    7.587  183.05 
  15. Lynsi Torres         '70 Barracuda                   7.600  178.92 
  16. Doug Bracey          '99 Monte Carlo                 7.600  177.00 
  17. Roger Hall           '63 Corvette                    7.613  187.89 
  18. Brad Wagner          '97 Cutlass                     7.659  198.35 
  19. Robert Strohm        '00 Mustang                     7.751  181.45 
  20. Doug Watts           '08 GTO                         8.199  124.61 
  21. Steven Whiteley      '69 Camaro                     10.960   83.04 

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 2
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Order after 2 rounds of qualifying in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Barry Daniluk        '68 Camaro                      6.581  217.04 
   2. Rick Takahashi       '02 Cavalier                    6.767  205.32 
   3. Raul Perez           '05 Grand Am                    6.834  203.28 
   4. Dan Borg             '99 Monte Carlo                 6.855  201.82 
   5. Doug Watts           '08 GTO                         6.916  199.88 
   6. David Cook           '03 Mustang                     6.939  198.93 
   7. Jeff Gillette        '96 Trans Am                    6.961  199.49 
   8. Todd Stewart         '12 Cobalt                      7.047  195.00 
   9. Steven Whiteley      '69 Camaro                      7.148  193.77 
  10. Roger Hall           '63 Corvette                    7.362  187.89 
  11. Steve Galileo        '63 Corvette                    7.406  186.02 
  12. Sam Baylock          '91 Cutlass                     7.408  184.32 
  13. Keith White          '98 Ranger                      7.422  181.98 
  14. Dean Hall            '62 Impala                      7.440  186.41 
  15. Mike Ferderer        '06 Grand Am                    7.486  183.05 
  16. Robert Naber         '03 S-10                        7.513  180.50 
  17. Ed Olpin             '68 Camaro                      7.536  181.96 
  18. Doug Bracey          '99 Monte Carlo                 7.597  177.93 
  19. Lynsi Torres         '70 Barracuda                   7.600  178.99 
  20. Brad Wagner          '97 Cutlass                     7.659  198.35 
  21. Robert Strohm        '00 Mustang                     7.751  181.45 

Friday

Order for Qualifying Round 3
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Final order after 3 rounds of qualifying in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 Psn  Driver               Vehicle                            ET   Speed
   1. Barry Daniluk        '68 Camaro                      6.581  217.04 
   2. Rick Takahashi       '02 Cavalier                    6.767  205.44 
   3. Raul Perez           '05 Grand Am                    6.832  203.28 
   4. Dan Borg             '99 Monte Carlo                 6.855  202.00 
   5. Doug Watts           '08 GTO                         6.916  199.88 
   6. David Cook           '03 Mustang                     6.939  198.93 
   7. Jeff Gillette        '96 Trans Am                    6.961  199.61 
   8. Todd Stewart         '12 Cobalt                      7.047  195.00 
   9. Steven Whiteley      '69 Camaro                      7.148  193.77 
  10. Roger Hall           '63 Corvette                    7.347  187.89 
  11. Steve Galileo        '63 Corvette                    7.406  186.02 
  12. Sam Baylock          '91 Cutlass                     7.408  184.83 
  13. Keith White          '98 Ranger                      7.422  181.98 
  14. Dean Hall            '62 Impala                      7.440  186.41 
  15. Mike Ferderer        '06 Grand Am                    7.470  184.30 
  16. Robert Naber         '03 S-10                        7.513  180.50 
  17. Ed Olpin             '68 Camaro                      7.536  181.96 
  18. Doug Bracey          '99 Monte Carlo                 7.597  177.93 
  19. Lynsi Torres         '70 Barracuda                   7.600  178.99 
  20. Brad Wagner          '97 Cutlass                     7.659  198.35 
  21. Robert Strohm        '00 Mustang                     7.751  182.33 

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 1
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Mike Ferderer              TS  7.45  0.003     7.668  0.218
 (L) Doug Watts                 TS  6.90  0.533    21.041 14.141
10:06 a.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 63 degrees, relative humidity 66 percent, barometer 30.01 inches, adjusted altitude 735 feet, track temperature 84 degrees.

Watts has problems and is no threat. Ferderer may have had a challenge, as the Grand Am gets loose after the 60 foot lights and he has to pump the throttle to straighten the car out. The starting line crew go out and do a bunch of mopping and cleaning in his lane.

 (W) Lynsi Torres               TS  7.16  0.024     7.146 -0.014
 (L) Steven Whiteley            TS  7.14  0.001     7.123 -0.017
Just 0.02 difference in dial ins. Lynsi Torres gets the double breakout win, as Whiteley cuts a strong 0.001 light.
 (W) Ed Olpin                   TS  7.54  0.030     7.543  0.003
 (L) Jeff Gillette              TS  6.96  0.036     6.980  0.020
Just 0.006 difference in RT's and Ed Olpin runs 0.003 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0237 seconds (approximately 7 feet).
 (W) Dean Hall                  TS  7.51  0.025     7.526  0.016
 (L) Dan Borg                   TS  6.86  0.046     6.863  0.003
Dean Hall gets the hole shot win, as Borg runs 0.003 to his dial. MOV: 0.0082 seconds (approximately 2 feet).
 (W) Steve Galileo              TS  7.39  0.004     7.391  0.001
 (L) Robert Strohm              TS  7.75  0.016     7.764  0.014
Two good lights and Steve Galileo runs 0.001 for the win. MOV: 0.0254 seconds (approximately 7 feet).

Steve Galileo's package: 0.005.

 (W) Todd Stewart               TS  7.05  0.012     7.069  0.019
 (L) Doug Bracey                TS  7.59  0.007     7.619  0.029
Two more strong lights, but Todd Stewart just gets by Bracey for the win. MOV: 0.0057 seconds (approximately 17 inches).
 (W) Robert Naber               TS  7.51  0.022     7.529  0.019
 (L) David Cook                 TS  6.93  0.046     7.073  0.143
Robert Naber gets an easy win, as Cook slows.
 (W) Rick Takahashi             TS  6.79  0.051     6.903  0.113
 (L) Sam Baylock                TS  7.40  1.432     7.453  0.053
Baylock is asleep at the switch and Rick Takahashi gets the easy win.
 (W) Keith White                TS  7.42  0.012     7.424  0.004
 (L) Raul Perez                 TS  6.81  0.002     6.831  0.021
Two strong lights and Keith White runs 0.004 to his dial for the win. MOV: 0.0077 seconds (approximately 2 feet).
 (W) Roger Hall                 TS  7.31  0.163     7.375  0.065
 (L) Brad Wagner                TS  7.65  0.047     7.969  0.319
Hall misses the green big time. Hall gets the easy win.
 (W) Barry Daniluk              TS  6.50  0.020     6.960  0.460
     was unopposed
Daniluk leaves with the wheels up on his bye run and has to pump the throttle when the Camaro moves towards the wall. He lifts early too.

10:22 a.m.


       

Saturday

Results for Elimination Round 2
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Lynsi Torres               TS  7.18  0.032     7.205  0.025
 (L) Dean Hall                  TS  7.59  0.019     7.572 -0.018
4:49 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 80 degrees, relative humidity 49 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 2,020 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Lynsi Torres' MOV: Opponent broke out.

 (W) Todd Stewart               TS  7.11  0.015     7.119  0.009
 (L) Keith White                TS  7.47  0.024     7.461 -0.009
Todd Stewart runs 0.009 to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.
 (W) Mike Ferderer              TS  7.51  0.012     7.507 -0.003
 (L) Roger Hall                 TS  7.35  0.030     7.316 -0.034
Mike Ferderer's MOV: Double breakout. He will race Takahashi in the next round.
 (W) Ed Olpin                   TS  7.60  0.025     7.595 -0.005
 (L) Barry Daniluk              TS  6.47  -0.008(R) 6.998  0.528
Looks like there is some "Stuff" in the right lane after the tree and the starting line crew is out for some dusting and cleaning.

5:01 p.m. Daniluk goes red by -0.008. Olpin will see Torres in round three tomorrow.

 (W) Robert Naber               TS  7.54  0.044     7.588  0.048
 (L) Steve Galileo              TS  7.42  0.029     7.494  0.074
Robert Naber gets the win, as Galileo can't run the number. MOV: 0.0112 seconds (approximately 3 feet).He will race Stewart in the next round.
 (W) Rick Takahashi             TS  6.88  0.049    10.066  3.186
     was unopposed
Bye run for Takahashi to round three. He launches hard and has the Cavalier move out of the groove, so he lifts.

5:04 p.m.


       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 3
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Todd Stewart               TS  7.08  0.026     7.084  0.004
 (L) Robert Naber               TS  7.51  0.010     7.496 -0.014
1:39 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.97 inches, adjusted altitude 1,721 feet, track temperature 115 degrees.

Winner gets the bye run next round.

Naber gets a small lead at the green, but Todd Stewart runs 0.004 to his dial for the win. MOV: Opponent broke out.

 (W) Ed Olpin                   TS  7.55  0.027     7.608  0.058
 (L) Lynsi Torres               TS  7.16  0.495     7.685  0.525
Torres is dead late and slows down track. Olpin gets the easy win.
 (W) Mike Ferderer              TS  7.47  0.021     7.482  0.012
 (L) Rick Takahashi             TS  6.80  0.004    DQ-Centerline
Takahashi cards a great 0.004 light and leads Ferderer for a ways. The Cavalier gets loose near mid-track and crosses over the centerline. The car is basically out of control at this point and crosses back to hit the wall hard in his lane and then does a slow roll into the left lane wall. The car comes back on its wheels and stops on the track. Takahashi is OK, but the car is not.

Ferderer was way out in front at this point and runs close to his dial for the win. He will face Olpin in the next round.


       

Sunday

Results for Elimination Round 4
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of round 4 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Ed Olpin                   TS  7.57  0.008     7.574  0.004
 (L) Mike Ferderer              TS  7.47  0.031     7.460 -0.010
Weather conditions: air temperature 76 degrees, relative humidity 50 percent, barometer 29.95 inches, adjusted altitude 1,691 feet, track temperature 120 degrees.

Olpin with a Ed Olpin's package: 0.012 for the win.

 (W) Todd Stewart               TS  7.05  0.002     7.169  0.119
     was unopposed

       

Sunday

Results for Final Round 
SONOMA, Calif. - FastNews Network - Results of final, round 5 eliminations in Top Sportsman at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 25th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals:
 W/L  Driver               Class   Dial    RT        ET   Ov/Un
 
 (W) Ed Olpin                   TS  7.57  0.031     7.575  0.005
 (L) Todd Stewart               TS  7.08  0.025     7.097  0.017
Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 47 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 1,908 feet, track temperature 125 degrees.

Stewart gets the starting line advantage, but Olpin is able to take the win by 0.0061 seconds (approximately 20 inches). This is Olpin's second National event win and his first in Top Sportsman.