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Sun, 18 Sep 2005, 12:59 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 21st annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    6 Arthur Gallant                        185 Mike Kosky                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.104  5.294 253.85                     0.113  5.802 241.89
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Horner    ) 0.139  5.318 270.16      (R Bourke    ) 0.076  5.509 257.73
 Qualified:             #2  5.336 258.52                        #7  5.492 258.07
12:48 p.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 71 degrees, relative humidity 51 percent, barometer 29.93 inches, adjusted altitude 980 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

Gallant got off the starting line first and pulled away for the win.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   33 Marty Thacker                          10 Steve Federlin               
E2                   0.034  5.450 260.76     ****WINNER****  0.023  5.400 263.05
 Prior rounds:
E1    (K Benkovich ) 0.037  5.414 264.55      (D DeAngelis ) 0.098  5.443 260.01
 Qualified:             #4  5.408 264.44                        #5  5.439 259.61
Federlin had this one from start to finish. His car let out a puff of smoke at 330 feet, but it seemed to have no effect on the car's performance.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Bill Reichert                         149 Mark Albert                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.078  5.309 274.94                     0.086  5.446 260.56
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Force     ) 0.090  5.370 266.16      (J Veale     ) 0.050  5.497 254.04
 Qualified:             #1  5.331 270.05                        #9  5.532 254.76
Reichert got off the starting line first and was ahead at 60 feet. Albert pulled ahead and was out in front at 330 feet, but then Reichert got back out in front to take the win. He'll have lane choice over Federlin in the next round.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   36 Jeff Bohr                              13 Dan Mercier                  
E2                   0.074  5.955 168.96     ****WINNER****  0.077  5.415 265.90
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Morris    ) 0.081  5.337 266.32      (R McPhillips) 0.150  5.532 266.21
 Qualified:             #3  5.351 265.22                        #6  5.477 267.48
Bohr led this race from the start to mid track, when his car started to lose speed. Mercier got by him and pulled away to take the win. He gave up lane choice to Gallant in round three.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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