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Sun, 1 Oct 2006, 02:45 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Rick Green





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   15 Dan Mercier                            39 Jeff Veale                   
E3   ****WINNER****  0.064  5.543 261.07                     0.056  5.614 244.29
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Horner    ) 0.096  5.483 263.67      (B Reichert  ) 0.017  5.430 258.22
E1    (K Winward   ) 0.091  5.655 260.71      (M Albert    ) 0.131 11.345  66.49
 Qualified:             #4  5.467 260.01                        #8  5.519 256.94
2:33 p.m.

The track in in great shape and the sun is currently behind the clouds.

Weather conditions: air temperature 67 degrees, relative humidity 55 percent, barometer 29.65 inches, adjusted altitude 1,090 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

The Canadian dudes are high fiving (though it's in French so I think that's what they're doing) as they lay down another strong pass.

Veale had a slight advantage off the line but the Mercier car came thundering by downtrack.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   19 John Finke                              8 Arthur Gallant               
E3                   0.063  5.376 274.05     ****WINNER****  0.088  5.337 271.90
 Prior rounds:
E2    (R McPhillips) 0.048  5.243 276.69      (Bye         ) 0.158 10.789  70.80
E1    (M Kosky     ) 0.082  5.273 278.52      (D Hedges Jr ) 0.152  5.525 262.28
 Qualified:            #12  6.153 244.74                        #2  5.411 260.41
Gallant's a hitter, but Finke has been running strong, too.

It's a tremendous race between two injected fuel cars.

Gallant quivered, then shook the tires on the way to 330. From that point the car just sucked down to the track and his strong run overcame his starting line handicap.

Our pals from North of the Border have their hands full for the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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