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Sun, 15 Oct 2006, 01:23 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Dan Bennett

DINWIDDIE, Va. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals:

    5 Marty Thacker                          33 Jeff Bohr                    
E2   ****WINNER****  0.046  5.282 270.21                     0.081  5.329 266.64
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D DeAngelis ) 0.121  5.283 268.54      (D Heitzman  ) 0.083  6.027 168.30
 Qualified:             #3  5.265 269.83                       #11  5.379 266.48
1:06 p.m. and the weather is still absolutely beautiful. Track conditions are good, so we expect to see some great numbers. And don't forget, if Reichert wins his race he's the 2006 Lucas Oil Champion.

It's a great race with lots of action. Thacker's car wiggles a bit through the transition and Bohr's front wheels are trying to levitate.

Thacker ends the pairing on a strong pass and wins by over a car length.

   35 Ken Perry                              25 Robin Samsel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.009  5.255 265.17                    -0.265 10.323  77.85
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Hirata    ) 0.079  5.258 265.33      (L Callaway  ) 0.100  5.409 252.76
 Qualified:             #5  5.274 258.86                       #13  5.487 236.26
Supercharger in the left lane and injection stacks in the right. This matchup is fun to watch since the blown cars are so strong off the line and the fuelers really start marching on the big end.

What a pass! Samsel redlights but all eyes are on Perry as he continues to lower the standard for the quickest Blown Alcohol pass in history.

    4 Bill Reichert                         185 Mike Kosky                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.091  5.251 275.17                     0.034  5.368 253.28
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Hedges Jr ) 0.109  5.293 273.83      (R McPhillips) 0.073  5.300 265.17
 Qualified:             #2  5.209 276.63                        #7  5.302 267.53
Here's the race we've been waiting for. Reichert has been strong all year but the experience and performance of Kosky make this more than an average pairing.

I hear a pop from one of the cars as it crosses the line but I'm not sure anyone really cares.

Congratulations to all to Bill Reichert for his 2006 Lucas Oil Top Alcohol Dragster championship.

Bill Reichert's MOV: 0.0608 seconds (approximately 23 feet).

Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.924 sec., 330ft-2.393, 660ft-3.503/225.63mph, 1,000ft-4.442
Mike Kosky's incremental times: 60ft-0.928 sec., 330ft-2.355, 660ft-3.503/214.08mph, 1,000ft-4.500

   19 John Finke                           1482 Richard Bourke               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.096  5.198 278.12                     0.058  5.427 256.11
 Prior rounds:
E1    (W Morris    ) 0.400  5.298 275.00      (A Gallant   ) 0.070  5.360 255.82
 Qualified:             #1  5.183 277.26                        #8  5.331 261.12
Big speed and a crazy low ET for Finke as he serves notice he's here to win this race.

John Finke's incremental times: 60ft-0.918 sec., 330ft-2.367, 660ft-3.466/228.19mph, 1,000ft-4.396

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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