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Mon, 3 Sep 2007, 05:12 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By Dan Bennett





CLERMONT, Ind. - Results of final, round 4 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 53rd annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   35 Dave Hirata                            33 Marty Thacker                
E4                   0.051  5.442 260.81     ****WINNER****  0.036  5.390 264.91
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Massey    ) 0.092  5.392 263.20      (J Bohr      ) 0.058  5.909 182.50
E2    (T Datweiler ) 0.116  5.283 265.59      (A Olivarez  ) 0.044  5.362 266.74
E1    (T Bowgren   ) 0.124  5.314 261.22      (K Harker    ) 0.023  5.368 267.32
 Qualified:             #5  5.301 261.07                        #7  5.337 267.00
If I had a choice, finals would always be like this one - blown alcohol versus injected nitro.

Thacker lights his first bulb and waits patiently. Hirata goes in and then in a sportsmanlike manner, lights the second bulb and waits for Thacker to bump in.

Thacker is first to react and takes off with the fuel car in hot pursuit. We're all waiting for that nitro top end charge, but in this race it doesn't happen - at least enough for Hirata to go past Thacker.

Marty runs huge speed for a blown car and takes home the most coveted trophy in the drag racing world.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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