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Sun, 23 Sep 2007, 05:08 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





ENNIS, Texas - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  469 Darvin Martinets                      471 Aaron Tatum                  
E3   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.395 266.48                     0.073  5.418 271.19
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Langdon   ) 0.045  5.422 263.46      (J Whiteley  ) 0.065  5.334 274.89
E1    (J Hamelink  ) 0.021  5.474 261.27      (R Meyer     ) 0.077  5.457 271.35
 Qualified:             #8  5.502 260.76                        #4  5.345 276.29
3:59 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 86 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.28 inches, adjusted altitude 2,780 feet, track temperature 112 degrees.

Tatum leaves first, then Martinets drives around quickly and starts to pull away. He extends his lead to half-track, then Tatum starts to make up ground. He gets close, but just runs out of room.

Darvin Martinets' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.002), 330 ft(0.057), 660ft(0.057), 1,000ft(0.026). MOV: 0.0046 seconds (approximately 22 inches).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
 7942 Thomas Bayer                            9 Aaron Olivarez               
E3   ****WINNER****  0.069  5.367 264.08                     0.112  5.666 257.19
 Prior rounds:
E2    (K Harker    ) 0.078  5.382 263.82      (M Thacker   ) 0.079  5.326 271.46
E1    (D Hirata    ) 0.087  5.376 263.92      (J Thompson  ) 0.099  5.384 271.24
 Qualified:             #6  5.428 262.64                        #2  5.306 274.55
Bayer is first off the line then makes his quickest pass of the weekend, Olivarez his slowest.

Bayer will have lane choice over Martinets in the final round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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