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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 04:02 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, 43nd annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  712 Larry Miersch                           1 Bill Reichert                
E2                   0.007  5.280 267.59     ****WINNER****  0.073  5.208 275.06
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Eakins    ) 0.033 10.400  97.57      (D Hirata    ) 0.060  5.256 274.66
 Qualified:             #9  5.358 263.15                        #1  5.222 273.83
12:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 77 degrees, relative humidity 29 percent, barometer 29.02 inches, adjusted altitude 2,435 feet, track temperature 95 degrees.

A resurgent Miersch has his hands full in this round. BIG hole shot by Miersch and he stays ahead of the thundering Reichert until almost the finish line in one of the quickest TAD race ever. Larry Miersch's incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.385, 660ft-3.500/223.14mph, 1,000ft-4.455

Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.933 sec., 330ft-2.375, 660ft-3.465/229.20mph, 1,000ft-4.398.Bill Reichert's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.069), 330 ft(-0.056), 660ft(-0.031), 1,000ft(-0.009). MOV: 0.0065 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Aaron Olivarez                        440 Kate Harker                  
E2                   0.089  5.349 270.37     ****WINNER****  0.001  5.316 264.49
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Buff      ) 0.056  5.370 270.86      (S Cowie     ) 0.113  5.312 267.37
 Qualified:             #4  5.283 275.11                        #5  5.295 268.65
Both cars ran five thirties last round and Olivarez is no match for Harker, as she nails the tree with a 0.001 sixty foot and just drives away for the win. She'll have to give lane to Reichert in round three.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   74 Jim Whiteley                         7438 Morgan Lucas                 
E2                   0.032  5.342 265.59     ****WINNER****  0.085  5.280 267.69
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Niver     ) 0.044  5.355 267.75      (J Severance ) 0.082  5.964 250.60
 Qualified:            #11  5.378 265.06                        #3  5.279 265.12
Lucas comes from behind in the last few feet of the track to just nip Whiteley in the lights. Morgan Lucas' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.060), 330 ft(-0.078), 660ft(-0.046), 1,000ft(-0.008). MOV: 0.0091 seconds (approximately 4 feet).

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Spencer Massey                          4 Duane Shields                
E2                   0.077  5.796 205.57     ****WINNER****  0.010  5.309 274.94
 Prior rounds:
E1    (C Perkins   ) -0.004  5.698 209.62      (D Harker    ) 0.080  5.502 270.27
 Qualified:             #2  5.249 275.06                        #7  5.308 273.16
Shields gets away first and storms on donw the track with an easy win. Massy isn't even in the hunt as the engine is dropping holes at the hit.

12:57 p.m. Lucas will have lane choice over Shields in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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