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Sun, 4 Nov 2007, 06:26 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 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
    4 Duane Shields                        7438 Morgan Lucas                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.038  5.259 277.43                     0.039  5.275 271.30
 Prior rounds:
E2    (S Massey    ) 0.010  5.309 274.94      (J Whiteley  ) 0.085  5.280 267.69
E1    (D Harker    ) 0.080  5.502 270.27      (J Severance ) 0.082  5.964 250.60
 Qualified:             #6  5.308 273.16                        #3  5.279 265.12
3:06 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 45 percent, barometer 28.95 inches, adjusted altitude 2,350 feet, track temperature 94 degrees.

RT's are the same to 0.001 and the two fuelers run side by side to the finish line. Lucas was in the lead until the 1000 foot lights and Shields MPH reeled him in.

Duane Shields' incremental times: 60ft-0.966 sec., 330ft-2.432, 660ft-3.530/228.38mph, 1,000ft-4.458
Morgan Lucas' incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.387, 660ft-3.503/223.21mph, 1,000ft-4.454

Duane Shields' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.035), 330 ft(-0.044), 660ft(-0.026), 1,000ft(-0.003). MOV: 0.0171 seconds (approximately 7 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  440 Kate Harker                             1 Bill Reichert                
E3                   0.022 11.847  82.92     ****WINNER****  0.080  5.278 270.05
 Prior rounds:
E2    (A Olivarez  ) 0.001  5.316 264.49      (L Miersch   ) 0.073  5.208 275.06
E1    (S Cowie     ) 0.113  5.312 267.37      (D Hirata    ) 0.060  5.256 274.66
 Qualified:             #4  5.295 268.65                        #1  5.233 275.73
It's over at the green, as Harker goes up in smoke. Reichert continues to thunder, but will have to give up lane choice to Shields in the final.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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