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Sat, 13 Sep 2008, 02:10 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Qualifying Notes, Final Session
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Notes from round 3 qualifying in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals listing lane, driver name, elapsed time/top speed this round, position in order following run, best prior elapsed time/speed, and position in order prior to run:
Left Lane: Jackie Fricke Runs 8.598/99.48, Now #13; Best prior run: 5.648/243.99, Was #13
Right Lane: Bob Weickgenannt Runs 5.680/254.90, Now #14; Best prior run: 5.917/183.87, Was #14

Weather conditions: air temperature 90 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.35 inches, adjusted altitude 3,617 feet, track temperature 118 degrees.

Fricke with tire shake and clicked it off. Weickgenannt with his career best pass here but will stay 14th.


Left Lane: Rich McPhillips Runs 5.460/258.42, Now #6; Best prior run: 5.587/250.74, Was #12
Right Lane: Jared Dreher Runs 5.693/239.74, Now #12; Best prior run: 5.576/250.13, Was #11

McPhillips with a real nice pass to get into the top half of the field. Rich McPhillips' incremental times: 60ft-0.984 sec., 330ft-2.500, 660ft-3.634/221.38mph, 1,000ft-4.604 No help here for Dreher...Jared Dreher's incremental times: 60ft-0.989 sec., 330ft-2.538, 660ft-3.729/208.17mph, 1,000ft-4.772

Left Lane: Arthur Allen Runs 5.969/232.19, Now #11; Best prior run: 5.576/260.56, Was #11
Right Lane: Dave Weber Runs 8.447/93.00, Now #10; Best prior run: 5.575/256.45, Was #10

Weber rattled the tires hard and clicked it off. Allen labored off the line and all the way down the 1320.

Left Lane: Al Moeser Runs 6.032/258.47, Now #9; Best prior run: 5.528/268.33, Was #9
Right Lane: Travis Nicholson Runs 6.014/256.36, Now #7; Best prior run: 5.498/242.98, Was #7



Left Lane: John Finke Runs 5.580/257.33, Now #8; Best prior run: 5.515/258.47, Was #8
Right Lane: Robin Samsel Runs 5.493/246.30, Now #5; Best prior run: 5.437/241.37, Was #5



Left Lane: Ken Perry Runs 5.399/263.62, Now #3; Best prior run: 5.434/260.61, Was #4
Right Lane: Arthur Gallant Runs 5.417/268.49, Now #4; Best prior run: 5.433/266.90, Was #3

Perry with his best pass of the weekend and he swaps places with Gallant who also runs his quickest pass of the weekend. Ken Perry's incremental times: 60ft-0.921 sec., 330ft-2.396, 660ft-3.553/214.28mph, 1,000ft-4.549
Arthur Gallant's incremental times: 60ft-0.972 sec., 330ft-2.499, 660ft-3.635/222.00mph, 1,000ft-4.592

Left Lane: Bill Reichert Runs 5.278/264.13, Now #1; Best prior run: 5.264/272.83, Was #1

Reichert splits his two runs from yesterday with another great pass. The quickest pass of the round. Bill Reichert's incremental times: 60ft-0.930 sec., 330ft-2.392, 660ft-3.497/227.31mph, 1,000ft-4.442

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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