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Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 02:08 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Rick Green





CONCORD, N.C. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Bill Reichert                              Bye
E2   ****WINNER****  0.086 11.564  76.26     
 Prior rounds:
E1    (B Weickgenan) 0.108  5.396 260.11   
 Qualified:             #1  5.264 272.83                     Bye
Weather conditions: air temperature 88 degrees, relative humidity 52 percent, barometer 29.24 inches, adjusted altitude 3,606 feet, track temperature 121 degrees.

Reichert was up in smoke as soon as he hit the throttle.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
   34 Ken Perry                             110 Rich McPhillips              
E2   ****WINNER****  0.109  5.389 263.92                     0.061  5.518 257.97
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Dreher    ) 0.087  5.415 263.05      (A Moeser    ) 0.080  5.692 252.95
 Qualified:             #3  5.399 263.62                        #6  5.460 258.42
McPhillips was out of the gate first, but Perry has the difference made up by the time they go by the Christmas tree. Perry with a great looking pass to take the win...Ken Perry's incremental times: 60ft-0.917 sec., 330ft-2.391, 660ft-3.547/214.66mph, 1,000ft-4.540

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  185 Mike Kosky                           7006 Travis Nicholson             
E2   ****WINNER****  0.057  5.394 265.64                     0.065  5.558 264.70
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Fricke    ) 0.028  5.443 264.96      (J Finke     ) 0.134  7.857 104.94
 Qualified:             #2  5.389 265.85                        #7  5.498 242.98
Kosky is out of the gate first and never looks back with a great pass. He will give up lane choice to Perry in the semifinal in the blown alcohol match up.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  122 Arthur Gallant                         24 Robin Samsel                 
E2   ****WINNER****  0.051  5.391 271.62                     0.305  5.375 262.44
 Prior rounds:
E1    (A Allen     ) 0.149  5.737 258.12      (D Weber     ) 0.142  5.494 258.22
 Qualified:             #4  5.417 268.49                        #5  5.437 241.37
Gallant with a huge starting line advantage and the power to hold on for the hole shot win. Samsel was real loose and got real close to the wall, but reels it in. He runs the his career best E.T. and mph in a losing effort. Gallant will have lane choice over Reichert in the semifinal.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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