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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 06:54 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 3 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of round 3 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 46th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    4 Shawn Cowie                             2 Jim Whiteley                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.029  5.300 269.83                    -0.069 10.395  78.12
 Prior rounds:
E2    (C Demke     ) 0.053  5.339 265.12      (K Rizzoli   ) 0.057  5.471 265.53
E1    (D St Arnaud ) 0.069  5.384 267.06      (J Ahten     ) 0.065  5.306 270.59
 Qualified:             #6  5.307 268.54                        #2  5.266 270.43
3:46 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 78 degrees, relative humidity 24 percent, barometer 28.85 inches, adjusted altitude 2,849 feet, track temperature 91 degrees.

Whiteley is 2 - 1 against Cowie in prior events and 1-0 in round 3.

Whiteley leaves early, shakes the tires and gives it up. Cowie has a great pass into the final round.

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.362, 660ft-3.494/218.02 mph, 1,000ft-4.469.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    9 Michael Manners                      4843 Monroe Guest                 
E3   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.350 267.69                     0.019  5.540 252.33
 Prior rounds:
E2    (B Reichert  ) 0.057  5.358 267.69      (M McKernan  ) 0.034  5.306 269.46
E1    (B Pierce    ) 0.071  5.330 270.81      (M Austin    ) 0.038  5.340 272.83
 Qualified:             #4  5.286 273.72                        #9  5.348 266.06
Guest is 2 - 0 against Manners in prior events, but they have never met in round three.

Guest has a nice advantage off the line, but starts dropping cylinders around the 330 lights and slows.

Manners gets out in from at the 330 and never looks back. Cowie will have lane choice in the finals.

Michael Manners' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.026), 330 ft(-0.005), 660ft(0.042), 1,000ft(0.102). MOV: 0.1542 seconds (approximately 57 feet).

Michael Manners' incremental times: 60ft-0.940 sec., 330ft-2.429, 660ft-3.562/220.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.520.
Monroe Guest's incremental times: 60ft-0.950 sec., 330ft-2.460, 660ft-3.640/210.60 mph, 1,000ft-4.658.

3:50 p.m.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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