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Sun, 14 Nov 2010, 09:14 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Final, Round 4 Eliminations
By David Gerard





POMONA, Calif. - Results of final, round 4 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                             9 Michael Manners              
E4                   0.096  5.333 263.00     ****WINNER****  0.025  5.347 270.64
 Prior rounds:
E3    (J Whiteley  ) 0.029  5.300 269.83      (M Guest     ) 0.055  5.350 267.69
E2    (C Demke     ) 0.053  5.339 265.12      (B Reichert  ) 0.057  5.358 267.69
E1    (D St Arnaud ) 0.069  5.384 267.06      (B Pierce    ) 0.071  5.330 270.81
 Qualified:             #6  5.307 268.54                        #4  5.286 273.72
5:28 p.m. Weather conditions: air temperature 74 degrees, relative humidity 28 percent, barometer 28.85 inches, adjusted altitude 2,638 feet, track temperature 77 degrees.

This is the first time Cowie and Manners have faced each other in eliminations.

Manners gets away first and stays in from until near the 330 lights, Cowie gets back in front and stays there until after mid-track. Manners goes back in front and takes the hole shot win.

Michael Manners' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(0.014), 330 ft(-0.022), 660ft(-0.001), 1,000ft(0.035). MOV: 0.0572 seconds (approximately 22 feet).

Shawn Cowie's incremental times: 60ft-0.911 sec., 330ft-2.351, 660ft-3.495/215.41 mph, 1,000ft-4.484.
Michael Manners' incremental times: 60ft-0.968 sec., 330ft-2.444, 660ft-3.567/222.91 mph, 1,000ft-4.520.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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