Search for in
Sun, 20 May 2012, 13:40 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Larry Sullivan

NORWALK, Ohio - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, North Central Division, B'laster Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser:

  147 Fred Tigges                            36 Fred Hagen                   
E1                         No Time           ****WINNER****  0.090 10.326 101.64
 Qualified:             #9  5.792 253.42                        #1  5.537 258.47
1:27 p.m. Tigges was in as an alternate, Andy Bohl unable to answer the staging call today. His car, however, let him down, the clutch dragging his car right through the staging beams. Then Hagen launched into severe tire shake, the car all over the lane, but staying on his side of the centerline and coasting to victory.

  377 Paul Noakes                             9 Chris Foster                 
E1                   0.003  5.833 248.39     ****WINNER****  0.041  5.665 254.62
 Qualified:             #7  5.732 254.09                        #2  5.627 256.99
Noakes had a great light, but could not hold off Foster's determined charge after a good light. Foster had the lead before the 330-foot marker, then pulled away to win by a couple car lengths.

  326 Brian Harvanek                         39 Cassie Simonton              
E1   ****WINNER****  0.112  5.752 248.39                     0.099 11.202  92.70
 Qualified:             #6  5.728 249.90                        #3  5.657 257.58
Harvanek's crew is sporting their "lucky" white cowboy hats today and they appeared to work - Sim0onton smoked the tires on the launch, while Harvanek made a clean, straight run for the win. He won't have lane choice against Foster in the semifinals, but you can bet the crew will have their lucky white hats on again.

   15 John Anderika                          37 Ray Drew                     
E1   ****WINNER****  0.092  5.713 252.43                     0.089  5.735 255.24
 Qualified:             #5  5.670 254.57                        #4  5.665 259.81
Drew got down the track on his first qualifying run, didn't make the other two.

There wasn't much to choose from in the two reaction times and it was a close race all the way, but Anderika was ahead at every timing increment, including the important one.

John Anderika's incremental margins: 60ft(0.026), 330 ft(0.048), 660ft(0.042), 1,000ft(0.029). MOV: 0.0197 seconds (approximately 7 feet). He will lane choice against Hagen in the semifinals.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

LODRS: 10 Most Recent Entries [ top ]

Feb 09- Ferré Signs American Plastic Tech to Join Racepak
Jan 31- South Central NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootout Field Set
Jan 31- NHRA Northeast Division Returns to Toronto Motorsports Park
Jan 22- Lucas Oil Unveils New Contingency Program for Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Jan 21- Permatex/Follow A Dream Team Tuner Tom Howell to Retire
Jan 21- North Central Division NHRA Champions Crowned
Jan 21- NHRA Moser Sportsman Shootouts Move to New Sites for 2016
Jan 20- South Central Division 4 Hall of Fame Inductions
Dec 07- Sixth Race Added to NHRA Southeast Division
Nov 10- LODRS 7-7 Event Wrap Up

Copyright ©2016 AUTOSALES INC, dba Summit Racing Equipment
Ready to take your order at 1-800-230-3030 | Customer Service 1-800-517-1035