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Sun, 27 May 2012, 11:45 AM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Jim Samuel





MOHNTON, Pa. - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northeast Division, event at Maple Grove Raceway:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    1 Duane Shields                        1482 Richard Bourke               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.097  5.407 268.60                     0.030  5.555 253.75
 Prior rounds:
E1    (D Page      ) 0.064  5.427 268.60      (D Mercier   ) 0.058  5.434 261.93
 Qualified:             #5  5.410 270.43                        #1  5.311 269.40
11:36 a.m. - Weather conditions: air temperature 79 degrees, relative humidity 74 percent, barometer 30.13 inches, adjusted altitude 1,686 feet.

Bourke led this one to past 660 feet, but then Shields got by him for the win. Duane Shields' incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.025), 330 ft(-0.042), 660ft(-0.015), 1,000ft(0.033). MOV: 0.0817 seconds (approximately 30 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    2 Bill Reichert                          15 John Finke                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.038  5.429 255.58                     0.039  5.577 255.39
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R McPhillips) 0.033  5.490 256.80      (M Kosky     ) 0.038  5.462 249.72
 Qualified:             #6  5.419 262.49                        #2  5.369 257.78
Finke's car had mild tire shake for the first 330 feet or so but he drove through it. Reichert had a clean trip down the track for a final-round matchup with Shields, who will have lane choice.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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