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Sun, 27 May 2012, 15:35 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car Round 1 Eliminations
By Jason Murray

MISSION, B.C. - Results of round 1 eliminations in Top Alcohol Funny Car at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Northwest Division, LORDCO Auto Parts BC Nationals at Mission Raceway:

 6515 Brian Hough                          6352 John Evanchuk                
E1   ****WINNER****  0.126  5.640 251.95                     0.072 16.925  30.84
 Qualified:             #4  5.683 253.18                        #3  5.675 255.53
12:21 pm. These drivers share info and always park next to each other at the tracks. They were close as they left the line but Evanchuk shakes and lifts. Hough makes his quickest run of the weekend.

Brian Hough's incremental margins (negative if behind): 60ft(-0.041), 330 ft(0.605), 660ft(2.544), 1,000ft(5.906). MOV: 1.2315 seconds (approximately 56 feet).

Brian Hough's incremental times: 60ft-0.926 sec., 330ft-2.486, 660ft-3.705/203.28 mph, 1,000ft-4.751.
John Evanchuk's incremental times: 60ft-0.939 sec., 330ft-3.145, 660ft-6.303/064.14 mph, 1,000ft-10.711.

 6931 Jeff Ashwell                           62 Clint Thompson               
E1                   0.146  6.052 241.15     ****WINNER****  0.073  5.660 255.43
 Qualified:             #5  5.935 241.09                        #2  5.646 259.11
A pair of Oregon drivers face-off. Ashwell shakes the tires and he pedals it. Meanwhile Thompson cruises to a victory but gives up lane choice to Hough in the next round.

Jeff Ashwell's incremental times: 60ft-0.988 sec., 330ft-2.713, 660ft-4.021/191.21 mph, 1,000ft-5.122.
Clint Thompson's incremental times: 60ft-0.941 sec., 330ft-2.520, 660ft-3.751/203.55 mph, 1,000ft-4.786.

 6057 Dave Germain                            8 Steve Gasparrelli            
E1                   0.231  7.571 195.34     ****WINNER****  0.065  5.574 261.83
 Qualified:             #6  5.937 245.32                        #1  5.596 261.32
Germain spins the tires and goes up in smoke, Gasparrelli makes the quickest run of the weekend and he will have a single in the semi-final round.

Steve Gasparrelli's incremental times: 60ft-0.942 sec., 330ft-2.494, 660ft-3.697/206.80 mph, 1,000ft-4.715.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink

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