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Sun, 28 Oct 2012, 16:43 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster Round 2 Eliminations
By Dave Rowe





LAS VEGAS - Results of round 2 eliminations in Top Alcohol Dragster at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, 12th annual Big O Tires NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  613 Joey Severance                         15 John Finke                   
E2   ****WINNER****  0.037  5.394 264.91                     0.048  5.463 263.87
 Prior rounds:
E1    (T Odom      ) 0.051  5.391 263.00      (D St.Arnaud ) 0.043  5.404 258.17
 Qualified:            #11  5.386 263.98                        #3  5.320 258.76
Severance is 2 - 0 against Finke in prior events.

Severance gets out of the gate first and starts to pull away. Finke starts to make up ground at half track but quickly runs out of room.

Joey Severance's incremental margins: 60ft(0.109), 330 ft(0.151), 660ft(0.115), 1,000ft(0.082). MOV: 0.0807 seconds (approximately 31 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  611 Garrett Bateman                        62 Ray Martin                   
E2                   0.072  5.381 258.96     ****WINNER****  0.022  5.414 264.70
 Prior rounds:
E1    (R Copeland  ) 0.068  5.302 263.98      (A Olivarez  ) 0.022  5.383 267.11
 Qualified:             #2  5.297 262.18                       #10  5.384 265.53
1:33 p.m. This is the first time Bateman and Martin have faced each other in eliminations.

Martin gets off the line first, Bateman starts to make up ground, but Martin hangs on to take the hole shot win.

Severance will have lane choice over Martin in round three.


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
  288 Sidnei Frigo                           73 Megan McKernan               
E2   ****WINNER****  0.059  5.367 261.32                     0.117  5.426 265.59
 Prior rounds:
E1    (M Taliaferro) 0.028  5.347 269.03      (C Perkins   ) 0.093  5.350 254.33
 Qualified:             #4  5.351 263.92                        #5  5.354 264.80
Frigo gets off the line first, then pulls away and extends his lead all the way through the run.

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET---Speed-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT----ET---Speed
    3 Jim Whiteley                          596 Randy Meyer                  
E2   ****WINNER****  0.055  5.356 270.75                     0.017  8.396 131.24
 Prior rounds:
E1    (J Ahten     ) 0.046  5.283 273.22      (G Hunter    ) 0.083  5.420 258.86
 Qualified:             #1  5.266 272.83                        #8  5.375 256.26
Whiteley is 2 - 0 against Meyer in prior events.

Meyer hits the throttle, loses traction and makes a move to the right. He pedals, goes back to the left, then gives up on the run. Whiteley goes right down the groove for the win.

Whiteley will have lane choice over Frigo in the next round.

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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